GUMS HAVE THEIR SECRETS- Have you ever wondered about that juicy gum that is getting crunched every second in your mouth? Does it make you hungry or fat? Does it make you smart? And more amusingly, is it conducive to flatulence? Still here guess you still want to know the little dirty dark secrets of chewing gums!! So here we go, below are the answers to all the questions asked above! When a hormone called Ghrelin increases in your blood, your stomach muscles contract and you feel hungry. So, most scientific studies have attempted to work out what happens to Ghrelin when people chew gum. In August 2013, two scientists writing in Physiology and Behavior dug up the fact that “chewing had no significant effect on appetitive sensations”. Those findings annihilated a study of 115 men and women...
Feel sleepy at work - Blame it on depression, obesity- New York: If you feel tired and drowsy the whole day even after a good night's sleep, it could be due to obesity or depression, a new research has found.
Obesity and depression -- not only lack of sleep -- are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, the findings showed.
'Obesity and weight gain predicted who was going to have daytime sleepiness,' said Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine in the US.
'Moreover, weight loss predicted who was going to stop experiencing daytime sleepiness, reinforcing the causal relationship,' Fernandez-Mendoza noted.
The association between body mass index and sleepiness was independent of sleep duration, meaning obese people may be tired during the day, no matter how much they sleep at...
Women sleep differently - Tips for insomnia and for a better recovery- To go to bed, go to sleep and in the morning start with renewed vigor to the day: Of many people dream. The reality is unfortunately different. Studies such as the DAK Health Report Germany show that sleep problems are widespread. Approximately one in two respondents policyholder suffers from a regular insomnia. Unlike men middle-aged women are more commonly affected. You solve the sleep problems and more with medication, but this is not without risk, since chemical compounds can lead to habituation.
The sleep patterns of women
Women and men sleep differently: Most men sleep very quickly sleep tight, while the woman takes a lot longer to deep sleep. In addition, women watch as compared to men even with slightest noises or movements faster. The reason...
Apple sued for poaching staff- Apple is being sued for allegedly poaching employees from lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems.
The Massachusetts-based manufacturer filed a complaint earlier this month, claiming Apple hired away workers who have knowledge about A123′s battery business.
According to the filing, Cupertino snagged five employees, all of whom had signed non-disclosure agreements with A123 that prevented them from working with a competitor for one year after leaving A123. However, four A123 employees made the switch to Apple within the last month; the fifth left A123 and headed west in June 2014.
Apple also reportedly hired workers from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Johnson Controls who have “experience in A123′s battery business,” the filing said.
Tour of Oman Cancellara wins stage- Al Bustan
Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara, riding for Trek, shrugged off a heavy cold to win the second stage of the Tour of Oman and take the overall lead, following a 195.5km ride from Al Hazm Castle to Al Bustan, on Wednesday.
The former Olympic and world champion, known as ‘Spartacus’, managed to keep pace with the leading group of some 20 riders until the final two minor climbs before launching a sprint that left Spaniard Alejandro Valverde in second and Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium settling for third spot.
“It was a long, difficult sprint, because it was all uphill, but I’m really satisfied,” said Cancellara, who won the first edition of the Tour of Oman in 2010.
“I told myself it wasn’t going to be a great day because I was so hot but...
NOVEL BLUETOOTH BRACELET- We’ve heard of a lot of bluetooth devices which can be worn as fashion accessories but this one perhaps is different. Not only does it serve as a handsfree but doubles up to act like an anti-theft device for your iPhone and other smartphones. This bluetooth device has been built so that it can be worn as a wristband. If you want to have a more private conversation, it allows you to connect a 3.5mm earphone jack (beats the purpose of a handfree though). The band vibrates when you are getting an incoming call. The anti-theft features warns you by vibrating when your phone is farther than 10 metres from the bracelet. Includes a charging cable and USB plug charger. BD17
Alcoholism cut short life by eight years- London: Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study.
The study, published in the journal European Psychiatry, highlights how alcoholism affects both mental and physical health and calls for early treatment for addiction.
"Mental problems as well as significant physical health impairments are associated with alcohol addiction," explained Dieter Schoepf from the University of Bonn Hospital in Germany.
"Alcoholics who were treated in British general hospitals for health problems die an average of 7.6 years earlier than non-alcohol dependent patients; this is due to the interaction of several concomitant physical illnesses," Schoepf noted.
For the study, Schoepf and professor Reinhard...
Sugary drinks hamper body's normal stress response- Washington: Do you always pick up a soda can from the refrigerator every time you feel a little stressed? This could be because sugary drinks may relieve stress in humans by disrupting the body's normal response to stressful situations.'Although it may be tempting to suppress feelings of stress, a normal reaction to stress is important to good health,' explained one of the study's authors Kevin Laugero from the University of California, Davis.Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with the artificial sweetner aspartame do not have the same effect, the findings showed.'This is the first evidence that high sugar - but not aspartame - consumption may relieve stress in humans,' Laugero noted.'The...
Dubai Open Williams loses to Safarova- Dubai
Titleholder Venus Williams and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova headed a long list of seeds blown away on Wednesday at the Dubai Open.
Williams and Kvitova both failed to reach the quarter-finals, and were joined by Agnieszka Radwanska, and Ana Ivanovic.
All were ousted at an upgraded tournament with a first prize which is now nearly half a million dollars, suggesting the pool of talent capable of beating the leading players has deepened.
One of them is Lucie Safarova, a 28-year-old top 20 Czech who outplayed Williams 6-4, 6-2 and whose hard-to-read left-handed serve contrasted markedly with the 34-year-old American’s delivery which appeared half paced amidst on-court temperatures reaching 40 degrees.
Karolina Pliskova, a younger Czech overcame an often excellent...
KEEP IT COOL- World-cup fever will hit us soon (we think it already has) and you need to make preparations to ensure you do not miss a moment of any of the matches, not even if you are in the shower. Get yourself this 17” high-definition television that’s impervious to water and humidity. The scratch-proof screen is heat-treated to prevent fog and condensation on the glass and the integrated dual 3-watt speakers are o-ring sealed to prevent water penetration while allowing optimal sound resonance.
Its components are sealed in a waterproof exterior that enables you to watch 720p high-definition content in a shower or home spa. Includes a waterproof remote control and HDMI, VGA, and AV ports. Word of advise – requires professional hard-wiring and installation of the included wall...
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