Celery and Parsley Help Fight Breast Cancer


The researchers from the University of Missouri have discovered that apigenin is an element that is abundant in celery, parsley, and other greens, as well as in nuts and fruits. It is believed to block the growth of breast cancer tumors.

When a tumor is formed, it gradually gets covered with a network of capillaries that are necessary for its development. Apigenin blocks the formation of capillaries, and the tumor stops growing.

Unfortunately, it cannot prevent the formation of the tumor. Also, the scientists have not yet been able to calculate the required therapeutic dose of parsley or celery. Nevertheless, all women can be advised to add some celery or a few sprigs of parsley to every meal. No side effects of such “parsleytherapy” are guaranteed.

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Good Side of Depression in Women


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During the experiment, the team of specialists including Professor Bettina von Gelverzena from the University of Basel and Dr. Gabriele Schmidt from the Technical University of Munich observed the female patients of the corresponding rehabilitation clinics, as well as the girls who showed no signs of depression. All the participants of the experiment were invited to play a computer game in which they could make money by hiring opponents who were chosen from among several candidates.

According to the scientists, this game simulates standard situations, such as the choice of different products in a supermarket, choosing a suitable partner for a romantic relationship etc. As it finally turned out, the women who had depression in the course of the game made much better decisions than those participants who did not experience any emotional disorders. According to the experts, this is because of the fact that the ladies were more likely to consider and analyze various options in the state of depression.

ommon associations which usually arise every time we mention depression is sadness, apathy, anxiety, and even mental illness. It turns out, however, that depression can affect a person’s life (especially that of women) and has not only negative, but significant positive influence as well. In particular, it has been proved that women reach success in their career when they are depressed.

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Botox Injections Make Women Indifferent


A sensational recent study conducted by the researchers at Columbia University has proved the temporary inability to smile spontaneously and “to the ears” or laugh to tears after the injection of botulinum toxin which significantly reduces the intensity of the feelings of joy or happiness.

Now there is evidence that the limited facial abilities also affect the understanding of emotions and feelings of other people. This is the conclusion made by the scientists from the University of Southern California. According to the head of the research David Neil, if a woman cannot physically (mimically) express an emotion, it becomes unavailable to her and the woman loses her ability to guess the emotion on the face of another person.

If the muscle signals coming from the face to the brain are limited, it reduces the ability to experience the emotion fully and to read, or understand it on the face of another person. Vice versa, the more active the body language is, the more susceptible to emotions the person will be.

According to the scientists, mental consequences of botulinum toxin can be removed with a gel that intensifies the facial expression. It has been designed for people who have difficulty in recognizing other people’s emotions because of their own mental features.

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Nighthawks Gain Weight Faster than Early Risers


The scientists from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, USA, have found that a girl being inclined to excessive weight may depend on whether she belongs to a certain biological type and what way of life she has.

Whether she prefers to keep early hours and go to bed earlier as the so-called lark, or she has a nocturnal way of life, waking up around lunch, and falls into the category of owls. It turns out that there is a direct link between these two factors, and the risk of extra kilos of weight is higher for those women who go to bed too late.

The studies have shown that the women, who have the “owl” lifestyle, not just stay awake till late at night, but are more likely to use unhealthy food products, at bedtime in particular. As a result, many of them weigh more than women who go to bed and wake up early. Thus, the average woman who likes nightlife daily consumes 248 calories more than the “larks”. In this case, a large portion of this amount of energy is fat foods, fast foods and sugary sodas.

The owl-women receive the basic amount of calories during lunch and late at night when most people are asleep. As noted by one of the leaders of the research, Professor Kelly Glaser, even a slight increase of food repeated every day can lead to weight gain of about 2 pounds (900 g) per month, especially if the excess calories are not balanced enough with vigorous physical activity. It is important to know not only the amount of calories, but the time of eating as well.

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Healthy Diet Causes Weight Gain


American nutritionists have concluded that careful calorie counting, selecting only healthy foods and avoiding artificial and semi-processed foods altogether is not an ideal way of nutrition, as it might seem at first glance.

According to Dr. Cynthia Sass, in most cases, such programs do not bring the expected result to the girls who want to lose weight, and, moreover, they sometimes even have the opposite effect, causing the appearance of some extra pounds.

According to the doctor, there were many cases in her own practice when after a certain period of following such rules of nutrition her patients would come to the conclusion that the food they used was not tasty enough and were forced to have some extra snacks, thus consuming much more calories. On the contrary, the diet suggested by Dr. Jenny Craig, which has been recently becoming more popular, is considered to be much more effective, Dr. Sass believes. It consists only of the semi-processed foods.

Although, the menu is created in a special way, and is based on the individual characteristics of each woman’s body, it still has reduced amounts of calories. In addition, it takes into account the special correlation of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Another major advantage of this diet system, according to the supporters of Jenny Craig’s diet, is the fact that the women, who follow it, are deprived of the need to plan their diet and portion sizes by themselves. It is done by the experts and in advance.

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Overeating Means Ignorance


American scientists have drawn a curious conclusion that literacy of a person directly affects the amount of food consumed, as the news review of authoritative scientific and popular Science journal wrote.

The experts were driven to similar conclusions about the result of the study which had been attended by about 200 people. By means of special tests the study’s authors determined the level of speech, writing and mathematical literacy of participants. At the same time, the scientists had to estimate how much food the volunteers had been putting on the plate, in other words – during a single meal. In this case, the so-called “rulers of the Food,”were taken as a basis for a kind of Standard, adopted by the United States.

It turned out that the participants of the project had exceeded the quantity of food eaten over the norm in only 38 percent of cases. Depending on the type of food, excessive eating percentage ranged from 30 to 53 percent. The authors of the study have also found that people with high literacy rates are twice more likely to be close to normal. It is curious that the portion size was not influenced by the extent to which the participants liked this or that food and how often they had to eat it.

Incidentally, this study echoes the recent findings of another group of American scientists, concluding that people, who have difficulty with digital information, are more inclined to gain weight, as the Science magazine informs.

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No Meat for Pregnant Women


Recent studies have shown that pesticides, which get into the body of a pregnant woman may threaten not only her health but the health of the child as well.

According to the experts, these substances are found mainly in genetically modified crops and can substantially harm the health of pregnant women and their future children.

The study was conducted by the scientists from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Sherbrooke. The experts have taken tests of dozens of women to see what can badly affect the health of mothers and babies. The traces of toxic substances were found in more than 93% of pregnant women and 80% of yet unborn babies. The studies indicate the presence of the chemicals in a woman’s body, which get there due to such food as meat, eggs, milk and other products of farm animals which are fed with genetically modified crops.

The results of the study, according to the scientists, show the danger of producing genetically modified products, even though the manufacturers believe that no potentially harmful and dangerous chemicals can harm the health of a woman. It has been proved today that these chemicals can cause allergic reactions and lead to the most terrible consequences such as abortion or even cancer.

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Shopping No More Fun for Women


No matter how much women enjoy shopping, there are times – and occasions – when it becomes so toilsome that it can be regarded as a chore. A survey commissioned by Superdrug showed that now and then women have to choose outfits “under enormous pressure” that can take all the pleasure out of a shopping spree and devour a surprisingly great amount of time.

The worst occasion in this respect is having to purchase a new dress to wear at a friend’s wedding. The desire to look their best makes girls spend almost three hours on the average looking for suitable pieces of clothing and accessories.

That’s twice the time they are ready to spend on choosing clothes for such an important occasion as a first date or a festive night about town with friends. A suit for a job interview doesn’t take that much time, either – they manage to purchase all these outfits in well under two hours’ time.

But weddings demand a more serious approach to the task – when ladies get invited to their ex’s wedding, two hours is not enough to get themselves spruced up properly.

Although men may be terrified at the information, we find it useful to make the time devoted to looking fine publicized. Here are the (classified) results of the poll:

  1. Purchasing an outfit for the wedding of a friend takes on the average 2 hrs 53 min
  2. Purchasing an outfit for the wedding of an ex – 2 hrs 19 min
  3. A day-on-the-races outfit – 2 hrs 4 min
  4. A festive night out dress – 1 hr 48 min
  5. A first date set of clothing – 1 hr 43 min
  6. Purchasing a pair of jeans or an outfit for a romantic date – 1 hr 31 min
  7. Clothes for a job interview – 1 hr 29 min
  8. Clothes for meeting the partner’s parents – 1 hr 23 min
  9. Purchasing a bikini – 1 hr 16 min
  10. Purchasing sexy underwear – 48 min

The list goes to show that while shopping is generally looked on as an exhilarating occupation that goes a long way to cheer yourself up, “there is a world of difference between a casual shopping trip, and a spree to find an outfit for a very important occasion,” as Superdrug’s spokesperson put it.

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Older Shoppers Live Longer


Elderly people, who regularly do the shopping, feel better and live longer than their peers who prefer to stay at home, as the researchers from Taiwan report.

The scientists have conducted a study interviewing two thousand people of both sexes aged over 65 years. The doctors have taken into account the factors that affect health and longevity, as well as physical and mental condition. It turns out that men and women who visit shops every day live longer. The fact is that shopping is an excellent physical exercise and the opportunity to communicate with other people.

The experts are sure the results of the study have proved that shopping, especially in the elderly age, has a positive effect not only on health and well-being, but on life expectancy as well.

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Powerful Women Cheat More


It has been found that people who made it to the ranks of power are far more inclined to cheat. That is understandable since power generates stronger ambition that can feed on anything regardless. Moreover, powerful people are likely to consider themselves to be impervious to criticism. That goes for both men and women, although, there being fewer women than men on top positions, they are less vulnerable to the inclination to go astray.

Professor Joris Lammers at Tilburg University in Holland who conducted a study of 1,561 top-echelon professionals paid special attention to the gender factor (which hadn’t been done before). He says that, looking from the standpoint of gender, people are wont to assume that it’s men who stoop to cheating – due to long-distance and frequent trips they have to make and the habit of making risky decisions. But actually no correlation was found by the researchers between high-ranking men and women. It’s the position and not the gender that counts in relation to cheating.

Therefore, when judging a perspective suitor and laying out your priorities, take this factor into consideration as well – a high-position partner may cherish confidence at his ability to put one over on you no matter how sincere his or her feelings for you are!

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Relationships Make Women Unhealthy


Doctor of Medicine Alex Likerman together with a group of scientists from the University of Chicago have conducted a survey of 1500 women of all ages to reach the conclusion that women’s physical health is significantly influenced by the negative experience of their past relationships.

In fact, the new research reveals that almost 98% of the ladies had a good reason to feel insulted by their former partners, bosses and relatives.

But in 70% of the cases, the ladies who had a grievance or a grudge, experienced permanent health problems. Most experts name such illnesses as heart disease, stomach ulcers and chronic pain. The author of the study says that in some cases, anger is a justified feeling, but one thing is clear: it affects health and relationships in a bad way. It has been discovered that the major part of those 70% of the offended ladies, namely 38%, cannot forgive their former beloved anyway, and the remaining 32% have arguments with their relatives, friends and complain about some abnormal situations.

The experts advise to try and cope with negative emotions, and if one cannot do that, it is desirable to address a psychologist. According to Alex Likerman, forgiveness and the release of grievances does not only improve the quality of life, but also one’s physical health. For this purpose, the researcher recommends to find the root of the problem, and not to wait for the abuser to act. The lady should be the first to seek reconciliation and tell as calmly as possible about her feelings. It is important, according to the scientists, to get rid of the feeling of anger and the desire to punish no matter how the conversation will go.

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Physical Activity and Mood


It turns out that intensive training to exhaustion is much more useful for mood than a moderate one.

This conclusion has been made while observing 11 volunteers. They were asked to participate in two 20-minute trainings. One of them was not very intense, but the other was characterized by high physical loading. The mood of the participants of the experiment was assessed before, during, immediately after the training, and 20 minutes after it.

Immediately after the training with a moderate intensity, the mood of the volunteers did not improve. But after 20 minutes of strenuous training, they said they felt more positive. According to Nicholas Smith of the University of Manchester, this discovery should be important for psychologists, coaches, and the people who are involved in trainings. The psychiatrists relate this phenomenon to the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters that help to cope with pain.

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Examine 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep

About 14 percent of strokes happen while people are sleeping, lowering the chance that they'll be able to get to the hospital in time for a potentially brain-saving treatment. Because the only treatment for ischemic stroke must be given within a few hours after the first symptoms begin, people who wake up with stroke symptoms often can't receive the treatment since we can't determine when the symptoms started. Imaging studies are being conducted now to help us develop better methods to identify which people are most likely to benefit from the treatment, even if symptoms started during the night.
Patients who suffered from ischemic strokes in a one-year period and were treated at emergency rooms in the Cincinnati area, Ischemic stroke is caused by blocked blood flow in the brain, usually because of a clot. In 14 percent of the cases, people woke up with symptoms of a stroke. Nationwide, that would account for 58,000 people who visit emergency rooms with stroke systems annually. People should not wait for any new neurological deficits in the morning to pass or go away as they become less groggy; they should seek medical attention immediately.

According to the National Stroke Association, symptoms of a stroke include:
  • Sudden paralysis or weakness in the face or limbs, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden problems with balance or walking
  • Sudden vision problems
  • Slurred speech
  • Sudden confusion or problems speaking or understanding simple statements
  • Sudden severe headache with no apparent cause
Stroke experts offer a simple way to help people remember what to look for if they think they are witnessing a stroke: Think FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time):
  • Face: See if the person is able to smile, or if one side of their face seems to droop.
  • Arms: Can the person raise both arms, or does one side drift downward?
  • Speech: See if the person is able to speak clearly or repeat a simple phrase.
  • Time: Call 9-1-1 immediately if the person exhibits any of these signs.
Even though tPA may not be an option in wake-up strokes, there are many other treatments that can be given in an emergency room or hospital.
 

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Better Blind than Obese


Shocking news: for the sake of a harmonious and slim figure women are ready to give up a lot, even get blind. As the scientists have discovered, every sixth participant of the questionnaire could venture to have such sacrifices.

In addition, one of the four respondents would prefer depression to obesity. In total, more than 100 women participated in the experiment and were asked to choose between obesity and 12 other diseases.

Such disorders as alcoholism and herpes were also popular and were treated by the respondents more favourably than obesity. As the author of the research, professor Daniel Hruschka from Arizona State University, explained, on average every fourth female resident of the United States is overweight. Moreover, it has been revealed that the appearing of excessive weight is significantly affected by the environment of the girl, the physique of her close relatives and friends in particular.

An additional poll of 812 people, who are the respondents’ dears and nears, has shown that if they are obese, the probability of extra kilos gained by the girls themselves increases considerably due to the wrong diet and low degree of physical activity. Thus, Dr. Hruschka emphasizes that the so-called common ideas, typical of various social groups, should receive special attention while struggling with obesity, the merits of which have been equated to the epidemic.

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Meditation as Painkiller vs. Medications


The scientists believe that soon we will be able to reject painkiller medication because meditation relieves pain even better than morphine.

The members of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina (USA), have reached such a conclusion after a small study involving 15 volunteers. None of them had ever been engaged in meditation before that, so the test subjects had their express-training: they learned to control the breath and focus on abstracted thoughts.

At the same time, a special apparatus heating the skin was attached to the foot of each participant of the experiment. It caused a sensation of physical suffering in the participants. But to understand how the brain of these fearless volunteers reacted to all this, the professionals used magnetic resonance imaging. It turned out that after 80 minutes of meditation the activity in the part of the brain, responsible for identifying the localization and intensity of pain, decreased significantly. The leading author of the study, Dr. Fadel Zeidan, said: “We found that the intensity of pain had decreased by 40%, and the inconvenience caused by it – by 57%. Meanwhile, morphine and other painkillers give an average result of 25%.”

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10 Carat Pink Diamond Sold at Sotheby’s


The sale of one of the most precious lots at Sotheby’s auction has recently taken place. A ring with a very rare pink diamond, which is now exhibited together with the royal emerald tiara, has been sold at the price of $ 9.6 million.The auction has evaluated the ring from $ 9 million to $ 17 million. This magnificent 10 carat diamond, which is mounted into the ring, has a natural pink hue and is certified by GIA. It has a classic emerald faceting which is common for white diamonds, but is considered a rarity among colored gems, so these diamonds are extremely precious and expensive.50 pieces of jewelry by Cartier, about 40 items by Van Cleef and Arpels, as well as several copies of the JAR collection have been sold at Sotheby’s.

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Biggest Boobs Keep Growing


Chelsea Charms stands 5 ft 3, but you won’t be able to guess the size of her breasts – they are not just outsize, in all probability they are the biggest in the world. They already measure for a stunning 164XXX cup and keep growing.

Chelsea, who is a highly-paid exotic dancer, recounted the story of her striving to grow a hefty pair of boobs on ITV’s This Morning Chelsea. She began from a common D-size.

The first operation she had at 20 gave her a DD cup; she made it do for a year, then had another one that left her with an impressive HH cup. She went on to cap it with Polypropylene String Breast Implants, an operation that has been banned since. The short of it is that string implants provide continuous stimulation of the breast pocket into generating more and more fluid. Absorbing the fluid, the implant makes the breasts grow in volume at a steady rate.

When asked why she decided to go so far, Chelsea admitted that she wanted to attract attention to herself.

She realizes that a reduction process will set in and there will come a time when her breasts will start deflating, but she expects to be left with something more impressive than her original D-size.

The current Guinness record winner in boob size is Maxi Mounds, but Chelsea is sure she outstripped her. She means to have her breasts measured and get Guinness to recognize her record.


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Myths about Women Busted


The Psychological Science has published a paper written by British psychologists which is entitled “Twelve Myths about the Weaker Sex”. It is dedicated to misconceptions about women. In this material, the experts refute the most common modern clichés about ladies.

The scientists have collected twelve myths about women. Here they are:

  • Since time immemorial men have been breadmakers in the family. It turns out that this is not true – in particular, archaeologists have discovered that in ancient times it was women who provided as much as 80% of sustenance for the tribe, and their men only occasionally hunted large animals.
  • Women have better emotional contact with their children than men. Psychological studies have shown that it is not true – it turns out that fathers talk with their children more than mothers, kiss them more often, but women react more brightly to the children’s laughter.
  • Mothers know their children by smell. And again, it is not quite true – a special experiment was held during which women were given the T-shirts in which their kids slept. The experiment has shown that mothers are absolutely incapable of recognizing their child’s smell. However, men didn’t fail to distinguish the baby smell from the smell of an older child.
  • Employed women earn less than men. According to the authors of the article, it is also a mistake. Sociological studies have shown that in Europe 60% of women have higher salaries than men.
  • Women are not so aggressive as men. This myth is refuted by the statistics of crimes: for example, the number of women who kill their spouses in domestic quarrels is significantly larger than that of men.
  • Women are more vulnerable than men, and their powers of endurance are lower. As the psychologists point out, a variety of studies show that the powers of endurance of the fairer sex are higher: they overcome stress with less grave consequences, they are more tenacious and feel easier to face the trials of life.

Among other myths, the scientists have pointed out the belief that women cannot stand pain as good as men, that they are more prone to cleanliness, do not like pornography, get sexually excited slower than men, have better intuition and are less capable of discoveries and inventions than men, as The Psychological Science journal informs.

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Cosmetics Preservatives Cause Cancer


The French parliament has passed a law banning the “production, importing, sale, and distribution of products containing phthalates, parabens, and alkylphenols”. This means the prohibition of using rather popular preservatives on the basis of parabens in cosmetics. Today they can be found in almost any cosmetic product.

These synthetic preservatives were discussed by the public after their presence in malignant breast tumors had been discovered. Apart from that, the data regarding their possible endocrine effect were published.

The scientific community has taken this information with skepticism, and the connection between cosmetic preservatives and breast cancer, as well as any hormonal disorders, have not been established. A lot of French producers decided not to defend the scientific truth, but to use the trend for the sake of marketing, replacing one preservative with another one and decorating the packages with the label “contains no parabens”.

It is curious that, according to the representative of one of the renowned French cosmetic companies, the words “contains no preservatives” mean only one thing: the product does not contain any preservatives approved by the European Union, and probably contains some other, since only hypoallergenic cosmetics can have no preservatives at all. Such cosmetics have a very short shelf life and should be kept in special airtight containers.

In addition to cosmetics, parabens and the preservatives mentioned in the law are used in household chemical goods and even in food products labeled as E 214, E 216, and E 218. The new French law was adopted by a very small majority of votes, and it still has to be approved by the Senate of the European Union.

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TV Makes Girls Eat More


American scientists have discovered that one of the factors that encourages the increased appetite and the appearance of excess weight among girls is the availability of television in their room.

According to one of the leaders of a recent study, Professor Du Feng from the University of Western Texas, this is due to the fact that adolescent girls, who have a TV in their room, tend to spend in front of the screen much more time.

As a result, they have less active lifestyle and prefer watching their favorite TV shows rather than having some mobile activities. In addition, a TV-set, as noted by Dr. Feng, helps to increase the amount of fast food eaten by the participants of the expertiment. In total, during the experiment the scientists have observed 597 children aged 5 to 9 years and interviewed their parents. The experts have taken into consideration the information regarding sex, age, height and weight of the children, and their daily habits.

It has been discovered that 75% of children have a TV-set in their room, while 32% of boys and girls are either already overweight or facing a serious risk of obesity. So, these kids spend on average 3.5 hours per day watching TV, while others spend in front of the screen 2.58 hours per day. In addition, the children who have a TV-set in their room eat fewer fruits and vegetables, and the scientists point out that it is associated with the content of commercials that promote unhealthy lifestyles.

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Coffee and Sex Lead to Stroke


The scientists warn that drinking coffee, making love, anger, or even blowing your nose can greatly increase the chances of a stroke.

The seemingly innocuous everyday needs such as going to the toilet, drinking cola or jumping can be a surprising cause of a sharp rise in blood pressure. This can lead to subarachnoid hemorrhage, the fatal factor for more than a half of the women who have once suffered from serious diseases of the cardiovascular system.

According to the statistics, about 8000 British people face the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage every year, and this phenomenon is most common among middle-aged people, especially the fair sex. The study conducted by Dutch scientists identified eight daily occupations and functions of the body that can suddenly increase the blood pressure and cause the risk of this type of stroke. The statistics is disappointing: 10-15% of victims die before reaching hospital, and 50% – within a month.

The experts from the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands, have conducted a survey of 250 patients who have suffered from this type of stroke. The questions regarded the use of coffee and cola, as well as the details of their drinking – when and in what quantity. The scientists were able to assess the type of activity that increases the risk of stroke. For instance, the famous actress Sharon Stone suffered from a similar stroke in 2001, but she quickly recovered thanks to the doctors’ quick response which had stopped the dangerous bleeding.

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Freezing Women Live Longer


American scientists have found that girls, who suffer from an almost constant sensation of cold and are forced to wrap up in warm clothes or sleep under a warm blanket even in summer, should not worry because of the irony of the surrounding people and the discomfort which this particular feature gives them.

The fact is that this category of women, as shown by the recent study, has the greatest chances to live a long life.

According to the experts from Washington University in St. Louis, this state of affairs is a consequence of certain hormonal changes that contribute to the slowing down of metabolism in order to maintain the greatest amount of heat and energy. A similar effect is observed, for example, in the case of a low-calorie diet. Thus, with a decrease by 30% in the daily amount of calories obtained with food products for rats, they have recorded an increase in life expectancy by an average of 50%.

In its turn, the calorie restriction diet is directly related to the lowering temperature of a woman’s body and causes a sensation of cold. However, as stressed by Dr. Luigi Fontana, under whose leadership the 15-year research has been conducted, the process must necessarily be lengthy and, for example, a one-time taking of an icy shower or opening the windows in the room, which also evokes the feeling of cold, is unlikely to bring the same positive effect.

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New Method Breast Cancer Treatment


According to the statistics, despite the best efforts of doctors, various types of cancer still remain one of the most common causes of early mortality. As for the ladies, the most common form of this disease among them (and especially among mature ladies) is breast cancer. The traditional ways of getting rid of this disease are chemo- and radiotherapy, as well as the use of strong drugs.

The results of the recent research conducted by American scientists have shown that massage can be an effective additional treatment of this disease. Of course, massage cannot replace traditional treatment, but doctors have determined that such procedures can have a positive impact on the health of the patients suffering from cancer. In particular, massage can effectively alleviate pain and relieve muscle and nervous tension that traditional therapy can be accompanied by.

According to the experts of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, various massage techniques can be applied. During the experiment, the doctors observed 380 voluntary participants, who were attending massage procedures several times a week. As a result of the treatment, all the participants of the experiment reported the significant reduction of pain, of physical and emotional stress. Due to the massage, the overall physical state of the girls improved, and they rarely demonstrated the signs of depression.

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Women Upset with Marriage Proposal


A new poll, organized with the support of a well-known in the U.S. men’s magazine, showed that at least one third of the brides were dissatisfied with the way they had been made a marriage proposal. What mistakes did the men make and why?

Moreover, many women confessed that they had been so upset with the proposal of their beloved one, that they had lost their wish to get married at all. Dissatisfaction of women was caused in most cases by the lack of romance and originality in the proposals made.

Almost half of the surveyed women said they were extremely annoyed with the fact that the man had not kneeled, proposing to marry him. Meanwhile, one third of the men, who passed through the procedure of marriage proposals, noticed that they had been so excited that they could not collect their thoughts and make their second half a marriage proposal following all the rules of romance – standing on one knee, with romantic surprises, and other details. The men also say that before such an important moment they planned something special, but when it came to the proposal itself, everything went somehow wrong.

Approximately 30% of the newly-made brides admitted that they had not liked the ring presented by their fiance. 23% said they had been outraged by the behavior of the bridegroom after making the proposal – the young men rushed wherever possible to inform about the upcoming wedding, while the girls wanted to keep the upcoming event a secret until the last moment. The happiest brides, according to the results of the survey, were those who had liked the presented ring – 48%.

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Men See in Women


As we know, most people tend to perceive the images of the surrounding objects as complete. For example, a human face is seen as a single image, and not as two eyes, a mouth and a nose separately. As it was noticed some time ago, this tendency could be applied mostly to men. However, according to the team of experts from Vanderbilt University and Chinese University of Hong Kong who have conducted a series of new joint experiments, this process has some additional peculiarities and is actually more extensive.

During the research, the scientists created certain fictional objects, which were demonstrated to the voluntary participants. As it turned out, those participants who saw the objects for the first time, perceived them as a single image. Moreover, most of them turned out to be men, whereas women were more inclined to analyze the details separately. The results of other investigations have shown that a similar tendency is observed in other spheres.

Among other things, it turns out that the peculiarities of perception of reality are strongly influenced not only by the sex of the participants of the research, but their level of knowledge about the analyzed object as well. Thus, more detailed images of fictional beings were perceived by those male and female participants who had previously been told much about them. The same effect was observed in the field of music: when listening to music tracks the respondents who had no musical education perceived them as a whole more often.

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Health Tips to Spot caution Signs of Low Blood Sugar


Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood glucose, common among people with diabetes. It can occur even when you're trying hard to manage your blood sugar levels.

The Diabetes Association says while you can't always prevent hypoglycemia, you can take steps to treat it if you know the warning signs:
  • Sweating or turning pale.
  • Feeling dizzy or shaking.
  • Developing a headache.
  • Feeling hungry.
  • Showing moodiness, or rapid behavior changes.
  • Moving awkwardly or clumsily.
  • Having a seizure.
  • Acting confused, or having problems paying attention.
  • Having a tingly feeling around the mouth.

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British Women Can’t Cook


A recent research showed that thousands of British women these days are hard put to it to scrape together a decent meal – a task that women a generation away thought nothing of.

The survey commissioned by the Good Food channel looked into the cooking abilities of 2,000 women – a poll which resulted in a string of astonishing revelations like when a mistress of the house is admitting that her partner is a better hand in the kitchen than she. It also emerged that many women don’t have patience enough to browse through a recipe book although they can hesitate over boiling an egg or making a fry up.

While mothers could knock up something like twenty meals from scratch at the end of the past century practically offhand, today’s average female can boast of only seven. For 10% two meals is the limit of what they can do without outside help or a detailed recipe at hand.

30% wouldn’t know how to set about making a meringue, 20% are not sure they could make curry properly, baking a cake would stump 17%. 13% of women say that a fish pie would constitute too difficult a task, 10% have never tangled with a roast or lasagne. Fairy cakes remain a mysterious dish to make for 6%.

Most of those regretful findings can be explained away by the fact that, being pressed for time, the average woman finds it hard to keep work and home in balance, remarks Roopa Gulati from the Good Food channel. Therefore it’s easier to fix up a meal from a tin than get down to proper cooking. But there’s also “a lack of culinary know-how” that seems to be quite a modern-day problem.

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Don’t Tease Obese People


To tease obese people is not only incorrect from the point of view of morality, but it is also extremely bad for these people. It turns out that it greatly reduces their motivation to lose weight.111 obese men and women have taken part in the survey conducted by the team of scientists led by Dr. Lenny Vartanian from the University of New South Wales. Almost half of the respondents reported their having experienced some form of condemnation at least once a week. It could be a nasty loud comment about someone, or a refusal to give a job because of excessive weight. But most of all, obese people are hurt by caustic remarks of their relatives, doctors and even spouses about fitness exercises. According to the author of the study, people with overweight get reserved and cease being engaged in sports having heard the negative reaction of their nearest people.

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Female Celebs Prefer Unhealthy Food

The nutritionist Carina Norris has commented on a random selection of products by the famous beauties who were unexpectedly noticed eating in public places. For example, the famous British model Agyness Deyn was spotted in a cafe eating dark salad and a roll. It proves that models do eat!And Mrs. Norris has commented on the menu choice saying that the leaves of dark lettuce contain more vitamins than those of light lettuce. In addition, they have less nutritional value, which is very good in a combination with rolls.

Jennifer Lopez likes juicy pizza with vegetables, as many people can now say having once seen the singer in a cafe. Of course, JLo eats this dish very rarely. Carina believes that her choice of pizza with vegetables instead of meat will not cause significant harm to the ideal shape of the singer. The British singer Lily Allen decided to treat herself with her favorite dish, baked potatoes. According to the nutritionist, it is a brilliant choice.

Vegetable pizza

The product with low fat is good in a combination with baked beans, but not cheese, meat or mayonnaise. A well-known blonde, a young and sexy singer Sarah Harding, has recently been noticed eating tasty bakery. The nutritionist has immediately announced a verdict that such food is much better than a chocolate bar or chips. The fact is that starchy carbohydrates are the most preferred form of energy for the body that is quickly burnt with physical exercise. But to introduce such food into your diet the nutritionist’s advise is not enough. It should be treated as an occasional pleasure.

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Female Celebs Prefer Unhealthy Food


The nutritionist Carina Norris has commented on a random selection of products by the famous beauties who were unexpectedly noticed eating in public places. For example, the famous British model Agyness Deyn was spotted in a cafe eating dark salad and a roll. It proves that models do eat!
And Mrs. Norris has commented on the menu choice saying that the leaves of dark lettuce contain more vitamins than those of light lettuce. In addition, they have less nutritional value, which is very good in a combination with rolls.

Jennifer Lopez likes juicy pizza with vegetables, as many people can now say having once seen the singer in a cafe. Of course, JLo eats this dish very rarely. Carina believes that her choice of pizza with vegetables instead of meat will not cause significant harm to the ideal shape of the singer. The British singer Lily Allen decided to treat herself with her favorite dish, baked potatoes. According to the nutritionist, it is a brilliant choice.

Vegetable pizza

The product with low fat is good in a combination with baked beans, but not cheese, meat or mayonnaise. A well-known blonde, a young and sexy singer Sarah Harding, has recently been noticed eating tasty bakery. The nutritionist has immediately announced a verdict that such food is much better than a chocolate bar or chips. The fact is that starchy carbohydrates are the most preferred form of energy for the body that is quickly burnt with physical exercise. But to introduce such food into your diet the nutritionist’s advise is not enough. It should be treated as an occasional pleasure.

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Angry Man vs. Angry Woman


The scientists have claimed that anger is one of the basic human emotions, and it is typical of both women and men. The experiments which are repeatedly carried out by experts, show that both sexes have an identical mechanism of expressing negative emotions. However, life has shown that the demonstration of anger, coming from a man or a woman, is perceived in different ways as the Science journal suggests.

In particular, the psychologists prove that an angry man makes a strong impression on others and seems to be a determined man with an active lifestyle. However, a woman in anger, on the contrary, is perceived as an uninhibited and scandalous person with a disgusting character.

Similar conclusions have been made by the experts during a simple experiment: the actors of both sexes were hired and asked to act out a situation in which they angrily demanded that their boss should raise their salary. Volunteers who witnessed the process were to evaluate their behavior. The overwhelming majority of respondents felt that the angered representatives of the stronger sex had conveyed the sensation of assertiveness, strength, and determination, but the ladies, who demanded the increase in their salary with their voice raised, were unanimously called brawlers, who could not control themselves, were hysterical and incompetent.

The study in the Science journal has also shown that women tend to feel ashamed for showing their anger, while men consider it perfectly natural for them.

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Brain of Gays Differ from That of Straights


The Italian Psicologia e Salute journal has published the results of a research conducted by the scientists who studied the brain of people with different sexual orientation.

The results are scientific, though they prove to be quite chauvinist. It turns out that there is some difference between the brain of a homosexual and that of a straight person with traditional sexual orientation.

In particular, the hypothalamus of gays contains a significantly smaller amount of neurons (nerve cells). In addition, according to the researchers, homosexual men have not so much gray matter as heterosexuals.

Thus, the experts stress in their paper that the gray matter is even distributed differently in the brain of a homosexual person: the highest concentration of it is observed in the perirhinal cortex, while in other brain areas the gray matter is not so “dense”.

In addition, the study has shown that the left hemisphere of the gay brain is larger than the right one. Still, the Psicologia e Salute journal claims that the right hemisphere, on the contrary, is bigger among lesbians.

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Carrots Help Children Grow Faster


Children of low height who eat enough vegetables of orange color begin to grow several times faster than their peers.

Such a conclusion has been made by the researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. According to the results of this new study, the children who were eating balanced food under the supervision of dietitians and were getting a sufficient amount of orange vegetables rich in vitamin A, such as carrots for example, began to grow more intensively than their peers.

The study involved about 200 children aged from 3 to 16 years. It turned out that the children who were not tall but were getting balanced food rich in vitamin A, grew by a total of 8 cm during a year, in contrast to the children of the same height who continued to eat the same way as before and demonstrated the increase in their height of only 4 cm.

The scientists from the Hebrew University, who have conducted the study, say that most children with short stature are absolutely healthy, but suffer from a hidden lack of vitamins and various microelements. It is known that the lack of vitamin A, iron and zinc leads to the slowing down of growth. The way out is balanced food for children containing these elements.

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Cheese Made of Breast Milk


Not so long ago the New York gallery gave all the volunteering food experimenters an opportunity to try the unusual cheese made of women’s breast milk.

According to the author of this idea, Miriam Simun, the post-graduate student at the New York University, this product is a temporary trend because in future she plans to deal with the question of ethics of modern biotechnology, and the first step in this direction should be the revolutionary type of cheese produced by her.

As noted by Miriam Simun, the cheese made of women’s breast milk is a starting-point for an active discussion of this topic. From her point of view, some people like the product, and some of them find it disgusting. Mrs. Simun found three breastfeeding mothers who agreed to have their milk turned into cheese. She scanned the mammary glands of the women to diagnose possible diseases, and then the milk was subjected to pasteurization, and finally cheese was made of it.

3 kinds of cheese are presented in the gallery, and their taste depends on the predominance of a particular kind of food in the diet of a lactating woman. The cheese is of great demand, and many speak about its useful properties. Simun hopes that her cheese will make people think about the future use of resources of the human body – blood, hair, and sperm – to help those who will need it.

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Oregano Makes Meat Dishes More Wholesome


According to the U.S. researchers, to reduce the amount of carcinogens that are formed during thermal processing of meat, you should add just one more component – oregano.

The scientists from the University of Arizona have conducted an experiment which proves that one should add oregano while frying meat. It turns out that even a small amount of this spice significantly reduces the amount of carcinogens formed during frying. Also, the experts have proved that oregano kills E. coli which may be found in the meat.

This seasoning can be added not only to fried, but stewed meat as well. The experts say it will be a perfect complement to meat sauce.

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Heart Attack without Consequences


The group of scientists at the University of Leicester (UK) has developed a medicine capable of reducing the negative consequences of heart attack and stroke up to 60%. The medicine prevents the death of heart and brain cells which have not received oxygen as a result of blood vessels blockage.

The research supervisor, Professor William Shvable, called the first 9-12 hours after a heart attack the most critical period when the body’s immune system launches special protective and repair mechanisms.

The scientists have found the way to neutralize it by means of injecting antibodies in order to prevent the body from rejecting the cells that for some time were deprived of oxygen.

The medicine has been tested on animals and with the use of human blood. The tests have demonstrated positive results. It is expected that the new medication will be available during the next two years.

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Tasty Food Rids You of Depression without Weight Gain


The psychologists from the University of Buffalo claimed that mashed potatoes, macaroni, cheese, meatloaf, and other “figure-harmful” products actually give a person a lot of positive emotions and help to fight spleen and loneliness.It became clear during the experiment, when the researchers asked one group of volunteers first to recollect a quarrel with their beloved ones and share it, and then tell the others about their favorite dishes. Another group received an emotionally neutral writing assignment. As a result, scientists have concluded that a mere recollection of favorite foods helps to alleviate feelings of loneliness and depression. So it is not necessarily that you should stuff yourself with chocolate, for example, to feel better after the break-up with your beloved – it’s enough just to think about it or any other delicious food.

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Women Gain Weight Faster than Men


The results of another study conducted by American scientists and devoted to the problem of excess weight are published in the news review of the Science journal. The researchers have analyzed the data and come to the conclusion that women gain weight faster than men because female brain is designed to effectively prevent the struggle with appetite.

According to the statistics given in the Science journal, the amount of women with excess weight is 25 percent higher than that of men. The scientists believe that the reason for this is the lack of will power: women suffer from stresses more often, and they break down after a grueling diet and tiresome exercises much more than men.

During the simple experiment which involved both men and women, the volunteers were asked to stay hungry for seventeen hours. While being hungry, they had to deal with different occupations and physical exercises. At the end of the 17-hour period, the participants of the experiment were led to the table with all sorts of dishes, but they were not allowed to eat. Instead, they were asked to think about something extraneous.

At the same time, the volunteers were undergoing magnetic resonance tomography to see how their brain reacted to food. It is curious that the vast majority of men were able to cope with the temptation, but all women, without exception, could not concentrate on anything except the thoughts about food – the activity of their brain reached its peak during such moments, the Science journal informs.

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