Monday, April 26, 2010

Why shouldn't eat these food !!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mona Avatar...

When the Avatar movie gets into every little thing we do...
we see, we use, even our famous drawing.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Anti-Aging Treatment for Your Hair

A California company called Kronos has introduced the first-ever line of anti-aging hair care products based on the same proven anti-aging technologies used in high-end skincare lines.

Kronos was recently featured on the Today show and was rated the #1 Hair Treatment product by The Good Housekeeping Institute. It's being called "anti-aging for hair" because it contains an innovative technology that's the first of its kind.

In terms of pure science, Kronos is as cutting-edge as it gets. The system was shown in clinical testing to:

boost hair volume and body by an unprecedented 96%;
increase hair hydration by 91%;
improve luster and shine by 96%;
reduce split ends and breakage by 96%;
virtually eliminate color fading for up to four weeks.
The secret, according to the company, is a revolutionary ingredient delivery system called "t-sfere technology." For the first time ever, t-sfere technology allows active ingredients to be encapsulated into a microscopic sphere so small that it can actually penetrate into the hair follicle and hair shaft.

Inside the t-sferes is a potent combination of 5 restorative ingredients complexes that target key areas of hair health such as volume, shine, hydration, strength and color retention.

The scientists at Kronos developed a way to release the active ingredients layer by layer so the product works continuously and where it is needed most, inside the scalp, follicle and hair shaft. That means radically more powerful and effective ingredients. Kronos is the only haircare line with this new, patent-pending delivery system.

How old is your hair?

It may sound like a crazy question, but just as your skin can prematurely age, so can your hair. Between heat styling, color treatments, frequent blow drying, straightening, curling and perming, even women in their 20s can have hair that looks twice their age.

Most hair care products just aren't made to stand up to the ravages we inflict upon our hair. Kronos was developed specifically to repair damaged hair and restore it to a younger, healthier state.

To introduce the line to consumers, the company offers a limited amount of free trials of its 4-piece introductory kit. You can try the kit for free before deciding whether or not to its for you.

The free trial includes a full, 60-day supply of 4 products that each feature the line's key ingredient complexes and delivery technology:

Phyx Overnight Repair Masque (4 fl. oz./120 ml)

Provides intensive renewal and repair for damaged hair
Works overnight while you sleep, when the body is in its natural repair mode
Liquid Theory Conditioning Detangler (4 fl. oz./120 ml)

Protects hair from thermal damage due to heat styling and humidity
Builds body and magnifies shine without weighing hair down
Shampoo (10 fl. oz./300 ml)

Gently cleanses while revitalizing and hydrating dry, brittle, limp hair
Specially formulated to help prevent color fading and frizz
Conditioner (8 fl. oz./240 ml)

Fortifies and protects dry, damaged, color-treated hair
Imparts body, volume and silkiness
Click here to see if free trials are still being offered.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Drugs promote growth of brain cells, claims study

Study: Antidepressants may help stroke patients by promoting the growth of brain cells

Widely used antidepressants may reduce the brain damage suffered by stroke patients and 'dramatically improve' their recovery, say researchers.

A study suggests taking the drugs immediately following a stroke may promote the growth of brain cells.

The U.S. research was carried out in mice but scientists say the effects may be found in humans, and have called for clinical trials.

The study compared stroke size and recovery in mice which were genetically altered and treated - prior to a stroke - to either grow or not grow new brain cells.

In the animals programmed not to grow new brain cells, strokes were about 30 per cent larger, despite treatment with the drugs.

But in those animals which had the genetic capacity to respond to the drugs, there was 'dramatic improvement' in motor function after the stroke.

A range of antidepressants was used as well as mood stabilisers such as lithium, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

But lead researcher Dr David Greenberg, of the Buck Institute for Age Research, in California, warned stroke patients not to treat themselves with prescription drugs because of potential side effects.

'These drugs need to be tested in a controlled clinical setting,' he said.

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Mario vs Luigi

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Monday, April 19, 2010

What Happens After you Save the Princess

Do you still wana save the Princess after watching this ?
I guess the answer will be a NO ?

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Being a clean freak increases your risk of illness, allergy expert claims

Obsession: creating a sterile environment in the home increases the risk of children developing allergies and autoimmune illnesses, a new report claims.

Excessive cleanliness which creates a sterile environment has led to soaring rise in allergies, a new report has shown.
Allergies have become widespread in developed countries - with hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma increasingly prevalent.
According to Dr Guy Delespesse, director of the Laboratory for Allergy Research at the University of Montreal, the hike in allergies is due to our obsession with cleanliness.

Allergies can be caused by a range of factors - family history, air pollution, processed foods, stress, smoking - yet our limited exposure to bacteria is also to blame.
Dr Delespesse said: 'There is an inverse relationship between the level of hygiene and the incidence of allergies and autoimmune diseases.
'The more sterile the environment a child lives in, the higher the risk he or she will develop allergies or an immune problem in their lifetime.'
In 1980, 10 per cent of the Western population suffered from allergies. Today, it is 30 per cent. In 2010, one in 10 children is said to be asthmatic, and the mortality rate has increased 28 per cent between 1980 and 1994.

Healthy advice: allergy expert Dr Guy Delespasse warns that our immune system is turning against us 'It's not just the prevalence but the gravity of the cases,' says Dr. Delespesse. 'Regions in which the sanitary conditions have remained stable have also maintained a constant level of allergies and inflammatory diseases.
'Allergies and other autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis are the result of our immune system turning against us.'
Although hygiene does reduce our exposure to harmful bacteria it also limits our exposure to beneficial microorganisms. As a result, the bacterial flora of our digestive system isn't as rich and diversified as it used to be.

Dr Delespesse recommended probiotics to enrich our intestinal flora. Probiotics are intestinal bacteria that have a beneficial impact on health. They've been used for decades to make yoghurt.

He said: 'Consuming probiotics during pregnancy could help reduce allergies in the child. They are not a miracle remedy, yet they are one of many elements that improve our diet and our health."


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dieting without exercise 'will NOT help you lose weight'

Those who stick to a low-calories diet in the hope of losing weight shouldn't bother unless they exercise as well, according to scientists.
A new study found that simply reducing portion sizes pr swapping snacks for healthier alternatives was not enough to promote significant weight loss.
Scientists from Oregon Health and Science University said this appeared to be due to a natural compensatory mechanism that reduces a person's physical activity in response to a reduction in calories.

'This research shows that simply dieting will not likely cause substantial weight loss. Instead, diet and exercise must be combined to achieve this goal,' said lead researcher Judy Cameron, from OHSU.
To conduct the research, Dr Cameron and her colleague Dr Elinor Sullivan, studied 18 female rhesus macaque monkeys.
The monkeys were placed on a high-fat diet for several years. They were then returned to a lower-fat diet with a 30 per cent reduction in calories.
For a one-month period, the monkeys' weight and activity levels were closely tracked. Activity was tracked through the use of an activity monitor worn on a collar.

'Surprisingly, there was no significant weight loss at the end of the month,' Dr Sullivan said.
'However, there was a significant change in the activity levels for these monkeys. Naturally occurring levels of physical activity for the animals began to diminish soon after the reduced-calorie diet began.
'When caloric intake was further reduced in a second month, physical activity in the monkeys diminished even further.'

A comparison group of three monkeys was fed a normal monkey diet and was trained to exercise for one hour daily on a treadmill. This comparison group did lose weight.
'This study demonstrates that there is a natural body mechanism which conserves energy in response to a reduction in calories.

'Food is not always plentiful for humans and animals and the body seems to have developed a strategy for responding to these fluctuations,' said Dr Cameron.
'These findings will assist medical professionals in advising their patients. It may also impact the development of community interventions to battle the childhood obesity epidemic and lead to programs that emphasize both diet and exercise.'
The research is published in the April edition of the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Greater risk of breast cancer for skinny girls

Risk: Woman thin at age seven are more likely to get cancer.

Skinny girls are more likely to develop breast cancer in later life, research has found.
Females underweight at the age of seven are at greater risk of the disease when they get older than those who are larger in size.
Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm also found that girls who were slightly overweight at a young age were less likely to develop particularly aggressive types of tumours which are very difficult to treat.

The research, published today in the Breast Cancer Research journal, could pave the way for old childhood photos being used as a means of estimating a woman's risk of breast cancer.
The scientists studied 6,000 women in Sweden - half of whom were breast cancer patients - and split them into three groups depending on whether they were ‘lean’, ‘medium’ or ‘large’ build when they were seven years old.
They used photographs and their own memories as a basis.
Surprisingly they found that women who were bigger when younger were less likely to develop the disease in the menopause.

Previous research has found that obese females are much more prone to breast cancer. They are also 50 per cent more likely to die from the disease.
The scientists do not know why skinny girls are more likely to develop breast cancer.
They say their findings could have important implications in determining a woman's risk.
Jingmei Li, who lead the research, said: ‘It appears counterintuitive that a large body size during childhood can reduce breast cancer risk, because a large birth weight and a high adult BMI have been shown to otherwise elevate breast cancer risk.
‘There remain unanswered questions on mechanisms driving this protective effect.’
She added: ‘Given the strength of the associations, and the ease of retrieval of information on childhood shape from old photographs, childhood body size is potentially useful for building breast cancer risk or prognosis models.’

The study also showed that larger girls were less likely to develop what are known as ‘oestrogen receptor negative’ tumours, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and up to 1 in 9 will get the disease at some point in their lives.
Up to 46,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Why do they choose staircase over escalator ? Piano Stairs is the ANSWER !

After some simple changes made to the stairs, 66% more comuters choose to walk up the staircase over escalators.

This is definitely a good way to promote HEALTHY LIFESTYLE...

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

What to do after eating hot spicy food ?

The spices in most of the hot foods that we eat are oily, and, like your elementary school science teacher taught you, oil and water don’t mix. In this case, the water just rolls over the oily spices.
What can you do to calm your aching tongue?
1) Eat bread. The bread will absorb the oily spices.
2)A second solution is to drink milk. Milk contains a substance called “casein” which will bind to the spices and carry them away.
3)Alcohol also dissolves oily spices.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Keeping track of your dreams is very important !!!

Dream is a semi-conscious state where we have absolutely no control over our thoughts and expressions (unless we master lucid dreaming). Did you know that most of us spend six years or more of our lifetime dreaming? Research proves that all of us dream at least twice or more in our sleep though we may not remember when we get up. In 5 minutes of waking, half of our dream is forgotten and within 10 minutes, almost all dreams are forgotten. People who are blind from birth too dream.

It is just that the dreams of these individuals are formed by other sense such as the touch, smell, sound and taste. During roman era some dreams were even discussed and interpreted in the senate as the dream was considered to be a God sent message for the mankind. Lucid dreams are considered those dreams where person can take full or partial control of their dreams. Most important fact in order to be aware that we are dreaming is practice.

Writing down and keeping track of your dreams is very important. Second thing is noticing signs or triggers that can help us stay aware that we are in dreaming state. Once we start dreaming lucidly we could control the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. This is extremely important for people that have nightmares. Interesting facts is that our body is paralyzed during our sleep probably to prevent the body from acting out dreams.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

You could be suffering from dyslexic ; Hear voice when you read.

As Gary Chevin watched his wife Carol reading a newspaper, he had a sudden realisation.

Diagnosed as severely dyslexic at seven, he had always struggled to read.

Gary noticed that Carol was reading without moving her lips, which seemed odd to him as a dyslexic. 'She told me she was reading in her head,' says Gary. 'I asked what that sounded like and she said it was like a voice.

Mind set: Gary Chevin is learning to develop his own inner voice when he reads

'I have never heard a voice in my head - ever. I was so shocked I nearly fell off my chair.'

Gary, 50, was stunned to learn that when 55-year-old Carol read a letter, she would hear the writer's voice, rather than her own, in her head - and that in her dreams, people spoke.

'It all seemed so alien to me. I have the reading age of a five-year-old so I never read. If I dream, I have visual dreams. They are always totally silent.'

Most people use their inner voice subconsciously. But for those who find they do not have one, it can be a revelation.

'I now understand my actions a lot more,' says Gary, a former builder from Stoke-on-Trent. 'I follow my emotions because I don't have a voice in my head analysing what I'm about to say or do.'

Professor Rod Nicolson, head of work psychology at the University of Sheffield, has been studying dyslexia for many years and was inspired to investigate internal speech after meeting Gary at a conference in 2004. He believes he has found a link between lack of inner speech and poor reading ability.

'Children start off having to say every word out loud,' he says. 'At some stage, as their reading improves, so does their ability to sight-read [to read in their heads] and that is the stage at which reading really takes off.

By the age of eight or nine, most children can read in their heads. The development of the inner voice seems to be automatic for most people, but our data suggests a link with fluent reading, in that the process of learning to sight-read actually helps inner-speech develop.


For this you need two people - one asking the questions and the other doing the test. If you find any of this difficult, it may indicate problems with reading.

Ask the person to say numbers one to 26 out loud, then to say them again, but saying one out loud and two and three in their heads, with their tongue clamped between their teeth.

They must not move any part of their body, such as nodding their head or using their fingers.

The correct sequence would be 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25. They must complete it within 25 seconds.

Using a pen, tap on the table, say, ten times and ask the other person to count the taps in their head, applying the same rules as above.

'Everyone assumes everyone else is the same. However, we have found not everyone has an inner voice and in those who don't, literacy levels are often poor.

'But we have also found a lot of children with dyslexia who have well-developed inner speech.' Prof Nicolson believes that like ordinary speech, there are different degrees of fluency of inner speech. 'It's probably "use it or lose it",' he says.

Dr Kate Saunders, of the British Dyslexia Association, says the idea that some dyslexics have no inner voice is new. 'It is possible there may be a link with dyslexia for some individuals, but we shouldn't make any sweeping statements,' she adds.

No one knows for sure what causes dyslexia but 'at risk' signs can be detected in children as young as three. There is evidence from brain-scan research that when dyslexic individuals read, key areas on the left side of the brain important for the processing of language are not as activated as they should be.

Consequently, those with dyslexia struggle with reading, spelling and writing and can have difficulty making the link between the written word and the phonetic sounds in words. Early diagnosis and well-structured, multi-sensory phonics-based teaching programmes can help.

Dr Saunders says 30 to 50 per cent of those with dyslexia also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a medical condition affecting how well someone can sit still and focus. It is believed that many of those with ADHD may also lack an inner voice.

Prof Nicolson is seeking volunteers who suspect they have little or no inner speech to undergo Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a non-invasive brain scan using a powerful magnetic field, radio-frequency pulses and a computer to measure tiny metabolic changes in the brain.

It should detect when someone is using internal speech.

'So far our research has been based on simple tests we've devised ourselves,' he says. 'Using an FMRI scanner will provide a strong test for our theory.'

For Gary, there is still hope. He has software that turns his speech into type on his computer, and vice versa.

Listening to emails via his earpiece has helped him develop an inner voice, although he has to concentrate to hear it.

'I feel so sad when I think of what I went through at school,' says Gary, whose two grown-up children also have dyslexia and no internal speech.

'I hated every single day. Many schoolchildren are still struggling and more research is needed to help them.'

If you would like to take part in the research, contact Prof Nicolson at www.dyslexia

The Government is releasing £10million over two years to fund various dyslexia projects. Teachers in England wishing to apply for a place on a Dyslexia-SpLD course visit www.


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Monday, April 5, 2010

Warning to religious groups, pig's blood found in cigarette filters

An Australian professor has warned religious groups that cigarette filters may contain traces of pig's blood.
Simon Chapman said recent Dutch research has identified 185 different industrial uses for a pig - including the use of haemoglobin in cigarette filters.

The University of Sydney professor said the study offered an insight into the world of cigarette manufacturing and was likely to spark concerns for devout Muslims and Jews.
'I think that there would be some particularly devout groups who would find the idea that there were pig products in cigarettes to be very offensive,' he told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

'The Jewish community certainly takes these matters extremely seriously and the Islamic community certainly do as well, as would many vegetarians.

'It just puts into hard relief the problem that the tobacco industry is not required to declare the ingredients of cigarettes - they say "that's our business and a trade secret".'
The research found pig haemoglobin - a blood protein - was being used to make the filters more effective at blocking toxic chemicals before they entered a smoker's lungs.

Professor Chapman said that although some tobacco companies had voluntarily published a list of the contents in their cigarettes on websites, they also noted undisclosed 'processing aids' in the finished product.
At least one brand of cigarettes sold in Greece has been confirmed to be using pig haemoglobin in its manufacturing processes, he added.
Professor Chapman said: 'If you're a smoker and you're of Islamic or Jewish faith then you'd probably want to know and there is no way of finding out.'

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