Washington, Jan. 8 : Researchers have suggested that the belief that e-cigarettes pose less health risk could lead to increased experimentation among young adults.
Investigators from the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota surveyed 1379 participants from the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort who had never used e-cigarettes.
The initial baseline survey explored their opinions about e-cigarettes and their effect on health relative to cigarettes or their usefulness as an aid to stop smoking. Then, a follow-up survey conducted one year later asked participants if they had experimented with e-cigarettes.
New York, Jan 6 : Everyone wants to stay in the pink of health and it all starts from watching your diet. Grab a fruit instead of juice, replace soda with water and see how things work in your body's favour.
Here are some simple food swaps that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to help you lead a healthier life, reports huffingtonpost. com:
* Choose whole fruit instead of juice: Juice tends to be high in sugar and low in fiber. Fresh fruit, on the other hand, contains more fiber than the juice and has a higher water content, both are excellent for weight loss.
* Eat whole grains instead of refined
Image credit: geographyofyouth.org As it has been pointed out countless times in the media and through anecdotes, millennials in the workplace feel entitled to undeserved promotions and raises, are addicted to their smartphones and job hop every few years. The litany of complaints goes on, but of course no generation is as bad -- or as good -- as reported: Generation X was more than just a bunch of slackers and Baby Boomers' strengths shook off their juvenile delinquent label.
In the case of Generation Y, twenty-somethings bring new perspectives and habits to the workplace that add value to their employers, even though those strengths also carry inherent w
London, Dec 25 : Scientists have found a new strategy to selectively kill pancreatic cancer cells without harming normal cells, a study says.
Scientists from The University of Manchester and part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre believe they have discovered a new way to make chemotherapy treatment more effective for pancreatic cancer patients.
Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and limited treatment options and is highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
But researchers believe they have found an effective strategy for selectively killing pancreatic cancer while sparing healthy cell
Wellington, Dec 23 : Do you know how the tradition of kissing under mistletoe came about or why fruitcake is the most common Christmas gift?
According to Stuff. co. nz, the custom of kissing underneath mistletoe began in the Victorian era when people believed it lead to marriage and promoted fertility.
Fruit cake became a universal offering for Christmas when it was discovered that plums and cherries could be preserved for a long time by soaking it in large solutions of sugar, which was cheap at the time.
The white stripes on the cherished candy canes represent the purity of Jesus Christ, the three red stripes stand for the Father, the Son, and th
London, Dec 23 : Hold your nerves. It's possible to wipe out bad memories and overcome depression.
Targeted medical intervention can help reduce specific negative memories in depressed patients, according to new research.
The technique, called electro-convulsive (ECT) or electro-shock therapy, induces seizures by passing current into the brain through electrode pads placed on the scalp.
Marijn Kroes, a neuroscientist at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, discovered that by strategically timing ECT bursts, they could target and erase patients' memory of a disturbing phase in his or her life.
CREATE OFFICE ZONES Every item in your home office should have a designated 'home' so it can be put back, instead of into a pile to be dealt with later. Use vertical space, cabinets and shelving to create zones for your files, office supplies, mail/bill-paying (envelopes, stamps, checkbook) and resources (books, research). An L-shaped desk will give you maximum space in your main work zone for computing and planning. And as long as you're creating boundaries, establish work hours for the home office, post them and abide by them. KEEP THINGS CONVENIENT If you have to walk across the room (or worse, into another room) to retrieve a file, new file folder or office sup
Do you love DIY home improvement projects? Maybe you're handy with tools and like to tackle your own repairs. No matter how capable you are around your home, when it comes to wiring and electricity you may need a professional. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT WIRING AND ELECTRICAL We spoke to an electrician to get the scoop on everything electrical. From the wiring in your walls to the lighting fixtures overhead, electricity is an important part of your home. Knowing how to properly work with electricity when doing repairs or home improvements is critical, since faulty wiring can cause serious damage or injury. We spoke with Craig Bryant of Bryant Electric, based in Austin, Texas. Bryan
The number of kale fanatics out there seems to be on the rise. Whenever the topic of kale comes up, I often hear people exclaiming, "I just love kale!" It's popping up on restaurant menus all over the country and new products, such as baked kale chips, are debuting in grocery stores everywhere. People are going crazy over kale for good reason. It is packed with vitamins, calcium and just one 3.5 ounce serving boasts over 75 percent of our daily recommended value of beta-carotene. Not only that, but it contains a chemical called sulforaphane that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties. Kale is healthy no matter which way you prepare it but, like many v
ORGANIC HEALTH BENEFITS Over the past few years, organic food growers have seen a boom in business. Even though the recession has taken a toll on the food budgets of many families, organic food consumers are still dedicated to buying organic foods. If you are wondering if you should spend your food dollars on organics, consider the following advantages before you reach for conventionally grown food. 1. ORGANIC FOOD IS FREE OF PESTICIDES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists pesticides as any substances or mixtures of substances intended for the preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating of any pest. A pest is classified as an insect, rodent, unwanted plant/weed,
HOW TO... WHITEN YOUR TEETH One of the first things many people notice is your smile. Make sure your smile beams with a pearl-white color. Check out these easy steps to whiten teeth. BRUSH TWICE A DAY Brush your teeth morning and night, everyday without fail. Use a whitening toothpaste on a regular basis and be sure to floss. If your teeth are stained, try home whitening strips or trays to remove stains and whiten your teeth. VISIT YOUR DENTIST Schedule an appointment for cleaning every six months. If you have the extra cash to spend, consider professional whitening methods. The cost can be upwards of $1,000 but the results can last for years.
"Being organized isn't just a physical process, it's also a psychological process, and it brings psychological benefits," says Katrina Teeple, CEO of Operation Organization. "When your home is clutter free, your brain will feel clutter free." We asked her to help us avoid some common organizational mistakes. General mistakes and misconceptions Before we tackle specific rooms, there are a few general mistakes and misconceptions to avoid when it comes to organizing. If you're not naturally organized, there's no hope: Not all of us are born organizers, but that's OK, says Teeple. "Nearly all of us have the ability to become be
For how long are you going to hide that paunch? Let's not run away from the problem and, instead, face it head on! Arnav Sarkar, our Strength and Conditioning coach gives you the weapons to banish stomach fat forever. Read Arnav's tips below to shed those baggy clothes... Strength train atleast 3 days a week. This will help boost your metabolism and help you burn more calories even at rest. Ditch the "500 crunches" workouts and do more intense core work with exercises like windmills, Turkish situps, hanging leg raises, etc. Perform 2-3 HIIT or high intensity interval training workouts a week. These need not and should be lo
Women especially shut down sexually after being with a man over time because their heart gets wounded and the man doesn't know how to heal it. A woman's heart is connected to her womb. If her heart is wounded, it will close. If her heart is closed... her legs are closed," says couples counselor Jane Fendelman, MC. She supports the use of tantric sex and the ancient healing arts in bridging the gap. HOW TO STAY SEXY & KEEP THE ROMANCE ALIVE Staying sexy and keeping the romance alive is intrinsic to making it last. Nicole Matthias, president of badfun.com, shares seven fun ideas to resuscitate romance: Leave a love note Leaving a note for your l
Though it has become a season of 6 pack abs, you would practically want to have a flat abs to be healthy as well as looking sharp. Achieving flat abs require lot of effort that makes your overall body healthy and fit. You will need to start with changing your diet, lifestyle and fitness regime to attain flat abs that positively change your overall body language. Women like to be with men who are physically fit and healthy. Your awkward tummy is a big give away when it comes to scoring women. A flat abs says a lot about your sincerity to look good and your hard working nature. Even if you are married it shows your commitment towards your relationship by looking good and making her look good
Everyone loves apple pie. Well, at least I don't know anyone who doesn't! Soft, warm apples with cinnamon and sugar, maybe a hint of nutmeg, surrounded by flaky, buttery crust. But sometimes, there just isn't time for all the rolling and chilling and tucking and tossing, not to mention the baking, of apple pie. These apple cider muffins will make your house smell like you've been baking pies all day long. Plus, their buttery tenderness will simply melt in your mouth. The secret to getting tender muffins ready quickly? Setting out your wet ingredients (butter, sour cream and eggs) on the kitchen counter overnight so they're properly at room temperature when it
VEGETARIANS VERSUS CARNIVORES A surefire way to put a kink in your holiday party is to serve dishes that target only one group of eaters -- for instance, vegetarians or meat eaters. The best way to resolve the conflict? Don't get too fancy with what you make. Some vegetarians won't eat dishes prepared with milk or cheese. Similarly, some meat eaters don't like veggies mixed into their meat. So cook chicken or beef and make a few different side dishes both groups will love (baked potatoes or rice and individual plates of corn or beans). Consider "build-your-own" food items such as burritos. That way, guests can choose only the fillings (or toppings) they want.
I was rehashing a memorable encounter I had with a guy to my gal pals, when all of a sudden one detail prompted their disgust. What detail was it? My drink of choice: Strawberries and Champagne. So? What's the big deal? Apparently since I was grabbing a drink with someone I wasn't interested in, this "seductive" drink choice was sending all kinds of suggestive signals. And let me tell you, all that was on my mind was that my drink was delicious and girly, whereas my friends yelled at me for allowing that guy to visualize feeding me strawberries and bathing me in Champagne. Sure, their interpretation was a tad extreme, but it got m
Cycling and running are both an excellent form of physical workout. They are both equally good for your health though each has its own set of specific benefit to your body and well being. Running is said to burn more calories than cycling per minute. Running affects your bones and joints by putting in lot of stress and pressure resulting in lots of wear and tear compared to cycling. You are vulnerable and prone to lots of physical injuries when you run regularly. On a practical and efficiency note, cycling scores due to its health Benefits along with practical uses. You can choose to go to work on a bicycle which burns a lot of your calories yet keep you less tired and act as your transpor
Every woman in some stage of her life faces breast pain. There are several causes for breast pain. It is a certain kind of burning or aching sensation that you tend to feel before the periods. It is a common knowledge that breasts tend to expand during puberty because of increase in estrogens. This causes mild or throbbing pain and discomfort for some women. It is wrong to assume that breast pain is a sign of cancer. When the pain is harsh, it does have an effect on the quality of your life. The sharp pain can happen at haphazard times during the day. Breast pain is divided into two types: the pain which is associated with menstrual cycle (called cyclical breast pain) while the other is re