Coconut oil could battle tooth decay

Coconut oil could battle tooth decay

(Relaxnews) – Forget minty freshness: consumers may soon find coconut oil added to dental care products after new research finds it attacks the bacteria behind tooth decay. In a new study, scientists found that coconut oil treated with enzymes stopped the growth of Streptococcus bacteria — a major cause of tooth decay. According to a September 2 press […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Heavy drinking may ‘rewire’ the brain

Heavy drinking may ‘rewire’ the brain

(Relaxnews) – A new US study — claimed to be the first of its kind — finds that “heavy alcohol use actually rewires brain circuitry,” according to a September 2 university press release. The research found both a physical and a chemical connection between the abuse of alcohol, high levels of anxiety, and post traumatic stress […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Yosemite open despite virus that killed two

Yosemite open despite virus that killed two

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The deadly virus raising fears at California’s Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday. So far, at least six cases have been confirmed of the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a rare but serious illness that kills one […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Green Mile’ actor Duncan dead at 54: reps

‘Green Mile’ actor Duncan dead at 54: reps

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Michael Clarke Duncan, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “The Green Mile,” an adaptation of a Stephen King work, died Monday at age 54, his representatives said. Duncan “passed away peacefully today,” the manager, Dan Spilo, told AFP. “He was a great man with a huge heart, […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Super Wi-Fi’ poised for growth in US, elsewhere

‘Super Wi-Fi’ poised for growth in US, elsewhere

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Move over Wi-Fi, there’s a new wireless technology coming. So-called “Super Wi-Fi,” which offers a bigger range than existing hotspots, is being deployed in the United States and generating interest in a number of countries, including Britain and Brazil. Super Wi-Fi is not really Wi-Fi because it uses a different frequency and requires […]

03.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Facebook cracks down on insincere “Likes”

Facebook cracks down on insincere “Likes”

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Facebook ramped up efforts Friday to get rid of “Likes” that aren’t from people genuinely interested in giving a virtual thumbs up to pages at the world’s leading social network. “We have recently increased our automated efforts to remove Likes on pages that may have been gained by means that violate our […]

03.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Regular workouts may boost your brain power as you age

Regular workouts may boost your brain power as you age

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that the brains of middle-aged people who exercise regularly show evidence of better brain function later in life than their more sedentary counterparts. To reach their findings, researchers at the University of Texas in Austin compared the brains of 28 active people ages 40-65 to those of 27 sedentary […]

03.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

(Family Features) From messy meals to remnants of craft time creations, parents know that life is full of all kinds of stain-inducing – yet magical – adventures. But the great times should live on through cherished memories, not through permanently stained clothing. When it comes to removing those stains – from mud to markers and […]

03.09.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·

Pest Prevention Basics

What you need to know to keep pests out of your home (Family Features) Nobody likes a pest, especially the creepy, crawly kind. But they exist, and, unfortunately, too many of us make it easy for pests to take up residence right alongside the family. To help you remember the most effective way to deal […]

03.09.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·

Are Your Fall Lawn and Garden Priorities in Order?

(Family Features) Fall is a pivotal time for lawn and garden care. If you want a beautiful spring yard that’s a masterpiece, there are important steps to take now to ensure everything from grass to gardenias bloom. In fact, experts say there are five steps every yard or garden enthusiast should take in the fall […]

03.09.2012 · Filled under: Lifestyle ·
Dimming the lights and playing soft music can reduce calorie intake

Dimming the lights and playing soft music can reduce calorie intake

(Relaxnews) – Soft lighting and mellow music in fast food restaurants can help slash caloric intake by up to 18 percent and increase satisfaction, say the authors of a new study. After making a few adjustments at a fast food restaurant that included softening the music and lighting, researchers from Cornell University and the Georgia […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A documentary celebrates 50 years of James Bond on film

A documentary celebrates 50 years of James Bond on film

(Relaxnews) - Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 will shed light on the birth of the popular spy saga. The documentary will provide a behind-the-scenes peek at the British spy’s career on the silver screen, which started on October 5, 1962 with the release of Dr. No. Director Stevan Riley was granted complete access to EON […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Rafael Rossell no longer a Kapamilya

Rafael Rossell no longer a Kapamilya

Star Magic talent Actor Rafael Rossell has transferred to another TV network. Rossell recently signed a contract with GMA-7, the Kapamilya network’s closest competitor. “More than growing as an actor, I want to grow as a person,” Rossell said of his transfer. “And I believe challenging the different fields in our industry and working with […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Helping kids enjoy more flavor, less sugar

Helping kids enjoy more flavor, less sugar

Sweet news for many parents is that you can reduce the amount of sugar in your youngster’s diet – and still get some affection from your happy kids. Here are hints on how: Substitute applesauce or pureed prunes for half the sugar in recipes, which can cut sugar content in half. Use spices and herbs […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Giving kids a taste for fruits and vegetables

Giving kids a taste for fruits and vegetables

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that most children should eat more fruits and vegetables, which contain essential nutrients that may help protect against chronic diseases. But how can parents, schools and other caregivers get kids to chow down? Cut up fruit before serving it, suggests Mark Schuster, M.D., Ph.D., […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A favorite summer dessert reimagined with California avocados

A favorite summer dessert reimagined with California avocados

After all the hard work of getting into tip-top shape for the summer season, many folks have a tinge of guilt while they enjoy those traditional picnic dishes. Fortunately for summer foodies everywhere, Liz Weiss, MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD – better known as The Meal Makeover Moms – have partnered with […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
U.S. commissaries to buy PHL bananas

U.S. commissaries to buy PHL bananas

MANILA, Aug 23 (Mabuhay) – Philippine banana exporters are expected to ship their produce to US Marshall Islands later this year. “(This is) the latest information I received via email from the US Department of Agriculture,” Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) director Clarita Barron said in an interview with reporters Wednesday “They are already in […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – More than a year after a 24-hour hotline against human trafficking was established, the government received about 11, 000 phone calls from victims and their families, the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) said. Dubbed as “modern-day slavery,” human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for forced labor or commercial sexual […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
When is lasik a smart investment

When is lasik a smart investment

If you are looking into LASIK eye surgery but have been put off by the high price tag, here are some facts you may want to consider. Although the initial cost of LASIK may be significant, it could actually be a good investment and save you money in the long run once you realize you […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A better night’s sleep might lie in your blanket

A better night’s sleep might lie in your blanket

Sleep is a wonderful thing, but for many people, getting that sleep can prove elusive. Tried-and-true tips include keeping a regular schedule, getting enough daily exercise and creating a relaxing bedtime routine, but a new approach to sleeping soundly suggests that the right blanket can be instrumental in getting plenty of zzzz’s. For some people, […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·