Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

Potato chips that release salt on tongue early could help slash sodium levels

(Relaxnews) – Pass the chips, nix the salt. In the ongoing crusade to reduce sodium levels in food, British scientists are working on a way to create a potato chip that releases the flavor of salt that snackers crave before it goes down the hatch. In a study published in Food & Function last week, researchers from the University […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
‘Biological clock’ is linked to heart attacks

‘Biological clock’ is linked to heart attacks

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists on Wednesday said they had uncovered the first molecular proof that the “biological clock” is linked to a type of sudden, fatal heart attack. Ventricular arrhythmia, or abnormal heartbeat, occurs most frequently after waking in the morning — and also to a lesser degree in the evening hours — and causes a […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

Parents in low-income households give kids too much fruit juice: study

(Relaxnews) – Children of low-income families are being fed too much fruit juice compared to children who come from higher-income families, says a new US report. A new study released from the University of Michigan has found that of parents whose household income is less than $30,000 (22,500€) annually, nearly half (49 percent) report that their children […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Top health/fitness apps: track your sex life, buff your biceps, and repel mosquitoes

Top health/fitness apps: track your sex life, buff your biceps, and repel mosquitoes

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Around the globe this week, the most popular health and fitness apps in the iTunes store include apps to track your lovemaking, to perfect your pushup, and to mix your own soothing music to calm rattled nerves. Here are details on top iTunes apps by country/region for the week, recorded on […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Photos ·
Makeup for all: Unisex CK One launching makeup line

Makeup for all: Unisex CK One launching makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Popular unisex fragrance CK One is expanding into color cosmetics, with aims to offer simple makeup to suit both men and women. Comprising products including skin perfecting concealers and foundation as well as bronzer, blush, mascara and color cosmetics such as eye shadow and lipstick, the packaging will be matte black and white […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Eating citrus lowers women’s stroke risk: study

Eating citrus lowers women’s stroke risk: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women who regularly eat citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit may have a lower risk of blood-clot related stroke, according to a US study published on Thursday. Researchers looked at 14 years of data from a US nurses survey that included 69,622 women who reported what they ate, including details on fruit […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

Nutritional labeling at fast food restaurants confusing and ineffective: study

(Relaxnews) – Fast food chains are doing a bad job of making nutritional information of their menu items clear and easy to digest, says a study out of the US. As they exist now, researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing said that calorie counts on US menus require “complex math skills” to interpret, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Philippines aiming to boost Manila airport

Philippines aiming to boost Manila airport

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippine government said Tuesday it was aiming to boost passenger capacity at its congested Manila airport next year with the long-awaited completion of a controversial terminal. Upgrading Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 will allow it to handle its maximum design capacity of 13 million passengers a year, four years after its […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Taco Bell releases Doritos taco across the US

Taco Bell releases Doritos taco across the US

(Relaxnews) – Taco Bell is launching a late night snack idea that’s been bandied about for years by fast food junkies: the Doritos-shell taco. After testing the Doritos Locos Tacos made with Nacho Cheese Doritos in markets like Toledo, Ohio and parts of California, Taco Bell will be rolling out its latest creation across the US March […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Nissan recalls 250,000 cars globally over sensor

Nissan recalls 250,000 cars globally over sensor

(TOKYO-AFP) – Nissan said Thursday it will recall almost 250,000 vehicles worldwide over a loose sensor that could cause fuel leaks in the worst cases. The recall of 249,522 vehicles covers seven models, a Nissan spokesman said. The models are the Juke, made in Japan and Britain, the Japanese-made Serena, Patrol, Infiniti M and Infiniti […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Celebrities to nosh on chicken pot pie and tacos at Oscars post-party

Celebrities to nosh on chicken pot pie and tacos at Oscars post-party

(Relaxnews) – Gold-dusted chocolate statuettes of Oscar, lobster tacos and gourmet chicken pot will be among some of the 50 hors d’oeuvres that will be served to the Hollywood glitterati at the Governor’s Ball on Sunday. For the 18th consecutive year, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will be presiding over the post-Oscars dinner which will serve […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Fete Oscar night with black-and-white cookies and deep-fried Southern-style chicken

Fete Oscar night with black-and-white cookies and deep-fried Southern-style chicken

(Relaxnews) – Be it black-and-white cocktail nibbles in honor of silent film The Artist or a groaning plate of deep-fried Southern-style chicken and chocolate pie to fete The Help, this year’s Academy Awards-nominated films have inspired a range of menu ideas for a festive Oscars viewing party. Unlike the celebrities who’ve been stuffed and squeezed into their designer, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Google launches mobile flight search

Google launches mobile flight search

(Relaxnews) – Google has taken a swipe at flight booking services by launching its flight search engine on mobile devices. The flight search tool, launched last year amid some controversy, now allows users to search for flight information and pricing from Apple and Android devices, the search giant confirmed this week. Like the desktop version, […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Honda recalls Pilot, Acura SUVs in US for tank fix

Honda recalls Pilot, Acura SUVs in US for tank fix

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Japanese automaker Honda recalled new Pilot and Acura MDX sports utility vehicles in the United States Thursday because of a potential fuel tank leak. The recall affects about 8,700 model-year 2012 of the SUVs. Honda said it would inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel tank. A materials flaw in a valve case […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The race for Oscars glory comes to a climax Sunday as Hollywood gathers for the 84th Academy Awards, with hit silent movie “The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” leading down to the wire. After seemingly months of campaigning and dozens of lesser prizes, Tinseltown’s annual awards season draws to a close with the […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
(Feb – March) Health and fitness agenda: Natural Products Expo, International Fitness Showcase

(Feb – March) Health and fitness agenda: Natural Products Expo, International Fitness Showcase

(Relaxnews) – Germany’s massive ISPO trade show heads to Beijing, while Barcelona welcomes the GSMA Mobile World Congrees. 12th ISPO Beijing February 22-25 Beijing, China Germany’s ISPO is one of the biggest events in the world for sports goods manufacturers and suppliers, and its sister event in China draws more than 17,000 visiters and 350 […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Bon Appétit goes digital with new app for tablet e-readers

Bon Appétit goes digital with new app for tablet e-readers

(Relaxnews) - Bon Appétit is the latest gourmet foodie magazine to release an iPad version of its publication. Beginning with the March issue, the tablet app will be available for the iPad and Nook and include additional photos, videos, recipes and tips from the Bon Appétit kitchen. Another feature special to the tablet version is the Kitchen Mode version, which acts […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars show

Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars show

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Spectacular Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil will perform as part of this year’s Oscars show, organizers said Friday. The one-off performance, part of the February 26 Academy Awards show, will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act, with over 50 artists involved. They will perform to music by Oscar-nominated […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Twitter index: Sarah Geronimo Day, ‘Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain’

Twitter index: Sarah Geronimo Day, ‘Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain’

(Relaxnews) – Filipino microbloggers have declared that February 19 and 20 should be Sarah G. Day in honor of Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo. Tweeps are excitedly tweeting about the 23-year-old singer and her on-stage performances. They say, “to enlighten foreigners around the world: Sarah G. Day refers to one of the Most Talented Singers here […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
(Feb – March) Food agenda: Pizza Expo, Food & Wine Festival

(Feb – March) Food agenda: Pizza Expo, Food & Wine Festival

(Relaxnews) – This week is chock full of major international events around the world. From the largest food and drink expo in the Middle East to wine shows in Italy and France, and the largest agricultural fair in France, here are some of the most noteworthy food and drink events around the world. 4th annual […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·