Need an extra boost of brain power? Take a whiff of rosemary

Need an extra boost of brain power? Take a whiff of rosemary

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve got a project or test coming up, consider slamming a chicken in the oven with a whack of rosemary. Because according to a new study, exposure to the pungent, piney herb helps boost cognitive performance and mood. In a study released February 24 and published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

(Relaxnews) – In the UK, the Department of Health plans to ask doctors in the country to encourage their patients to rely on mobile apps to track biometrics and symptoms for a range of health issues, from pregnancy to diabetes — all in hopes of trimming back unnecessary medical visits. According to a release last week, the […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
As flu season kicks in, here’s how to protect yourself

As flu season kicks in, here’s how to protect yourself

(Relaxnews) – It’s official: flu season in the US has kicked off, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention announced on Friday — making it the latest flu season start in the country in 24 years. The CDC has been monitoring the flu for months but does not consider the season officially launched […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Common sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

Common sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

(PARIS-AFP) – Commonly-prescribed sleeping pills are linked to a more-than fourfold risk of premature death, according to an American study published in the journal BMJ Open on Monday. These medications were also associated at higher doses with a 35-percent increased risk of cancer as compared with non-users, but the reason for this is unclear. Doctors […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

13 photos (Relaxnews) – The 84th Academy Awards took place February 26, with red carpet highlights including Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior gown and Meryl Streep’s eco-friendly Lanvin frock. See all of the best-dressed stars here. ©AFP PHOTO/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich sparkled in Elie Saab. ©AFP PHOTO/Jason Merritt/Getty Images Berenice Bejo Berenice […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Stars accept their Oscar statuettes, presented in Hollywood, California on February 26. ©AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR Best Picture Uggie the dog from Best Picture winner ‘The Artist’ poses with cast members in the press room. The film won 5 awards. ©AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK Best Actor Actor Jean Dujardin […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Top iPhone apps: Move the Box, iEspagnol

Top iPhone apps: Move the Box, iEspagnol

(Relaxnews) – This week iPhone users in France were learning Spanish, pushing iEspagnol to the top of the free apps charts, while in the UK, USA and Korea players were testing their logical thinking abilities with Move the Box. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country* for the week, by number […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Emporio Armani

Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Emporio Armani

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Longer hemlines ruled at Bottega Veneta and Mila Schon’s Fall-Winter 2012-13 collections while Raf Simons’s last collection for Jil Sander combined minimalist lines and feminine colors. ©AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS Fluid metal Bottega Veneta showcased outfits based around intricate prints and long shapely gowns. ©AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN Jaunty […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Complete list of Oscar winners

Complete list of Oscar winners

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The following is a list of the winners in all categories at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday: – Best picture: “The Artist.” – Best director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist.” – Best leading actor: Jean Dujardin in “The Artist.” – Best leading actress: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady.” – Best supporting […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Twitter index: ‘The Artist’ and Meryl Streep celebrate Oscar success

Twitter index: ‘The Artist’ and Meryl Streep celebrate Oscar success

(Relaxnews) – On February 27 Twitter users around the world are celebrating the success of silent French film The Artist and actress Meryl Streep at this year’s Oscars. In total The Artist picked up five awards, including Best Picture, making it the night’s joint biggest success with Hugo, which also won five awards including Best Art Direction. Meryl Streep was also […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
‘Angry Birds Space’ launching March 22

‘Angry Birds Space’ launching March 22

(Relaxnews) - Angry Birds Space will be the biggest Angry Birds launch since the 2009 original, with simultaneous animation, publishing and retail releases in the works, says series creator Rovio. Rovio is linking up with both NASA and National Geographic for the new game, promising entirely new elements to feature within Angry Birds Space, with more details to come on […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Trafalgar Square, focal point for Olympic spectators, gets new statue

Trafalgar Square, focal point for Olympic spectators, gets new statue

(Relaxnews) – A new statue has been unveiled on the fourth plinth of London’s famous tourist attraction Trafalgar Square. The piece of art, which depicts a boy on a rocking horse, is by Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset and is the latest in a series on contemporary art commissions to fill the plinth. The plinth, […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
(March 4 – 25) Auto agenda: European Car of the Year

(March 4 – 25) Auto agenda: European Car of the Year

(Relaxnews) – On March 5, the winner of the European Car of the Year is unveiled — a prelude to the enormous Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off the day after. IEEE Electric Vehicle Conference March 4-8 Greenville, South Carolina USA Keynote speakers and researchers from the world’s leading automakers and academic institutions are expected […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dragonair aiming to spread its wings

Dragonair aiming to spread its wings

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – The growing influence of Dragonair over Asian skies is set to continue with the news that the airline is planning to increase its fleet by one-fifth. Six new aircraft will be rolled out by the airline over the next 12 months — four Airbus A320s and two Airbus A330s — taking Dragonair’s fleet to […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
US health experts give nod to new obesity drug

US health experts give nod to new obesity drug

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday urged approval of a new obesity drug, Qnexa, after warning against its approval in 2010 due to safety concerns. The panel voted 20-2 that the FDA should allow Qnexa on the market, saying the latest overall benefit-risk assessment supported its approval. […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
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 ·