US performs its first uterus transplant

US performs its first uterus transplant

The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday. The nine-hour surgery took place on February 24, and the 26-year-old patient — whose identity was not revealed — was in stable condition, the hospital […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

By Angus Mackinnon Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by attending an ecumenical service in Sweden as a guest of the Lutheran church, the Vatican said Monday. In a highly symbolic act of reconciliation that would even recently have been unthinkable for a Catholic pontiff, Francis will […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: News ·

500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

By Angus Mackinnon Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by attending an ecumenical service in Sweden as a guest of the Lutheran church, the Vatican said Monday. In a highly symbolic act of reconciliation that would even recently have been unthinkable for a Catholic pontiff, Francis will […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Type 2 diabetes patients should eat a high-energy breakfast and a low-energy dinner for optimal control over their blood sugar, according to researchers hailing from Sweden and Israel who conducted a small-scale study. In the new study, published in the journal Diabetologia, they worked with eight men and 10 women who have lived […]

26.02.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

(Relaxnews) – With just a week to go until the Foreign Language category deadline hits, more than fifty countries have made their official selections for the 2015 Academy Awards. Those titles include Cannes Jury Prize winner “Mommy,” directed by Canada’s Xavier Dolan, Brazilian LGBT favorite “The Way He Looks” from Daniel Ribiero, human migration story […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Dairy products could help cut type 2 diabetes risk

Dairy products could help cut type 2 diabetes risk

(Relaxnews) – Consumption of high-fat dairy products could lower the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Lund University Diabetes Center in Malmö, Sweden. The research team, led by Dr. Ulrika Ericson, concluded that people with the highest intake of high fat dairy products reduced their chances of developing type 2 diabetes […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Sleep and the full moon: Study finds a degree of truth in folklore

Sleep and the full moon: Study finds a degree of truth in folklore

(Relaxnews) – With the next full moon approaching on Saturday, July 12, a team of international researchers based in Gothenburg, Sweden, have concluded that people are more sensitive during this lunar phase and will sleep an average of 20 minutes less. Their results match those of a Swiss study conducted last year involving 33 participants, although the […]

10.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Michael Fassbender plays unhinged musician in ‘Frank’ trailer

Michael Fassbender plays unhinged musician in ‘Frank’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Released on May 9 in the UK, Lenny Abrahamson’s film will open in the US in August. The official trailer was unveiled over the weekend. “Frank” tells the story of a young musician, Jon, played by Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley in “Harry Potter”), who joins an eccentric pop band lead by a mysterious […]

23.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Can perfume make you appear more attractive?

Can perfume make you appear more attractive?

s) – Want to instantly boost your attractiveness? Spritz on a nice perfume and you may have just upped your stock. In a very small study funded by Unilever and carried out by neuroscientists and psychologists in the US and Sweden, women’s faces were rated as more attractive in the presence of a pleasant odor, […]

31.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Lunch-hour dance parties being held around the world May 6

Lunch-hour dance parties being held around the world May 6

(Relaxnews) – From the US to France, Vietnam and Sweden, office workers around the world will be loosening their ties and kicking off their heels on Tuesday to join a global lunch hour dance-athon created to let workers blow off steam and put on their dancing shoes midday. Instead of eating stale sandwiches at their […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Offbeat, Online ·
Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

(Relaxnews) – The American sportswear giant has revealed its latest soccer commercial ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. A twist on the classic idea of “winner stays on,” the clip sees two teams of teenage footballers facing off on a local field. Except this is a Nike World Cup ad, so there’s always some extra […]

US firm developing 2,000hp supercar

US firm developing 2,000hp supercar

(Relaxnews) – California-based Trion Supercars announced plans to build the Nemesis, an exceptional sports car designed to rival even the most impressive European models. If it makes it to production, the Nemesis will be powered by a twin turbo V8 engine with over 2,000hp, allowing the car to reach a top speed of over 435km/h […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Motoring ·
At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 3232 Campbell Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. Symposium with Helle Rydstrom, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden; and Nguyen-võ Thu-huong, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA. […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
To keep away belly fat, choose your dietary fats carefully: study

To keep away belly fat, choose your dietary fats carefully: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have performed the first study on humans that demonstrates how food’s fat composition determines where fat will be stored in the body. Findings of the small, preliminary study suggest that polyunsaturated fat — found in olive oil, nuts and seeds and oily fish– seems to keep fat […]

24.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Facebook stats: is age really just a number?

Facebook stats: is age really just a number?

(Relaxnews) – Apparently, the cougar phenomenon is just a blip. Because according to Facebook, when it comes to coupling up, men average about two years older than their female partners internationally. In their latest post on love and relationships — part of their week-long Valentine’s Day series — analysts at Facebook Data Science combed through […]

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Frozen Paris is the theme of new ice hotel suite

Frozen Paris is the theme of new ice hotel suite

(Relaxnews) – The romance of Paris and the wilderness of the Arctic Circle might seem worlds away from one another, but they have been brought together thanks to a new suite at the Icehotel in Sweden. Created by French design duo Les Ateliers de Germaine, ‘Up There’ features the skyline of Montmartre carved into its icy […]

10.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

(Relaxnews) - Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world’s strangest and funniest New Year’s traditions. The locals in Talca, Chile came out in first place by a long shot in the “strangest” category with their custom of spending the night in a cemetery […]

1.6 billion people on social networks: study

1.6 billion people on social networks: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer said Tuesday. The study said the number was up 14.2 percent from a year ago and growth will push that number up to 2.33 billion by […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Swedish ice hotel to install fire alarms

Swedish ice hotel to install fire alarms

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – A famous hotel rebuilt every winter in northern Sweden using only ice said Thursday it would install fire alarms this year. The hotel, located in the small Arctic town of Jukkasjaervi, is following a request by the authorities to guarantee the safety of its guests. “We were a little surprised at first, but […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
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