Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

Eating breakfast can boost activity levels says new study

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that eating breakfast could help obese people improve their health by prompting them to become more active.  The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Bath, UK, looked at a possible link between breakfast, body weight and health and builds on previous […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

(Relaxnews) – Adele’s new single “Hello” has notched up a new record in her native UK, becoming the biggest number one track in three years. The song’s opening week saw it shift 333,000 copies, including 259,000 downloads and 7.32 million streams, Billboard reports, beating Justin Bieber’s record of 3.87million plays in one week with “What Do You […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Eighth episode of the Star Wars saga to shoot at legendary Pinewood Studios

Eighth episode of the Star Wars saga to shoot at legendary Pinewood Studios

(Relaxnews) – British politician George Osborne announced Monday via Twitter that the upcoming installment of the illustrious space saga will be filmed at the UK’s Pinewood Studios just outside of London. Because Monday, May 4 is a bank holiday in the UK, Pinewood Studios could not be reached for comment, according to the Hollywood Reporter who […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The most popular 2015 travel destination among Asians: Japan

The most popular 2015 travel destination among Asians: Japan

(Relaxnews) – Japan has emerged the most popular vacation destination in 2015 for travelers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China in a poll of travel habits in Asia-Pacific. In a new survey by Travelzoo, which publishes travel deals around the world, 56 percent of Taiwanese respondents said they plan to visit Japan in 2015. […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

(Relaxnews) – Pizza Hut in the UK is bringing new meaning to the expression “we eat with our eyes” after using the latest in eye-tracking technology to create the world’s first ‘subconscious menu.’ Set to roll out across all refurbished restaurants in the UK, Pizza Hut’s Subconscious Menu is designed to intuitively recognize what the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Food Videos, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

(Relaxnews) – The American singer will appear at the top of the bill, with Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier also performing during the underwear brand’s show in London early next month. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page the 24-year-old singer is one of this year’s star performers at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, set […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Blind insight sheds light on decision-making abilities: study

Blind insight sheds light on decision-making abilities: study

(Relaxnews) – Intuition tells us more than we sometimes care to admit about the quality of our decisions, according to a new study led by Ryan B. Scott at the University of Sussex in the UK. The results of the study, which involved 450 unpaid participants, suggest the unconscious assesses the accuracy of decisions in […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

(Relaxnews) – It’s set to be a cold, cold Halloween this year as characters from Disney’s 2013 animated film “Frozen” top the chart of the most popular costumes. According to a study by e-commerce provider SLI Systems, Internet users in the US, the UK and Australia have conducted over one million online searches this Halloween season […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Could daylight savings promote kids’ fitness?

Could daylight savings promote kids’ fitness?

(Relaxnews) – Less evening light could reduce childen’s activity levels, according to a meta-analysis by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol in the UK that makes a case against setting the clocks back in autumn. Lead study author Anna Goodman and her team worked with 15 studies in […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

(Relaxnews) – Photos of the faces of Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry were morphed together in a bioengineering experiment to determine how neurons react to ambiguous faces when individuals try to decipher identity. “We are constantly bombarded with noisy and ambiguous sensory information and our brain is constantly making decisions based on such limited data,” […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables per day was associated with better mental well-being in a recent study at the University of Warwick in the UK. In the study, researchers worked with data from over 14,000 participants in the Health Survey for England. Thirty three and a half percent of those with […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening. In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries. The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

An apple a day reduces risk for heart disease by 40 percent: study

(Relaxnews) – A seven-year study involving nearly half a million subjects concludes that daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 40 percent. Dr. Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK presented the study at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Participants hailed from the the China Kadoorie […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

TFC Europe launches ‘Juan EU Konek’: Inspiring Stories of Pinoys in Europe

LONDON, United Kingdom  – ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC) explores the rich and varied stories of Pinoy expatriates in Europe in a new, monthly magazine program, Juan EU Konek. Airing every first Sunday of the month on TFC in Europe and Middle East and on TFC.tv worldwide,Juan EU Konek brings to life the passions, adventures and success stories of […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Promotions, Services ·
Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

Chill out – literally and figuratively – with hemp ice cream

(Relaxnews) – From hemp-laced ice cream to champagne popsicles spiked with an eye-popping 37 percent alcohol, this summer frozen treats are going R-Rated. In a roundup of artisanal and craft ice creams, research firm Euromonitor has highlighted a few innovative, adults-only treats that are poised to shake up the market. In the same vein as […]

19.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Kindness tokens designed to help people pay it forward

Kindness tokens designed to help people pay it forward

(Relaxnews) – Paying it forward is sometimes easier said than done, but one generous start-up is trying to encourage global good deeds with its new concept, “Code of Kindness“. The initiative provides individuals with tokens which are designed to be given away when a person witnesses an act of kindness. The idea is that the […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online ·
Mercedes-Benz cars arc through the sky at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mercedes-Benz cars arc through the sky at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

(Relaxnews) – A 160-tonne steel sculpture depicting two classic Mercedes racing cars soaring through the sky made an appearance last week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The brainchild of artist Gerry Judah, the structure soared in an arc 26 meters over Goodwood House. The London-based creative was commissioned to produce the […]

The World Cup final, coming to a cinema near you in ultra-high definition

The World Cup final, coming to a cinema near you in ultra-high definition

(Relaxnews) – In what is both a sporting and a technological world-first, Sony will be screening two matches live from Brazil for football-supporting cinema-goers in the UK. The company has chosen the Vue multiplex in Westfield, London, for the screenings, which will be beamed live via satellite direct from the iconic Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho […]

30.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ receives international trailer

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ receives international trailer

(Relaxnews) – As Glenn Close’s haughty Nova Corps commander would have it, “the fate of 12 billion people is in the hands of a thief, two thugs, a murderer and a maniac.” For Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, he and his motley crew have a chance to protect the galaxy and prevent a powerful […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
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