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The top three killers of Americans including heart attack, cancer, and stroke, are much lower here. In addition, not only are life years extended, but healthy life years as well. Women can also expect a much more pleasant trip through menopause.
Link: http://surgicaltechnicianschools.org/?page_id=115The top three killers of Americans including heart attack, cancer, and stroke, are... more
First Lady Michelle Obama has launched the Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids initiative to encourage American families to make healthier lifestyle choices. The campaign targets the topics of exercise and healthy food as the keys to fighting childhood obesity across America.
http://www.causecast.org/news_items/9577-first-lady-michelle-obama-launches-lets-move-americas-move-to-raise-a-healthier-generation-of-kids-to-fight-childhood-obesityFirst Lady Michelle Obama has launched the Let’s Move: America’s Move to... more
There are hundreds of little known facts about food out there, but we have picked the ones we think are both a bit intriguing and undoubtedly scary at the same time. Either way, we think that these facts are absolutely worth knowing about.
Link: http://www.forensicsciencetechnician.org/?page_id=113There are hundreds of little known facts about food out there, but we have picked the... more
The holidays can represent the best time of year for healthy living, as it is a time when many people can focus on a mind-body-soul connection.The holidays can represent the best time of year for healthy living, as it is a time... more
The holidays can represent the best time of year for healthy living, as it is a time when many people can focus on a mind-body-soul connection.
Link: http://lpntobsnonline.org/2009/25-easy-healthy-living-tips-for-christmas-new-years-and-the-holidays/The holidays can represent the best time of year for healthy living, as it is a time... more
Julie Goodale is an incredibly brave woman who has truly taken control of a negative, and turned it into a positive. She survived breast cancer, and has turned her struggle into a passion for educating other women on fitness, getting tested, and how the two come together to keep us healthy and conscious of our bodies. http://thedemoiselles.com/archives/out-of-the-nest-fitness-for-survivorsJulie Goodale is an incredibly brave woman who has truly taken control of a negative,... more
Wellness and Lifestyle Advocate, Terra Wellington, shares mom-to-mom tips on how to keep your family healthy this fall season. Video from American Textile Company, Kellogg’s, B&G Foods, and The National Association for Margarine Manufacturers.Wellness and Lifestyle Advocate, Terra Wellington, shares mom-to-mom tips on how to... more
I'm interested to know why you get up in the morning, what you're working towards, what you're looking forward to, etc. How important is your health? how important to you is the air you breathe? How important is peace of mind?I'm interested to know why you get up in the morning, what you're working... more
There are five zones around the world where people tend to live the longest, healthiest lives. Below is a list of 25 amazing health discoveries, lifestyles, and simple changes that have come from this region and can be easily done in your own home.There are five zones around the world where people tend to live the longest,... more
So these two guys wanted to “see what it would be like to run as much as [their] World of Warcraft characters."
They rigged two treadmills up to their computers and, dressed as their characters in full WoW regalia, commenced on what they’ve christened the RL Race Across Azeroth.
Outcome: They were pretty winded.So these two guys wanted to “see what it would be like to run as much as [their]... more
Why a cheat sheet? Because it takes less energy to use what’s available than to re-create the wheel. You can then use that energy to change your bad habits and to develop a healthier lifestyle in the process.Why a cheat sheet? Because it takes less energy to use what’s available than to... more
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) aired serious doubt on the ability of the Department of Education (DepEd) to fight the tooth decay problem plaguing public school children with the lack of comfort rooms, wash basins, and clean potable water in public schools.The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) aired serious doubt on the ability of the... more
1. Anchor Wam Froot Milk Drink (Mango Magic)
2. Anchor Wam Froot Milk Drink (Orange Chill)
3. Anchor Wam Froot Milk Drink (Strawberry Spin)
4. Arla Full Cream Milk (repacked)
5. Austria Milk Candies
6. Candyman White Rabbit Butter Toffee Candy
7. Cottage Milk Sweet Cream Butter Milk
8. Crisp Bean Chocolate
9. Crisp Chocolate Stone
10. Dairy America Milk Powder (repacked)
11. Dairy Kreem Skimmed Milk Powder
12. Dong Guan Bairong Coconut Biscuits
13. Farmland Milk Powder
14. Kiddie Soya Milk Egg Delight
15. La Crema (Puregold) Skimmed Milk Powder (original)
16. La Crema (Puregold) Skimmed Milk Powder (regular)
17. Magic Chew Grape Fruit Sharing
18. Milk Drink in Red Can
19. Oakland Skimmed Milk Power
20. Showa Tempura Batter Mix1. Anchor Wam Froot Milk Drink (Mango Magic) 2. Anchor Wam Froot Milk Drink (Orange... more
Manila, October 3, 2008 (AFP) - Two China-made milk products sold in the Philippines have tested positive for melamine, health officials said Friday, ordering that they be removed from store shelves immediately.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque said authorities suspect the products, under the brand names Yili and Mengniu, were illegally smuggled into the country as they do not have labels in English.
Duque played down any fears of a public health scare stemming from consumption of the products -- Green Food Yili fresh milk and a Mengniu milk drink.
"There have been no reports coming from our hospitals, whom we ordered to report to us cases of kidney problems that may have some associations with the intake of milk tainted with melamine," Duque said.
The government has shut down a Manila supermarket found to be selling the two brands, Duque said.
Last month, the government ordered Chinese-made milk products to be removed from grocery shelves after tests revealed widespread contamination with the industrial chemical melamine, which makes products appear to have more protein.
Such products have killed at least four children and sickened 53,000 in mainland China, officials have said.
The health department's Bureau of Food and Drugs has cleared 28 other China-made products for sale in the Philippines after they tested negative for melamine content, said its laboratory chief, Maria Lourdes Santiago.
The bureau is testing a second batch of 200 mostly Chinese-made dairy products, with results expected next week, Santiago said.Manila, October 3, 2008 (AFP) - Two China-made milk products sold in the Philippines... more
Certain regional stereotypes have long since become cliches: The stressed-out New Yorker. The laid-back Californian.
But the conscientious Floridian? The neurotic Kentuckian?
You bet -- at least, according to new research on the geography of personality. Based on more than 600,000 questionnaires and published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the study maps regional clusters of personality traits, then overlays state-by-state data on crime, health and economic development in search of correlations.
Even after controlling for variables such as race, income and education levels, a state's dominant personality turns out to be strongly linked to certain outcomes. Amiable states, like Minnesota, tend to be lower in crime. Dutiful states -- an eclectic bunch that includes New Mexico, North Carolina and Utah -- produce a disproportionate share of mathematicians. States that rank high in openness to new ideas are quite creative, as measured by per-capita patent production. But they're also high-crime and a bit aloof. Apparently, Californians don't much like socializing, the research suggests.
As for high-anxiety states, that group includes not just Type A New York and New Jersey, but also states stressed by poverty, such as West Virginia and Mississippi. As a group, these neurotic states tend to have higher rates of heart disease and lower life expectancy.
Lead researcher Peter Jason Rentfrow, lecturer at the University of Cambridge in England, said he was startled to find such correlations. "That just blew me away," he said.
Psychologists unaffiliated with the study say it's intriguing but limited. There's no way to unravel the chicken-and-egg question: Do states tend to nurture specific personalities because of their histories, cultures, even climates? Or do Americans, seeking kindred spirits, migrate to the states where they feel at home? Maybe both forces are at work -- but in what balance?
Another issue: The personality maps may reinforce stereotypes and tempt us to draw overly simplistic conclusions, said Toni Schmader, a psychologist at the University of Arizona. Knowing Arizona ranks low in neuroticism, Ms. Schmader said, she might conclude that sunny weather makes for sunny dispositions. But if the data had turned out the other way, the sun could just as easily be blamed for high neuroticism -- for driving Arizonans stir crazy by keeping them cooped up in air conditioning.
"We tend to reject information that doesn't agree with our stereotypes," Ms. Schmader said.
Cross-cultural psychology was all the rage in the 1930s and 1940s, driven by a craze among anthropologists for comparing child-rearing practices in modern and pre-industrial societies. But the discipline fell out of favor, partly because of concerns that the comparisons were driven more by value judgments than standardized assessments.
In the past decade, the field has been reinvigorated by the development of a 44-question personality test that evaluates five traits: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness. Some psychologists disagree with this matrix; others would add traits such as honesty. But the assessment, called the Big Five Inventory, has been widely used in scientific research.
Mr. Rentfrow came to the field full of questions gleaned from a life spent hop-scotching across America. Why were his neighbors in Texas so relaxed, so courteous, so obsessed with sports? Why did New Yorkers seem so tense and inward-focused, often brusque to the point of rudeness?
For more click the link.Certain regional stereotypes have long since become cliches: The stressed-out New... more
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)—The International Olympic Committee will examine several pending doping cases from the Beijing Games this weekend.
An IOC disciplinary commission will meet Sunday to consider sanctions against, among others, the silver and bronze medalists from Belarus in the men’s hammer throw.
Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan tested positive for traces of testosterone after the hammer final Aug. 17. If the two are found guilty of doping, they would be disqualified and stripped of their medals.
Devyatovskiy’s silver would go to Krisztian Pars of Hungary, while Tsikhan’s bronze would go to Koji Murofushi of Japan. Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia won the gold medal.
The 31-year-old Devyatovskiy faces a lifetime ban if found guilty of a second doping offense. He served a two-year drug suspension from 2000-02.
It would be a first offense for 32-year-old Tsikhan, a three-time world champion and silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Other doping cases also will be examined.
IOC executive board member Gerhard Heiberg told Norwegian television that “several people from several nations” were implicated. He would not name them.
Emmanuelle Moreau, an IOC spokeswoman, said the panel would review “all pending cases from Beijing.” She said these included samples “that might have come back with adverse findings after the games were finished.”
Six athletes were disqualified for doping during the games.
The Olympics ended Aug. 24. It can take several days for samples to clear testing, so any positive tests from the second week of the games might only be confirmed afterward.
Moreau said the panel was only meeting now, nearly a month after the end of the games, because of the logistics in getting the members together and allowing athletes to attend the hearing.
The disciplinary panel can disqualify athletes on its own. It also can forward recommendations to the IOC executive board for a final ruling.
Disqualified by the IOC during the Beijing Olympics were Ukrainian heptathlete Lyudmila Blonska, Ukrainian weightlifter Igor Razoronov, Greek hurdler Fani Halkia, North Korean shooter Kim Jong Su, Spanish cyclist Isabel Moreno and Vietnamese gymnast Thi Ngan Thuong Do.
Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, while Kim’s silver and bronze medals were revoked.
The IOC carried out more than 5,000 doping tests during the games.LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)—The International Olympic Committee will examine... more
TOKYO (Reuters) – The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday on Thursday, telling reporters at his home in southern Japan about his joyful life and healthy appetite.
"I'm happy," said Tomoji Tanabe as the local mayor presented him with flowers and a giant tea cup glazed with his name and date of birth. "I'm well. I eat a lot," he added.
Tanabe, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living male last year, eats mostly vegetables and believes the key to longevity is not drinking alcohol.
The former civil servant lives with his son, drinks milk every day and has no major illnesses, although he now writes in his diary only once or twice a month. He used to write on a daily basis.
"His favorite food is fried shrimp, but we've heard that he's cut back on oily food," said an official at his hometown of Miyakonojo, about 900 km (560 miles) southwest of Tokyo.
"He's said he wants to live for another 10 years, that he doesn't want to die." The Japanese are among the world's longest-lived people, with the number of those aged 100 or older at a record 36,276, a government report last week showed.
Japanese women have topped the world's longevity ranks for 23 years, while men rank third after Iceland and Hong Kong.TOKYO (Reuters) – The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday on... more