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Hempseed oil has healthy potential: study

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:51pm EST (Reuters Health) – With an ideal ratio of omega-6 and -3 fatty acids and some plant chemicals thought to lower high blood pressure, hempseed oil has potential as part of a heart-healthy diet, according to Spanish researchers. They analyzed the makeup of oil extracted from Cannabis sativa, often called industrial hemp, which is a cousin of marijuana but with very low levels of the […]

Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children

LONDON Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:59am EST (Reuters) – Smoking will soon be banned in cars carrying children in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, under new laws aimed at reducing the effects of passive smoking on young people. The move comes after lobbying from health campaigners and the opposition Labour party, who cited research showing that smoking in cars exposed children to more concentrated smoke and caused health problems. The government confirmed it would […]

Alibaba to launch U.S. e-commerce website

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to launch a U.S. e-commerce website through its subsidiaries Vendio and Auctiva, which are in turn part of the Alibaba.com business group, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The 11 Main (11main.com) site is an online shopping businessthat offers “interesting, quality products” from “hand-picked shop owners” such as fashion, tech and jewelry goods. Alibaba has been ramping up its international expansion with various acquisitions, including leading a roughly $200 million investment […]

Smoking tied to increased risk of common type of breast cancer

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:29am EST (Reuters Health) – Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers found that women between 20 and 44 years old who had smoked a pack of cigarettes per day for at least 10 years were 60 percent more likely than those who smoked less to develop so-called estrogen receptor-positive […]

Truck Made Of Ice “Ice Truck”

If you are looking for a unique vehicle, a truck made from 11 thousand blocks of ice can be found in Canada. The ‘ice truck’, which is a replica of the 2005 Chevy Silverado, is fully functional. According to various reports, the truck was built by Hensall, Ontario-based Icedculture, using a real truck chasis and running gear. Its battery can reportedly resist temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees celsius. Last year, the truck set a […]

Teens’ poor breakfast choices predict later health problems

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:53pm EST   (Reuters Health) – Teenagers who didn’t eat a good breakfast were more likely to be obese and have elevated blood sugar in middle age, a new study shows. Researchers at Umea University in Sweden found that teens who reported eating no breakfast or only sweets were two-thirds more likely to develop a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes when […]

Team spirit may help men lose weight

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Fri Feb 7, 2014 12:18pm EST (Reuters Health) – Men who took part in a weight loss program designed specifically for male soccer fans lost an average of 12 pounds (5 kg) and had a good time doing it, according to a new study from Scotland. The 12-week Football Fans in Training (FFIT) program, run by coaching staffs from 13 Scottish Professional Football League teams, combined advice on healthy diet […]

Prince Charles And Prince William Release “Unite For Wildlife” Video

(Reuters) — Prince Charles and his son Prince William have joined forces to create a video message supporting the campaign to stop the illegal wildlife trade. The release of the video on Sunday (February 9) marks the start of a week of activities by the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge to highlight the devastating effects of the trade. They talk about the unprecedented levels of killing of endangered species, such as elephants, which are killed at a rate of […]

Types of Facebookers

In honor of Facebook’s 10th anniversary, let us define the different kinds of Facebook commenters we usually encounter. Sometimes, we tend to notice someone’s personality by reading its comments to any of our posts, and we usually scan comments by others when our favorite artists posted something in their fan pages. Here are 4 types of Facebookers we usually encounter on Facebook. Please no hard feelings and don’t be offended. 1. The Liker They are […]

Google buys Lenovo shares worth $750 million

(Reuters) – Internet search company Google Inc bought a 5.94 percent stake in China’s Lenovo Group Ltd last month for $750 million, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Google acquired 618.3 million Lenovo shares at $1.213 per share on January 30, the stock exchange said late on Thursday. Lenovo agreed to buy Google’s Motorola handset division last week for $2.91 billion in a cash and stock deal.

Disappearance of wildflowers may have doomed Ice Age giants

(Reuters) – Flower power may have meant the difference between life and death for some of the extinct giants of the Ice Age, including the mighty woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros. Scientists who studied DNA preserved in Arctic permafrost sediments and in the remains of such ancient animals have concluded that these Ice Age beasts relied heavily on the protein-rich wildflowers that once blanketed the region. But dramatic Ice Age climate change caused a huge […]

Facebook grants father’s wish to see dead son’s video

(Reuters) – Facebook has granted a Missouri father’s tearful request to unlock his dead son’s social media page and give him access to a video compilation of photos and posts he had been unable to view. This week, to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has generated automated “Look Back” videos of users’ social media pages, showing highlights of their time on the site. Users must sign on to their Facebook page to instruct the social […]