Sleepy Brits Are The Grumpiest ‘Morning People' In Europe. The majority of British people dread the alarm clock and hit the snooze button every morning, a study has discovered, making Brits the most grumpy morning people in Europe.
Compared to our European counterparts, who wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day, Brits are short-tempered, miserable and still half asleep when they eventually pull themselves from under the duvet. According to the study by Philips Wake-up Light, only a third of Brits consider themselves an 'early-bird' who rises out of bed as soon as the alarm clock goes off, and 40 per cent admit they struggle to find the energy to get out of bed after countless snooze alarm attempts.
Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro with Faster Processors, More Storage. Apple has quietly upgraded its entire MacBook Pro lineup with faster processors and better internal storage without changing prices.
The upgrades come just in time to capitalize on the holiday buying season. The entry-level 13-inch MacBookPro comes in two versions, a $1,199 version that comes with a 2.4 Intel Core i5 processor, 500 Gb of storage space and 4Gb of RAM. The early 2011 versions that are being sold in stores right now only have a 2.3Ghz dual-core Intel Core i5, 4Gb of RAM, and 320 Gb of hard drive. The faster 13-inch MacBook Pro will still sell for $1,499 but instead will come with a newer 2.8Ghz dual core i7 processor up from the early 2011 version with 2.7 Ghz processor. It will also have a bigger hard drive capacity of 750Gb up from its previous 500Gb version. The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch also has two versions available. News360.com. Stéphane Marceau is the co-founder of OMsignal, a wearable tech innovator.
Back in 2008, my co-founder Frederic Chanay and I took our first stab at developing a rough prototype for a bracelet with an accelerometer and skin conductance sensor that connected to an iPhone via Bluetooth. We had the financial backing of a major global communications company, we had the motivation; but most importantly, we were committed to our unwavering conviction that wearables were the future of mobile health and wellness. That prototype never made it to market.. Ophthalmologist Discovers Possible Side Effect In Macular Degeneration Drug. Link Discovered Between Exposure To Chemical BPA Before Birth And Behavioral, Emotional Difficulties In Girls. Light of Peace Mind Map. US research shows link between soft drink and violence - Health. Researchers in the United States say there's a 'shocking' association - if only a statistical one - between violence by teenagers and the amount of fizzy soft drink they drink.
High-school students in inner-city Boston who consumed more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week were between nine and 15 per cent likelier to engage in an aggressive act compared with counterparts who drank less. "What we found was that there was a strong relationship between how many soft drinks that these inner-city kids consumed and how violent they were, not only in violence against peers but also violence in dating relationships, against siblings," said David Hemenway, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Physical fitness key to keeping your eyes healthy. Israel Herald (ANI) Tuesday 25th October, 2011 Maintaining an active lifestyle could be a new way to keep our eyes healthy and reduce glaucoma risk, a new study has suggested.
It found that higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term beneficial impact on low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important risk factor for glaucoma. The study examined the relationship between physical activity and current OPP in 5,650 men and women aged 48 to 90 who live in the U.K. and were part of initial cohort from 1993 - 1997. From 2006 to 2010, study participants were examined for eye pressure -medically termed intraocular pressure (IOP)- and systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements.
The results showed that moderate physical exercise performed approximately 15 years previously is associated with a 25percent reduced risk of low OPP. Divide over when to use in-depth cholesterol tests. For heart health, you're supposed to know your numbers: Total cholesterol, the bad LDL kind and the good HDL kind.
But your next checkup might add a new number to the mix. More doctors are going beyond standard cholesterol counts, using another test to take a closer look at the bad fats - a count of particles that carry LDL through the blood. Cardiologists are divided over the usefulness of that approach. 2-week-old girl rescued from Turkey rubble - World news - Europe. News bites: Taxpayer funding for anti-abortion groups, CLASS Act's void, and more. Association Between Daily Smoking, Low Mastery And Repeat Episodes Of Depression.
Most Powerful U.S. Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled. This undated handout photo provided by the National Nuclear Security Administration shows the United States' last B53 nuclear bomb.
The 10,000-pound bomb is scheduled to be dismantled Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Pantex Plant just outside Amarillo, Texas.AP AMARILLO, Texas – The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs -- a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima -- is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War.
The final components of the B53 bomb will be broken down Tuesday at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo, the nation's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. The completion of the dismantling program is a year ahead of schedule, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, and aligns with President Barack Obama's goal of reducing the number of nuclear weapons. Gas Pump Handles Top Study Of Filthy Surfaces. Novartis to cut 2,000 jobs to save annual $200 million. Ancient supernova mystery solved. 25 October 2011Last updated at 12:45 The supernova grew to inexplicable size in a short period of time, starting nearly 2,000 years ago A mystery surrounding the first recorded supernova - seen by Chinese astronomers in AD185 - has been solved.
The supernova RCW 86 lit up the sky for eight months, documented at the time as a "guest star". Legal highs need more controls, say drug council. 25 October 2011Last updated at 15:35 The government can ban the import of drugs as well as curb alternatives to legal highs The sale, supply and impact of so-called "legal highs" should be more controlled, the government's drugs advisers have recommended.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said stricter laws, more research and awareness were needed to curb them. CDC could soon recommend boys receive HPV vaccine. CDC: Tests on thousands of people show "no serious safety concerns" The advisory committee votes to recommend males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinatedHPV is the number one sexually transmitted disease in the nation The HPV vaccine has been approved for males since 2009 Atlanta (CNN) -- A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said the vaccine series can be started as early as age 9. Grab your Coffee, I think this paper may depress you. (Source) A few weeks ago I saw this headline floating around the interwebs. Ed and Deb Shapiro: What Does Meditation Mean to You? If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. -- Lao Tzu At a time of economic downturn, with corruption on the rise and countries at war, we wondered what could bring greater awareness, kindness and compassion to a world in so much chaos?
Could something as subtle and understated as meditation possibly have any affect on business, the environment, conflict or even politics? Can meditation make a big enough change in consciousness to transform the way we see ourselves, each other and our world? How I Use Mindmapping to Write. I use lots of tools for writing. The other day, I talked about the importance of writing practice. Today, as I’m working on a new speech, I wanted to share another tool I use: mind mapping. Before you ask, because the technology minded of you often do, this particular mindmapping software is called Mind Node and it’s for Mac.
There are plenty of tools for Windows and some that operate online. American, Dane kidnapped in Somalia - World news - Africa - Somalia. NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunmen abducted a 32-year-old female American aid worker in northern Somalia on Tuesday along with a Danish and a Somali colleague as their convoy headed to the airport. The kidnappings come only weeks after four Europeans were seized by suspected Somali gunmen in neighboring Kenya. A self-proclaimed Somali pirate said that pirates had captured the three.
DaVita says U.S. govt probes payment for infusion drugs. Ben Greenfield: Can You 'Spot Reduce' Body Fat? Wouldn't it be fabulous if there was a way to take one area of your body, like your butt, your abs, the back of your arms, or your thighs, and make all the fat in that area disappear by doing one particular, magical exercise? Unfortunately, there isn't. (And if there was, then you could do just a few hundred crunches a day and have magazine cover model washboard abs.) But with a few tweaks to your exercise regimen, you actually can "spot reduce" (that's reduce, not eliminate).
Before you learn how to spot reduce, you should know how fat burning actually works. WellPoint offers members cash incentives for using less expensive facilities. From 234 pounds to the Miss America pageant. Rehberg introduces healthcare law repeal legislation. Artificial intelligence community mourns John McCarthy. 25 October 2011Last updated at 18:45. Quarter of Scots 'obese', health survey says. 25 October 2011Last updated at 15:43 Statistics suggest 65% of adults in Scotland are overweight. Closing the Gap between Psychology and God. This year has been the worst in recent history for natural disasters in the U.S., with record-level floods, fires, and hurricanes. APHA: National Prescription Drug... Biogen multiple sclerosis drug works in second trial.
Don’t lose the context! Response to: Are you maternal enough to be a woman? 5 Things You Should Know Before Giving Birth. Boeing's Dreamliner completes first commercial flight. 26 October 2011Last updated at 13:53 The All Nippon Airlines flight carried its first passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong. October 26, 2011. Boeing Dreamliner's Inaugural Fight Lands In Hong Kong. October 26, 2011: An All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 lands at Hong Kong International Airport for the airplane's inaugural commercial flight from Japan.AP. Obama makes unscheduled stop at Roscoe's Chicken. Death toll from tainted cantaloupes hits 28.
Insurers in 15 states could be subject to HHS appeals review. Insurers to Supreme Court: Other parts of health law depend on mandate. What Makes a Rabbit’s Foot Lucky? German Rosat spacecraft re-entered over Bay of Bengal. California bucks U.S. trend on teacher evaluations - latimes.com. X Prize contest seeks secrets in DNA of the elderly - Health - Aging. 10 red flags to identify crappy on-line health content. Quackwatch. Gun found at NC school, days after shooting - US news - Crime & courts. Warning over HIV home test kits. Exclusive: Medtronic probes insulin pump risks. Yemeni women burn veils to protest regime. Seven big problems for 7 billion people - US news - Life. Study: Yaz Has Higher Risks of Blood Clots. Feds urged to ease up on medical pot. Ex-Goldman director arrested in trading case - Business - US business. Space Junk Crisis: Time to Bring in the Lasers. Using the Sun to Find the Angular Size of a Photo.
Supreme Court to review health reform lawsuits next month. Bat killer cause confirmed as fungus. Self-Defense Or Cold-Blooded Murder? Trial Begins For Mom Charged With Killing Neighbor. Reused pacemakers safe option in poor nations. Bold Stroke: New Font Helps Dyslexics Read [Slide Show] Remembers Dr. Franklin A. Neva, October 26. Will You Give Your Son the HPV Vaccine? Tim Hemmes Moves Robotic Arm With His Mind. Take 3 Steps Toward Preventing Infections - Home. APHA: CDC releases tools to prev... Perry Unveils New Economic Plan. Anastasia Rubis: Losing Steve Jobs to a Taboo Cancer. Insurers Weigh In on Health Care Law. News360.com. Democrats push back against GOP calls to repeal aborted CLASS Act. MLB postpones Game 6 until Thursday due to expected rain. U.N. wants better life for world of 7 billion.
Judith Johnson: The True Face of Prejudice. Repeat Bouts Of Depression Linked To Low Mastery And Smoking. House Democrats would reject deficit supercommittee Medicare benefit cuts. Gretchen Rubin: Quiz: Are You an "Energizer" or a "De-Energizer" at Work? The American Fascination With Zombies. United Health/Oxford Stops Effort to Keep Rate-Increase Filings Secret. Snow blankets Denver area after 80-degree day - Weather. Breast cancer patient: I was over-treated for cancer. Matheson is first Dem to back CLASS repeal. Murder, suicide top medical deaths in pregnancy. Fruitwash Labels Dissolve Into Natural Produce Cleaner When Rinsed. Biological Changes Thwart Weight-Loss Efforts, Study Finds. After dieting, hormone changes may fuel weight regain. OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Democrats at odds over Medicare cuts. Water Bottle Lawsuit: California Attorney General Sues Companies Over False Biodegradable Claims.