Friday, May 28, 2010

Brush Your Teeth to Protect Your Heart

People who brush their teeth regularly have better heart health, according to a new study. Researchers found a direct relationship between how frequently a person brushes his or her teeth and cardiovascular disease. It appears that people who don't brush very often have much higher inflammation in their bodies.

People with periodontal disease have a significantly higher risk of heart disease than people with healthy gums. Experts believe that bacterial infections in the mouth and gums raises system-wide inflammation in the body, and leads to the build up of dangerous plaque in the arteries and, eventually, serious heart disease.

Learn some mo': Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes

Friday, May 21, 2010

Google TV is Launched

Google Inc. has unveiled it's highly anticipated Google TV service, which is a blend of television programming and web content and is a major attempt to expand into larger ad markets.

Google executives say that special set-top boxes will be needed to use the new service, which is based on the company's Android operating system. The boxes are designed to connect to regular cable and satellite receivers and are controlled by a wireless remote keyboard and/or Android-based mobile phones.

Other companies have attempted to integrate Internet content and TV content in the past but many experts believe that Google TV will be by far the most successful attempt yet!

Learn some mo': What is Google TV?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

US Senators Introduce New Energy Bill

Two of the top US senators introduced a new comprehensive and sweeping energy bill today. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman say that their new bill will help to end US dependence on foreign oil while helping to keep US industry competitive.

According to Kerry the bill will work toward turning US energy policy into a strength instead of a weakness.

The bill seeks to fix several major energy problems by expanding nuclear power production, providing incentives for "clean coal" technology development, spending money to develop alternative energy sources (including solar and wind), and developing program to help US industry transition to lower-carbon systems.

Learn some mo': Top senators introduce comprehensive energy bill

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Miracle Mineral Solution: A Real Cure or a Scam?

An alternative health treatment called the Miracle Mineral Solution -- aka "MMS" or "Miracle Mineral Supplement" -- has been spreading like wildfire for the past couple of years. There are claims from all around the world that it helps to treat and even cure some of the deadliest diseases, including cancer, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS among others.

MMS is really just a strong solution of sodium chlorite that is mixed with an acid like lemon or lime juice (or citric acid) to form chlorine dioxide, a well-known oxidizing agent. Chlorine dioxide is considered to be one of the most powerful oxidizers and pathogen-killers in the world, but until now it was used mainly in industrial water treatment and bleaching processes

Jim Humble, the man who "discovered" MMS -- at least in terms of using it as an internal medical treatment -- claims that it's the answer to many of the world's worst diseases. He says that he's treated over 75,000 people during field tests in Africa, mainly using the chlorine dioxide to kill malaria.

Even though many alternative health forums on the web are filling up with testimonials from happy MMS users, there is still a lot of doubt regarding the effectiveness and safety of this unique product. The United States medical community especially is regarding it, at best, as a worthless scam... at worst, as an extremely dangerous and unproven "snake oil" treatment.

Maybe the most interesting thing about MMS is that it's managed to stick around and actually grow in popularity since Jim Humble first started telling the world about it back in 2007. Most alternative health treatments that provide little or no real benefits are quickly exposed using the information-sharing powers of the Internet. So there may really be something to MMS, even if it's not truly a "cure" for hundreds of diseases.

Do you have a review or testimonial regarding MMS and/or chlorine dioxide? Please leave your feedback in the comments section below. Thanks!

Learn some mo': MMS De-Mystified

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Las Vegas "Resort Fees" = Angry Hotel Guests

"Resort fees" added to many Las Vegas hotel bills are beginning to anger large numbers of guests in the city. The relatively small fees are usually a big surprise that most guests don't know about until they see their room bill.

The fees, which are relatively new in the hotel industry, are supposed to cover amenities like pool and gym access, high-speed internet connections, and newspaper delivery.

Complaints are being posted by the hundreds on online travel forums, blogs, and everywhere else that allows Las Vegas tourists to share reviews and comments about their hotel stays. Some travel and business experts believe that these "hidden" fees may anger enough tourists to slow the expected tourism rebound in Vegas.

The profit-boosting resort fees are definitely a risky strategy for an industry that's struggling, especially since room rate prices are always the #1 or #2 most-important factor for leisure travelers!

Learn some mo': Resort fees catch guests by surprise

Thursday, May 6, 2010

US Stocks Fall 1000 Points, Then Come Back

The United States stock market fell nearly 1000 points in less than 30 minutes today, marking one of the most turbulent moments and days in its history. Fortunately it quickly rebounded and recovered about two-thirds of its losses, ending with a loss of "only" 347 at the closing bell.

The crazy drop was partially caused by fears that Greece's financial crisis will hurt all of Europe's economy, as well as that of the US. But it may have been due more to a freak accident involving a trader who mistakenly tried to sell 16 billion futures instead of 16 million, which in turn set of all kinds of automatic computer sell orders.

This was the biggest drop EVER in a single trading day for the US Dow. It's becoming more and more obvious that the economic problems affecting the US and the entire world are far from being resolved...

Learn some mo': Dow pulls back after dizzying 30-minute plunge

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Too Little Sleep = Early Death!

Researchers have found a link between early death and too little sleep. Apparently people who consistently get fewer than 6 hours of sleep per night have a significantly greater chance of dying younger than those who get more rest.

Interestingly, people who get too much sleep (over 9 hours per night on a consistent basis) also have a greater risk of premature death. Experts agree that for optimal health most people should get between 6 and 8 hours of sleep each and every evening.

Learn some mo': Lack of sleep can kill you faster

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5 Minutes of Outdoor Exercise = Better Mental Health, More Self-Esteem

Spending just 5 minutes exercising outdoors every day can quickly and significantly improve your mental health and boost your self esteem, according to new research out of England. "Green" activities like walking, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, or even gardening appear to boost the mood greatly and improve a sense of overall well-being, even when done in small amounts.

According to one researcher:
"We believe that there would be a large potential benefit to individuals, society and to the costs of the health service if all groups of people were to self-medicate more with green exercise."
All natural outdoor environments appear to be beneficial, including city parks. But areas with water have the most positive mental health effects!

Learn some mo': Five minutes in the green can boost self esteem

Monday, May 3, 2010

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Beats Sugar Shane Mosley

Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather scored a decisive victory over Shane Mosley last night. It was the 41st win for the "Perfect" Mr. Mayweather and he earned more than $40 million for the fight!

Learn some mo': Floyd Mayweather Jr. has too much speed, power for Shane Mosley

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Baby's Breath Flower Might Help Treat Cancer

An extract from the common Baby's Breath flower appears to boost the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs greatly, according to new research from England. Compounds called saponins extracted from the flower appear to have an incredibly powerful ability to break down the outer membranes of cancer cells.

This allows the newer antibody-based cancer drugs, called "immunotoxins", attack the cancerous cells. The end result is that immunotherapy treatments used to treat leukemia and lymphoma cancers can be made over a million times more potent!

According to research Dr David Flavell:
"I am usually careful about the words I use with things like this but this discovery could truly revolutionize the way these antibody-based drugs work and it will save lives... And this doesn't just apply to leukemia , there is a really big possibility this can be used for many cancers too... This is a potentially very important discovery that could allow us to kill leukemia cells in the patient much more effectively with much lower doses of immunotoxin... The challenge now is to establish how best to apply this laboratory discovery to the treatment of patients."
Experts say that clinical trials using the Baby's Breath extract will soon begin. Hopefully thousands of cancer patients from around the world will benefit from this incredibly discovery!

Learn some mo': Common flower could revolutionise treatment of leukemia

Ab Circle Mini Launched

The makers of the extremely popular home exercise machine called the "Ab Circle Pro" have released a brand-new version of the best-selling product. It's called the Ab Circle Mini and it's basically a smaller, lighter version of the original.

Some of the features of the new "Mini Circle" abdominal machine include:

-- Provides both an ab/core workout and a fat-burning cardio workout
-- Allows you to perform lateral side flexion (whatever that means)
-- Works both ab muscles and oblique muscles (most ab machines only work one or the other)
-- Strengthens the core muscles with a sliding circular motion
-- Can be easily stored since it's smaller and has removable handlebars
-- Has three different position options, from fully upright to slight bent
-- Has well-padded kneed bowls (more padding than original)
-- Is easily converted to a bun and thigh machine

If you have any Ab Circle Mini reviews or comments please leave them below. Thanks!

Learn some mo': Ab Circle Mini Abdominal and Cardio Exerciser