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Leisure - Life Style

Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-22 08:49:05
As Americans debate what is most to blame for the nation's obesity epidemic, researchers say they have the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks play a leading role and that eliminating them would, more than any other single step, make a huge difference. Three studies published Friday in the New England Journal of Medicine represent the most rigorous effort yet to see if there is a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and expanding U.S. waistlines. "I know of no other category of food whose elimination can produce weight loss in such a short period of time," said Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children's Hospital, who led one of the studies. "The most effective single target for an intervention aimed at reducing obesity is sugary beverages." Previous research on the subject has been mixed, and beverage makers fiercely contest the idea that a single source of daily calories can bear so much responsibility. "We know, and science supports, that obesity is not uniquely caused by any single food or beverage," said the American Beverage Association (ABA) in a statement. "Studies and opinion pieces that focus solely on sugar-sweetened beverages, or any other single source of calories, do nothing meaningful to help address this serious issue." More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-20 09:29:44
A Carson City, Nev., recluse whose body was found in his home at least a month after he died left only $200 in his bank account. But as Walter Samaszko Jr.'s house was being cleared for sale, officials made a surprise discovery: gold bars and coins valued at $7 million. "Nobody had any clue he was hoarding the gold," Carson City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover told the Las Vegas Sun, adding it was found stored in boxes in the house and garage. The 69-year-old Samaszko was found dead in his home in late June after neighbors called authorities. He had been dead of heart problems for at least a month, according to the coroner. He had lived in the house since the 1960s, and his mother lived with him until her death in 1992. He left no will and had no apparent close relatives. But using a list of those who attended the mother's funeral, Glover's office tracked down Arlene Magdanz, a first cousin in San Rafael, Calif., the Sun reported. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-19 15:33:15
British scientists have identified biological markers in the blood which should help doctors match patients to the best type of treatment for depression. The aim is to end the "trial and error" prescription of antidepressants, which is often the only way depressed patients can find the most effective treatment, said researchers regarding what they described as a small but promising study. "The study shows that we could use a blood-based "test" to personalize the treatment of depression," said Carmine Pariante of King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, who led the study. She and colleagues found that high levels of inflammation - which show up in biological markers in the blood - are part of the mechanism leading to depression, especially to particular forms of the condition that do not respond well to mild or low-dose antidepressants. "If a patient had high levels of inflammation, they could immediately begin with a more intensive treatment program, such as combining antidepressants or stepping up the doses," Pariante said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-18 12:09:48
European countries need to rethink strategies for end of life care due to the ageing population, according to researchers in the Netherlands. They said deaths from cancer and long-term diseases were a "considerable burden" on society and accounted for 42% of all deaths. They warned that many would face pain, depression and anxiety before dying. The findings were published in the medical journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. The team from Radboud University Medical Centre looked at death certificates from 4.8 million people from 27 EU countries in 2007. Two million died of cancer, heart failure, diabetes, chronic liver failure, dementia, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, neurological diseases and HIV/AIDS. They said hundreds of thousands of people would face pain, depression, anxiety, confusion, fatigue and breathlessness before they died. Policy makers need to develop long and short-term palliative care strategies to cope with the burden of these diseases, the authors said. Tes Smith, social care programme manager of Macmillan Cancer Support, added: "A shift in the way end of life care is provided is vital. "With the right support, 73% of people with cancer would prefer to die at home. Currently only 27% are able to do so. "Free social care at the end of life and 24/7 community nursing for people in the last weeks and months of their lives would go a long way to making this choice a reality." More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-16 10:03:58
A therapy program focused on improving quality of life can help people being treated for advanced cancer, researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have found. Patients who attended the sessions - a combination of physical and talk therapy, along with relaxation techniques and spiritual discussions - reported a stable quality of life during treatment, while cancer patients who didn't get the extra help declined on those measures. Researchers said that although such comprehensive programs might not be available at smaller cancer centers, doctors can still help patients seek out spiritual or emotional help, or encourage them to be more physically active. "Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is a big stressor for lots of people. It's still a really scary health diagnosis," said psychologist Matthew Clark, the lead author on the new study. What's more, he said, patients are dealing with the side effects of treatment, and many with the additional stress of being away from their families and friends if they don't live near a cancer center. His team's study involved 131 patients with advanced colon, brain and lung cancers, all of whom were diagnosed within the last year and being treated with radiation therapy. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-15 11:01:34
Having a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination, UK researchers say. They analysed 13 existing European studies covering nearly 200,000 people and found "job strain" was linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease. The risk to the heart was much smaller than for smoking or not exercising, the Lancet medical journal report said. The British Heart Foundation said how people reacted to work stress was key. Job strain is a type of stress. The research team at University College London said working in any profession could lead to strain, but it was more common in lower skilled workers. Doctors who have a lot of decision-making in their jobs would be less likely to have job strain than someone working on a busy factory production line. Freedom There has previously been conflicting evidence on the effect of job strain on the heart. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-13 10:33:10
Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Egypt joined forces recently with the International Youth Foundation to mark International Youth Week, a celebration and acknowledgement of the contributions, achievements and talents of today’s youth. Team members across Egypt organised a wide range of activity designed to build strong relations between local youth from all walks of life and their communities.  Activities included:Hilton Cairo World Trade Center participated in the Ain Shams University Job Fair. Over 100 young people were introduced to the company and learned more about a wide range of full and part time job opportunities available at the hotel. . Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort launched a partnership with Resala Charity Organization to provide their youth with vocational training programmes. Resala’s sector is responsible for providing shelter and stability to youth is called Ad El Haya or (Children Capable of Living). A three-month programme has now been launched for three candidates from Ad El Haya. Hilton Taba Resort Nelson Village staff celebrated with guests by organising fun competitions between the young guests at the property during the whole week. Events included volleyball and talent shows for singing and dancing. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-13 09:36:21
The origins of a crudely made anti-Muslim movie that sparked violent protests in Egypt and Libya began to slowly emerge on Wednesday, with an actress in the California production saying she was duped and was unaware it was about the Prophet Mohammad. Cindy Lee Garcia of Bakersfield, California, who appears briefly in clips of the film posted online, said she answered a casting call last year to appear in a movie titled "Desert Warrior." "It looks so unreal to me, it's like nothing that we even filmed was there. There was all this weird stuff there," Garcia told Reuters in a phone interview. Clips of the movie, posted on YouTube under several titles including "Innocence of Muslims," portrayed the Muslim prophet engaged in crude and offensive behavior. Many Muslims consider any depiction of the prophet as blasphemous. Clips had been posted online for weeks before apparently triggering violent demonstrations on Tuesday at the U.S. embassy in Cairo and consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-10 10:04:51
Viral infections in newborns "cripple" part of the immune system and increase the risk of asthma later in life, US researchers studying mice have said. They showed infections by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) stripped immune cells of their ability to calm down inflammation in the lung's airways. They say their findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, will help develop ways of preventing asthma. The charity Asthma UK said the study had "really exciting" potential. When something irritates the airways of a patient with asthma, the airways become tightened, inflamed and produce too much sticky mucus. All of this can make breathing difficult. Previous studies have shown a link between repeated lung infections with RSV and developing asthma later in life. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-10 10:01:38
New study conducted by Swedish researchers suggests eating chocolate can improve the health of brain and protect the organ against stroke. The researchers from the Karolinska Institute studied the chocolate eating habits of 37,000 Swedish men while observing their health status of for a decade. The participants were divided into four groups based on the amount of chocolate they consumed, with the bottom group eating, on average, no chocolate per week and the top group having 63g/week, considered slightly more than an average bar. After comparing the top and bottom groups, the findings demonstrated those eating the most chocolate were 17% less likely to have a stroke during the study period. "The beneficial effect of chocolate consumption on stroke may be related to the flavonoids in chocolate,” said Professor Susanna Larsson from the Karolinska Institute. More»