1. Playing games a. "Video games 'good for you'" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_785687.html> "The study found that 'shoot-em-up' style games that feature enemies that pop out of nowhere sharply improve attention skills" b. "Video game skills may give edge in life" <http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/06/1083635268977.html> "Researchers are finding players can make sharper soldiers, drivers and surgeons" c. "Games at work may be good for you" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3247595.stm> "Playing simple computer games at the office could improve productivity and job satisfaction" 2. "Even fake laughter is good medicine" <http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/31/1048962698891.html> "'Forced laughter is a powerful, readily available and cost-free way for many adults to regularly boost their mood and psychological wellbeing'" 3. "Scientists say singing boosts immune system" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1027519.htm> "They found that concentrations of immunoglobin A - proteins in the immune system which function as antibodies - and hydrocortisone, an anti-stress hormone, increased significantly during the rehearsal" 4. "Sleep may help restore memories" <http://www.rednova.com/news/stories/2/2003/10/08/story006.html> "[S]leep can rescue memories in a biological process of storing and consolidating them deep in the brain's complex circuitry" 5. "Mediterranean diet 'extends life'" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3173077.stm> "Drinking red wine and cooking with olive oil may help us to live longer, say scientists" 6. Chocolate a. "Cup of cocoa may keep doctor away" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3248455.stm> "This latest study suggests cocoa may be richer in antioxidants than better known 'healthy' drinks like tea and red wine" b. "Dark chocolate boosts antioxidant levels" <http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994101> "Eating chocolate can boost the level of heart-protecting antioxidants in the blood, but consuming milk at the same time cancels the potential health benefits" 7. "Caffeine may protect muscles from exercise pain" <http://www.local6.com/health/2485866/detail.html> "University of Georgia researchers found that caffeine reduced thigh muscle pain during cycling exercise" 8. "Going for a pint could be good for the mind" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_835858.html> "Researchers from University College, London, found that while a drink with your friends may be bad for your waistline, it could be good for your mind" 9. "Guinness 'can reduce risk of heart attacks'" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_838120.html> "The researchers say it works as well as aspirin in preventing blood clots that can lead to heart attacks" 10. "Cinnamon spice produces healthier blood" <http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994413> "Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics"
Monday, July 26, 2004
Posted by Bruno at 7:47am