Monthly Archives: November 2011

How Meditation Benefits The Brain

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD A new brain imaging study led by researchers at Yale University shows how people who regularly practise meditation are able to switch off areas of the brain linked to daydreaming, anxiety, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The brains … Continue reading

Posted in Brain, Health

Seagate offers best of both worlds with second gen Momentus XT hybrid solid state/hard drive

  Released in mid-2010, Seagate’s Momentus XT combined performance approaching that of a solid state drive (SSD) with the storage capacity and cheaper price of a traditional platter-based hard disk drive (HDD) in a laptop-friendly 2.5-inch form factor. It accomplished this by … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, HDD

Exclusive Reading: World AIDS Day, December 1, “The End Is In Sight”

Written by Christian Nordqvist  Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, says that this coming AIDS day, December 1st, will be unique in that health care professionals, health authorities and scientists may be able to say with confidence that the end of AIDS … Continue reading

Posted in AIDS, Bacteria/Virus, Health

Exclusive Reading: First Time Mothers’ Home Births Have A Higher Risk Of Complications

Written by Christian Nordqvist  Women who are pregnant for the first time and decide to have a home birth should be aware that there is a significantly higher risk of complications, compared to first time mothers who have the baby … Continue reading

Posted in Women Development, Women Health

Coffee Emerges As Protective Against Cancer And Other Diseases

Written by Rupert Shepherd Starbucks fans around the world can rejoice that their tipple gets the thumbs up yet again. Already shown to protect against a number of diseases, a recent study in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer

Dangers Of Staggered Overdose Of Acetaminophen – Tylenol (or so called Paracetamol)

Written by Petra Rattue Repeatedly taking marginally too much paracetamol (acetaminophen, Tylenol) over time can cause a dangerous overdose that is hard to detect and can lead to death, because patients usually don’t report an overdose when they visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Tablets/Drug

China/Taiwan commercial hub planned for Pingtan

International architectural firm 10 Design has recently won the opportunity to master plan a 93-hectare (230-acre) waterfront central business district as part of a new development for Pingtan in China. Pingtan, being the closest Chinese island to Taiwan, is to … Continue reading

Posted in Building & Structure