Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mind Massage - Happiness Gene, Obesity Gene, Coffee Breath Mint, Alcohol and Deaths

My Articles on the Internet:

Happiness Gene Discovered

Researchers at Tel Aviv University suggest that happiness may be in our genes. Professor Yoram Barak of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine is trying to find the happiness gene, which he says may be fifty percent responsible for happiness and a positive outlook. Happiness is not always easy to come by. For those without a genetic predisposition, finding happiness may be even more difficult. Read more

Obesity Linked to Brain

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have isolated a new gene found in the central nervous system that increases risk of obesity. The gene is the third that links obesity to the brain. The new discovery of the obesity gene may explain the connection between the brain and obesity in individuals who possess a variance of the NRXN3 gene. Read more

Coffee Breath Mint Could Eliminate Halitosis

Breath specialist Professor Mel Rosenberg of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine says contrary to popular belief, coffee does not cause bad breath. In fact, coffee may be more effective than a breath mint because it can really cure halitosis rather than masking it. Components in coffee are now found to reduce bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. Read more

Alcohol Causes One in Twenty Five Deaths

Alcohol abuse is now found to cause one in twenty five deaths worldwide. A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada (CAMH) shows that the increased incidence of alcohol related deaths is primarily attributed to more women consuming alcohol. Alcohol addiction occurs mostly in younger people. The study targets alcohol as a major contributor to disease worldwide. Read more