After Legal Battle, Apollo 11 Moon-rock Bag Up for Auction
A piece of space memorabilia once bought for less than $1,000 is expected to fetch between $2 million and $4 million at an upcoming auction.
The moon-rock bag, which also contains moon dust, is from the first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 11, and could have belonged to the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Sotheby’s also touts the bag as “the only such artifact in private hands.”
Sotheby’s will auction the bag in New York City on July 20, the 48th anniversary of Armstrong’s... Tue, 23 May 2017 12:22:26 -0400
Health Care Ranks Near Top of CEO Pay Trends, Again
Pay checks have remained healthy for executives in the health care industry. A year after earning the highest compensation of any industry, health care remained close to the top in 2016. The typical CEO in the industry made $12.9 million, just a touch below their counterparts in industrial goods. A look at the top and bottom-paid CEOs last year, by industry, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
1. Industrial goods, median compensation of... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:33:39 -0400
Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Urgent Station Repairs
Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed.
The 250-mile-high (400-kilometer-high) replacement job fell to commander Peggy Whitson, the world's most experienced female astronaut. She now ties the record for most spacewalks by an American - 10.
Even though a second relay box managed the data load just fine after Saturday's breakdown, NASA scrambled to put together a spacewalk in... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:29 -0400
The Benefits of Exercise, in Pill Form
The positive impact of exercise is old news. There really is no downside, mentally or physically, to getting up and moving around in any form from taking walks to lifting weights. But what if a pill could give you all those benefits. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports. Tue, 23 May 2017 00:19:00 -0400
Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation for Economic Growth in Africa
The hum of tiny machines fills a fenced-off obstacle course, as small robots compete to gather mock natural resources such as diamonds and gold.
The robots were built by teams of young people gathered in Dakar for the annual Pan-African Robotics Competition.
They're among the several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries who spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal is to... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:13:04 -0400
Outgoing WHO Director Says Agency Remains Relevant
Margaret Chan, the outgoing Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has opened this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) by staunchly defending the organization against critics who say it has lost its relevance.
Chan’s tenure as head of WHO will soon end and after 10 years of service, she appears intent on handing her successor, who will be elected Tuesday, an organization that is viable and remains the essential leader in global health.
In addressing the... Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:17 -0400
Fruit Juice Consumption Discouraged for Young Children
Children younger than one should drink breast milk or formula, and should only drink fruit juice if advised by a doctor, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The organization made the recommendation in the journal Pediatrics amid concerns about rising childhood obesity and tooth decay.
This is the first time since 2001 that the doctors' group has reviewed its recommendation on fruit juice, which is a leading source of dietary sugar.
Between the ages of one and four,... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:22:39 -0400
Trans Surgeries Jump 20 Percent from 2015 to 2016
Gender confirmation surgeries jumped by 20 percent in the United States from 2015 to 2016, according to a new survey.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) survey says there were more than 3,200 “transfeminine” and “transmasculine” surgeries in 2016. Included in this number is everything from body contouring to full gender reassignment.
"There is no one-size-fits-all approach to gender confirmation," said Loren Schechter, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon based... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:02:30 -0400
As Ethiopian Seeks to Head WHO, Outbreak at Home Raises Questions
Ethiopia is battling an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) that has affected more than 32,000 people. At the same time, Ethiopia's former minister of health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is a candidate to lead the World Health Organization.
The two facts are linked in that critics of Tedros say he has tried to minimize the outbreak by refusing to classify it as cholera, a label that could harm Ethiopia’s economic growth.
The WHO's 194 member states will gather... Mon, 22 May 2017 10:27:31 -0400
Study Finds that Speeding up Sepsis Care Can Save Lives
Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it's time they learn.
Sepsis is the body's out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients realize they're in trouble, their organs could be shutting down.
New York became the first state to require that hospitals follow aggressive steps when they suspect sepsis is brewing. Researchers examined patients... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:23:15 -0400
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Betaine supplement increases sprint muscle power
A study of the effects of betaine – TMG, or trimethylglycine – on muscular power during cycling found that ingesting 2.5 grams of the dietary supplement betaine for 7 days before a series of cycling sprint tests increased several measures of performance power by about 5.5 percent compared to baseline and 3.5 percent compared to […] Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:59:56 +0000
New Olympian-designed bone health supplements
Aging adults concerned about bone health, bone strength and integrity, and osteoporosis risk might be interested in a new, carefully formulated line of dietary supplements available at OsteoNaturals.com. What is unique about this set of bone health supplements is the quality of their ingredient formulation, which was personally designed (after extensive research) by an experienced […] Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:13:45 +0000
The Nrf2 knockout scare – can dietary antioxidants hurt you?
A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosclerosis. But should these study findings scare you away from eating Nrf2-promoting dietary antioxidants found in broccoli, blueberries, and dark chocolate, or from taking the […] Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:21:39 +0000
It is not secret that mushrooms are good for your health. They are rich in 15 nutrients and have abundant amounts of selenium, phosphorus, copper and B vitamins. So, Here is how mushrooms will boost your immunity, fight cancer and more.
According to many studies, mushrooms will boost your immunity, fight cancer and more in the following ways: 1) Affect cytokine production 2) b
One of the most common complaints of today’s office worker is neck pain and upper back pain due to long days in front of a computer. In addition to improve the ergonomic arrangements in your office space, you should also begin a regular exercise program.
It is thought that as many as 80% or more office workers today suffer from pain in the neck and shoulders.
If medical science is the judge, then finally there’s verdict on what it really means to healthy. What we intuitively know to be true has now been put into law– you cannot be fat and have good health. Period.
Skin color no shield against skin cancer
Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn't consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, "skin cancer is something white people get." Tue, 23 May 2017 13:59:08 EDT
Immunotherapy target suppresses pain to mask cancer
Once hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, immunotherapies are now raising concerns as doctors note new side effects like severe allergic reactions, acute-onset diabetes and heart damage. Tue, 23 May 2017 12:41:24 EDT
Set Up Your Romantic Mood with Essential Oil (miche llumb)
In case you are new to utilizing essential oils then this short and sweet guide may help you in a perfect manner. These essential oils have different uses and can offer you different advantages from healing burns to assisting with arthritis and also help to set up romantic mood. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:04 +0000
Important Tips for Buying Essential Oils (miche llumb)
Essential oils can be a comfort for many people, so a good option is to invest in a box. It doesn't have to be something fancy, just a devoted box which assists keep them all together and left from ambient changes in temperature. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:04 +0000
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All we know that technology is advanced than before. With advancement in technology there are many people that ready to cheat you online when buying essential oil. You must aware about their cheating activities. If buying essential oil there are some mistakes that you should avoid. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:04 +0000
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In this fast moving world, buying things is easier with the help of online shopping. But sometime, it is actually tough to purchase from a trusted seller. If comes to essential oil then you must purchase it from licensed and approved seller. Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:04 +0000
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