Κυριακή, 22 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Don't tell the other team! Is this the ultimate guide to scoring and saving penalties?

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 07:31 AM PDT

As the world once again draws its attention to the FIFA World Cup, fans watch in fervor to see their country take on all-comers, in hopes that they will become the world champion. Surely, no part of the event is more tense, dramatic and exhilarating than the penalty shootout- a situation that often determines who goes through to the next round, and who heads home.

Feel-good hormones could cause UV addiction

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Sun lovers eagerly flock to the beach every summer, despite widespread awareness of the risk of skin cancer. A new study reveals that chronic exposure to UV radiation causes the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction-like behavior in rodents. The findings could explain why people have an instinctive desire to be in the sun, despite its known health risks.

Antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, skin show promise for health

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 10:08 AM PDT

They normally go to landfills as waste, but grape seeds and skin are full of antioxidants, and researchers used enzymes to extract the nutritious elements in a recent study. But by using cellulase, pectinase and glucosidase, scientists found the grape seeds and skin aren't just a waste product. The enzymes increase the antioxidant activity, from the grape seeds and skins. New uses could include food additives or nutritional supplements.

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