Asian Pears: A Natural Cure for Hangovers (and Constipation)?

We’ve all heard the so-called cures for a hangover: lots of water, greasy food, coffee, B vitamins, hair of the dog, blah blah blah. Not exactly scientifically backed stuff. But now Australian scientists think they’ve found a natural cure that’s more than just vague folklore. Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), announced on its news blog that it “stumbled upon” a great scientific finding: Asian pears can apparently ward off hangovers and lower blood …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así­ comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. ¿Hallaron la ‘Santa Marí­a’ de Cristóbal Colón?: Más de 500 años después del naufragio de la Santa Marí­a en aguas caribeñas, la carabela insignia de Cristóbal Colón, un equipo de arqueólogos afirma haber encontrado los vestigios frente a la costa norte de Haití­. Aunque todaví­a es necesaria una exploración detallada para poder confirmar el que serí­a uno de los …

Australian Boomers Fatter, Sicker Than Parents (Just Like American Boomers)

Australians — they’re just like us! And that’s not such a good thing … A new study from Aussie professor Graeme Hugo finds the proportion of Australian boomers with three or more chronic conditions is a whopping 700 percent greater than in the previous generation. And much like their American counterparts, Australian between ages 53 and 62 are more than twice as likely to be obese as their parents were at that age.

Hip and Knee Implants: Old Ones May Be Better Than New Ones

When it comes to artificial hip and knee joints, new doesn’t necessarily trump old. A five-year Australian study has found that the newer hip and knee replacement joints, including the metal-on-metal hip implants, are performing no better than the older, less expensive devices that used plastic. In fact, 30 percent of the new joints are performing worse than the older versions, researchers found. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, looked at Australian patient data on …