chocolate

¿’Pastillas de chocolate’ para un corazón sano?

Posted on 03/18/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolSuena espectacular. ¿Quién se ofrece a ser parte de este estudio? El hospital Brigham and Women’s en Boston y el centro de investigaciones Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center en Seattle están a punto de comenzar un estudio para comprobar si los nutrientes que contiene el chocolate negro previenen o no los infartos y las apoplejías. Ya sabíamos que comer una onza de chocolate negro al día puede ayudar a bajar la presión arterial; pero durante este estudio los participantes tendrán …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 01/22/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 ThingsNews, discoveries and fun …   1. Dolphins are 10 times stronger than the fittest humans. (Learn more at Discovery) 2. A spandex suit that combats slipped disks in astronauts might also help people on Earth with lower-back problems. (Learn more at Mashable) (hat tip to Mike Kulick) 3. One percent of the world’s population controls half the wealth. (Learn more at NPR) 4. The Peace Corp’s oldest volunteer, 80, is winding up her assignment in South Africa. (Learn more at AARP) …

Investing in Bitcoins and Other 2014 Predictions

Posted on 12/30/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1 … That science fiction author and futurist Isaac Asimov got it right 50 years ago when he wrote: “Communication will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone.” (Learn more at Buzzfeed) 2 … That about half of us think 2014 will be a better year overall than 2013. (Learn more at USA Today) 3 … That some things will be more expensive in 2014, including beef, bread, …

Yummy News! Cocoa May Help Keep Brain Healthy

Posted on 08/7/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Brain Health | Bulletin TodayWhen the press release hit email in-boxes, health editors across the country — including yours truly — were certainly dancing a jig. “Chocolate May Help Keep Brain Healthy,” said the release headline. “Drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day may help older people keep their brains healthy and their thinking skills sharp.” Obviously, fantastic news. The study, published in the respected journal Neurology, comes from the hallowed halls of Harvard. So it was with something close to glee that …

Still Cool After 84 Years: The 2-Ingredient No-Bake Cake

Posted on 07/10/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin TodayMy mother made it in the ’50s. My grandmother made it in the ’30s. And as it enters its eighth decade, food bloggers and home cooks are still touting this no-bake dessert’s simplicity and great taste. I’m talking about the chocolate wafer icebox cake or zebra cake or whatever you might call the cookies-and-whipped-cream confection that’s been around since Nabisco introduced it in 1929. (Click here for a story on the history of the wafers and the cake.) Back in …

With the Aid of Science! News Roundup

Posted on 08/31/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthBionic eyes, curing malaria and sweet, lovely chocolate. There’s a lot of cool and groundbreaking science and medical news that came out this week. Medical science was kind of awesome this week. Cyborg: A 54-year-old blind Australian woman was fitted with a bionic eye that stimulates her nervous system to allow her to see some light. While not actually vision, it does seem to be a good first step toward a better understanding of integrating technology with the nervous system. …