Obesity has escalated in every segment of the population including children, adolescences and adults. In obesity, impaired lipid and glucose metabolism are implicated in the conundrum of cardiometabolic complication. Heme-oxygenase is a cytoprotective enzyme that has been recently shown to improve glucose and lipid metabolism in diabetic, hypertensive and obese animals. Thus substances capable of enhancing heme-oxygenase may be explored as novel remedies against cardiometabolic complications arising from excessive adiposity. —> Read More Here
A team of chemists at Nagoya University has synthesized novel transition metal-complexed cycloparaphenylenes (CPPs) that enable selective monofunctionalization of CPPs for the first time, opening doors to the construction of unprecedented nanocarbons. —> Read More Here
Maryann Flasch, a 32-year-old office manager from Austin, Colorado, used to suffer from vaginal itching, dryness and infections when she got her period, which she attributed to using tampons and pads. She had resigned herself to buying tube after tube of topical painkillers — until she discovered the menstrual cup.
“I suffered for years with the side effects of using tampons/pads because I didn’t know there was another option,” Flasch wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “Not only do [menstrual cups] reduce garbage and mess, but they are a lifesaver for women that find tampons and pads to be highly irritating.”
Sara Austin, a 25-year-old occupational therapist from Gainesville, Florida, also says that cups are easier to use than tampons and pads. She cited relief from vaginal dryness — as well as a more pleasant olfactory experience.
“Tampons/pads tend to cause an unpleasant odor after a while, and I have yet to experience that with my menstrual cup,” Austin wrote in an email to HuffPost.
“I know what it is, I just don’t know where it is.”
“Can I get a lifeline, please?”
“Are ‘uterus’ and ‘womb’ the same thing?”
These are some of the responses made by five women when Fusion asked them to draw their reproductive systems and the female genitalia. It was one of the those rare opportunities to shine a satirical light on very real problem: the poor state of sexual education in the United States. —> Read More Here
Could a stranger pay for your wedding or even your HOUSE? Indiegogo is latest site to let you raise money for personal projects
The California-based site now has a Life section, letting users ask strangers for money towards weddings, funerals, operations or other personal bills. —> Read More Here
A twinkle in the eye of a STORM: Stunning images from space capture lightning in the centre of tropical cyclone Bansi
An Italian astronaut on the ISS captured images of a cyclone on Earth. Tropical cyclone Bansi was spotted in the Indian Ocean by Samantha Cristoforetti with lightning illuminating its eye (shown). —> Read More Here
A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday (Jan. 26), marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027. —> Read More Here
Traffic app Waze, owned by Google, warns drivers when police are nearby, and now National Sheriffs Association says the app’s police tracking function is puts lives of officers at risk. —> Read More Here
An asteroid the size of a cruise ship should be visible above the skies of Wales as it grazes the earth in a sighting not expected again for years. —> Read More Here
President Barack Obama is to propose setting aside the majority of Alaska’s national wildlife refuge as a wilderness area. —> Read More Here