Each week we will get you some of the top stories that international papers and websites reported. Just in case you have been busy.
In Single Gene, a Path to Fight Heart Attacks
Two major studies by leading research groups published on Wednesday independently identified mutations in a single gene that protect against heart attacks by keeping levels of triglycerides — a kind of fat in the blood — very low for a lifetime.
Exercise and the ‘Good’ Bugs in Our Gut
Being physically active may encourage beneficial germs to thrive in your gut, while inactivity could do the reverse, according to an innovative new study. The findings suggest that, in addition to its other health benefits, frequent exercise may influence our weight and overall health by altering the kinds of organisms that live inside of us..
Fire Phone Immerses Users
in Amazon’s World
Amazon announced a device that tries to
fulfill the retailer’s dream of being integrated into consumers’ lives at every possible
waking moment — whether they are
deciding where to eat, realizing they
need more toilet paper or intrigued by
a snatch of overheard music..
VIDEO: Amazon’s New Fire Phone
(In Under 90 Seconds)
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80% of People Think Alzheimer’s Is A
Normal Part of Aging
Despite estimates that more than one billion people will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, many around the world still don’t understand the disease..
Here’s The “Official” World Cup Condom
The world’s biggest condom maker Karex claims its World Cup-themed condom is in high demand at the FIFA tournament in Brazil, The Wall Street Journal reports..
l Employees at Disneyland that play Mickey Mouse, have to go through a specialised autograph training session.
l A barcode scanner reads the white bars, and not the black bars.
l The most common shape of a cut diamond is called the “brilliant cut”. It has a hidden secret most people don’t know about. If you shine light through it at the right angle it crates shapes of hearts and arrows inside.