Sunday, September 4, 2011

Teens, young men way over limit on sugary drinks

By Susan Kelly and Alina Selyukh

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON | Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:30pm BST

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About half of the population drinks a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day, with teens and young men consuming way more than recommended limits for staying healthy, according to new government data.

The survey results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show how far consumer habits must change to help fight the nation's obesity epidemic, with nearly two-thirds of Americans either overweight or obese.

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Breastfeeding tied to kids' brainpower

(Reuters Health) - In a new study from the UK, kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on tests of vocabulary and reasoning at age five than those who weren't breastfed.

Breastfeeding seemed to make the biggest difference for babies who were born early and therefore had more catching up to do in their brain development.

SOURCE: The Journal of Pediatrics, online August 11, 2011.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wonder boy from Iran has Holy Quran etched in memory

Mehyar Hussein Boor at a Dubai hotel. A verse from
the Holy Quran and a Hadith (below) written from memory
by Mehyar. ©Gulf News

Mehyar Hussein Boor from Iran not only has the entire Holy Quran etched in his mind, but he will also tell you there are 77,807 letters in the Holy Book.

The 10-year-old boy is a miracle of Almighty Allah according to participants at the Dubai International Holy Quran Award started in Dubai on Wednesday. Mehyar is probably the youngest ever to have memorised the entire Quran. The boy, who otherwise cannot read, write or speak Arabic, learnt the holy book when he was six years old in only six months.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Maria Elena: Mathematics

"ok. mana satu power, mana satu root?" i asked.

she looked at me innocently.

made an L shape with her fingers (thumb and index finger out)

"POWER ROOT!" she answered enthusiastically.

mana la tak i gelak macam orang gila..
hilang macho keguruan saya.

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