French companies and schools are bringing in kissing bans to try to stop the spread of swine flu.Skip related content
The peck on the cheek known as “la bise” – a traditional greeting in France – has been outlawed by large firms like insurance giant Axa, which has told employees to salute each other with a wave of the hand rather than a kiss or handshake.
Schools in the town of Guilvinec, in Brittany, western France, were the first to introduce a bise ban for teachers and students.
Mayor Helene Tanguy said: “I asked the children not to kiss anymore. I felt that the protections sought to wash hands regularly, not throw used handkerchiefs around, and not cough any old way had no meaning if we let the kids keep kissing.”…read more here
The summer of 2009 is fast approaching and with that, the demand for air conditioners. Portable air conditioners (mobile air conditioners) have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years. While most people spend their time in only 1 or 2 rooms of a home, the costs associated with cooling the entire house can be prohibitive. Not all air conditioners are listed by consumer research . However, that does not mean that the other’s are not quality, simply that they are not discussed.
Portable air conditioners come in different energy capacities. A 7,500 BTU portable air conditioner can comfortably cool a room up to 200 sq ft. while a 13,000 BTU air conditioner will cool over 400 sq. ft. All portable air conditioners I reviewed include a window kit which simplifies the setup, allowing the air conditioner to be used almost immediately upon delivery.
It makes little sense to cool an entire home with central air when you can cool 1 or 2 rooms with a portable room air conditioner or room air cooler. Most portable air conditioners, like those manufactured by Soleus Air or Sunpentown, have wheels which allow them to be transported from one room to the other. Mobile air conditioners are great for home offices or for senior citizens who are on a tight budget.
In addition to cooling your room down to 61 degrees, portable air conditioners also dehumidify the air at the same time. Some units are capable or removing up to 65 pints (8 gallons) of water per day from the air. You may be able to use your portable air conditioner during the winter, if you purchase one that has a built in heater.
The Soleus Air- LX-140 is a 14,000 BTU remote controlled air conditioner which has a dehumidifier and built in heater -all in 1 unit. This unit retails for $799 but we found it priced at a discount for $589 at www.eHealthSupplies.com, with free shipping. Let expensive units , such as the Sunpentown WA-7500 (7500 BTU) can cool up to 200 sq. ft for less than $375. In all, eHealthSupplies.com has 31 different unit to choose from. If you have any questions, their live customer support person can help you choose which portable air conditioner is best for you. Good Luck!
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(NaturalNews) Over the past 12 months, half a dozen studies published by Rui Hai Liu, Cornell associate professor of food science and a member of Cornell’s Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, show apples fight cancer. Dr. Liu’s research adds to a mounting body of data that apples, as well as other fruits and vegetables, are powerful ways to help prevent breast cancer.
In a study just published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Dr. Liu found fresh apple extracts significantly inhibited the size of mammary tumors in rats. In fact, the more extracts they gave the animals, the more breast tumors were inhibited. This research backs up earlier findings of another study conducted by Dr. Liu in rats that was published in 2007....read more here
(NaturalNews) New research published in Environmental Health and conducted in part by a scientist at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has revealed that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is contaminated with the toxic heavy metal mercury.
That means that many of the products using HFCS may also be contaminated with mercury. Carbonated sodas are sweetened with HFCS, as are candy bars, bread, salad dressings, pizza sauce, fruit drinks and thousands of other grocery items.
Mercury is so highly toxic that it causes severe neurological disorders. It can also result in the loss of hair, teeth and nails as well as muscle weakness, loss of kidney function, emotional mood swings and memory impairment. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercur…) (P.S. Somebody please update this Wikipedia page with this latest research about HFCS being a source for mercury exposure, too…..read more here..
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