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Feminine

The first study to investigate the chemical structure of an advanced class of anti-wrinkle cream has shown that it could be used to promote wound healing and regenerative medicine.

Chemists at the University of Reading researched the nanostructure of a cosmetic ingredient used in high performance skincare creams – a peptide amphiphile (PA).

Many skincare products use peptides to treat wrinkles. Skin is made up mostly of collagen; it is the foundation that gives your skin its support and thickness. Young people have lots of collagen and taut, smooth skin. In contrast, older people have much less collagen and thin, wrinkled skin.

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Rachel de Boer finally told some friends a secret she’d kept for years: She slept with stuffed socks sewn between the cups of an old bra to prevent cleavage wrinkles and smooth out her neckline.

Three years later, a professionally designed and manufactured version of that same contraption is sold in 150 lingerie shops across the Netherlands and Belgium, approved by a research institute and getting interest from retail outlets in Germany, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Britain and France.

“It started out as my secret, I didn’t want to talk about my wrinkles or the first bra I made, which was ugly,” de Boer told Reuters “But I slept like that for seven years and then I turned 40, told my friends and they admitted they also had this problem.”

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(Reuters)

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.

Though the practice has been tied to a range of health benefits early in life, such as lower infection risks, researchers aren’t quite sure what about breastfeeding might boost brainpower. But they have a few theories.

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This taken from her Newspaper’s website..

Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away

It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away.

A month short of her 82nd birthday – and having been invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace at the end of May – Shauna died on 3 May in Shropshire, where she had been living during the past 17 years.

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In May 2007, Cynthia Stafford won $112 million playing Lotto, but what is most amazing is that she’d been planning the big win for a while and even had a written strategy. Once Stafford won her big prize, she started figuring out how she could give a lot of it away.

“We were raised with the sense of philanthropy. Growing up, I was the person who saw the UNICEF commercials and would send my allowance. Being generous is just who I am.”

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Positive TV is delighted to be working with Samantha Rife on this important documentary and campaign Reclaim Motherhood.

To find out more visit

https://www.reclaimmotherhood.com/

The Mission

In a society that values productivity above all else, motherhood is discussed in economic terms, and a mother’s worth is often limited as a result; media’s use of terms like “work-family balance,” “maternal wall,” and “motherhood penalty” show how motherhood is only addressed in the context of commerce. We give motherhood plenty of lip service, but at the end of the day, we don’t extend moms the same respect we would a professor, a dentist, an accountant or a judge.
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In Sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has left millions of children without parents.

To help South African children and teens orphaned by the crisis, New Yorker Amy Stokes founded Infinite Family, a nonprofit organization that connects orphans with video mentors in other countries.

Stokes was recently honored as a CNN Hero for her work helping orphans rebuild their lives.

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Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey.  Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year’s Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has gone to researcher May Berenbaum, who is studying solutions to the bee crisis.

May Berenbaum says that for thousands of years, people have had an adversarial relationship with bees, because they sting.

“But on the other hand, people all over the world have developed a dependency on the honeybee because it is really the world’s premier managed pollinator,” noted Berenbaum.  “And here in the US, for example, over 90 crops depend on honeybees for pollination services.”

Read the full story on VOAnews.com

Two whales have been tamed in the Arctic Circle, by  a female scientist who stripped off and went underwater naked.

Thirty-six-year-old Natalia Avseenko braved sub-zero temperatures to reach the beluga whales in northern Russia because the species dislike artificial clothing like diving suits.

It’s reported that Natalia used meditation techniques to stay underwater at -1.5°C (29.3°F) for more than ten minutes in the Murmansk Oblast region of the White Sea. Her dive is all the more extraordinary because the average human can only last five minutes in freezing water before dying.

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This from our friends at optemistworld.com:-

A plant compound in watercress may have the ability to suppress breast cancer cell development by ‘turning off’ a signal in the body, thereby starving a growing tumour of essential blood and oxygen.

The research suggests that the watercress compound is able to interfere with the function of a protein which plays a critical role in cancer development. As tumours develop they rapidly outgrow their existing blood supply. So they send out signals which make surrounding normal tissues grow new blood vessels into the tumour which feed them oxygen and nutrients.

Read more here

Kick off this year’s party season by bagging yourself a pair of cool killer heels in Save The Children’s Killer Heels to Kick out Killer Diseases auction.

Your glitzy shoes can help save children’s lives, the charity says. It points out that every year more than 9 million children around the world die from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, malaria, diarrhoea and measles.

Save The Children launched its appeal to the fashion industry and British public to donate their most fabulous party shoes and killer heels to help stamp out these killer diseases.

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