Kids Watching TV for More Than Four Hours A Day More Likely To Be Obese: Study

Kids Watching TV for More Than Four Hours A Day More Likely To Be Obese

A latest research has revealed that kids who watch television for more than four hours a day are more likely to be obese and overweight as compared to children who do not do so.

The study's findings were presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting. Researchers during the study followed more than 11,000 children.

The researchers during the study tested several things about kids, including their school life, and found that an average child watched about three hours of TV a day. Parents were also asked to give particular information about their kids.

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Chemists find Hot Vents on Seabed that could produce Molecules capable of creating Life

Chemists find Hot Vents on Seabed that could produce Molecules capable of creating Life

A new study has discovered that hot vents on the seabed could produce organic molecules that are necessary for life. The study was conducted by chemists from the University College London (UCL). According to the chemists, the study showed that minerals coming from the hot beds have chemical properties that are similar to properties of enzymes. Enzymes are the biological catalysts that have reaction in living organisms.

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Human-Induced Global Warming to Cause 95% of Hot Days by Mid-Century

Human-Induced Global Warming to Cause 95% of Hot Days by Mid-Century

Findings of a new study have showed that human-induced climate change will cause 95% of very hot days by 2050. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the study has showed that climate change will make life very difficult around mid-century if nothing is done to curb its intensity.

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Researchers find Areas beneath Antarctica’s Ice Surface having Potential of Sustaining Life

Researchers find Areas beneath Antarctica’s Ice Surface having Potential of Sustaining Life

Antarctica is one of the popular regions for climate change and environment research projects. Jill Mikucki, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Tennessee, said that many studies have been carried out to know about life on the frozen continent.

Mikucki has led a research team in 2011 when they looked for life beneath the surface. For Mikucki, Antarctica is a rare beauty. The team shared that the continent's glaciers hide a complete subsurface ecosystem.

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Texans are paying more for car insurance

Texans are paying more for car insurance

According to a new report, Texans are paying more for car insurance as compared to drivers in other parts of the country. Rates have been analyzed by InsuranceQuotes.com and it was found that Texas has the 10th highest rates in the country with drivers paying about 6% more for the same policy.

Rates in more densely populated counties are normally higher as more people mean more probability for crashes and higher crime rate. According to website’s senior analyst, there is another issue that affects Texas that is uninsured drivers.

Container Store Group announces financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014

Container Store Group announces financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014

The Container Store Group announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 that ended on February 28, 2015.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, the company’s adjusted net income was $11.8 million or $0.24 per adjusted diluted common share in comparison to $10.7 million or $0.22 per adjusted diluted common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.

Philips net profit slumps 27% in first quarter

Net Profit of Philips slumps 27% in first quarter

Consumer electronics company ROYAL Philips NV has reported that its net profit declined by 27% to 100 million euros in the first quarter of 2015. According to the company, the net profit has slumped as higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales.

Krispy Kreme to celebrate National Superhero Day by offering free dozen donuts

Krispy Kreme to celebrate National Superhero Day by offering free dozen donuts

Krispy Kreme is offering free donuts to anyone who buys a dozen on Tuesday in honor of National Superhero Day.

The North Carolina-based company will celebrate the day by honoring heroes everywhere with a free dozen donuts. Customers who buy a dozen Original Glazed donuts would get another dozen of original glazed donuts for free.

The company announced that there is no limit per customer on the number of purchases and free dozens.

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Binge drinking's prevalence on the rise

Binge drinking's prevalence on the rise

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 38 million American adults indulge in binge drinking.

Gary Olson, CEO of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Duluth, said that 10% of drinkers consume 316.5 drinks per month, or 75%of all the alcohol sold.

Olson said, “Most people who drink responsibly, but most of the alcohol is not consumed responsibly, because 10% of the people drink most of the alcohol. The industry is supported by that 10%”.

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FDA to speed up review of Fabry Therapy, says Genzyme

FDA to speed up review of Fabry Therapy, says Genzyme

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, said on Tuesday that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to speed up review for the development of GZ/SAR402671. Sanofi’s GZ/SAR402671 is a new investigational oral substrate reduction therapy, which can treat Fabry disease.

Fabry disease is an inherited, potentially fatal disorder, which is characterized by the buildup of a particular type of fat. That fat can results in cell damage, which could lead to pain, kidney failure, hearing loss, stroke and heart attack.

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