Friday, October 26, 2012

Lil Wayne Hospitalized and released, SECOND SEIZURE

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2009 file photo, Rapper Lil Wayne arrives on the red carpet for the ESPN Next Big Weekend Super Bowl XLIII party in Tampa, Fla. Lil Wayne's management team on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 said the rapper is on "mandated rest" after a severe migraine and dehydration caused him to be hospitalized. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, file)Lil Wayne's management team says the rapper is on "mandated rest" after a severe migraine and dehydration caused him to be hospitalized.
Wayne was just released from Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana … and TMZ obtained a photo of the rapper as he entered his waiting SUV

Monday, October 22, 2012

25th Tokyo International Fim Festival

The nine-day event takes place at the Roppongi Hills complex, while the accompanying TIFFCOM market will be at a new venue in the Odaiba bay area from Oct. 23 to 25. read more  
25th Tokyo International Fim Festival Opens With Thousands Greeting Local Stars - Asia

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cranberry Juice NoT Protect from Bladder Infections

Cranberry juice may not protect against bladder infections

New research casts doubt on the effectiveness of cranberry juice in protecting women against painful bladder infections, or cystitis, BBC News reported.

Cranberry juice has long been thought to alleviate cystitis, a stinging inflammation of the bladder typically caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI).

However, in a review of 24 studies involving nearly 4,500 participants, the evidence indicated cranberry juiced provided “no meaningful protection” against cystitis.

The researchers who conducted the study, from the University of Stirling, in Scotland, said it was previously believed that cranberries may prevent bacteria from sticking to cells lining the urinary tract.

While a few of the studies did show small benefits for women suffering from recurrent infections, the results were not statistically significant. Women would need to drink two glasses of cranberry juice every day to prevent just one infection.

"We can't see a particular need for more studies of the effect of cranberry juice, as the majority of existing studies indicate that the benefit is small at best, and the studies have high drop-out rates,” lead researcher Dr. Ruth Jepson from the University of Stirling told BBC News.

Source: Foxnews, BBC News.