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Genes play a role in peanut allergy, study confirms

(Paris-AFP) – Suspicions that genes play a part in peanut allergy were confirmed in a study Tuesday that said environmental factors may contribute to the problem. Researchers in the United States compared the genomes of more than 1,300 children of […]
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Makeup artists work in shadows to transform celebrities

(Los Angeles-AFP) – You don’t become a star with the wave of a magic wand. Before Hollywood’s awards shows climaxing with next week’s Oscars, an army of makeup artists and coiffeurs work for weeks to perfect what you see on […]
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Why studying all night may not work

(Relaxnews)– Memory neurons lull us to sleep in order to consolidate what we’ve learned, say researchers from Brandeis University in the US, who advise students against pulling all-nighters to prepare for tests. Knowing that sleep, memory and learning are deeply […]
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Falling ill could be a question of our surroundings

(Relaxnews) – Being susceptible to disease might not run in the family, say the authors of a study that suggests it’s our environment that has the strongest influence over the immune system. “A healthy human immune system continually adapts to […]
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Learning a second language after age 10 boosts brain: study

(Miami-AFP) – Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study out Monday suggests that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood. The study in the Proceedings of the […]
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Anti-wrinkle injectible gets FDA approval for treating acne scars

(Relaxnews) – Thought to be the first filler to gain approval for acne scar treatment, Bellafill has gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to parent company Suneva Medical who made the announcement on Tuesday. Clinical […]
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Not all obese people prone to poor health: study

(MIAMI-AFP) – US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained. The study in the January 2 edition of […]
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Holiday Make-up by Colina Salon

The holiday season gets busy with parties and events. Let your beauty stand out, and let the “celebrity make-up artist to the stars”  Marlou Colina of Colina Salon take care of it. From conventional make-up technique to the high definition coverage airbrush […]
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Beauty tutorials: Jennifer Lawrence

(Relaxnews) – The Oscar-winning actress’s latest film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” hit cinemas this week. Here’s how to get some of her best beauty looks. For Christian Dior - youtu.be/q8giFWjR_hk Inspired by a Christian Dior...
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Vacations bring more happiness than birthdays, finds survey

Being on vacation topped a list of pleasures, edging out birthdays and finding money that was thought to be lost, in a recent survey conducted by strategic consulting firm Northstar on behalf of travel website Expedia.com. The firm surveyed a […]