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Appearance-obsessed men ’cause over 2.2 million car crashes’

Appearance-obsessed men 'cause over 2.2 million car crashes'

VANITY-obsessed male motorists that constantly fawn over their reflection in the rear view mirror and groom themselves while driving are responsible for millions of car crashes, new research has revealed. Britain’s landscape, the fairer sex and mobile phones may be just a few of the well-documented reasons why a man’s eyes might unwisely wander from

Moderate drinking in pregnancy ‘harms IQ’

Moderate drinking in pregnancy 'harms IQ'

Researchers from Oxford and Bristol universities looked at the IQ scores of 4,000 children as well as recording the alcohol intake of their mothers. They found “moderate” alcohol intake of one to six units a week during pregnancy affected IQ. Experts said the effect was small, but reinforced the need to avoid alcohol in pregnancy.

It’s Official… Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men

Women are safer drivers than men

MEN may not like reading this but women are officially better behind the wheel. They break speed limits less, brake less suddenly and avoid danger after dark by driving considerably less often at night than male motorists. Overall, a team of experts has concluded, women are up to a fifth safer on the road. The

‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Protects the Heart from Adrenaline Overload

Broken Heart Syndrome

A condition that temporarily causes heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually protect the heart from very high levels of adrenaline, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation. The research provides the first physiological explanation for Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called “broken heart syndrome” because it affects people who suffer

What Your Eye Color Means

What Your Eye Color Means

People inherit eye color from their parent’s DNA. DNA determines the amount of pigment in our eyes and their pattern, according to Sewanee University. You can also accurately predict a child’s eye color from the parent’s eyes. The brightness of eyes depend on the amount of melanin in eye pigment. Eye color changes as we