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BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6 (Pastoral) in F Op 68 LEONARD BERNSTEIN, great compositions/performances


BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6 (Pastoral) in F Op 68 LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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Valentina Lisitsa – Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2, great compositions/performances


Valentina Lisitsa – Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 Mov.1,2,3 (Beethoven)

E-Cigarette Use Surpasses Smoking Among US Teens


E-Cigarette Use Surpasses Smoking Among US Teens

For the first time, more American teens are using electronic cigarettes than traditional tobacco cigarettes, according to the government’s annual drug use survey of more than 41,000 students. The report released by the National Institutes of Health noted that between 4 percent and 7 percent of students who reported trying e-cigarettes said they had never smoked a tobacco cigarette. Health officials have expressed concern about the trend, especially since 10 states allow e-cigarettes to be sold to minors. More… Discuss

New evidence of health trouble linked to ​BPA in plastics, canned goods – CBS News


The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can be found in some canned food liners and plastic containers. CBS News

Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests.

BPA previously has been linked to a variety of ills, including heart problems, developmental problems in children and high blood pressure. The chemical is widely used in products ranging from plastic bottles and food containers to dental fillings and cash register receipts. In cans, BPA is used as a lining, the researchers said.

“We found that drinking two canned beverages increased systolic blood pressure by 5 mm Hg,” said lead researcher Dr. Yun-Chul Hong, director of the Environmental Health Center at Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea.

Putting that in perspective, he said a 20 mm Hg increase in systolic blood pressure doubles the risk for heart disease. The systolic blood pressure number is always the first of two numbers given in a blood pressure reading.

New evidence of health trouble linked to ​BPA in plastics, canned goods – CBS News.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Enrica Ciccarelli : Chopin Ballade G minor



Enrica Ciccarelli : Chopin Ballade G minor

 

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US HIGH SCHOOLERS STILL “EXTREME” BINGE DRINKING DESPITE DANGERS


US High Schoolers Still “Extreme” Binge Drinking Despite Dangers

When researchers examine teen binge drinking, they often focus on episodes in which four or five alcoholic beverages are consumed on a single occasion. However, this threshold fails to take into account an even more dangerous trend: “extreme” binge drinking. In a recent study, American high school seniors were asked whether, over the prior two weeks, they had consumed 5 or more, 10 or more, or 15 or more drinks on a single occasion. About 10 percent of respondents reported having recently had 10 or more drinks, and about 5 percent said they had had 15 or more. More… Discuss

 

“Strike Up the Band” by George Gershwin performed by Leon Bates



Strike Up the Band” by George Gershwin, arr. Bates. Performed live in recital by Leon Bates, 2009.

 

DEPRESSION MAY BE UNDERDIAGNOSED IN MEN


Depression May Be Underdiagnosed in Men

Women are about twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, but this is not necessarily indicative of actual depression rates. Some studies have suggested that men and women exhibit different symptoms when depressed, with men more likely to show signs of anger, self-destruction, self-distractions, and irritability than sadness. When researchers take into account these alternative depression symptoms, in addition to the traditionally recognized ones, they find that approximately the same percentage of men and women—31% and 33% respectively—meet the criteria for the diagnosis. More… Discuss

 

DOES FACEBOOK BREED DISCONTENT?


Does Facebook Breed Discontent?

Facebook connects people all around the globe, but this may not be a good thing. It appears that, in helping us keep up with what is going on in the lives of friends and family, Facebook also stirs up negative feelings about our own lots in life. Researchers found that the more young people use Facebook, the lower their sense of well-being and satisfaction with life becomes. However, there is also a growing body of research showing that Facebook positively affects its users. The conflicting findings serve as a reminder that social networking technology is still relatively new and its effects are not yet fully understood. More… Discuss