Understanding the Health Benefits of Moderate Red Wine Consumption

Earlier epidemiological studies suggested that alcohol-and therefore, wine, beer and spirits, was the compound responsible for claimed health benefits despite its negative effects such as alcoholism and social impacts, cognitive developmental deficiencies, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and increased risk of breast cancer in women are undisputed. In moderate consumption, alcohol has been shown to increase the amount of tPA, or tissue Plasminogen Activator, a substance that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin, the major enzyme responsible for clot breakdown. And in the May 31, 2009 issue, Wine Spectator cites a Stanford University research which claims that aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) enzymes process the alcohol and "eliminate toxic byproducts created by the breakdown of fats in cells during a heart attack. …

Why Should Parents Let Their Teenage Kids Travel With Friends?

More often than not you will come across parents who’re ready to create a protective wall around their kids – never letting the child behave independently. While protecting your child from whatever things you think aren’t necessary, it is also important to make sure that you child becomes a responsible individual. Since adolescence is the right age to teach the child a couple of things, including the importance of being responsible for own things and actions. This is also the age is when being over-protective parents might not be the best thing to do – so let your child tie his own shoes, pack his own bag, do his own homework and talk to his friends – even if that …