Alternative Health Trend: Bee Sting Therapy

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Can bee stings cure arthritis, or MS? Meet some people in Taiwan willing to endure hundreds of bee stings to find a cure.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling illness that affects well over one million adults worldwide.

For many sufferers, MS means a lifetime of taking medications that offer little relief for a body that progressively gets worse. Such was the case for Pat Wagner of Waldorf, Md., until her mother suggested that she get stung — by a bee. Pat is now known as the “Bee Lady” for her practice of using bee stings to treat the debilitating symptoms of MS. For Pat, it’s been a miracle, one that she’s been happily sharing with people from all over the world — by stinging them. Second video after the jump.

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Latest Trend: Food That Makes You Smarter

Latest Trend: Food That Makes You Smarter

 Your brain wants you to be smarter

When it comes to food trends, losing weight is yesterday’s news. Consumers now want food that will give them sharper minds and tighten those wrinkles as well as help them shed a pound or two, a global report found.

Americans are looking to the cuisines of Japan and Western Europe for the secrets to better skin and digestion, the report by the Center for Culinary Development said.
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Three Fourths of Adults Email Users Use Email Daily

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Compared with today’s virtual worlds, e-mail is solidly Web 1.0-an almost archaic communication channel.

Yet e-mail works, and marketers and advertisers keep putting it to new uses. Moreover, consumers-whose opinions are the ones that matter-genuinely like e-mail. Nearly three-quarters of adult e-mail users in North America said they used it every day, according to an April survey conducted by Ipsos for Habeas.

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People Grow Happier with Age

People Grow Happier with Age

People Grow Happier with Age

Happiness increases along with age, according to findings from a three-decade-long survey in the US.

Between 15% and 33% of 18-year-old Americans were likely to say they were very happy, with women happier than men and whites happier than blacks, based on findings from the survey conducted between 1972 and 2004.

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Mobile TV to Drive Mobile Ad Spending

 Mobile TV to Drive Mobile Ad Spending

Mobile TV will drive advertising spending in the hand-held market

Juniper Research forecasts that by 2013, worldwide mobile advertising spending will reach almost $7.6 billion, up from just over $1 billion in 2008.

Text message advertising currently accounts for the largest share of mobile advertising with $335 million spent in 2008, but as mobile TV services proliferate, SMS advertising spending will rise to only $2.5 billion by 2012.

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