Saturday, October 5, 2019

Red Wine and Its Health Benefits for Moderate Drinkers*

Drinking red wine does not necessarily make a person alcoholic. There are people who occasionally drink it, and there are also those who regularly take it for one reason or another.

Several studies have indicated that moderate consumption of red wine can be good to human health. The list of benefits includes:
  • Nurturing cardiovascular health and liver health
  • Fighting atherosclerosis and brain diseases
  • Protecting men and women from cancer
  • Controlling inflammation and preventing acne
  • Hampering the aging process
  • Inhibiting hypertension and stroke
  • Supporting weight management
  • Reducing bad cholesterol and clotting
  • Curbing diabetes
  • Promoting good eyesight
  • Hindering osteoporosis
  • Blocking vascular injury in light smokers
  • Inducing good sleep

Monday, April 2, 2012

Five Ways to Secure a Company's ICT Network

ICT network security is a must for any organization.

Most business owners and managers who are concerned with employee performance and productivity know the importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs). They allocate resources for the setting up of an ICT system that is largely comprised of various digital technologies.

Part of having an ICT system installed is ensuring the optimal functioning of such infrastructure. Not all enterprises, however, adopt network security measures. Based on GeoTrust's Best Practices for Securing Your Enterprise (n.d.), the following are five of the recommended network security measures:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Baseline Test for Athletes - What Is It and Why Is It Necessary?

An athlete's mental health plays a role in his/her ability to recover from injury.

A fundamental, yet critical component of sports performance and athlete management is a baseline test. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorse the use this assessment tool to various professional and amateur sports groups. The National Football League (NFL), the Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have adopted a policy that mandates this step to ensure the health of their players.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Camera - A Brief Early History of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)'s Primary Component (BCE-1800s)*

Advancements in camera technology include the invention of the CCTV.
Closed-circuit television or CCTV has been around for decades. Early users of this technology include law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom (UK), as well as in the United States (US). However, the link between CCTV and crime control has its roots in the history of camera technology in various formats, particularly photography, motion pictures (broadcast television and film), and multimedia.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Influence of Media on Human Sexuality, Culture, Gender Issues, and Same-Sex Marriage

Media's global power lies in the hands of sexual humans.
The definition of human sexuality carries a broad spectrum of human experiences. However, reproduction is its core activity (Benagiano & Mori, 2009, p. 50). With the multiplication of sexual human species, a sexual human culture has evolved (Kauth, 2006). 

Culture's birth among humans has introduced the concepts of "gender" and "social reproduction". Referring to feminist studies, Laslett and Brenner (1989) explained that gender as a cultural construction based on biological sexual differences between men and women, while social reproduction refers to individual dispositions and functions aimed at maintaining everyday life and sustaining generations (p. 382)