Now that comes as yet another fantastic piece of research work for all those women who are coffee addicted. Women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to get depressed, research suggests. The findings, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, come from a study of more than 50,000 US female nurses. The Harvard Medical School team tracked the health of the women over a decade from 1996 to 2006 and relied on questionnaires to record their coffee consumption. Just over 2,600 of the women developed depression over this time period.Compared with women who drank one cup of caffeinated coffee or less per week, those who consumed two to three cups per day had a 15% decreased risk of developing depression. Now isn’t that a good news friends, @younghopes we do believe coz it is just giving us one more reason to drink our coffee…and no one gonna stop us Hah… you can read the entire story here BBC
- Australia is among the 153 top performing countries in all fields. Australia is ranked # 10 for citations, # 9 for papers and # 29 for citations per paper (According to ISI Essential Science lndicators 5M).
- The number of Australian scientific publications per million of the Australian population increased from 1149 in 2004 to 1318 in 2005. This is the highest level ever recorded in recent years.
- The citation impact index of the Australian scientific publications was 1.14 times the world average (2004 data).
- In 2002, there were almost 8 researchers for every 1000 Australian workers, placing Australia 9th in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- Over the period 1996-2001, Australia was highly productive in obtaining biotechnology patents (European Patent Office) compared to other countries, behind only Denmark and Canada.
- Australia may only have a third of one percent of world’s population, but it contributes 2.5 percent of world’s medical research.
- Taking advantage of the world-class research facilities, around 200 core biotechnology companies operate in Australia more per capita than in the United States.
|Australian of the year for their Contribution to the World or Science
Australia was the first country in the world to introduce a circulating series of polymer banknotes. These notes have, as a major security element, a distinctive transparent window, as well as a range of other printed security features.