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Bloggers & Twitterers Beware - Shield Laws Might Not Have You Covered!

The much debated iPhonegate pertaining to the alleged stolen iPhone 4G continues to perplex Apple, the authorities and the legal system. The Shield Law and even First Amendment rights can be challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court, as a result of this case. But perhaps the one group that may end up coming up short on this debate are those getting the least attention - the Bloggers and Twitterers!

Graphic.ly Speaking, Here Comes iPads & Social Networking For Comic Books

Since the introduction of the comic-book format in 1934, followed by graphic novels and Manga, the market for writers, illustrators and fans have grown exponentially within the last decade. While the printed format may at some point follow in the footsteps of the dying legacy newspapers, there are digital solutions emerging. Graphic.ly is an option in the social media space, while iPads, on the device end may actually take the place of the printed comic book and graphic novel, in the near future.

10 Helpful Gadgets For Boomer Moms & Grandma

Heck. We all age and, even if we feel young, aging may restrict us physically in doing things we did when we were younger.  Arthritis, sore feet, bad knees... one thing or another seems to slow us down after awhile.  Fortunately, many gadgets are available that enable us to achieve the same results we did when we were younger... maybe one of these will look like it will help your boomer mom or granny feel groovy again.

Contact Lenses Correct Your Vision Overnight: PauneLens

Before I knew that you weren't supposed to sleep in your contact lenses, I did.  And boy, did it feel fantastic to open my moist eyes in the morning and see clearly without having to search for my specs. Now, a Spanish optometrist has patented a contact lense that can correct your vision problems. And he wants you to wear his lenses overnight!

 


Canadians Live Longer In Better Health Than Americans

In 2002 and 2003, the U.S. and Canada participated in a joint survey to compare the impact of health care in both countries.  The findings,about to be published in BioMed Central's journal Population Health Metrics, favor Canadians for health and longevity.

Mount Sinai Medical Makes Important Finding In Alzheimer's Disease Causation

Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that the real culprit in Alzheimer's disease is the Amyloid-Beta (Abeta) oligomers in the brain, and not the Amyloid-Beta plaques as many believed.  Though this is not the first finding that supports Abeta oligomers as the cause of Alzheimer's, the Mount Sinai results are hard to dispute because of the methodology used.

 

The Kug - Kettle & Mug - An Invention We All Can Use

Just yesterday Ben Millett and Alan Harrison, inventors of the Kug, were recipients of the Arthritis Ireland Easy To Use Design Contest for their invention.  As it happens, the pair did design the Kug for persons with arthritis, but in fact, the Kug has a much wider audience.

 


Volcanic Ash: Bad For Jets, Great For Your Face!

Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano may be making as ash of itself but a Japanese cosmetics company has found a silver lining in those ominous dark clouds.

Coca-Cola Zero Free - Classic Coke Flavor, That Is All

Coca-Cola is about to give thirsty Japanese soda drinkers the Coke, and nothing but the Coke. Dubbed 'Coca-Cola Zero Free', the new addition to Coca-Cola Japan's lineup will be marketed as an adult health drink.

Patients Often Unaware That They've Had Minor Strokes

British researchers surveyed 1,000 persons who suffered TIAs or minor strokes and found that a majority of the patients were unaware of the symptoms of stroke or what to do about them.  Most surprisingly, people of all demographics - age, gender, education, and socioeconomic status - were equally unaware of how to recognize a stroke.

 

Immunity Drug Improves Cognition And Function For Alzheimer's Patients In Drug Trials

Hopes are high that Gammagard might be the first drug to reverse Alzheimer's disease by removing plaque from the brain.  The drug is now going into Phase III trials.

Stretch Your Back Without Hanging Upside Down!

Hanging upside down goes to my head - literally.  All my sinuses fill up on that inversion table contraption.  But here comes the Gentle Motion Back Stretching Device that relieves lower and mid-back pain without making you inhale the carpet!

Protect Yourself With A Funky, Fashionable Flu Mask... Achoo!

No babe worth her buns is going to wear a regular old industrial or surgical face mask to avoid getting the flu.  While those may perform better than the fashion flu masks, they really mark you as an old fuddy duddy.   Here are some really cool flu masks for fancy and funky occasions, and we even found some that are FDA approved!

 

JournoTwit Turns Your Twitter Account Into A Newspaper

If you're looking to get the breakdown of your account and the news in it, you can now use JournoTwit to turn your into account into a virtual Twitter newspaper.

Hospitalization May Cause Physical And Cognitive Decline

Two separate studies released today suggest that hospitals may not be the place to be if you are sick, especially if you are seriously ill and/or elderly.  And it's not just the the racket hospital staff makes trying to raise the roosters, or the insertion of a new IV catheter in your wrist....

 

Steve Jobs' iPad Pays Homage To Gutenberg's Printing Press

The printing press made the mass production of printed material possible and revolutionized human communication.  Johann Gutenberg dedicated most of his entire adult life to developing moveable type and the modern printing press (introduced in 1450 A.D.) and died penniless. Steve Jobs, on the other hand will not incur the same fate having created more than $150 billion in shareholder wealth, transforming movies, telecom, music, and now literature. In so doing, he pays homage to the invention that changed our lives forever.

Copper & Iron Linked To Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, And Aging In General

Though copper, iron, and other metals in your blood can be beneficial when you are young, a new study finds they are detrimental to those over 50 years old.  So detrimental, that the study warns persons over 50 to actively reduce sources of copper and iron in their diets and in their environments, because they can lead to Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and other age-related disorders.

 


Herpes Vaccine Entering Phase 3 Testing For Advanced Melanoma

How did a vaccine developed to combat the herpes virus end up in Phase 3 trials treating Stage III and Stage IV melanoma cancers?  First, someone originally testing the drug OncoVEX on herpes cells accidentally placed the vaccine in the wrong dish - a petri dish full of melanoma tumor cells....

Endless Rain Record Plays Sounds Of Drops, Never Stops

There are few things more soothing then the sound of a gentle rain yet nothing so annoying as a record that comes to the end of its groove. The 'Endless Rain' record provides the former while eliminating the latter.

Big Fatty Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Is Healthy Says New Study

You can put bacon, eggs, and sausage back into your diet, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity... as long as you eat them for breakfast. No, really; this is not an April Fool's joke.