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New Orleans' Brown Pelicans - Ultimate Survivors, From 'Silent Spring' to Gulf Oil Disaster

May 27 marked the anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, celebrated author and wildlife conservationist. When her book Silent Spring was first published in 1962, New Orleans state bird, the Brown Pelican was on the verge of extinction, due to pesticides and pollution. Almost 50 years later, that same bird faces a similar fate from another man-made disaster.

The Boy Who Invented TV Gets Social Media App Named After Him

I'm sure the boy who invented TV would be very proud of how far TV has come since the late 1940s. PHILO TV, the app and Web platform which launches today combines television with the power of social media to create an interactive user experience with real-time and multi-screen functionality. And it has that inventor to thank for it.

'Sh*t My Dad Says' - First TV Sitcom With 'Social Network' Theme

The irrepressible William Shatner, who at the ripe young age of 79 is jumping back into TV programming with a sit-com that will extend the television frontier to where no man has gone before.

Fatal Medication Errors & Other Reasons To Stay Out Of The Hospital

You can probably think of a million reasons to stay out of the hospital, but today a study suggests another reason, at least for the month of July....

Extra Cold Bar Serves Beer Below Zero - How Cool Is That?

Ice cold beer... there's nothing like it to beat the summer's heat. For a limited time, Japan's Asahi Beer is offering hot, thirsty travelers a very cool place to chill out this summer: the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise For Women

The most promising news yet, related to prevention of breast cancer, was published by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio....

'Of Mice & Men' Determining Cause & Treatment of Alzheimer's

Robert Burns, the Scottish poet in his 1785 poem 'To A Mouse…' asserts "the best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew. . . the present only touches you."  in contrast, man is constantly plagued with regrets of the past and fear of the future, and we often lose sight of how we relate to other creatures on the planet. Those poignant words have new meaning today as man is learning a potential new cause and treatment for a disease that robs of us our cognitive abilities.

Chocolate Is The New Face Cream: The Acticoa Discovery

The Swiss-based Barry Callbaut, the largest chocolate distributor in the world, has discovered a process to extract the flavanols from cocoa beans and reintroduce them into processed chocolate.  The formula is called Acticoa© cocoa, and it's one of the richest known sources of flavanols.

Fat-Burning Weight Loss Pants - Skivvies To Make You Skinny

'Cross Walker' fat-burning weight loss pants from Wacoal turn that daily walk to and from your office into a stimulating, slimming workout.

10 Gadget Gifts For Boomer Dads And Grandpas

There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. (Personally, I know many dads and grandpas who don't want a new hobby for Father's Day!) Father's Day is coming soon, and these gadget gifts will be just in time to use this summer!

 

The Bigger Your Belly, The Smaller Your Brain

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and other U.S. medical centers have studied the relationship of various markers of body fat to brain markers for Alzheimer's disease, and their findings are not good for those who have fat around their mid-sections, or 'belly fat.'

 

Red Wine Could Cure Impotence, Researchers Say

Red wine and romance... they're more closely linked than you might think. According to Japanese researchers, a substance commonly found in red wine increases blood flow where lovers need it most.

Portable Wheel Chair Lifter Wins 2010 Best New Product In Rehab Expo

Every year in Britain an organization of businesses and healthcare professionals focused on rehabilitation products, called Naidex, has an expo of new products and services for persons with disabilities.  The winner of the 2010 Naidex New Product of the Year Award was an elegant portable solution for lifting a wheelchair into the trunk of a car.  It's called the BackSaver.

'Fountain Of Youth' Steroids Found To Help Prevent Heart Disease

The discovery from the British university came as a surprise even to the research team. Biologists at the University of Leeds have found that a steroid produced by our bodies can help prevent heart disease as well as many other downward spirals that come with age.  The fountain of youth may be just around the corner!

 


Gold Vending Machines Make 'GOLD To Go®' Good To Go

There are few things more precious than convenience and now, thanks to TG-Gold-Super-Markt's "GOLD To Go®" vending machines, that includes that most precious of metals: gold.

If You Must Talk, Do It Safely: The Steering Wheel Bluetooth Speakerphone

It's been proven time and time again that cell phone use is dangerous while driving.  Actually, eating, talking, or even listening to a passenger, or looking away from the road for just an instant could lead to disaster.  Recently, someone actually found that driving ruins the quality of cell phone communication!

Cardiac Ablation Reduces Risk Of Stroke And Alzheimer's Disease

New findings by researchers from the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, reveal that a treatment of the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than two million Americans, significantly reduces the risk of stroke, mortality, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia.

 


Working Long Hours Raises Heart Disease Risk As Much As 60 Percent

British philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell once said  "If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considers work important."   A recent British/Finish study suggests Russell's statement was very wise.

In Nutty News Today We Learn That Nuts Are Heart Healthy...

Good news for people who love nuts; they're actually good for your heart - not just walnuts and almonds, but almost any type of nut can lower your risk for coronary heart disease.

This Personal Health Coach Even Goes To Bed With You: The Fitbit Tracker

If you want real personal company with you, even at night, the Fitbit Tracker will be there!  It hangs out with you during the day to monitor your activities and watches over you at night to track your sleep.  And the volume of health information it can provide you is greater than any live personal trainer could give you... even if he or she did stay overnight.