Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.

Mother's Milk Cocktail Improves Memory In Mild Alzheimer's Patients

Soon you will be able to find a "mother's milk" cocktail called Souvenaid® on your drug store or supermarket shelves. And why would you drink it? To improve your memory, of course!

Green Tea Lessens Chance Of Lung Cancer Among Smokers

As a former smoker, I commiserate with those who still smoke; it's very difficult to stop smoking, but you really must. Just in case you think it's too late to quit because the damage has already been done, that thought is unfounded.  Stopping smoking can, over time, reverse lung damage... and, low and behold, new research shows so can green tea!

Agressive Cancers Co-Opt Fat Cells To Do Their Dirty Work

Though they are not exactly hit men, certain enzymes in fat cells have been found aiding and abetting the spread of the most aggressive cancer cells.  The guilty enzymes are the monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) enzymes, which put cancer cells into overdrive when they come in contact.


5 Percent Of Boomers Are Still Getting High - At Least Once A Year

The substance abuse division (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) learned some interesting information about how boomers get high these days.  The department is fixing to get more funding, I guess, because it reports that in our (even) later years, we're going to need added substance abuse treatment services.  Us?

MyFord Technology Allows Social Networking To Really Go Mobile

Fords That Facebook, Tauruses That Tweet, SUVs That Search The Internet!  Social Network going mobile just took on a whole new meaning. When you think of social networking going mobile, you think of location-based and geolocation apps developed for smartphones.

Cell Phone Exposure Reverses Alzheimer's Symptoms In Mice

If mice could use cell phones they would never get Alzheimer's disease, new findings from the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) reveal.  But don't laugh yet: more studies like this could result in non-intervention, non-drug treatments to reverse Alzheimer's disease and even prevent it from ever developing.

Love To Read Or Watch TV In Bed? Then Check Out These Back And Knee Pillows

Unless you have a very hard mattress and want to sit stick-straight up while you're trying to read your novel or watch Desperate Housewives, you may find yourself gradually slipping further and further down your spine until you're actually sitting on your neck.

First Flexible Solar Retinal Implant Designed To Restore Vision For Some

Less than a month ago, at the 2009 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), researchers from Stanford University presented their solution for a retinal implant that has the potential to restore vision in those who lose sight due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and certain other retinal disorders.

Researchers Develop Killer Cocktail For Cancer Tumors

While we were downing martinis and dog sleds, celebrating the holidays, researchers at University of California (UC) San Diego, MIT, and UC Santa Barbara were creating nano cocktails to be downed by tumor cells.  Your cocktails may have slowed you down a bit, but the nano cocktails were designed to be killers - cancer killers.

Eight O'Clock Coffee,The 150-Year Old Social Media Machine

If there is one coffee maker that has kept up with the times, it's Eight O'Clock Coffee. I guess like their slogan, "it's always 8 o'clock somewhere!" this coffee company feels that social media is as ubiquitous as a cup of Joe.

New Information About Synapses May Lead To New Drugs To Aid Memory

"In strengthening a synapse you build a connection, and certain synapses are encoding a memory. Those synapses have to be strengthened so that memory is in place and stays there. Strengthening synapses is a very important part of learning. What we have found appears to be one part of how that happens."  (Kenneth S. Kosik, co-director at UCSB's Neuroscience Research Institute)

Fountain Of Youth Or Death By Sweets? Another Study Reveals Sugar Kills

I don't really want to be the one to break it to you, especially the day after Christmas, but sugar kills. On the bright side, 2010 is just around the corner and you're not too late to cross sugar off your list of healthy energy foods for the new year. 

Sleep Apnea Takes Another Victim: The Liver

The casualties of sleep apnea are many: high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, various psychological disorders... not to mention injuries from accidents due to lack of sleep. Now, researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have established a link between sleep apnea and liver disease.

10 Last Minute Gift Ideas Under & Way-Under $100

If you're like most people, myself included, you are not ready for the holidays.  You still don't know what you're cooking for Christmas, you have nothing to wear to your in-laws, you haven't put up your tree, and you're just revisiting the Christmas gift list you made in late October.  As I was going through my own list just this morning, I thought I'd share some of the neat gift ideas I found for last minute shoppers.  They're for infants to elders, combine style, utility, and fun... and they range in price from $7.99 to $69.95 and are in stock to ship for Christmas '09 as of this writing!