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A Seat Cushion that Keeps Your Butt Circulating

... I'm writing to let you know that there is a solution for those of us that have "Internet Ass." There's a fix for Internet Ass, and according to the makers of the Circulation Improving Seat Cushion, this fix has already been used by the Air Force to fix their tired arses.

Oh No, The Acid Monster™ Is In My Coffee Again!

Just when I think I've found the perfect coffee maker, some other coffee gadget comes along and claims to be more perfect... and you know I have to try it, because I love coffee. This time it's the Hourglass® Coffee Maker telling me I have to brew my coffee cold. That's right; cold water brewing is less acidic than hot water brewing and the water can't just soak the ground coffee, it has to infuse the ground coffee. Got all that?

Piping Hot Tea Raises Risk Of Throat Cancer

Can’t wait to sip your freshly made hot tea in the morning? Researchers say to wait until it cools down a little – you may be raising your risk of throat cancer.

Get Your Miracle Fruit Before It Becomes A Drug!

Have you tripped-out on a miracle fruit pill? A"trip" is when you allow a miracle fruit pill to dissolve on your tongue and then sit around and eat sour pickles, limes, or Hot Tamales candy. (Don't try it... you'll end up getting acid reflux anyway!)

Bioabsorbable Stent Is Successful So Far: ABSORB

For thirty years since the invention of angioplasty, cardiologists have been using stents to repair arteries. First was the balloon stent, then the metal stent, then the drug eluting metal stent. Next it will be the bioabsorbable stent, or should I say now it is the bioabsorbable stent?

Study: Red Meat Raises Risk Of Death

Could eating red meat be bad for your health? Scientists have recently discovered that people who eat a lot of red meat have the highest overall risk of death.

Scientists Identify Ten Genes That Raise Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death

Researchers have recently found ten new genes that can raise the risk of sudden cardiac death.

Old Dogs Learn New Tricks From Teens: Telecommunications Tutorials By Bellendoejezo

 

It's only a cliché that an old dog can't learn new tricks (really, ask Lady Bee). So Dutch business startup, Bellendoejezo is taking the opportunity to have the technologically inclined (the young), teach the technologically impaired (the old) about their cell phone uses, so they can become functioning, communicative members of any business enterprise.

Device That Alerts Before You Get Sunburn

Wouldn’t it be nice if you were warned ahead of time that you were going to get sunburn? Scientists have developed a device that alerts you before sunburn shows up.

Pledge Hammer: Preventing Broken Promises With Fear Of Monetary Retribution

Helping you keep your promises, for fear of retribution, is a new business Pledge Hammer. The premise of this online service is simple, you make a promise and if you don't honor your commitment, you donate a pre-determined amount to a charity of your choice.


Scientists Create Basic Living Model Of Human Brain

Researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, UK are currently in the process of developing a new way to model how the human brain works – by making a living model of the human brain.

Salt Is Even More Unhealthy Than You Think

Even if your diet is very low in sodium, you may still get heart disease, but reducing your salt intake by just 3 grams a day, something very easy to do, could reduce your chances significantly. Look what this new study determined about salt intake....

Beer May Be Bad For The Prostate

St. Patrick’s Day is here, and men better be careful. Researchers say that drinking one pint of beer a day could raise the risk of prostate cancer.

Vegetarians And Cancer: Study Yields Surprising Data

There's something refreshing about experimental results that don't agree with researcher hypothesis. It gives scientists more credibility if once in awhile things don't go as they assume. But in the case of a recent British study on diet and cancer, the results just seem weird.

Mushrooms And Green Tea Combined May Considerably Lower Breast Cancer Risk

According to new research, eating mushrooms daily may cut breast cancer risk by two-thirds.

If You're At High Risk For Heart Attack, Stay Out Of Traffic

Whether you are driving or taking a bus, heavy traffic sucks. It’s irritating, aggravating, exasperating and now, we find it really is debilitating. A German study found that heart attack victims are three times more likely to have been in heavy traffic within an hour before having the attack.

Blood Test Developed To Predict Frontotemporal Dementia

Researchers worldwide are now looking at possible relationships between progranulin production and other neurodegenerative diseases. As well, they are looking for potential cures for FTD; there are none at this time. However, a group of researchers at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) has developed a simple blood test to check for progranulin amounts in the blood which would predict FTD.

Severe Depression Can Really Break A Woman's Heart

A new study has shown that very bad depression can break a healthy woman’s heart.

Beaded Ring Around Esophagus May Prevent GERD: The LINKS™ System

You may never have heard of GERD. It's an acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease; it's also known as acid reflux disease. It means that contents of your stomach re-enter your esophagus after you eat. GERD can cause serious problems in your esophagus, leading to Barrett's Esophagus, and possibly to esophageal cancer. That is why a successful trial of the LINX™ System is important.

Wine: A Glass A Day Can Reduce Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. today. In thirty years, esophageal cancer has grown 500 percent! But the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has discovered that certain diets and a glass of wine can curtail the risk of a precursor to esophageal cancer, called Barrett’s Esophagus.