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Medtronic Reveal XT™ Implant Lets Doctors Monitor Heartbeats Remotely

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of its Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). The medical device is a way for doctors to monitor patients with heart arrhythmias through the Medtronic Carelink® Network.

Too Much Soda Pop Increases Risk For Early Kidney Disease In Women

A new study has found that women who drink two or more cans of pop a day increase their risk for early kidney disease.

Smoking Pot May Lead To Testicular Cancer

A new study says that there may be a link between testicular cancer and marijuana use.

Use Your Own Handwriting to Create Fonts with YourFonts.com

Ever wish you had a font that was truly "you".  Well, now you can!

I Can See Your Clock From Here!

There are many things that should not be magnified as large as the Big Digital LED Calendar Clock. At more than a foot wide and 7.5 inches deep, this is a perfect gadget for a clock-watcher. I bet it can even be seen by clock-watchers in Russia.

Is Alzheimer's A Diabetes Type 3? Insulin Acts Like It Is!

In a study that tested the efficacy of an insulin enhancing drug in slowing or reducing the impact of Alzheimer's disease, Northwestern University has reported findings that insulin and an insulin enhancing drug can slow or prevent memory loss from Alzheimers caused by toxic proteins.

A Breakthrough In Pre-Testing Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

When chemotherapy is recommended as a cancer treatment, no one knows how effective it may be. One simply hopes. But in this month's journal of Radiology, researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University describe a method of assessing whether a tumor is a good candidate for chemotherapy or not.

Stress Amplifies, Beta-Blockers Slow, Malignant Skin Cancer

In the third of a series of studies linking stress hormones and cancer, medical researchers at Ohio State University found that stress amplifies the progression of malignant melanoma, particularly in advanced and aggressive melanomas.

Small Businesses Hope To Overcome Recessionary Times On Valentine’s Day

Recession or no recession, a recent study shows that Valentine's Day is a crucial holiday for the success of small businesses. Learn more about strategies used by businesses to boost their Valentine's Day sales and other related statistics by reading on.

10 Anti-Valentine Gifts That Speak Volumes About Love

I hate to be cynical, but how long does the honeymoon last, anyway? Is everyone supposed to be blushing, and giggling, and cooing, and making kissy-face uncontrollably in public just because it's Valentine's Day? C'mon, most of us are actually suffering from some major heartbreak on Valentine's Day, just like most other days.

More Active Early Sex Lives In Men With Prostate Cancer

This study reported today, Sexual activity and prostate cancer risk in men diagnosed at a younger age, is not about masturbation, promiscuity, or "rampant sex," as one headline had it. It is about connecting the dots between hormonal activity and prostate cancer.

Risk Factors For Breast Cancer In Second Breast Identified

A new report, based on research at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, reveals pertinent and specific information that women should all ascertain from our doctors if a diagnosis of breast cancer is made in one breast. Prophilactic removal of the second breast could mitigate future suffering for some women with breast cancer diagnosis.

Neurotic Are 50 Percent More Likely To Develop Alzheimer's Disease

If you're neurotic, you have at least a fifty percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease than people who don't get bent out of shape.

President Obama, Please Control Your Telomeres!

The media wants to know how fast our new President, Barack Obama, will age over the next four to eight years, what with the stress of the Presidency. Practically every TV news network has a five-minute feature story on how past presidents have aged showing their pictures "before and after," the grey hair, puffy eyes, jowls, and lots of wrinkles (particularly those worry lines) have set in. And now, scientists know what causes all this to happen to Presidents and other worry warts; it's all about their telomeres.

Study Says Menthol Cigarettes Are More Addictive

Want to quit smoking? A new study says that smokers puffing on menthol cigarettes have a harder time quitting, especially among African American and Latino smokers.

Build Your Experience By Paying To Work For Free

Society tries to prepare students of high school and college age for their future careers by setting them up with job placements and career counseling, and while it's a great way to help establish career goals from a young age, what about the older generations? Figuring Out understands that no matter what your age or stage of life, sometimes you need a little help to meet your career goals.

Personal Reminder Service Industry Grows: But Is It A Necessary Trend?

Personal reminder services via email, text messaging and computer software seem to be popping up all over the internet. While they must certainly be helpful for the forgetful, are they really necessary when basic technologies, like cell phones and computer applications already offer structured calendars and reminders? Maybe you think they are, and if you are someone who likes the feel of a personal assistant without the need for socialization and a hefty paycheck, read on; these businesses might be able to help you out.

Surgery Patients Survive Thanks To Simple Checklist

If you don't want to know too much about the state of surgical safety today, you had better not read further. Though these study results are positive, they reflect poorly on the current state of care in hospital surgical units today.

Technology Is Helping Seniors To Live At Home Longer

Helping older Americans to stay in their homes and maintain their independance as much as possible through the use of sensor technology.

Researches Identify Cancer Prevention Component Of Berries

Rasberries and other berries and fruits have been shown to have cancer preventative powers in several prior medical studies, but now researchers have isolated the precise organic compounds responsible for prevention: anthocyanins.