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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.

Can't Fasten Your Bra? Try The Magnetic CoreBra

Designed by Adaptawear's director, Kavita Chauhan, CoreBra is not your typical sagging "old lady's bra."

Coffee May Protect From Certain Types of Cancer

Do you crave the fresh cup of coffee every morning to get you through the day? Even though studies before have shown that drinking coffee isn’t good for you, a new study says that coffee may protect you from certain types of cancers.

Golfers Beware! New Golf Clubs May Damage Your Ears

Those new golf clubs you bought? The ones that produce a "sonic boom" when they hit the golf ball? They can permanently damage your hearing!

Osteoporosis Drugs Now Linked To Cases Of Esophageal Cancer

No, you're not seeing things. Osteoporosis drugs have been in the news quite a bit lately and this time the bisphosphonates -- like Fosomax, Actonel, Didronel, and Boniva -- seem to have been related to at least 50 cases of esophageal cancer since 1995.

Popular Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Contribute To Jawbone Necrosis

Under the heading of "First they do, and then they don't, and then they do..." They do.

Oral osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva or similar bisphosphonates, do contribute to the death of cells in the jaw, called jawbone necrosis.

New Technology May Heal Bones in Minutes

The worst part of breaking a bone (besides the pain) is the healing process. Wearing an uncomfortable cast can be irritating and aggravating, making it harder to move around for months at a time. Well, that process may soon change. A company has developed a product called “Injectable Bone” that may repair the broken bone in minutes.

Elder Driver Badges 'Leaf' Japanese Seniors Cold

Anyone driving in Japan will soon notice curious badges on many of the other cars. Both are shaped like stylized leaves, with green & yellow (Wakaba) for first-year new drivers and red & yellow (Koleshiya) for seniors over 75. It's the latter that are ruffling a few feathers. After all, what person of advanced age wants to be likened to a dying leaf?

Scientists Discover Molecule That Targets Brain Tumors

Researchers at the UC Davis Cancer Center have discovered a molecule that may provide hope for treating a highly deadly form of cancer.

Asthma Inhalers Go Green, But At What Cost?

... Though the "green" inhalers have been on the market for a few years, and many doctors have been prescribing them, there is a sizable group of asthma patients who say they are ineffective. As the timely use of an Albuterol inhaler may make the difference between life and death, you can imagine how impassioned these patients are.