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Don't Act Your Age: You'll Live Longer

After tracking 516 men and women ages 70 and over over a six-year period, the results of the Berlin Aging Study will soon be published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science. The study was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

Cold Sores Caused By Herpes May Lead To Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists at the University of Manchester in England report that the herpes virus causing cold sores is a major cause of protein plaques that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

Say Doc, What About A Prescription For This Handgun?

A new firearm, designed for easy access and shooting ability, and usable by millions of disabled and elderly persons, has received a listing from the FDA as a "medical device." The Palm Pistol™ is now appealing for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

"Hey Doc? How about a prescription for this handgun?"


Is Your Wallet A Pain In The Butt? Try The Rogue Wallet Instead

The truth is that a man's wallet is often a pain in the butt. In fact, mens' wallets cause so much back pain that men must remove them when they sit down, or the back pain becomes chronic.

Don't Divorce Yet! Marriage Supposedly Improves In Middle Age

I know of several boomers who waited until their young left the nest and then left it themselves. But contrary to my observations comes a report from Psychological Science that suggests maybe we should put the brakes on escaping until we see what happens.

Drink Wine To Improve Your Omega-3's!

Guess what fish haters! You can drink wine and keep your omega-3 fatty acids high, even if you never eat another bite of the fishy stuff, according to a new European study. Of course, it's probably better for you to eat fish and drink wine, but it's nice to know that some other natural, even pleasurable, consumables can protect our tickers.

TEAC's New Multi-Format LP-R500 Plays Analog, Converts to Digital

The TEAC LP-R500 may not look like much, but it makes up in function what it falls short of in form. Vinyl records, cassette tapes and even FM radio can be played for a listen and burned onto CDs for perpetuity.

New Drug May Cure Jet Lag

A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.

Newborns Exposed to Smoking Moms Are More Irritable

While it is known that babies born to mothers that smoke during pregnancy can have low birth weight and an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, a new study now shows that these babies are also more irritable and difficult to soothe.

Handheld Device Detects Early Signs of Cancer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a prototype blood scanner that can locate cancer markers in the bloodstream.

New Online Tool May Help Predict Depression

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed an online tool that may help predict the risk of someone suffering from depression in the future.

Japanese Virtual Wife Nags You to Eat Right

The Virtual Wife... no, it's not what you think, even though this new health and nutrition reminder service comes from Japan.

Study Shows Drivers Are Distracted Most by Cell Phones

A new study conducted by the University of Utah found that cell phones are more of a distraction than anything else for drivers.

Arcade Game Piggy Bank Saves Money, Plays Retro Games

This new arcade game piggy bank from Japan features Tetris or Atari Breakout. Playing these retro games at the local arcade used to cost us rolls of quarters, but no longer - now playing can actually SAVE you money!

Study Finds Tongue May Hold Clue to Obesity

Neuroscientists at Penn State have done a study that links taste to body weight, claiming that fat on a body could hook the brain on junk food.

New Molecule Discovered That May Suppress Hunger

As the holidays quickly approach, many weight-loss resolutions are made in order to start the new year fresh. However, new discoveries may help with the battle of the bulge.

Wig Out at the 3D House of Virtual Hairpieces

Let's HairTry! Aderans' new virtual toupee shop allows balding men to try on a variety of trendy hair styles and, curiously, eyeglasses from the comfort of their computer chairs. It's the eerie 3D imagery that really makes you wig out, however.

Caring For Sick Spouse May Lengthen Your Life

A new study has found that older people who spend at least 14 hours a week caring for an ill spouse tend to live longer than others.

New Device Gets Rid of Pain and Speeds Healing Process

PainShield™ MD is a pocket-sized device that is used to stop pain and speed the healing process.

6 Gadget Gifts Grandparents Will Love

Grammy and Gramps love gadgets as much as you do, but maybe Xbox 360 is not exactly their thing. Knowing a few grandparents myself, I asked some what kind of gadgets they would like as presents from their kids and grandkids. Most of them said, "I'd like them to visit me more often...."