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An Aspirin a Day May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study suggests that taking an aspirin a day may lower the risk of breast cancer in women.

UMass Computer Scientist On The Case Of Hackable Pacemakers

Hackable pacemakers? Not quite yet. But the next generation of implanted defibrillators (pacemakers) will be wireless-programmable and communicate data over the Internet. What does that mean? Susceptibility to hacking... which, as you might imagine, can open confidential medical information to the public and even cause physical harm to the pacemaker patient.

The Real Effects Of Chocolate On Health:The Latest!

Chocoholics, we've been told for the last three years how our drug of choice is so beneficial to our health. "Oh, chocolate is a wonderful anti-oxidant! Eat it! It will keep you healthy," they said.

Not so fast....


Mama Bear in Menopause Animates The Change

Menopause - a delicate issue for many, especially in Japan. In an effort to "humanize" women and The Change, doctor and manga writer Emi Chida has produced a curious comic featuring a menopausal mama mama bear.

First The Knees, Then The Hips, Now Back Replacement? TFAS®!

TFAS®, a new joint procedure that can restore full use of your spine, just as knee and hip replacements can restore the functions of knees and hips, is being tested in the U.S.

Sarah Palin's Japanese Eyeglasses Spark Fashion Trend

Alaska Governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has caught the public eye in more ways than one - her stylish, made in Japan eyeglasses have struck a particular chord with middle class, midlife mamas!

Thirst for Health Perks Up Coca-Cola Japan's 5-Grain Tea

Soft drink companies like Coca-Cola Japan are responding to the buying preferences of an aging population and a general greater focus on health and fitness. The new 5-Grain Tea illustrates the swing from sweet, sugary "junk drinks" to more healthy - but still tasty - tonics.

Hey Dudes! Some Foods Could Be Causing Those Moobs!

Though aging dudes like to hide it, like by never going swimming in public, there's a tendency among many to develop enlarged breasts. Though many men go to extreme measures to reduce moobs, short for man boobs, it has not been clear why they exist. However, yesterday Cambridge Medical Research Council researcher, Dr. Gunter Kuhnle, released the results of his nutritional study on the effects of certain food and drinks on the development of moobs.

Early Detection Of Alzheimer's Just A Blood Test Away?

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that a simple blood test might have major implications for the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, before symptoms even occur.

MBI: The Newest Technology In Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, meeting in Washington, DC this weekend, will be hearing about the results of experiments with a new technology for detecting breast cancers in women with dense breasts. It is called Molecular Breast Imaging, MBI, and it employs a radioactive tracer that is absorbed more by abnormal cells than healthy cells.

Friction Models and Cellphone Charms Evoke Retro Tokyo

A new series of miniature friction models and cellphone charms harken back to a time when Japan's future was bright and anything was possible. Retro Tokyo is back in style!

2008's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

The 2008 Halloween fashion trends are heavy into "movie characters" and "gruesome," but there are still plenty of just plain funny costumes for adults. This year, the Funniest Adult Halloween Costume awards are being given in 10 categories, among them: Cleverest Cadaver Costume, Sexiest Linguine & Meatball Costume, Hairiest Feminist Costume and Smartest Dummy Costume. See them for a laugh out loud!


Mascara With The Shakes: Review of Lancome Oscillation Mascara

After the press hype that Lancome Oscillation mascara has received, I normally would not have the slightest interest in the product. I mean, big deal, so the mascara wand vibrates? What rational person would fall for a gimmick like a vibrating mascara wand? You might as well put a battery in a pencil. But...

Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

When Can A Bialy Save Your Life? When It's A "Nanobialy"

New York bialys are every bit as great as the New York bagel, but who ever thought a nano particle would be named after one? The newest addition to nano-names makes the bialy a veritable hero!

A DIY Lab On A Chip: But When?

Soon, they say, a "Lab On A Chip In A Kit" will be available for home use so that we can test ourselves for certain illnesses. Also, we'd be able to check a chicken breast for salmonella and test the air for toxins. It's doable, but will it be available to help the boomer generation?

NASA Finds The Baby Boom Galaxy!

Naturally, NASA named the new-found galaxy after us, calling it the Baby Boom Galaxy. And, of course all the babies are stars! (We were always over-achievers!)

Modern Barbie Gets Kinky

There are some deviant minds in the product development and marketing suites at Mattel’s Barbie™ division.

Kenner's Blythe Doll Takes on New Life in Japan

Girls of a certain age may remember playing with Blythe, a big-headed doll introduced by American toy company Kenner in 1972. A generation later, Blythe has taken on a new life in far-off Japan. Blythe's most devoted Japanese fans hold her in such deep esteem, one might liken it to mania!

Shake It, Baby! Madonna Does!

Madonna shakes it. Shaquille O’Neal, Lance Armstrong, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jane Fonda, and LeBron James, Claudia Schiffer and Natalie Imbruglia are among other celebrities that are said to shake it. What do they shake? Everything. They do whole body vibration exercise (WBV) and there are several good reasons why....