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Geolocation App Rethinks Check-Ins Making It Less Hat & More Cattle

Since geo-locaton apps - also known as location-based social networks - became part of our cultural zeitgeist, there are many who have chosen not to join their rank and file. Still considered  part of the Wild West fringe of the social media landscape, the schadenfreude descriptor of  "all hat, no cattle" comes to mind in calling out apps that are more playful than serious.

Keeping It Real - Stopping Child Prostitution With Demi & Ashton

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher want you to help them stop child prostitution.

Mark Zuckerberg Mad After Justin Bieber To Boost User Numbers

Has the CEO of the number-one social network in the land got Bieber-Fever? Does Facebook want to increase their user base by riding the coat-tails of the pop-star du jour? Highly unlikely. But what does tie Zuckerberg to Justin Bieber is a 59-year old legacy magazine struggling to keep its circulation numbers afloat.

Pacemaker-Like Device For Those With Persistent Hypertension Being Tested

Research on a new medical device called the Rheos System was presented at the American College of Cardiology's 60th Annual Scientific Session & Expo in New Orleans. The device, like the now-popular pacemaker that regulates heart rhythms, is also implantable, but its purpose is to lower blood pressure.

Belt-Mounted Geiger Counter Monitors Microsieverts While You Jog

Fear of radioactivity cramping your active lifestyle? Over-reacting to reports of overheated reactors? The small, lightweight and portable GC-S1 radiation meter from System TALKS clips onto your belt and tallies up the microsieverts while you go about your daily routine.

Great Mother's Day Gift For Grandma: Photo-Top Tray Table

I'm giving you a head start this Mother's Day with an early idea for a Grandma gift, because the 'Photo Frame Table' doesn't come with your pictures.  You will have to collect or create photos that fit in the frames; that's why you should get started now.

 


Pot-Bellied Men More Prone To Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is now the most common cause of acquired blindness. An important study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne indicate that like heart disease, AMD may be affected by where you carry your weight.

China Goes Green on Tomb-Sweeping Day

Got money to burn and deceased ancestors to honor? So do many millions of Chinese – and that's the problem. The 2,500-year-old tradition of burning fake money on Tomb-Sweeping Day is meant to boost the fortunes of the deceased but with a population of well over a billion, it's the living who are paying the price.

Yellow Dye May Be Secret To Prolonging Life And Slowing Alzheimer's Disease

Thanks to Silvestre Alavez, a staff scientist in the Lithgow Lab at the Buck Institute for the Research on Aging in Novato, California, we may be able to slow down the progression of disease processes, particularly Alzheimer's disease, and extend human life span.  And the substance that could do it has been right under Alzheimer's diagnostic microscopes all along.

 


From Social Media To Semantic Web, LinkedIn Caffeinates NYC & San Fran

Extra, Extra. . . read all about it, LinkedIn offers free coffee to residents and commuters in New York City and San Francisco with the launch of its latest product. Holy Cappuccino, Starbucks. . . you deserve a break today...

Get Fixed - An Addiction Site That Gets Real

A new website helps you recover from addiction, by being real about it.

Walnuts Are Healthiest Nuts, But May Not Be Enough For Dinner!

If you eat a handful of nuts or two at a party, they don't generally ruin your appetite for dinner.  If they do make you feel full, you're in luck, because one of the recommendations of this study is that those nuts become your dinner.

Hot Pants: Wear Them And Get Hot!

Low waist, high leg?  Not.  But hot?  Oh yes, very hot!  Would you believe 167° Fahrenheit?

Tai Chi Moves Improve Moods, Fight Depression In Elderly

A team of researchers at the Univerity of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have, for the first time, scientifically demonstrated the benefits of Tai chi in the management of late-life depression.

The High Life Is The Right Life When It Comes To Heart Disease

While living high, in the mountains that is, may expose you to more solar radiation than folks at ocean level, an expansive study conducted by the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Global Health shows that there are some important health benefits of living at higher altitudes.

Scientists Discover Possible Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease In Asthma Drug

Researchers at Temple University's School of Medicine have reported the results of their experiments using an asthma drug, Zileuton, in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in mouse models.  Their discoveries may lead to a major breakthrough in the control and/or treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Fatigue Preventing Sunglasses Don't Need A Prescription

Did you know that our eye color fades as we age?  Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features.  Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.

 

Actos: Nipping Diabetes In The Bud?

A common drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes, pioglitazone, has been tested as a preventative for the disease among high risk persons.  The results are very promising.

Life On The Death Star - Shooting Lasers At Space Junk

Scientists want to shoot all the space junk out of the sky, just like Darth Vader taking pot shots at X-wings.

Hospitals Can Be Fatal, Especially For Medicare Patients

Maybe you suspected this, particularly if you have had contact with a Medicare recipient while he or she was in the hospital, but now a government study confirms it: Medicare patients are dying in hospitals because of the care they receive.