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Tylenol Appears To Protect Your Prostate, But What About Your Liver?

For several years now, warnings about the risk of liver disease have been issued on Tylenol and the many other drugs that contain acetaminophen, and yet acetaminophen is still the most widely prescribed and used pain reliever in the world.  Though this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limited prescription doses of acetaminophen to 325 mg per tablet, the over-the-counter drugs still contain doses between 500 and 700 mg.

How Long Will You Live? A New Blood Test Will Tell You... If You Really Want To Know

Judgment Day believers need not read this, unless May 21, 2011 has come and gone and you're still here.  For those that are interested in a more scientific analysis of their life spans, a British company, Life Length, has the technology to predict how long you will live through a small blood sample. 

 

The Powerful Tomato Lowers Cholesterol As Well As Most Common Medications!

There have been several recent studies about the health benefits of tomatoes and tomato products.  That bright red pigment called lycopene has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  But a comprehensive report by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia delves deep into 14 of those studies to find clinical evidence of the exact amounts required in our daily diets.  (That includes Bloody Mary's, no?)

 


Doctors Misdiagnose Half Of Those With Early Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain have uncovered a sad truth about early onset Alzheimer's disease - that more than half of those who develop it are misdiagnosed because they exhibit symptoms not customarily associated with Alzheimer's.

 

Can't Find The Right Chair? BYOC! (Build Your Own Chair)

Now that you've tried at least two dozen 'ergonomic' chairs and purchased about half of them, are you tired of finding out that none of them feel like they did when you tried them in the store?  Well, by now, you should know which part of each chair actually felt good.  And now is when the folks at BioFit have come up with the BYOC option - Build Your Own Chair.

The Delay Of Alzheimer's Disease Now On Fast Track With New Technology

If you're having trouble remembering where you parked your car or put your keys and refer to these occasions as 'senior moments,' you're not wrong - because, as we age, we lose the ability to form new memories.  This is not news; but what is new is that memory formation can now be observed through three different kinds of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  And this ability may lead to better memory drugs and faster proof of their efficacy.

 

Knock Yourself Out On Caffeine To Prevent Breast Cancer

Today, Stockholm's Karolinska Institute reaffirmed the findings of a few earlier studies indicating that lots of coffee (5+cups) consumed daily can reduce a woman's risk of certain types of breast cancer,  But while the positive effects of coffee in reducing the risks of prostate, liver, and yes, now breast cancer, researchers need to remember the deleterious effects of five or more cups of coffee per day.

Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept Instantly Prints Photos

The Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept from Japanese designer Mac Funamizu combines the Apple iPhone's built-in camera with the instant print function that made Polaroid cameras famous.

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Changes In Sleep Habits Can Result In Cognitive Decline

If you've been yearning to spend your retirement years sleeping until noon before drinking your first cup of java, you might want to weigh that luxurious dream against its consequences.... Such a change in your sleep habits may just leave you with not a lot on the ball.

Census Results May Prompt Changes in China's One-Child Policy

China's controversial “One-Child” policy has succeeded is putting the brakes on runaway population growth but results of the 2010 census have revealed some worrisome side-effects that don't bode well for the future.

Technology Fights Obesity With An Implant That Controls Hunger: VBLOC™

Some 400 million people worldwide are classified as obese. The manufacturer of the first implant to treat obesity, EnteroMedics, has vowed to install its first VBLOC implant  in an obese person before the end of 2011. It has not yet passed muster in the U.S. but the VBLOC is in  Phase III clinical investigations, so the device has a chance of making it into someone's tummy this year.

 

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

Tina Fey Not Puttin' All Her Eggs In A Twitter Basket - Fears Heroin Addiction

Tina Fey, one of today's most prolific writers and comediennes will not becoming a resident of Twitterville any time soon. Even though she is actively engaged at present on a book tour for her latest retrospective titled, "Bossypants," Fey doesn't quite see the benefit of promoting her brand via the microblogging platform.

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.