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Adult Diapers Come Out of the Closet in Japan

Adult diapers have not only come out of the closet, they're taking center stage! A recent Tokyo runway show shines the spotlight on what has become a $500 million per year business in Japan. Could it happen here? Depends...

High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy May Cause Overweight Offspring

Researchers at The Rockefeller University in New York state that eating a high-fat diet while pregnant may cause the child to overeat or be overweight early in life.

Excess Belly Fat Doubles Risk of Death

A new European study says that if you have that “spare tire” around your middle, you have a higher risk of dying than someone who is of normal weight.

New Technology Could Change Breast Cancer Screening

Scientists at Bristol University have developed the world’s first breast imaging system that could change the way women are scanned for breast cancer.

Google Uses Search Engine Data to Track Flu

Google has launched a new tool called Google Flu Trends, designed to track influenza by using search terms based on what people enter into the search engine.

Scientists Develop “Intelligent Pill”

Scientists have developed a device they call the intelligent pill, or “iPill”. No, it doesn’t make you smarter. This pill is actually designed to release medication to specific areas of the body.

Taking a Walk Could Stop Chocolate Cravings

Researchers have found that taking a brisk fifteen-minute walk could reduce cravings for chocolate.

Text Messaging May Prevent Teens From Gaining Weight

Text messaging has become a way of life for many people. While many say text messaging can kill, especially if texting while driving, a new study says that sending text messages may help fight off a child’s chance at becoming obese or overweight later in life by monitoring and modifying their own behaviors now.

Study Finds Obese Children Have Aged Arteries

New research has shown that obese children have arteries of a 45-year old.

Intel Corp. Releases New Home Medical Monitor

Intel Corp., the world’s biggest computer chip maker, recently released the Intel Health Guide, a medical monitor for patients with chronic health problems.

Scientists Create Beer That Could Extend Life

Beer drinkers might actually have something to celebrate about. Scientists at Rice University have created a beer that could extend your life.

Study Shows Headphones Could Interfere With Pacemakers

While many people enjoy music from their MP3 players or iPods, a new study says that people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators should be careful where they store their headphones.

Study Shows Bullies Enjoy Seeing Others in Pain

A study was done on aggressive teenagers and shows that they may actually enjoy inflicting pain on others.

Testosterone Patch May Restore Sex Drive in Women

Are you a woman who has a lowered sexual desire? Australian researchers say that a testosterone patch may significantly improve low libidos in older women.

However, there are side effects.


Migraines May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study has found that women with a history of migraines have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 4

Japan Tobacco's series of 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads - numbers 31 through 40 provided here - have lately achieved international recognition, including comedian David Sedaris' amusing discussion of them on Late Night with David Letterman. Without doubt the ads are (often unintentionally) funny, insightful and thought-provoking, but will smokers who read them really think about their manners?

Children Living with Smokers More Likely to be Hungry

Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center found that children living with adult smokers are more likely to be underfed.

Experimental Drug Tricks Body Into Losing Weight

A new synthetic drug has been tested and might help a dieter’s dreams come true. This new drug may keep extra weight off, even while on a high-fat diet.

Are You Ready to Start a Business? Find Out With the Small Business Assessment Tool

How do you know when you are emotionally and financially ready to take your big business idea to the next step and make it a reality? The Small Business Assessment Tool, presented by the US Small Business Administration helps ease you into the decisions that surround getting your business started.

Blue-Enriched Lights May Stop Drowsiness at Work

Have you ever gone into work and just felt sleepy the whole day and couldn’t get going? Well, lighting may play a big part in your drowsiness.