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Neuroscientists Study The Effects Of Acupunture And Give It A Nod

Western medicine, being suspicious of anything that can't be objectively measured, has been late to incorporate acupuncture among its prescriptions for pain relief.  But a study undertaken by neuroscientists at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School in Great Britain, may help to change some attitudes of medical professionals in the West.

Hybrid City Bike Beautifies City Streets

Not our first choice for the commute to work, but a piece of semi-functional art, the Hybrid City Bike is a radical new take on the traditional bicycle.

Measuring Tape Toilet Paper Features Illustrated Exercises

Ever had the urge to measure your waist when you're in the bathroom? Note the spelling, I typed "waist"... but regardless of your intentions, Japan has the toilet paper you need.

Zeal Ski Goggles Get High Tech

Zeal Optics ups your skiing/snowboarding game by projecting key performance measurements like speed right inside your goggles. Push yourself to the next level with these innovative goggles.

Performance Book Caddy--The Fastest (And Most Painful) Bike Ride You've Ever Had

Proving that if you look hard enough you'll find a product for any possible need that you have, the Performance Book Caddy allows you to read comfortably on your bicycle.

Tenease Cures Your Tennis Elbow

Designed to address tennis elbow, Tenease is a compact, portable product that is easy to use at home or on the go. Physical therapy has never been less complicated.

Too Shy? DVD Helps Women Look Men In The Eye

Ladies, are you overly shy? Can't get up the nerve to talk to that cute guy in your building, much less look him in the eye? Maybe you're hurtin' after a bad break-up? If so, order "Miterudake For Lady", the creepy self-help DVD that helps shy women gain (or regain) their social savvy.

Biking the Friendly Skies

Where there's not enough room to craft traditional bike lanes, one architect envisions bike lanes in the air up above the city street.

Innovative Jump Rope Concept Uses Jumps To Turn On

As a parent, have you ever noticed how your kids starts running around early in the morning and are still running around in the late evening? It's amazing isn't it? Are they really little, "balls of energy"? Wouldn't it be even more amazing if we could harness that energy and use it to power...a flashlight?

Juicy News! Daily Blueberry Juice Repowers Memory In Seniors

In the last ten years, blueberries have received a lot of free publicity.  There's always fresh news about the fruit with the highest anti-oxidant capacity and how it keeps flu, aging, belly fat, cancer, constipation, and heart disease at bay.  The benefits of blueberry consumption are not superstition or folklore brought back from the natives of the Andes....

Jumping Light: Double Dutch Your Way To A Brighter Tomorrow

A new concept in self-powered flashlights, the Jumping Light transforms your jump rope motion into electricity.

Time To Get Off Your Arse, Study Urges

It doesn't matter to your blood pressure, finds a Swedish research report, how much exercise you do for one hour a day; it matters what you do all day.  In other words, if you have a desk job, it's time to get off your arse!

The American Heart Association Presents: Hand Symphony

The site's slogan is "Hands can do incredile things, but nothing compares to using them to help save a life."

Yamaha Sparks Interest With Improved Electric Bicycles

Yamaha's five new and improved PAS series electric motor-assisted bicycles are aimed at women, students and urban non-drivers.

Adidas miCoach: You Better Run Your Backside Off

Not getting enough out of your workout? Enlist the help of Adidas's new miCoach and get your own automated personal trainer.

Agressive Cancers Co-Opt Fat Cells To Do Their Dirty Work

Though they are not exactly hit men, certain enzymes in fat cells have been found aiding and abetting the spread of the most aggressive cancer cells.  The guilty enzymes are the monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) enzymes, which put cancer cells into overdrive when they come in contact.

 

Home Rock Climbing Combines Fitness With Decor

Old & busted: home fitness rooms. New hotness: home rock-climbing walls. Of course, it helps if your home has a 30-foot tall indoor wall, like this expensive looking Japanese house.

Chariot Skates: Skiing, Cycling And Skating Combine For One Funky Pair Of Skates

An interesting new concept in skating, Chariot Skates promise to be a unique way to get from place to place.

Fountain Of Youth Or Death By Sweets? Another Study Reveals Sugar Kills

I don't really want to be the one to break it to you, especially the day after Christmas, but sugar kills. On the bright side, 2010 is just around the corner and you're not too late to cross sugar off your list of healthy energy foods for the new year. 

Motorized Knee For The Bionic Jogger

For those that just can't muster all the power and energy they need to run or jog, a group of Japanese researchers is working on a motorized knee.