For Seniors or Elderly

Is All Your Weight In Your Bum? Try The Lift Assist!

When I saw the Lift Assist seat cushion, I immediately thought, not of seniors, or disabled persons, or people with arm or leg injuries; I thought about boomers I know, people in their fifties, even forties, who struggle to get off their asses, excuse the expression, because their asses weigh them down like steel anchors!

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...

6 Exercise Machines To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We are very close to the end of 2008, even though it seems like the year just started a few months ago. How did you do on your new year's resolutions? Did you reach your fitness goals? Me, either. But I do note that every year fitness equipment seems to get more and more effortless, so now, well maybe 2009 should be the year we do it!

Cognitive Abilities Strong Among Highly Educated Alzheimer's Test Subjects

A study conducted by scientists at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed a clear relationship between educational level and cognitive ability, even in test subjects with brain pathology indicative of Alzheimer's Disease.

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.

C-Reactive Protein, Statins, And Your Heart: New Findings

A new study released by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) indicates that statin drugs are effective at lowering the high levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) found in patients with cardiovascular disease due to inflammation.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Hot Off The Press! A 2009 Sarah Palin Calendar

Whether you think she'll be the 2012 Republican candidate for president or she's just getting an extra five minutes of fame, Sarah Palin is starring in her own 2009 calendar. The cover is not exactly cheesecake, unless you think it's sexy for a woman to stand in front of an American flag with an open shot gun slung over her shoulder.

Like Baboons, Men Are Hot For Ladies In Red

Psychology research is ever turning up more ways that humans are like animals. In the particular study I'm reporting about today, the human male, in particular, is being compared to the baboon, chimpanzee, and other nonhuman primates. It's about the color red. It's sexy.

Don't Mind That Smell, It's My Blood Pressure Going Down

This is true fact; I read it on the Internets. The gas that comes from our bodies, our rears, our behinds... That gas that the boys used to set on fire, and laugh, and run from? That gas. Our smelly, embarrassing gas... is being researched as a possible medication to lower blood pressure!  I am not kidding.

Liposuction May Some Day Save Your Life!

Two researchers at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Australia have discovered a method of getting stem cells from fatty tissue and converting them to living heart muscle cells. The stem cells from the fat tissue actually begin beating in rhythm to the heart cells when they are placed together.

Control Of Fatty Acids May Lead To Alzheimer's Treament

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and the University of California may be on the trail of a new treatment of Alzheimer's Disease... a diet and drug to reduce fatty acids in the brain!

The Sun's Role In Disease Prevention And Control

The sun is a natural and effective source of Vitamin D that we need to protect our bones, protect us from auto-immune diseases, help prevent Alzheimers disease,and protect us from certain kinds of cancers. Deficiencies in vitamin D are highly-linked to these diseases. Now, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have found that Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to Parkinson's Disease.

Web Surfing Is Good For Middle-Aged & Senior Brains

The latest scientific findings on brain power in the aging mind indicate that using the Internet stimulates the centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. That's right! Web surfing is good for you!

The Senecavirus And Cancer: Can We Use The "C" Word Yet?

It's a hard concept to grasp that a virus can infect a cell and actually do a good thing by killing the cell. This is what happens when a Senecavirus hits a cancer cell. What's more the Senecavirus kills the cancer cell without hurting any healthy cells around it.