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Prescription Ice Cream To ReCharge Your Appetite After Chemotherapy

A tasty, easy-to-digest food product that young and old adore, that would help limit the ravaging effects of chemotherapy on the stomach and intestines, is crying to be developed.  But just what might that food be?

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Exercise Easier on the Body

Whether recovering from a sports injury or suffering from a medical condition, exercise can be painful. The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill creates an environment of weightlessness where you can get the required exercise without feeling as much impact.

The Bad Driving Gene: 30 Percent Of Americans Have It!

There is no commercially available test to determine if you have the BDNF gene variant.... But how's your driving?

Breakthrough Study Finds The Missing Gene That Allows Spread Of Cancer

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists at the University of Cambridge have found the gene responsible for the spread of almost half of all breast cancers and say it is possible that the same gene contributes to the spread of other cancers such as prostate, ovarian, bladder, and bowel cancers.

Sci-Fi Surgery On Exhibit: 7 Medical Robots That May Make You Reconsider Your Need For Medical Attention

If you happen to be in London between now and December 23, 2009, you may want to stop by the Sci-Fi Surgery exhibit at the Qvist Gallery at the Hunterian Museum. Put on by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the exhibit features some pretty weird medical robots, as well as depictions of medical gadgets from film, anime, and sci-fi literature. Here are 7 robotic members of the exhibit that you just may find visiting your person some day....

Sexual Satisfaction Plays Major Role In Psychogical Well-Being Of Women

A study at the Women's Health Program at Monash University in Australia explored the links between sexual satisfaction and other aspects of mental health, particularly "well-being" and "vitality."  Don't shy off there, boomers... the research included women aged 20 to 65!

Mucking Around In The Latest Muck Boot Fashions For Women

Add a saucy rubber apron to your outfit and you'll be the sexiest mucker around.

Sleepless In Toothpaste Land? Try Pearly Dreams

"Sleepless in toothpaste land?" may sound like a weird title for a column about a toothpaste. But Pearly Dreams is a weird toothpaste. It's supposed to make you... sleep. There are all kinds of solutions for sleeplessness... tapes, meditation, sleeping pills, sex, supplements, drinking till you pass out.... why not one more?

GPS Tracking Of Seniors, Kids, & Others With Special Needs: The eMed-Trac

eMedi-ID, a franchise business that provides personal medical information to first responders via USB devices on their customers' keyrings, has just come out with a new device capable of tracking a person's whereabouts via global positioning satellites (GPS)

Oh What Fun It Used To Be To Take A Shower

Remember how much you enjoyed Christmas, until you learned that Santa was really your parents?  Or how much you loved swimming in the ocean, until you saw the movie Jaws?  Well, this news may hit you in much the same way....

Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

This Shower Seat Stayed In School!

... Sure, you can buy about 10 plastic patio tables for the cost... but the Teak Shower Seat is so much smarter.  It stayed in school until it was ready to do the job. 


Hi-tech Electric Wheelchair of the Future Promises Greater Mobility

Wheelchairs are about to make a great leap forward in form and function. The four-wheeled Rodem electric wheelchair prototype not only looks stylish and sporty, it's designed to make mobility much easier for the disabled and the elderly.

Microneedle Patch: A Pain Free Drug Delivery Technology

Can you even imagine getting a shot of medication directly into your eye?  For many with macular degeneration and other eye disease, that's exactly what they go through.  Hypodermic needles in their eyes. Oooouuuuch!

2009's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner for those of us who want our choice of the best, or in this case, funniest adult costumes.  And 2009 does not disappoint when it comes to funny.  I've chosen just 10 funniest from a crowded field -- this year with award categories such as Biggest Perv, Not Just A Pretty Face, Most Elusive, Sexiest Construction Worker, and Grossest, Goriest, Ugliest.

Facing Facebook's Schizophrenia?

To grow a population larger than Brazil and slightly less than than the US does Facebook need to adapt to change? And if so, could its underlying success become its ultimate downfall? Being all things to all people normally dilutes the effectiveness of any system. If governments have failed at it is Facebook enough of a chameleon to take on the challenge? Just how many faces does Facebook have?

Cannibis Can Stunt Your Growth, But...

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, discovered that cannibIs, specifically the type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1), can activate a molecule in the body that affects bone growth and deterioration.  But don't grab that joint quite yet...

Study Proves Men Less Choosy When It Comes To One Night Stands

A team of psychologists at Brunel University in the UK conducted research comparing the physical standards required by men and women when in came to casual sex. If this research was conducted in the U.S., I'd say it was a great candidate for the Golden Fleece award.

Bee Toxin Launched In Nanobees Kills Tumors In Mice

In a fascinating attempt to thwart cancerous tumors growing in mice, biology and physiology researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis created nanobees to carry bee toxin directly to the tumors.

Lack Of Sleep Can Contribute To Diabetes Risk

Have you ever noticed that your appetite, particularly for sweets and comfort foods, increases when you haven't had enough sleep.  Well, new research suggests that lack of sleep may be another risk factor for diabetes, in addition to unhealthy eating habits and sedentary life styles.