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Old Drugs Learn New Tricks For Weight Loss Pill: Contrave®

There's a once a day pill to prevent heart attacks; maybe soon, there will be a once a day pill to fight all addictions. We're headed in that direction now, as two drugs, one used to combat drug and alcohol addiction and the other to quell nicotine addiction, have been combined to fight food cravings....

Researchers Use Military Strategy To Come Up With Breakthrough Ovarian Cancer Treatment

You've heard the expression "War On Cancer." Well, even though that war has included ovarian cancer, there has not been much success in fighting this fatal disease in more than thirty years. Here's news though from Dartmouth Medical School, whose researchers took on ovarian cancer with a military strategy called the Trojan Horse.

Robot Layoffs Essential During Recessionary Times

What are the robots supposed to do when they are out of work?  They can't get unemployment.  Most likely, they won't even get to Twitter their friends or check out porn sites, like humans often do when they're laid off. 

10 New Designs Every Safe Hospital Should Have!

... The buzz is that the British Health Services department is being cheered for encouraging the great design talent and manufacturing skills in its own country to solve a growing problem in Britain's hospitals: healthcare associated infections. In addition to manufacturing jobs, this program and those like it will eventually lead to sales jobs, customer service, and transportation jobs so needed in these times.

Green Blood Still Flows In The Land Of The Jolly Green Giant

Everyone from the equipment builders to the canners for the Blue Earth Minnesota Green Giant plant was on hand this past weekend to pay homage to one of the icons of the boomer age and one frequently parodied by Gens X and Y: the Ho Ho Ho Jolly Green Giant.

Alzheimer's Study: How Smart Were You When You Were 20?

Damage has already occurred in the Alzheimer's patient's brain before signs like memory loss or confusion are observed.  But there are some persons whose brains are diseased by dementia that never show signs of memory impairment....

New Techique Identifies Nano Changes In Normal Cells Before Cancers Develop

A study by biomedical researchers at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science has verified that normal cells exhibit changes in their nanostructures long before cancers occur in the body, and they have developed a technique to identify these changes.  Will these discoveries lead to accessible pre-cancer screening tests?

Caffeine Reverses Alzheimer's Disease In Mice

Quick! Buy up as many pounds of coffee and caffeinated tea as you can. Once caffeine is found to provide better results for Alzheimer's patients than the existing Alzheimer's prescription drugs, caffeine is sure to become illegal. Either that or big pharma will buy out Starbucks and the other popular coffee houses...

Locust Experiments May Lead To New Treatments For Strokes, Migraines, & Epilepsy

Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have discovered a link betwen locust comas and human strokes, migraines and epilepsy. This is not only an interesting scientific finding, but it may lead to new drugs to prevent or alleviate the occurances of brain disturbances in humans.

Researchers Discover Fountain Of Youth In Bats

I know the title seems like it's right out of one of those hokey ads from a vitamin company, but what I'm about to share are the results of a real scientific finding by a group of researchers in San Antonio, Texas -- reported in the July issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. (FASEB Journal).

British Surgeon Uses Laser Therapy To Treat Breast Cancer

The cancer surgeon that pioneered "keyhole mastectomy" in Britain, is now the pioneer of another new breast cancer treatment: a form of laser or light therapy, known as photodynamic therapy (PDT).

The 6 Best Ways To Get The Spring Back OR Into Your Step

If you've lost your spring or even if you just want more, Wavespring™ has developed a spring-loaded shoe technology to propel you right off the ground into the air!

Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

I did try to use one of these big balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken....

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Even Corn Flakes Can Be Killers

This bowl of corn flakes looks innocent enough.  I remember when corn flakes and milk was considered one of the healthiest meals you could eat.  But in a groundbreaking study just released by Tel Aviv University, researchers actually observed the damage a diet of corn flakes, or other high carbohydrate foods, does to the heart.

Indian Curry Breaks Up Dementia Plaques In Mice

Don't throw away your curry jar; it just may keep you from developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.  People from India and other cultures in the east where turmeric grows have a very low incidence of Alzheimer's, an observation which led to some recent mice experiments at Duke University.

Magnetic Nanoparticles Used To Draw Cancer Cells Together

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have completed a fascinating study using magnetic nanoparticles to gather metastasized cancer cells to a central location, thereby curbing metastatic spread of the disease.

Good News And Bad News About Humans VS Chimps

There is great genetic similarity in humans and chimpanzees, but there are notable differences between them that are observable; particularly increased brain size and cognitive abilities in humans.  Could these factors possibly have anything to do with an increased incidence of cancer in humans?  Far-fetched, perhaps, but the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to find out.

A Memory Improvement Program Gets Big-Time Test... And Passes!

With so many marketing "specialists" trying to get at our supposed savings, all advertising directed to the boomer is straining my credulity.  But there's a memory fitness program that's been independently studied and been shown to roll back memory ability by an average of 10 years and improve mental processing by 131 percent in subjects over the age of 65!  I hype you not!

Revisit Old Memories With The Digital Slide & Negative Converter

No one looks at slides from a slide projector anymore.  If photos aren't digitized and we can't see them on our computers, they might as well not exist.  But the old pictures, the ones taken when we were young and our parents and grandparents were younger, when slides were the medium for our memories... How can we just toss them out?

Laughs Will and Testament: Japan's New Manga Will Kits

Estate planning goes from exhausting to exciting as Kokuyo's manga style will kit explains tough legal issues in classic comic book style.