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Promising Gray Hair Cure On The Horizon

In a recent report published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, a group of European researchers believes they’ve found a cure to the graying process.

Chinese Poultry Feather Removal Machines May Be Spreading H7N9 Bird Flu

Poultry feather removal machines are commonly used to pluck freshly slaughtered chickens, ducks and geese at China's urban live poultry markets. Trouble is, hot water steam and spray emanating from the machines could be a transmission vector of the virulent H7N9 bird flu virus.

Optometry At Play: Why Eye Doctors Are Looking At Tetris

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal on Monday made a breakthrough in the treatment of Lazy Eye, and published a scientific paper revealing some rather fascinating news: apparently, Tetris may actually be a sound cure for the disorder. The reason, the researchers explained, is because the legendary puzzle game trains the eyes to work together - "information is distributed across them in a complementary fashion," meaning the weaker eye has no choice but to adapt in order to keep up. 

Calling All Inventors: Submit Your Best Healthcare, Education, Or Sustainability Ideas

Got an idea to change the world? Verizon wants to hear it, and it might even get you a cool $10 million.

Japanese Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Regenerative Therapy For Breast Cancer Patients

A Japanese medical research team employing stem cells mixed with patients' own fat has been able to regenerate up to 90 percent of tissue removed during breast cancer surgery. If adopted as a standard treatment protocol, the procedure could significantly affect the number of radical mastectomies performed and post-surgery prostheses required.

Robot Wheelchair Makes Walking Look Bad!

Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System or ROPITS for short, a new robot wheelchair designed by the people have at Hitachi the system, which can be used in conjunction with a tablet or a smart phone, will enable users to get from point a to point b without having to plan every inch of the path manually.

Chinese Therapeutic “Fire Treatment” Improves Looks, Shocks Onlookers

A Chinese cosmetic and weight loss procedure known as Huo liáo (fire treatment) is attracting notice not for its supposed therapeutic benefits, but for the shocking appearance of those undergoing it.

Resveratrol Drugs Could Prevent Aging and Fight Diseases Like Diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline is getting ready to use drugs that contain resveratrol, the compound that gives red wine its health benefits, in a number of drugs. The company currently has about 117 drugs in trials that are designed to help fight conditions such as Diabetes and Cancer. There may also, in the future, be anti-aging drugs as well.

Pink LED Ceiling Light & Ionizer Freshens Air, Improves Mood

The “ELM” ceiling light from Sharp Electronics of Japan features an integral ionizer to clean the air while a pale pink tinted Sakura (Cherry Blossom) LED bulb emits a warm, mood-altering glow.

That's Sick! Seven Strange & Bizarre Japanese Medical Devices

While the vast majority of Japanese medical device designs are insightful, beneficial and, er, normal, a rare few stand out by virtue of their extreme niche applications and distinctive attributes such as borderline inappropriate cuteness. This isn't always a bad thing, especially if one of these strange and bizarre medical devices is about to be used on you!