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Study Shows Food Diary Can Double Weight Loss

Most of us have been on the diet roller coaster more than once in our lives. Diet pills, miracle exercise machines, fat diets; they are all part of our daily lives. While we're all looking for the quick weight loss diet solution to everything, the sad news is that there isn't one.

Hearthware’s Nu-Wave Infrared Oven: A New Kind of Air-Conditioner

Whoever heard of an infrared oven that keeps house cool? No one; that is, until now. Read more about this incredible kitchen appliance from Hearthware.

Physical Activity of Children Is Dropping

The physical activity of children has dropped from age 9 to age 15, says a study done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Germs 101: How to Traumatize Your Children

When you think baby present, you think cute, right? Cuddly? Educational? How about infectious? Contagious? Deadly? GIANTmicrobes® are accurate and (mostly) adorable representations of germs, bacteria, viruses and other no-see-ums at 1,000,000x magnification.

NASA Wants Your Urine

If you're in the area at the Johnson Space Center, stop by at 2200 Space Park and donate your urine for a good cause.

New Study Finds That Tired People May Sound Drunk

Have you gotten enough sleep lately? Well pull out that cot, because according to a new study, sleep deprived people may sound drunk.

Colorful Sanitary Napkins Cheer Up a Blue Period

Feminine protection – whether it's pads, napkins or liners, this essential women's hygiene product has been the last frontier for marketers who seek to embellish every product with “designer” cachet. No longer, at least not in Japan where new colorful pads sport stylish designer prints.

SIDS May Be Linked To Serotonin Levels

New research has shown that SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) may be caused by an imbalance in serotonin.

New Laser Can Target Single Cells in Surgery

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a "microscalpel" that targets individual cells while preserving other cells around the target area.

Japan's Asbestos Cancer Time Bomb Defused Using New Technology

Japan's asbestos cancer “time bomb” ticks louder day by day as the nation's average population gets older and decades-long incubation periods for asbestos cancer and other diseases caused by asbestos exposure end. Now, several new technologies developed in Japan may make cleaning up the asbestos mess not only easier, but safer as well. Hmm, does WALL-E know about this?