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Embarassed Teens Can Visit Doctor Online

Spanish health authorities have designed a virtual health portal for teens too uncomfortable to speak to a doctor in person about embarrassing medical problems they may have.

Underwater Treadmill Takes Exercising to New Depths

Hydro Physio is a company based in England that has developed an underwater treadmill for those exercise enthusiasts, as well as those in rehabilitation or training.

Laser Technology Takes Away Pain of the Dentist

The one thing I hate most in the world is going to the dentist. All those drills, needles, scalpels and machines, it makes my skin crawl. And the after effects too – I could do without the swelling, bleeding and numb lips.

Stroke Foam

Aneurysms, or the buildup in pressure of blood in one spot of a vein in the brain ,is a leading cause of strokes, with more than 30,000 cases being diagnosed every year, on average. Treatment of this condition has been limited, but a recent break though may change all that.

Kool Boost Cigarettes Have a Ball with Menthol

Menthol cigarettes are loved by a fiercely loyal fan base, many of whom have fallen for Kool Boost. This Japanese smoke features a super-cool, squeezable menthol "powerball" in its filter which provides a blast of menthol flavor.

Finger Clubbing Mystery Solved, Hippocrates Nods Head in Approval

More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates died wondering what the cause of finger clubbing was; now, the scientists of Leeds University were able to solve the mystery.

Possible Cure For Fatal Skin Cancer?

A man is reportedly cured of fatal skin cancer using cloned cells from his own immune system.

Electronic Cigarette Lights Up In A Healthier Way

Thinking of quitting smoking but having trouble starting that process? One new invention has created the opportunity to make quitting an easier task.

Mangosteen, the Queen of Fruits!

Mangosteen, a small purple fruit relatively unknown outside of East Asia owing to its perishable nature, is about to make a big impact as a health enhancer. "Mangosteen Mania" has struck Japan - your country may be next!

First Reverse Vasectomy Ever Performed On A Horse!

The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo just disclosed that surgery was performed late last year on a horse to reverse a vasectomy originally performed in 1999. This was the first reverse vasectomy ever performed on a horse. It was not just any horse: it was the National Zoo's endangered Przewalski horse, one of a few hundred wild horses alive today.