Archive for 'Health'

E-Cigarette Technology Spreading Worldwide

E-Cigarette Technology Spreading Worldwide

The technology for electronic cigarettes has actually been around for a relatively long time. Over the past 10 years, designers of electronic cigarettes have been working to iron out the kinks, improve the design, and refine the technology behind electronic cigarettes in order to offer users a more complete, authentic, and enjoyable experience. New batteries […]

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Revolutionizing Healthcare Apps for Patients

Revolutionizing Healthcare Apps for Patients

Everyone knows that family doctors prescribe drugs, but it may come as a surprise to many that doctors are now encouraging the use of smartphone apps to their patients. This is a testament to how far the smartphone app market has come in the last few years. More and more developers are now considering the […]

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Health Insurance Dilemma is More Common than You Think

Health Insurance Dilemma is More Common than You Think

Over the past year I struggled with a Health Insurance problem that I thought was relatively obscure but I have since found out to my surprise that it’s pretty common. Here’s the deal. In a few weeks, I will turn 65 and thus go on Medicare.  Right now my wife and I are covered under […]

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Sad But You Can Help

Sad But You Can Help

Today, I am taking a day off from tech writing and focusing on something much more important. Each year more than half a million babies are born premature and/or are very sick. We are fortunate to have such a great foundation called March of Dimes to help generate money for research. The mission of March […]

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Eat Blueberries to Improve Sexual Performance

Eat Blueberries to Improve Sexual Performance

Who would have figured that this tasty fruit can be used for sexual performance? In fact, if you read about what it does, it makes sense. Blueberries are high in soluble fiber, which helps remove excess cholesterol from the blood before it gets absorbed and deposited on artery walls. Like Viagra, blueberries also relax the […]

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Beware of the Acai Berry Scam

There’s an old saying “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is not”. We tried a 15 day supply of the Acai Berry wonder pill that has been promoted by many websites, Hollywood stars and TV. We followed the directions on the label (2 pills daily, one before meals). Our goal was to […]

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New Vaginal Gel Stops AIDS Virus

This is a major break through, but how often is AIDS transmitted from partners from the opposite sex? I believe in most studies that AIDS is transmitted from homosexual relationships and dirty needles from drug use. Regardless, this news is very encouraging and has already been approved by the FDA. The new vaginal gel prevents […]

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Masturbation May Pose Health Risk

Almost everyday we read about something that is bad for us, but why does it take so long for science to uncover? I am a 47 year old male and this story really caught my attention. If I knew about this risk, I would have been more careful when I was in my 20′s or […]

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Steve Jobs is Ailing and will miss Macworld

Steve Jobs is Ailing and will miss Macworld

Apple has admitted that CEO Steve Jobs is skipping Tuesday’s Macworld keynote for health-related reasons, after initially pointing to other reasons for his absence. (Credit: James Martin/CNET). Throughout 2008 Apple was plagued with rumors about Jobs’ health, but steadfastly refused to acknowledge that anything was behind concerns over what many believed was substantial weight loss […]

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Weight Loss Alternative Discovered

A minimally invasive procedure successfully suppressed levels of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin in pigs and led to appetite reduction results similar to bariatric surgery, say Johns Hopkins researchers. They chemically vaporized the main vessel carrying blood to the top section (fundus) of the stomach. About 90 percent of the body’s ghrelin originates in the fundus, […]

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Breathe, Breathe in the Air

Breathe, Breathe in the Air

This is not going to be about a Pink Floyd story, but one about the Worlds worst air pollution. The air at the Beijing Olympics has been hazy, heavy and humid. Athletes have voiced concerns over the potential impact to their health and performance. Beijing’s air pollution regularly reaches levels two or three times above […]

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Spammer Gets the Slammer

Spammer Gets the Slammer

Adam Vitale, 27, was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan after pleading guilty more than a year ago to breaking anti-spam laws. He was also ordered to pay $180,000 to AOL in restitution. Vitale was caught making a deal with a government informant to send junk e-mails — known as spam — that advertised a […]

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