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Oct 28, 2011
We already know the numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet that may prevent such problems as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But if you are trying to get pregnant, it is best to stick to this healthy type of diet, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, fish and whole grains.

Oct 26, 2011
Keeping your meal portions within certain range is important for weight loss.

However, those who want to lose or maintain optimal weight often find it too complicated to count calories or do not know exactly what size their portions should be.

In this case we all need some motivation to stick to our weight los plan.

Oct 25, 2011
In a bid to make all couch potatoes move, the new iPhone app makes working out a game with the prize for those who try hard.

Nexercise is an app that tracks you physical activities, such as running, walking, aerobics, dancing, weightlifting and many others and rewards you for being active with free and discounted merchandise.

Oct 21, 2011
Medtronic, the company that specializes in pacemakers, heart stents and spine products, has come up with the innovative product that could help men deal with erectile dysfunction.

The company conducted a study on 30 men aged 60 on average, who were diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. During the study, specialists used specially designed drug-eluting stent system.

Oct 20, 2011
If getting up in the morning seems like a hard task to do, you may try quick method to wake yourself up.

AeroShot is an innovative product designed by David Edwards, a professor at Harvard University, who together with Tom Hadfield created a number of Breathable Foods products. One of the examples of such Breathable Foods is Le Whif inhaler that gives you the taste of the product, like chocolate, without calories, just by inhaling it.

Oct 20, 2011
Recently the iHealth Lab company that produces mobile personal healthcare products introduced its innovative Digital Scale that uses Bluetooth technology and accompanying mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The iHealht Digital Scale tests your weight and sends this data to your device, storing and tracking your progress and making it easier for you to monitor your weight fluctuations.

Oct 19, 2011
Body temperature is an important indicator of our health. What is normal body temperature? What part of the body gives the most accurate readings? Find out the answers to these and other questions regarding body temperature.

1.Your body is great thermoregulator

Our body has an amazing ability to keep its temperature within safe range to keep you healthy, no matter what conditions you are exposed to outside the body. When you feel hot, you start sweating, which cools you body down.

Oct 18, 2011
Nowadays children are not as active as they were just decades ago and many parents need to motivate their kids into doing physical exercises.

The company Switch2Health offers an easy and fun way to make your kids more active. Its innovative S2H REPLAY health gadget was designed for teens and younger children to track their activity and reward them for exercising.

Oct 13, 2011
Children diagnosed with autism often have problems communicating with others, which becomes one of the biggest challenges for a child and his parents.

The interactive toy called Auti was designed to overcome those difficulties and teach a child positive interactions.

Oct 12, 2011
Not many women are willing to talk about their vaginal discharge, although this is an important sign of woman's health. Is it normal to have vaginal discharge? What color and consistency should vaginal discharge look like? What can be a sign of infection? These questions are among most vital to women of all ages.

1. Vaginal discharge is normal

Having vaginal discharge is completely normal, unless it has unusual color and consistency. The glands inside the vagina and the cervix produce fluid that eliminates dead cells and bacteria, which is why vagina is self-cleaning and does not require douching or other cleaning methods.

Oct 10, 2011
Millions of people suffer from vision problems, including the condition called presbyopia, which is most common among older people. The Ucansi company has developed an iPhone app called GlassesOff that delays the need for reading glasses, training your brain to process blurred images.

Presbyopia is the condition that makes it hard to focus on things close by as we age. It is often accompanied by tired eyes and headaches and requires reading glasses.

Oct 06, 2011
Stress can affect our health negatively in many ways. And while it is almost impossible to make our life stress-free, we can learn how to reduce it to a minimum by practicing certain techniques. Brain Resources company has introduced its innovative health gadget MyCalmBeat - a heart rate monitor that lowers stress level encouraging proper breathing at the right breathing rate.

Oct 04, 2011
If you plan to lose weight, the smartphone application can become your best friend. The recent study conducted by Emily Breton at the George Washington University and her team revealed which weight loss apps are based on scientific knowledge and work the best and which are useless and even harmful.

In the study, the researchers analyzed 204 apps for weight loss available in iTunes store in 2009. Of course, since then a lot more applications has emerged, but the study can provide useful information on what to look for when choosing a weight loss app.

Sep 30, 2011
Women are ready to spend great amount of money on anti-ageing creams, beauty procedures and potions. However, staying young may soon become just as easy as taking your daily pill of youth.

Unilever-owned Dove Spa has introduced an anti-ageing supplement that can make your skin look smoother and fight wrinkles from the inside.

Sep 29, 2011
Zeo, a well-known company that produces sleep management products, has introduced its new mobile version of Zeo Sleep Manager for iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android smartphones.

While sleep problems are wide-spread among people of all ages and most of us know the importance of a good night's sleep, it's quite complicated to learn about the quality and quantity of sleep.

Sep 28, 2011
Nowadays a variety of iPhone apps allow people to monitor their health, including blood pressure, healthy eating habits, weight and other important aspects of your health.

Now, a new iPhone app was developed to monitor your psychological and physical stress level. Basically the Stress Check app by Azumio analyzes your heart rate that is known to correlate to different levels of stress.

Sep 27, 2011
Sperm is produced in the testes in the small structures called epididymis. During sexual arousal, the muscles push sperm from these structures through a tube called vas deferens. Here the sperm is mixed with other fluids, such as those from the prostate gland, the seminal vesicles and the Cowper's gland that all make up semen. Only one percent of the semen is actually sperm, the rest is fructose, amino acids, vitamin C, calcium, protein, sodium, zinc and citric acid.

Sep 23, 2011
Those who are reluctant to use hormonal birth control methods may try new natural method called "Standard Days Method". Basically this is another variation of rhythm method that can be both used for getting pregnant as well as to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

The recent research from Institute of Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center showed that Standard Days Method is 95 percent effective at preventing pregnancy during the first three years. The study involved more than1, 600 women, who used this method for at least three years.

Sep 22, 2011
Few women can boast smooth, lump-free thighs and legs, and most of us try hard to look good at any season. The new Hotpants from Zaggora company have already become very popular, with 100,000 pairs being sold in 10 weeks.

Hotpants is a pair of fat-burning shorts that claim to make you slimmer in just two weeks. They were designed by designer Malcolm Bell after his wife Dessi Bell failed to find the right product to fight off cellulite and lose weight before her wedding. The two-week trial of Hotpants showed that women managed to lose weight of an average two jeans sizes (about 10-12lbs), wearing them for about 30 minutes every day.

Sep 21, 2011
Millions of women around the world suffer from infertility and despite the fact that today we have a wide variety of traditional methods to increase your chances of conception, this path can be really long and stressful.

Smoking, alcohol, excessive weight and other factors may contribute to infertility. There are also plenty of alternative methods that were developed long ago to help women find the best way to getting pregnant.