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Jun 16, 2011
For most of us, who want to protect ourselves from skin cancer and premature ageing, FDA finally changes the sunscreen labeling to help customers make a better decision about sunscreen use.

First of all FDA bans the terms that can be inaccurate, such as "sunblock", "waterproof" and "sweat proof". Now the sunscreen manufacturers can only use the words "water-resistant" and specify how long it works and when it should be reapplied, after 40 or 80 minutes in the water.

Jun 14, 2011
If you are a working mom, but determined to breastfeed your baby, breast pumping can become your best friend. However, it is quite a tiresome task that takes a lot of time.

In this situation, the Simple Wishes Hands Free Breastpump Bra is an ideal solution. It allows hands free pumping, holding the bottles in place, while you can perform your regular activities, such as reading, cooking, talking on the phone and many others.

Jun 14, 2011
Researchers from Melbourne created a smart fiber that can be used in bandages to indicate if there is a risk of infection.

Louise van der Werff, the inventor of the innovative bandage and Monash University PhD student says that this invention can significantly reduce the cost of chronic wound care. The fiber is sensitive to temperature changes as small as 0.5 of a degree Celcius and changes its color to indicate the wound problems that are often accompanied by temperature shifts.

Jun 09, 2011
The good quality sleep is a key factor for maintaining good health. Nowadays the diagnostics of sleep can be as simple as wearing a specially designed clothes that monitor your vital signs.

Somnus Sleep Shirt was developed by Nyx Device and looks like a regular T-shirt, but is embedded with sensors that track your breathing during sleep.

Jun 07, 2011
It is important to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays from an early age. Help your kids make a habit of wearing a hat and protecting clothes, avoid sun in the middle of the day and use safe sunscreen.

If you want to use safest sunscreens for your children that do not contain hormone-disrupting ingredients or other chemicals, check if the sunscreen does not contain oxybenzone or vitamin A and it does not come in the form of a spray or powder.

Here are the best picks from the EWG highest-rated sunscreens for babies and children.

Jun 03, 2011
When we want to learn the basics of healthy eating, we start from Food Pyramid. But for most of us this may seem too complicated to remember. Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced a new simple model of a balanced nutrition. The Dinner Plate is easier-to-understand version of Food Pyramid that was first launched in 1992 and improved in 6 years ago. The new model was welcomed by the First Lady, whose Let's Move anti-obesity initiative team worked together with USDA.

Jun 02, 2011
The summer heat brings in excess sweating and this becomes a problem for those, who suffer from this problem. Nowadays we have a great variety of deodorants and antiperspirants to mask body odor, but not all of them are also earth and skin-friendly.

May 31, 2011
The loud sound of an alarm clock can be quite irritating in the morning, especially when you are still in deep sleep, making you feel drowsy and disoriented. That's why it is important to wake up when your body is ready for that.

EASYWAKEme is an alarm clock system that helps you wake up at the best possible time. It works with your mobile phone and includes a sensor device worn on the wrist and software installed on your mobile phone. When you go to bed, you need to wear the sensor and set the latest time to wake up in the morning.

May 30, 2011
Environmental Working Group that is well-known for scrutinizing various products for its environmental and health safety and effectiveness, has released this year guide to sunscreen products.

According to EWG report only one in five out of 600 sunscreens were considered safe enough to use for sun protection. The best EWG sunscreens contain fewer harmful ingredients and provide broad-spectrum protection.

May 26, 2011
If you are concerned about everyday radiation, which, in fact, became the inevitable part of our life, then you will need an anti-radiation shield to protect your body from unnecessary radiation.

Cell phones, WiFi, microwaves, computers and numerous gadgets just to name a few are around us all day long.

May 25, 2011
If you are used to control your weight, then you are most probably familiar with Body Mass Index (BMI) , a basic tool to evaluate your weight based on your height. BMI shows whether you are overweight, underweight or have normal weight. BMI above 25 is a warning sign of obesity. Now scientists offer a new type of measurement called BAI (body adiposity index) , which is more accurate than common BMI evaluation.

May 23, 2011
Well-known Withings WiFi body weight scales now can be connected to Panasonic Viera to see all your health data on TV screen. Withings health application allows the user to use television as a health dashboard, viewing the necessary information, which will probably stimulate more active lifestyle and help all couch potatoes get their bums off the couch.

May 20, 2011
Every mother knows that breast is best, when it comes to feeding your baby. But when breastfeeding is impossible or your baby needs additional milk supply, baby bottles that work as close to mother's breast as possible can be become the second best thing.

BARE is a baby bottle developed by Priska Diaz, a New York mother who wanted to design bottle that could better imitate mother's breast.

May 19, 2011
Our body contains more than 70 percent of water and we need water for most of our bodily functions. Drinking water is especially vital during hot summer days when dehydration can lead to a number of dangerous side effects.

Plastic water bottles that we use for drinking water end up on landfills and become a heavy burden for the environment. By using the reusable water bottles, you can help the environment and avoid some harmful toxins, such as bisphenol A (BPA) that is a hormone disruptor and has potentially toxic and carcinogenic effect.

If you want greener options, choose reusable water bottles made of stainless steel, aluminum, bio plastic, bamboo, glass and other materials. Here are the top 10 reusable water bottles for everyday use and better water drinking habit:

May 17, 2011
SunTech Medical a company that is known for its clinical-grade non-invasive blood pressure products and technology has released series of disposable blood pressure cuffs.

These blood pressure cuffs were developed to reduce cross contamination especially, when infection is involved.

May 16, 2011
If you want to have toned arms and burn calories fast, you may try new fitness trend - kranking. Basically, this fitness machine looks like a regular bike, but it has peddles for your arms. While this may not seem a very effective workout, the recent study says that it can give just as intense workout as usual exercise bikes and burn around 269 calories in 30 minutes.

May 13, 2011
GLO Science has introduced its GLO Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device that makes teeth whitening an easy at-home procedure. The system includes GLO Brilliance Mouthpiece that uses patented Guided Light Optics technology and G-Vial whitening gel delivery system, both of which whiten your teeth fast and painless at the comfort of your home.

The device was developed by famous dentist Jonathan B. Levine, who managed to create a professional teeth whitening device that could be used by anyone.

May 11, 2011
If you are meticulous about the ingredients in your skincare, you may need an individual approach in this area. Nowadays consumers become more and more knowledgeable about the benefits and dangers of certain ingredients and do not want to apply to their skin just anything that sounds too good to be true. That's why a French company Codage decided to give their consumers an opportunity to design their own skin care products.

May 10, 2011
We all know how important it is to use the sunscreen to prevent the sun exposure and protect our skin from UV rays. However, specialists of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) warn that many sunscreens contain harmful ingredients that can have long-term unwanted effect on our health.
1. Oxybenzone

Oxybenzone or benzophenone-3 is widely used in suncreens and can be found in small quantities in our body.

May 06, 2011
If you struggle to lose post pregnancy weight, getting back to shape can be as easy as walking with the baby stroller. The recent study revealed that pushing baby stroller can be considered an effective exercise as it burns more calories than simple walking.

The small study included 15 women, aged between 19 and 41, who gave birth to a baby. The results of the study showed that women burned 18 to 20 percent more calories when walking with a baby stroller, than walking alone.