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May 04, 2011
You probably know that brushing your teeth twice a day is a must if you want to maintain healthy teeth. But with the new toothbrush you may reduce tooth brushing to once a day habit,
Misoka toothbrush was developed by Japanese company Yumeshokunin and is claimed to make once a day tooth brushing just as effective as usual twice a day routine. Why?

May 04, 2011
Chronic back pain is common problem especially for those who spend most of the time sitting at the desk. Justine Smith, an Australian design student came up with the idea of creating a smart wearable device that reduces back pain. Spinovo is a concept that uses modular system and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) method to relieve back pain.

May 03, 2011
Many pregnant women need to undergo numerous tests to ensure their health and health of their future baby. One of the most common tests at routine checkups is urine analysis, which can give a clue about many health problems. Besides, not all women feel comfortable doing the regular urine test.

The Pregnancy Control Gadget is a prototype developed by designer Luis Pedro from Portugal that is meant to make regular checkups easier.

Apr 28, 2011
More people become eco-conscious and buy reusable water bottles that are not only easy on the Earth, but are also good for your health.
Alex is an innovative water bottle that is BPA-free, which means that it does not contain chemicals linked with a number of health problems, such infertility, cardiovascular problems, diabetes and others. This water bottle is made of stainless steel, but probably the best part about it is its innovative and practical design.

Apr 26, 2011
The new condom that enhances erection in men will soon become available in Europe. The CSD500 condom developed by British company Futura Medica is coated with a vasodilator gel that increases blood flow when it comes in contact with the skin. As a result, men get stronger and long-lasting erections.

However, this condom will not be a substitute for Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction, but rather a "tool" that helps men maintain an erection, while having condom on, which is a common problem among men.

Apr 22, 2011
If you do not want to part with your iPod while exercising, try using the health gadget that works in sync with it, like Ironman iControl Watch from Timex. This workout watch makes iPod use much easier thanks to a transmitter that attaches to your iPod, which allows you to control the volume, change tracks, play or pause and other functions, while you are running or biking.
Besides this, The Timex Ironman iControl has other Timex useful features, including 3 timers, 3 alarms, 3 timezones.

Apr 20, 2011
Bedwetting can be really embarrassing problem for parents and children. Nevertheless, the bedwetting problems affects millions of children, and sometimes it becomes really hard to break this habit.

The new study, conducted by Turkish scientists, revealed that laser acupuncture can become a new, effective, non-invasive bedwetting solution. Dr. Orhan Koca, the leading author of the study and the researcher at the Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul examined the effect of laser on bedwetting. During the study, 91 children, who suffered from bedwetting, received acupuncture therapy that used low-power laser to target points linked to bladder in traditional Chinese medicine. The therapy lasted four weeks.

The results of the study showed that around 40 percent of children stopped bedwetting, while after 6 months this number increased to 56 percent. It is believed that acupuncture increases nerves stimulation, which contributes to the relaxation of the bladder.
Specialists say that bedwetting can be effectively managed with other traditional techniques, such as using a bedwetting alarm or curing constipation, if this is the cause of bedwetting.

Apr 20, 2011
Few new mothers are happy with their body after giving birth and most of them want to get back in shape as soon as possible. However, not every woman can afford to leave her baby to a babysitter and spend some time working out in a fitness center.

We know that just little exercise, when done regularly, can make a big difference. Luckily, now you can exercise at the comfort of your home, using DVD that helps you get fit together with your child.

"Happy Baby, Fit Mama" is a workout DVD that includes three 10 minute workout programs for new moms and their kids. The first program Cardio is aimed at increasing your cardio strength, performing low-impact exercises, wearing your baby in a carrier. The second Core part strengthens your core muscles, while your baby is in a stroller. The Calm routine is aimed at stretching and relaxing your muscles with your baby just as close to you as usually. Now, you definitely have no excuse for not working out!
The "Happy Baby, Fit Mama" is available on Amazon.com.

Apr 19, 2011
People in Middle East, Pakistan and India often prefer old-fashioned way to brush their teeth. They use Miswak, a stick made of Salvadora persica tree that cleans teeth even better than a toothbrush. Traditionally, you need to bite off the top of the stick, which exposes natural bristles that work similar to the toothbrush.

Leen Sadder, a design student at The School of Visual Arts decided to give the traditional Miswak stick a new modern look. She called her natural toothbrush THIS and in order to promote the idea of this twig she decided to create a suitable package for it. Many people would not welcome the idea of biting the stick to clean their teeth. So the graduate student designed a cigar-cutter-like cap to make this job for you.

Keep in mind that THIS toothbrush is eco-friendly: natural and biodegradable and works just as well or even better than traditional toothbrush.

Apr 15, 2011
If you are still not familiar with tongue cleaning and try to deal with bad breath, it's time to include this ritual into your everyday routine. Specialists say that 90 percent of all cases of bad breath are caused by bacteria living on the tongue that produce unpleasant breath. Most of them are located at the base of the tongue, in hard-to-reach areas. Left on the tongue, these bacteria is responsible for its specific odor.

Orabrush is a specially designed toothbrush that is meant for tongue cleaning. This cleaning tool is a brush and a scraper with soft pointed and flexible bristles that reach all the areas of your tongue and remove bad-breath causing bacteria and built in scraper.

Unlike the toothbrush bristles that are too harsh for your tongue, Orabrush bristles allow easy and comfortable tongue cleaning and you can use it up to 6 months. The Orabrush loosens the bacterial residue and eliminates this stuff from the mouth so that you can feel clean and fresh.

Apr 13, 2011
Many people nowadays turn to aromatherapy as a natural and pleasant way to treat various health problems. In fact, essential oils can really relieve some of the symptoms and improve your well-being. However, the art of blending essential oils is really too complicated to make it on your own.

Cary Caster, an expert in medicinal plants, who was studying the effects of the essential oils on the body, made this task a lot easier for everyone. The 21 Drops were created as a range of essential oils that are easy to understand and convenient to use.

All the 21 essential oil blends were named so you don't need to guess what is meant for what. The 21 Drops Line includes the blends for many common health conditions , such as for PMS, insomnia, lack of concentration, cold and flu, lack of strength, stresses and others. You do not need to diffuse the oils as they are fully prepared for application.

The oil blend is applied to the skin with the roller ball applicator. All the essential oils are 100 percent natural, organic or wild crafted.

Apr 12, 2011
Most people become increasingly anxious about radiation, especially with the recent events in Japan. However, in our everyday life we also face some amount of radiation from different devices.

It is known that radiation can be especially harmful for pregnant women, children and young people, who are more vulnerable to radiation hazards. During pregnancy, the cells of an embryo divide very fast and any interventions can lead to negative consequences, such as birth defects or miscarriage.

The CARE bracelet is concept developed by Gang Wang, Bin Xiao and Yanyan Cheng of The Fun Team, that warns pregnant women about the high levels of radiation. The bracelet that could be safely worn by a woman changes its color from green to pink and starts vibrating, if the level of radiation becomes too high, warning the mother to leave the contaminated place.

Unfortunately, this health gadget is just a concept now, but let's hope it will soon be available to those, who need it the most.

Apr 11, 2011
If you have daughters, talking about their first periods is not an easy task for parents. Many girls feel embarrassed, scared and at a loss when this happens for the first time.

The Dot Girl's First Period Kit was designed to make the first menstruation experience a lot easier for teens. This kit that comes in a nice cosmetic case includes the Dot Girl Period Answer Book that explains all the questions related to menstruation, like cramps, tracking the period and many others. The book is written in an easy-to-read style that will be useful for many years ahead. It also includes five feminine pads, five disposal bags, the Dot Girl Warm Pad for relieving menstrual cramps and hand wipes.

And to make periods even more comfortable for your girls, the Dot Girl website offers a place where you can share your story online, find other useful information on periods, and create your own period calendar.

Apr 11, 2011
If you hate waking up with the screaming sounds of the alarm clock, try more natural way that will get you off bed gently just like a sunrise.

The BioBrite Sunrise Clock is a different alarm clock that uses light to imitate sunrise and sunset to help you fall asleep and wake up easy and refreshed.

The idea of such natural-like alarm clock comes from scientific studies that say that our biological clock is receptive to low intensity light in the morning. In other words the slowly increasing sunrise light makes you wake up smoothly without the feeling of tiredness and sleepiness.

You simply can set the BioBrite Sunrise Clock at cycles of 15, 30, 60 or 90 minutes and this alarm clock will emit the light of the sunrise just in time when you need to wake up. It also has audible alarm that will beep just when you are ready for that.

One of the best things about this sleep gadget is its ability not only to wake you up, but also to help you fall asleep easier. The dusk cycle imitates gradual sunset that tells you body when it's time to fall asleep. LCD front display fades as your body prepares for sleep.

The BioBrite Sunrise Clock also features a dimmer to use it as a bedside lamp for reading.

Apr 07, 2011
If you've ever tried to do a bikini wax, you probably understand how painful it can be. And while the summer season is approaching, the smooth bikini area becomes a painful topic for many women.

Dr. Edna Ma, a California anesthesiologist has come up with the pre-waxing kit that helps you endure the waxing and other hair removal procedures better and reduce painful sensations.

BareEase & Cream is a kit that includes numbing cream, containing
Lidocaine, as well as aloe and jojoba that have moisturizing and soothing properties. The kit also features latex panties that are meant to protect the area and increase absorption of the cream. The numbing cream is applied from 30 to 45 minutes prior to waxing procedure. The numbing effect lasts for about 15 to 20 minutes after you have removed the cream, so that you can wax your bikini area without so much pain.

Apr 06, 2011
Siemens introduced the new hearing aid called Aquaris that is the first waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant instrument that allows you to enjoy all the sounds of the world.

This health gadget is made of solid piece that has a waterproof battery compartment and microphone membrane, which lets you use it up to three feet under water.

Until the appearance of the Aquaris, the people with hearing problems often reported difficulties with their hearing aids, because the latter could be damaged by water and dust during regular activities.

Aquaris hearing aid has an ergonomic design and non-slip surface that provide a close fit. An optional Sport Clip makes sure the device stays in place during intense activities, while Aquapac feature protects the hearing aid from water.

The sound quality is provided wit the help of BestSound™ Technology with FeedbackStopper™ and SpeechFocus™. This technology allows the user to hear and understand true sounds clearly.

Apr 05, 2011
Babies that are born prematurely are at increased risk of various health problems that can have devastating consequences.

One of the most important things for a newborn baby is to make sure that the baby is kept warm enough, because the body temperature regulation is not fully developed in low birth and premature babies. In many hospitals you can find special incubators for this purpose. But not all people in the world have such an easy access to incubators.

Jane Chen, Linus Liang, Dr. Rahul Panicker, and Naganand Murty, former students of the Stanford University came up with the idea of developing a baby wrap called Embrace Infant Warmer that can save lives of millions of children.

The baby wrap looks like a small sleeping bag that helps keep babies' temperature warm and increase chances of survival in difficult circumstances. It is reusable, hypoallergenic wrap that has a sealed pouch that is heated with electric or non-electric unit and placed into the sleeping bag warmer. All that is needed is to heat the pouch and it will keep the necessary temperature for up to four hours. The material of the wrap absorbs extra heat, if the baby gets too hot or release heat if the baby gets too cold.

The concept itself is in the final stages of development and soon will be available in the developing countries.

Apr 05, 2011

Many people, who suffer from allergies, have difficult time going outdoors and breathing fresh air, especially if they have pollen allergy or hay fever.

Now, you can choose a better alternative to sitting at home or wearing a mask. First Defense Nasal Screens are nasal covers that were developed to protect you from any foreign airborne particles, such as allergens, dust, pollen, pollutants, contaminants, second hand smoke and carcinogens as well as airborne viruses and bacteria. These filters are made of 100 percent breathable non-latex, skin safe material that is 99 percent effective against airborne particles and droplets. The nasal screens are worn around the rim of the nostril with the help of specially designed adhesives.

First Defense Nasal Screens can be especially useful for people who work in mining, painting, farming, construction and other areas that expose them to various particles and dust as well as for allerfy sufferers.

Mar 31, 2011
People, who suffer from food allergies, might be unaware which particular food evokes the allergic reaction.

The Allergen Beagle, a new concept developed by Sebastian Goudsmit is meant to make things easier for everyone who has food allergy, telling which particular product you should avoid. The system can be used at the comfort of your home, which makes the task more comfortable. This health gadget looks like a scanner with test tubes and indicator strips that screens food for potential allergenic contents.

All you need to do is to choose the necessary test tube and place particles of food in it. The test tubes are inserted into the scanner and you should wait for the results. After the test was done, the verdict is shown on the indicator's strip. If it changes its color to the darker one, then this food is allergenic.

Currently, the developer says that the Allergen Beagle will be able to sniff out such foods as peanut, shellfish, gluten, lactose, hazelnut, egg, soy, almonds, which are the most common allergens.

Mar 30, 2011
Going through potty training is a challenging task for parents. Protect-A-Bed's range of mattresses and pillow products protect your bed from wetness and stains that are associated with potty training and bedwetting. This helps parents reduce their cleaning time and extend the life of their mattresses and pillows.

The best time to start potty training is when your child is physically and psychologically ready for it. However, even if potty training goes quite successfully, there will be many wetting accidents that parents need to overcome over time. In this case , it is better to use specially designed bed protectors like Potty Training Protection Kit, a waterproof, yet breathable system that creates dry, hygienic, bug-free and anti-allergenic environment for a good night sleep. This system features a patented Miracle Membrane® that protects your mattress from heat, moisture and stains. It also keeps your bed from allergens and dust mites.

If your child wets the bed, you can simply remove the sheet and the protector, and the mattress remains dry and clean. The design of the protector allows you to keep cleaning to a minimum, which is especially helpful, if your child is potty training or has bedwetting problems.