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Jul 30, 2010
Those, who regularly workout, may already know how important is to watch over your heart rate during physical activities. Puma Cardiac Watch is designed to monitor your heart rate to maximize your training.

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Jul 27, 2010
Premature delivery has always been associated with numerous health risks for a baby. To deal with this problem, students from the Johns Hopkins University have developed a novel device to detect the early signs of preterm labor and help to prevent it.

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Feb 20, 2012
We all know how important it is to follow the good dental rules, brushing our teeth twice a day. However that does not mean that everything is done how it should be. Whether you suspect your child skipping the healthy habit, or you forget to do it properly, the new Bluetooth toothbrush can help.

Beam Brush tracks your teeth brushing habits and sends this data via Bluetooth to a smartphone app.

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Dec 10, 2008
Women may soon use contraceptive pills without side effects linked to hormonal contraception, a new study says.

Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Huddinge, Sweden discovered that protein found in the coating of the mammalian eggs can become an obstacle to conception, the NewScientist reports. The protein called ZP3, takes part in conception and is essential in sperm binding. In other words, sperm needs to bind to ZP3 protein to get through the coating of the egg.

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Feb 01, 2012
Having high blood pressure often means that you need to take blood pressure drugs regularly. But the makers of a new health gadget claim that their device can help control your blood pressure without medications.

The gadget called Resperate works by slowing down user's breathing, playing soothing music.

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Sep 04, 2008
Watching what you eat can actually help you lose weight quite effective, the news study says.

Those who care about their diet are more successful, having the visual evidence of their meals that helps to control the eating habits. In the study, Lydia Zepeda and David Deal, the researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison asked 43 people to keep track of their eating habits by writing food diaries and photographing their meals over one week.

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Apr 19, 2010
Children, who use electronic readers, might become more interested in reading and improve their reading abilities, scientists say.

Lotta Larson, a professor at Kansas State University says that e-readers such as Amazon Kindle e-Reader encourage children's reading due to its interactive features.

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Aug 14, 2008
Having an earlier experience of sexually transmitted disease may predict sexual dysfunction problems for men and women later in life.

History of STD roughly quadruples a woman's chances of having painful intercourse and triples lubrication problems, a new study say. Men are also five times more likely to have unsatisfying sex life if they had an STD in the past.

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Mar 09, 2010
Fever is one of the primary concerns for parents, especially during the colds an flu season. Nowadays there is a wide variety of thermometers available on the market and it is quite difficult to find a right thermometer that will suit your baby or toddler the best. What are the most popular and accurate thermometers to take your baby's temperature?

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Feb 16, 2010
New moms, who have to spend days and nights with their baby, watching for the minor signs of breathing, can now use a baby monitor with video camera. The Luvion Platinum Digital Video Baby Monitor is designed for all the restless parents, who want to have a peace of mind.

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Sep 13, 2011
Nowadays everybody seems to enjoy yoga. There are classes for the young and old, office workers and for those behind the bars.

Yoga is known to reduce pain, stress, deal with various health problems, boost your brain function and your performance. While the main principles of yoga remain the same, many people add their own meaning to this practice.

Here are the most interesting, weird and fun yoga trends that appeared recently.

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Aug 18, 2011
You cannot fully understand what it's like to be a pregnant woman, until you experience all the difficulties and discomfort of pregnancy yourself.

The Japanese scientists at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology have developed a Mommy Tummy suit that simulates pregnancy sensations.The dads-to-be can wear this pregnancy suit to go though nine months of weight gain, breast enlargement, baby kicks and changes in balance. The suit has a bladder that gradually fills in to increase the weight and imitate weight gain.

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Jan 29, 2008
German researchers found that sperm contains protein that contributes to HIV being more dangerous than if it was alone. Initially, researchers in Germany intended to find if semen had the potential to inhibit HIV. Surprisingly, they discovered that prostatic acidic phosphatase found in semen that forms amyloid fibrilis is actually helping the virus to penetrate cells, making it more powerful.

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Sep 17, 2009
The common cold is one of the most wide-spread illnesses among adults and children. There are many misconceptions surrounding treatment and prevention of common cold. Here are the most common myths and facts about common cold.

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Sep 16, 2009
Kegel Exercisers are devices meant to maintain the strength of pelvic floor muscles for men and women. Pelvic floor muscles play an important role in supporting the uterus, bladder and bowel. If these muscles are weak, you may face a number of problems such as urinary incontinence or sexual problems. Kegel exercisers are helpful for the following purposes:

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Nov 16, 2007
The blood that is shed during menstruation by women can become a good source of stem cells that can be used to create numerous types of human cells. During the reproductive years, females have menstruation as a part of their menstrual cycle, when their uterine lining is shed if pregnancy did not occur. The ability of the uterine lining to re-grow quite fast after menstruation was long questioned by scientists with some of them suspecting that stem cells could be the cause.

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Oct 18, 2007
The completely new technique that is called RNA interference (RNAi) affecting the gene that is active in eggs before they can be fertilized by sperm. When the ZP3 gene is switched off by RNAi method, the egg develops without outer membrane where sperm connects to the egg for conception.

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Sep 27, 2007

Scientists have already proved the fact that music training has positive effects on the ability of our nervous system to process sight and sound. Today it is believed to be even more important that learning phonics. Researchers from Northwestern University, in their new study, found that music exercises improve verbal communication skills.

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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.

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Jun 22, 2009
It is quite difficult to prevent catching seasonal cold even if you avoid people who are sneezing and coughing, since millions of viruses are spread at a distances of 2-6 meters around them. Still we can try to prevent common cold by taking protective measures to improve our immune system. It is especially important for children, whose immune system is not fully formed yet, and for older people, since their immune system is weaker.