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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.

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Jun 09, 2009
Almost every man faces the problem of premature ejaculation at least once in his lifetime. Premature ejaculation is an inability to control ejaculation, which usually occurs shortly after sexual intercourse begins or prior to it.

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Jun 05, 2009
Birth control pills are commonly used by a great number of women who need a reliable form of contraception. Birth control pills are available in various forms and brands, like combined pills, progestin-only pills, morning-after pill and extended cycle pills. All birth control pills have a number of side effects ranging from the mild to more serious ones.

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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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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.

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Apr 30, 2009
Swine flu has already caused numerous outbreaks around the world. The transmission of swine flu occurs through coughing or sneezing or through touching the infected area. It is important to pay attention to any suspicious signs of the illness to cut the risk of catching the swine flu. Avoiding close contact with people, who have symptoms of the illness and washing your hands with soap and water frequently are one of the basic measures to protect yourself from swine flu.

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Mar 29, 2011
Every parent knows how difficult is to make your child eat those veggies and beat the junk food addiction. In many cases, actions are much better than words, especially when you use a hi-tech way to persuade your child into eating healthier.

Count your peas is an iPad application developed by Design Seedling that is aimed at making healthy eating fun for children. This app uses interactive games and lots of useful information that help kids organize their eating better. The Count your peas app features a calculator to count servings, based on the Food Pyramid groups. Parents together with their children can view how much calories their food contains and how much they actually need to eat. They can find out the key recommendations on each food group to become nutritionally smarter.

There is also a variety of fun games and tools that makes the learning more entertaining, including the tic tac toe game with whole grain cereals or completing a dried bean mosaics.

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Mar 24, 2011
Parents, expecting their first child, often want to know every detail of their baby's growth. The developers of the PreVue eTextile Device wanted to give parents the possibility to get familiar with baby's growth when it is still in the womb.

The PreVue created by Melody Shiue, an industrial designer of the University of New South Wales, that looks like a pregnancy belt, features a electronic textile screen with a specially designed ultrasonic layer that shows the image of the baby, baby's movements, kicks and smiles during its fetal development.

This innovative gadget concept was created to help parents bond with their child, making both parents, especially fathers see what's going on with their child even before it is born.

While this great device is not available yet, the idea of developing a device that makes "fetal visualization" so easy is incredible and quite difficult to implement.

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Apr 08, 2009
Now you may not need to wake up every morning to take basal body temperature or pee on a stick to find out when you are most fertile. An innovative device called DuoFertility created by UK company Cambridge University Concepts is a new way to monitor woman's fertility for successful conception.

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Mar 10, 2009
Men who became fathers at older age produce less intelligent children their younger counterparts, scientists claim.
Previous studies linked father's age to the risk of developing such health conditions as autism, schizophrenia, dyslexia, epilepsy and dwarfism.

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Feb 14, 2011
Hula hooping is just as effective as other moderate exercises, such as step aerobics or brisk walking in burning calories, a new study says.

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Feb 25, 2009
Pregnancy is associated with feelings of happiness and excitement, but for some moms-to-be pregnancy can become one of the most difficult times. Depression affects around 10 to 30 percent of pregnant women, though the percentage of depressed pregnant women can be higher due to the fact that most of them hesitate to report about this problem to their health care professional.

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Feb 09, 2011
It is known that the look and the presentation of the food affect the taste of food. Philips Designs and Arzak have introduced its innovative tableware that helps food look more attractive. They designed multi-sensory plate that stimulates your senses using latest technology.

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Feb 08, 2011
If you are one of those people, who gets excited about alternative medicine, and moreover, you are an eco-conscious person, then you'll definitely take benefits from using massaging tool made of natural materials only.

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Feb 02, 2011
Following the trendy Giantmicrobes, plush educational toys that represent different microbes and cells, such as flu virus, sperm cell, herpes virus and others, I Heart Guts company offer their insight into human body organs.

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Feb 12, 2009
Many people think that ageing is inevitably connected with impairment of mental abilities. However, lifestyle plays an important role at any age and staying physically and mentally active at more advanced age may actually protect you against such conditions as Alzheimer's disease.

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Jan 12, 2011
While winter traditionally becomes the time when most of us get cold and flu, it is important to detect the first signs of the illness, taking a person's temperature.

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Oct 18, 2010
How many times have you told yourself to start doing Kegel exercises after you found out about all the benefits of strengthening your pelvic muscles? Many women try Kegel exercisers to increase sexual satisfaction, others face such problems as urinary incontinence. In any case, many studies have shown that Kegel exercises are effective at improving both.

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Sep 20, 2010
If you long struggled to lose weight, but failed to get rid of love handles, you can try a new revolutionary way to become fitter.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is a device that practically freezes fat cells on the most problem body areas.

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Sep 07, 2010
The innovative company JimmyJane, known for its hi-tech and luxurious sex toys, has released FORM 3 vibrator that "adds a new dimension to human touch".