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Tuesday, 10 Aug, 2010

Health & Fitness

Tips to Avoid Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common problem for many men and women, yet they do not realize that hair damage is caused by poor grooming habits.

Coloring, perming, scratching your scalp can cause hair damage, when your hair becomes fragile, thin and dull.

Specialists say that in many cases hair loss can be prevented by following simple recommendations, such as brushing with the right tool, drying it in the air and others.

Friday, 06 Aug, 2010

Health & Fitness

Women Should Not Delay Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Study Says

Women, planning to conceive after miscarriage, can conceive within six months after spontaneous end of pregnancy and have a healthy pregnancy.

A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Aberdeen showed that women, who got pregnant within six months after miscarriage had fewer complications such as ectopic pregnancy, another miscarriage, preterm birth, caesarean section and others.

Specialists say that further studies are needed to review the current WHO recommendations to delay pregnancy after miscarriage for at least six months.


Thursday, 05 Aug, 2010

Current Events

Undersized Bra Ups Breast Cancer Risk

Women wearing undersized bras may harm their health, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the Harvard University revealed that bra that is too tight may restrict blood and lymph circulation and lead to breast problems, including breast cancer.

It is known that more 90 percent of women wear the wrong-sized bras. Specialists recommend choosing the bra size properly to avoid common health problems.


Friday, 30 Jul, 2010

Health & Fitness

Puma Unisex Cardiac Watch for Better Workouts

Puma has introduced Puma Cardiac Watch for fitness enthusiasts, who also want to improve their training by monitoring heart rate.

The watch also works as a chronograph, timer, lap counter and alarm when you need it for your workouts or other activities.

The heart rate monitor watch comes with the wireless belt that is worn around the chest and transmits data to the watch. You can set the preferred heart rate zone for more effective calorie burning.


Tuesday, 27 Jul, 2010

Health & Fitness

Latest Invention: New Device to Detect Premature Delivery

Students at the John Hopkins University came up with the idea to invent a device that would be able to pick up early signs of premature delivery.

The novel system called CervoCheck is in the form of the cervical ring embedded with the sensors that detect the signals of the early labor.

The new device will be very helpful at preventing premature labor, which is linked with a number of health hazards, including neonatal deaths, brain damage and breathing problems.


Thursday, 22 Jul, 2010

Health & Fitness

Nike Plus SportBand For Better Running

If you are just a newbie or an experienced runner and need some motivation and encouragement, you can use specially designed fitness accessories to improve your workouts.

Nike + SportBand is a health and fitness tool that is made to track your distance, pace, time and calories burned while you are running and see all the data on its wristband display.

The gadget can be connected to your computer USB port to join the running club, where you can see your progress and share your goals and results with others.


Tuesday, 20 Jul, 2010

Current Events

Top 6 Best Insect Repellents

Summer brings in mosquito bites, which may spoil your leisure time for a long time. Aside from unpleasant itchiness, some people may also have severe allergic reactions to insect bites.

According to the Consumer Reports Health, the six out of ten insect repellents worked the best and proved to be effective in the outside laboratory experiments.

These repellents were able to repel mosquitoes and other insects up to 7 hours and more.


Tuesday, 13 Jul, 2010

Health & Fitness

MynaTime Application Works as Your Personal Fitness Trainer

Vaura company has released MynaTime Workout Assistant software that is created for Mac OS X versions and iPod. The new application is developed for those, who want to plan and create their personal workout.

MynaTime uses text-to-speech to turn your written instructions into words that you can hear during workout sessions. With MynaTime you can listen to your favorite music and fitness instructions at the same time.

You can play your workout sessions in iPod or iPhone and record the videos of your workouts to make improvements.


Friday, 09 Jul, 2010

Health & Fitness

G2 Fitness Mats with Illustrated Fitness Programs

Fitness mat that doubles as workout program can turn your daily routine into an effective fitness regimen.

The G2 Fit Self-Guiding Eco-Friendly Fitness Mats features workout programs, such as yoga, pilates, stretch exercises, back exercises and ab fitness. Each mat has illustrations of the basic exercises that you can perform to improve your workouts.

The G2 Fitness Mats are made of eco-friendly material, are bacteria-resistant and do not slip during exercising.


Thursday, 01 Jul, 2010

Health & Fitness

Blood Glucose System to Make Testing Pain-free

Most people, who deal with diabetes, know that regular blood glucose monitoring is very important for managing their condition. Still, most of them are reluctant to use blood glucose monitors because of the discomfort of the procedure.

OneTouch Delicia Lancing System from LifeScan, a leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems, was developed to reduce all the unpleasant sensations during blood glucose testing.

The system features patented 33 gauge lancet that is much thinner that other blood glucose lancets and makes procedure almost painless.


Friday, 25 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Most Common Myths About Sunscreens

Nowadays everyone knows that using sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from sun damage. Many specialists though say that it is more important to use sunscreen right, following the simple rules.

When should you apply sunscreen? Do high SPF sunscreens offer 100 percent all day long protection against UV rays? And how much sunscreen is enough for the best UV protection?

Get to know the most common misconceptions about using sunscreens to avoid the widespread mistakes regarding sunscreen use.


Wednesday, 23 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Latest Invention: Novel Electronic Eyeglasses Instead of Bifocals

US firm developed a new type of lenses for eyeglasses that uses electrical charge to change its focal distance.

The new emPower lenses will soon may replace old bifocals as they offer clear view at wider range of settings and will be very comfortable to wear.

The eyeglasses have lenses with liquid crystal with small amount of electrical current that is passed through it, which adjusts to the distance the wearer is looking at.


Friday, 18 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Polar and Nike Launch Heart Rate Monitor for Nike Users

Polar and Nike introduced a new product for those, who want to improve their training using the latest technology. New Polar WearLink is a wireless transmitter that sends your heart rate data to the Nike+ systems, which helps you workout at the right intensity. The Polar is the major manufacturer of heart rate monitoring systems that together with Nike, another leading sport brand decided to create a device that help all sport enthusiasts achieve their fitness goals more effectively.

The Polar WearLInk is compatible to Nike+ iPod Sport Kit and Nike + SportBand, Polar computers and other fitness gear.


Friday, 18 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Power Balance Wristband for Better Shape

For those who become fit without too much effort, wearing the right workout accessories may be the key to effective weight loss and fit body.

Power Balance Silicone Wristbands use performance technology that claims to improve your energy level and flexibility during your everyday activities.

The holograms on the wristband are embedded with frequencies that come in contact with body's energy field and optimize your fitness level.


Monday, 14 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

CelluliteDX Test Predicts Cellulite Risk

Cellulite affects women of different ages and weight ranges and is one of the most hated skin conditions that are difficult to get rid of. While it is still not clear what is the main cause of cellulite, DermaGenoma Inc. specialists claim to know the genetic cause of the cellulite.

The company released CelluliteDX genetic test kit that helps to foretell the risk of developing moderate to severe cellulite. The test reveals ACE gene variant that is responsible for the occurrence of the severe forms of cellulite.

This will be useful to women, who have a family history of cellulite and want to make certain changes in their lifestyle just in time to reduce the risk.


Monday, 07 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Your Guide to Child Sunglasses

Many experts agree that it is essential for your child to wear sunglasses, because children's eyes are more sensitive to UV exposure. Exposure to UV light is associated with various health risks, including eye problems.

But not every pair of sunglasses can give the proper UV protection. When you choose sunglasses for your child, you should make sure that sunglasses not only look good on your child, but also block UV rays.

What should you look at while choosing sunglasses for your child?


Friday, 04 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Shapewear That Mimics Workout Effect

You can shed those extra pounds by wearing the right clothes, such as Sha ToBu shapewear, the study shows.

The researchers at the University of Virginia enrolled 15 women to test the calorie-burning effects of the shapewear. The women were asked to walk on a treadmill for 15 minutes wearing Sha ToBu shapewear or usual sports clothing.

The results of the study showed that specially designed garments indeed burned up to 16 % extra calories.


Wednesday, 02 Jun, 2010

Health & Fitness

Latest Invention: Nanotattoo for Diabetics

People with diabetes will soon be able to check their blood sugar level just by looking at their tattoo.

Dr. Paul Barone and Dr. Michael Strano, the scientists at the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering developed a nanotattoo that checks blood sugar level and gives the results on a special device worn over the tattoo. The tattoo ink consists of carbon nanotubes, wrapped in a polymer that is receptive to glucose.

The novel blood glucose monitoring system is going to be more accurate and give consistent reading, scientists say.


Friday, 28 May, 2010

Current Events

The Best and the Safest Sunscreens 2010

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested over 1,400 sunscreen products to find out the safest sunscreens that do not contain chemicals associated with environmental and health risks.

The 2010 Sunscreen Guide report includes lotions, lip balms, creams and other sunscreen products that are both effective against UV exposure and skin health. The EWG selected only 39 sunscreens that were safe for adults and children.

The sunscreens recommended by organizations were mostly eco-friendly and contained the minerals zinc or titanium as their active ingredient. What are the top-rated sunscreens that you can safely use for yourself and your family?


Monday, 24 May, 2010

Health & Fitness

New Viagra for Women Ups Libido

Women, suffering from low sex drive, may soon be able to take a pill that will boost their sexual desire.

The recent study showed that the drug Flibanserin is effective in the treatment of the low sexual drive in women.

The drug was originally made as an antidepressant, but was also found to boost female sexual desire. It affects the brain, but not the blood flow like male Viagra does.


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