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Wednesday, 03 Aug, 2011

Health & Fitness

Speedo Aquacoach Watch Improves Your Swimming Performance

For those, who lead an active lifestyle and cannot imagine their day without swimming, Speedo has introduced a new tracking gadget to monitor their swimming sessions.

Speedo Aquacoach is like your personal coach that tracks the speed, distance, calories burned and automatically counts your laps.

The innovative watch has inbuilt accelerometer for tracking and is water-resistant to 100 meters.


Thursday, 19 May, 2011

Health & Fitness

Best Eco-Friendly Water Bottles

Water is vital for our health, while dehydration may cause a number of health problems. Drinking water frequently is the only way to keep hydrated and make you body function properly.

Most of us know how important is to drink clean water, but do not think much about the bottles we are drinking from. Most water bottles are made of plastic that contains harmful ingredients.

If you want to become more eco-friendly, choose from these safe reusable water bottles.


Tuesday, 10 May, 2011

Health & Fitness

Harmful Sunscreen Ingredients

If you are concerned about skin protection, you certainly use sunscreen with broad-spectrum effectiveness. However, not al ingredients in the sunscreens can be considered safe, at least, if you are concerned about the environment and your health.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an organization that lists several ingredients as harmful for your skin and health. These include oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and others.

What are these ingredients and what should you look for when choosing a safe sunscreen?


Wednesday, 04 May, 2011

Health & Fitness

Misoka Toothbrush for Effective Once a Day Cleaning

If you are too lazy or busy to brush your teeth twice a day, there is a toothbrush that allows you to do it only once a day.

The Misoka toothbrush developed by Japanese company features nanomineral-coated bristles that keep your teeth clean all day long.

The manufacturer of this toothbrush also claims that you will get rid of bad breath due to this material that prevents bacteria from spreading in your mouth.


Wednesday, 04 May, 2011

Health & Fitness

Spinovo Gadget Reduces Back Pain and Improves Posture

An Australian student has developed a concept back pain relief system that uses latest technology to make your healthier.

Spinovo is a wearable gadget that uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation through specially designed therapy packs that ease muscle back pain.

This garment also uses sensors to watch over your posture and alert you about it.


Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2011

Health & Fitness

Stick Toothbrush Cleans Your Teeth Naturally

Miswak is a stick that is used in Middle East countries as an alternative to a toothbrush. It is natural, biodegradable and easy to bring along. All you need is to bite off the tip of this stick and it reveals natural soft bristles that can clean you teeth even better than any toothbrush.

Leen Sadder, a graduate student decided to improve the look of Miswak and had designed THIS toothbrush.

Basically, she made a stylish package for this stick with the cigar-cutter-like cap that allows to expose the bristles without the necessity to bite off the stick.


Friday, 14 Jan, 2011

Health & Fitness

Latest Invention: Smart Thermo Mirror that Tells Your Temperature

Another smart thing that was invented by Japanese scientists is a Thermo Mirror, health gadget that is able to take your temperature at one glance.

The mirror has built-in infrared sensors that track you body temperature when you simply stand in front of it.

The alarm in the mirror indicates fever faster that any thermometer and displays the indicators on its surface.


Friday, 14 Jan, 2011

Health & Fitness

Toothpaste that Changes its Taste According to Weather

Could you imagine that you can predict weather forecast just by looking at your toothpaste?

Now it is possible thanks to the invention of the scientist from MIT's Media Lab, who came up with the idea of creating "Tastes Like Rain" toothpaste.

The toothpaste changes its taste based on the weather forecast, from minty on cold days to cinnamon during warmer times and blue stripes to tell about rain.

Thursday, 06 Jan, 2011

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Monitor that Works with Your iPhone

People, suffering from hypertension, know that taking blood pressure on a regular basis is important for preventing a bunch of health problems.

Withings, a company known for its smart body scales, now presented the first blood pressure monitor that can be connected to iPod, iPhone and iPad. This allows you not only to check your blood pressure, but also save, store, share and view all your data to your online secure space.

The device is easy to use and you get all the clear readings with a single action.


Wednesday, 05 Jan, 2011

Health & Fitness

LUMI Mask Wakes You Up with Its Own Sunrise

Many of us hate the moment when you need to wake up early in the morning and feel tired even after waking up.

Taylor Franklin Hide, was probably one of those people, who wanted to feel fresh after sleep and wake up as naturally as possible. He came up with the idea of LUMI mask, a device that will help the user fall asleep quickly and wake up easily.

The mask imitates the gradual sunrise with the help of LED substrate and alarm controller.


Tuesday, 28 Dec, 2010

Health & Fitness

Personal Audio Alert Device Helps in Life-Threatening Cases

For those, who are suffering from such conditions as asthma or epilepsy, every attack or severe reaction can be crucial. It is especially important that other people could help a person in such unexpected events.

Wearing a specially designed "Press Don't Panic" gadget, you can be sure that other will try to do everything right to offer relieve in such situations.

This device records the life-saving instructions and can be played back in case of emergency.

Wednesday, 22 Dec, 2010

Health & Fitness

Scientists Develop Pen that Reduces Stress

A researcher has created a pen that acts as a stress reliever for those, who are prone to short-term stresses.

Miguel Bruns Alonso, a student from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands developed his anti-stress pen that stops working properly once a person feels stressed.

He used the idea that people start fidgeting with the pen when they feel tense. The electromagnets in the pen respond to these nervous movements and make it difficult for the user to move the pen.


Friday, 17 Dec, 2010

Health & Fitness

FitDesk Bike Helps you Exercise with Your Laptop

Sedentary lifestyle is one of the worst enemies of our health. And while for many of people, there is no life without computer, there is something you can do to become fitter while surfing the web or playing your favorite video game.

The FitDesk Bike is a fitness bike that has a place for your laptop so that you can comfortably place your hands for typing and gaming and exercise at the same time.

Let's say that exercising won't be tedious any more, as you will have a good reason to spend more time at your computer.


Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2010

Health & Fitness

The Best Christmas Gifts for Expectant Mothers

What can be more exciting for a woman, who will soon become a new mom, than a Christmas gift that would say how much you care about her?

While a woman will receive plenty of gifts for her baby, she deserves a special attention during pregnancy and her health is a predictor of her baby's well-being.

Choose from a variety of healthy gifts, starting from all-time pregnancy pillow to relaxing beauty sets for your beloved one. These gifts will leave only good memories about her pregnancy.


Wednesday, 17 Nov, 2010

Health & Fitness

The Best Baby Monitors

Many new parents cannot find piece of mind and watch their baby's breathing every now and then. Unfortunately, SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) may occur in even seemingly healthy babies.

If you worry about your baby's health, baby monitors may help you watch over your baby's vital signs easier.

Baby monitors allow you to hear and to see your baby when you are in another room and fulfill all his or her needs in time.


Monday, 15 Nov, 2010

Health & Fitness

Lubricants May Interfere with Conception

Many couples, trying to conceive may not even realize that one of the factors that delay their conception is the use of lubricants.

Personal lubricants are often used during sexual intercourse to reduce vaginal dryness, but they may not be sperm friendly. In fact, the recent Swiss study found that three out of four widely-used lubricants hindered sperm motility.

Specialists say that you should avoid using lubricants if you want to get pregnant or use specially developed lubricants such as Pre-Seed lubricant.


Thursday, 11 Nov, 2010

Health & Fitness

Angelsound Fetal Doppler Checks Your Baby's Vital Signs

If you are one of those anxious mothers, who want to be sure that your baby's health is ok, you can check your baby's heartbeat in the uterus with Angelsound Fetal Doppler.

The Fetal Doppler by Angelsound allows you to listen to your baby's heartbeat from the 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is especially important if you have high-risk pregnancy.

Aside from listening to your baby's vital signs, you can also record these sounds and let the other family members enjoy them.


Tuesday, 09 Nov, 2010

Health & Fitness

Painkillers During Pregnancy Linked to Men's Reproductive Problems

With the decreasing male fertility, scientists find more evidence that prenatal exposure to different factors may influence future fertility.

The new European study found that women, who took mild painkillers such as paracetomol or ibuprofen during pregnancy, increased their son's risk of undescended testicles.

The researchers warn that doctors should change the current recommendations concerning medicine use that was until now considered to be safe during pregnancy.


Tuesday, 26 Oct, 2010

Current Events

Scientists Develop New Birth Control Gel for Women

The widely-used contraceptive pill may soon be replaced by the new body gel that is just as effective as the most common birth control method.

The new gel should be used on a daily basis and is rubbed into the skin. The initial trials showed fewer side effects that often are common for the Pill users.

The gel contains sex hormones that enter the blood stream and work similar to the Pill.


Thursday, 21 Oct, 2010

Health & Fitness

High Fat Diet Favors the Conception of Boys

Diet may really play important role when you want to conceive a baby of a certain gender.

The recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri says that if you eat your breakfast and do not refuse high fat foods, you are more likely to have a baby boy. And, if you want a baby girl, it is better to keep to a low fat diet.

Scientists say that probably the fact that male fetuses are not as strong as female ones, less boys survive when a mother eats low fat foods.


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