February 10, 2011

Dreaming of a Higher Nose

1 Gadget News: Beauty Lift High Nose from Japan

A rather interesting and possibly unproven way to achieve a higher, more beautiful nose has been proposed by the Japanese company Omni: the "Beauty Lift High Nose" gadget. The website CrunchGear reports that the beauty device, weighing in at 25 grams, is available for $144 from the Japan Trend Shop. Omni says that you should stick the device on your nose for three minutes per day while its gentle vibrations stimulate and "raise" the nasal bone. The device, powered by an included lithium battery, is supposed to fit all kinds of noses, providing an alternative to plastic surgery for those who "buy" it.

More at CrunchGear | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Increasing Plastic Surgery

Tags: CrunchGear, Beauty Lift High Nose, Japan Trend Shop, Japanese Company Omni, Unusual Health Gadgets, Raising Nose Without Surgery

Read the Comments (1) | Was this Interesting? Yes! (60%) / No! (40%)

Beverage Group Rages over Study

2 Calorie Control Council: Diet Soda Study Is Flawed

The Calorie Control Council, an international non-profit representing low-calorie food and beverages, says that the new study that found that drinking diet soda daily increases stroke and heart attack risk is critically flawed. The council points out that researchers didn't consider salt intake, other foods eaten, or obesity over time. "And so to conclude from this, that it's all from the diet soda, just makes no sense whatsoever," claims the beverage group, noting that the study, which was not peer reviewed, also hasn't been published in a scientific journal. The diet soda study, presented yesterday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, was led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Diet Soda a Day Increases Heart Attack Risk

Tags: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Calorie Control Council Response to Diet Soda Study, Beverage Industry Responds to Diet Soda Study, Heart Attacks Linked with Diet Soda Daily, Diet Soda Safety Questioned, Group Defends Diet Soda, Is Diet Soda Still Healthy

Read the Comments (3) | Was this Interesting? Yes! (46%) / No! (54%)

Hear from Your Nose

3 Stem Cells from Nose May Treat Hearing Loss

Stem cells from the nose may hold the key to treating hearing loss in those whose problems started in infancy or childhood, reports MSNBC. The new study with mice, published in the journal Stem Cells, found that transplanting stem cells from the nose to the ear may help preserve hearing! University of New South Wales scientists focused on a type of hearing problem known as early-onset sensorineural hearing loss, caused by loss of neurons or sensory cells in the cochlea. The scientists believe that transplanted cells can possibly repair tissue and enhance survival of existing cells, which would prevent the further development of hearing loss.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Low-Dose BPA Exposure Alters Mice Ovaries

Tags: Curing Hearing Loss, Journal Stem Cells, Using Nose Stem Cells for Hearing Loss, University of New South Wales, Dr. Sharon Oleskevich, Mice Studies with Hearing Loss, Treating Hearing Loss, Early-Onset Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (47%) / No! (53%)

Helmets Reduce Head Injuries

4 Doctors Suggest Ski Helmets

In an effort to decrease brain injuries from snowboarding and skiing accidents, experts have published an editorial in BMJ asking for more support in promoting ski helmets. The debate over ski helmets has intensified due to a few deadly skiing accidents in North America and Europe. Some people say that helmet use promotes riskier behavior, but authors from the Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria argue that there's convincing evidence that the helmets protect against head injury. They discuss a recent study that found that general head injuries were reduced by 35 percent if ski helmets were worn. That number rises to 59 percent for kids under 13. The authors write, "Wearing a ski helmet seems to make sense to prevent head injuries in all age groups."

More at Eurekalert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Department of Sport Science University of Innsbruck, Promote Ski Helmets, Arguments Against Helmets, Dr. Gerhard Ruedl, Ski Helmets Protect, Actress Natasha Richardson

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (44%) / No! (56%)

Is She Really Sorry?

5 How to Spot a Fake Apology

Scientists who studied 31 college students say that they've identified ways to spot an insincere apology, including speaking with hesitation and being too happy too soon after giving the apology, reports MSNBC. University of British Columbia scientists, writing in Law and Human Behavior, say that their research is intended to help judges, parole board members and jurors decide who's really sorry. However, they're giving away their secrets! According to the study findings, people who weren't really sorry while apologizing swung from sorry to happy before going through a neutral mood. Those who were actually sincere didn't show happiness before the neutral mood, say the researchers. Another giveaway is saying "um" too much between words or displaying other signs of hesitation.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: University of British Columbia, Fake Tears, Fake Apology, Insincere Apology, Sincere Apology, Telling Difference Between Apologies, Is He Really Sorry, Law and Human Behavior

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (45%) / No! (55%)

GOP Proposal for 2011

6 Three Health Agencies Face Budget Cuts

Republicans in the House of Representatives have revealed their budget proposal for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 which would entail cutting funds to three major health-related government agencies: The US Food and Drug Administration, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a preliminary survey, the proposed resolution calls for more than $74 billion in spending reductions. Margaret Anderson, VP of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, says that she hopes that Congress will work further with the organization to ensure that the needs of the American people are being met. She notes that the “FDA touches every American multiple times each day.”

More at Food Safety News | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Food Safety Bill Signed but Without Funding

Tags: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Food Safety, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA

Read the Comments (1) | Was this Interesting? Yes! (50%) / No! (50%)

Spice Up Those Brain Cells!

7 Turmeric Regenerates Neurons After Stroke

A hybrid compound made of turmeric and curcumin given to rabbits within a hour of a stroke, comparable to three hours post-stroke in humans, reduces motor deficits that often result, according to a new study conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It is able to cross the “blood-brain barrier,” which protects the brain from being exposed to many compounds and which turmeric is unable to do as a single compound. The compound is called CNB-001 and scientist Paul Lapchak said that it works by altering mechanisms that play a role in the survival of neurons. The results of this study are so promising that human trials are expected to begin soon.

More at Yahoo! AFP | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Antioxidants May Protect Against Ischemic Stroke

Tags: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Curcumin, Stroke, Tumeric, CNB-001, Blood-Brain Barrier

Comment on This | Was this Interesting? Yes! (42%) / No! (58%)

2015

October 28 21 14 8 2

September 26 18 12 6

August 30 24 17 11 5

July 29 23 16 9 3

June 28 23 16 10 5

May 31 25 20 13 8 3

April 28 21 16 8 1

March 27 21 13 6 3

February 27 20 13 6

January 31 27 25 17 12 8 7 5

2014

December 31 25 18 9 8 7 4 3 2

November 30 29 28 26 25 23 22 21 18 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 7 5 4 3 2

October 31 30 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 1

July 31 30 29 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 1

June 30 29 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 18 17 16 15 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 3 2 1

May 31 30 28 26 25 24 22 20 19 18 17 15 14 13 12 11 9 7 6 5 2

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 1

February 28 27 26 25 24 22 21 20 19 18 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 30 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2013

December 30 29 28 25 23 22 21 20 18 17 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

November 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 14 13 12 11 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 5 4 3 2

August 31 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

June 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 24 23 22 21 20 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 27 26 25 23 22 20 18 16 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 22 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1

February 28 27 26 25 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 29 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

2012

December 31 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 1

November 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

June 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

February 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2011

December 30 29 28 27 26 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

November 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

June 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

March 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

February 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2010

December 31 30 29 28 27 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

November 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

October 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

September 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

August 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

July 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

June 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

May 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 17 16 15 14 13 12 10 8 7 6 5 2 1

March 31 30 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 1

February 28 27 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

January 31 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 7 6

2009

December 27 26 24 22 21 19 16

Most Recent 100 Items