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Japanese adult diaper slurps away urine

Japanese adult diaper slurps away urine

Life starts in diapers for us all and for those that live to an advanced age life often takes you back to diapers. Once people lose the ability to control urine or get up and go to the bathroom themselves, an adult diaper is the only thing standing between the wearer and a big mess. The catch is that if no one is around to help change the diaper things can be nearly as messy as having no diaper at all.

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Why doctors love Apple products and miss Steve

Why doctors love Apple products and miss Steve

Apple's products have been much prized in the healthcare industry with a recent survey revealing that about 75 percent of US physicians owned an Apple device. But why are doctors so in love with Apple products and so mourn the passing of Steve Jobs? Well, MedPage blogger and an Emergency Medicine resident physician Litifat Husain gives the following three reasons.

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Implanted medical devices of the future could be laser powered

Implanted medical devices of the future could be laser powered

Should Dr. Evil ever have the need for an implanted medical device like a pacemaker, pain med pump, or insulin pump he will love this. Researchers looking into batteries that last longer for these implanted devices have hit on a discovery that may allow the devices to harvest power from a laser. This would allow the recharging of the medical device battery without having to cut the person open and place a new battery into the device.

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Research into more virulent and lethal strains of the bird flu worries some scientists

Research into more virulent and lethal strains of the bird flu worries some scientists

If this sounds a bit like something out of a horror novel, it's because this sounds a lot like what starts the evens of the horror classic from Stephen King called The Stand. Apparently, researchers working on bird flu have created a strain of the bird flu virus that is lethal and easily spread through the air. Some fear that the mutated strain might be used as a bio weapon.

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Baby got…hips?! Jacked up face with a sideways booty

Baby got…hips?! Jacked up face with a sideways booty

The morning weird for you all today is of a medical nature and perhaps one of the dumbest things I have ever seen. Generally, if you want to have plastic surgery done you would look around and check some references of the doctor you are planning to use. The surgeon planning to put stuff into your body and change things permanently isn't where you scrimp me thinks.

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Toyota medical robots give the ill a leg up

Toyota medical robots give the ill a leg up

Toyota is into all sorts of things even though we mostly think of the company for cars here in the US. Toyota is talking about its new Partner Robots that are aiming for a commercial launch in 2013 for Japanese users. There are three different robots that are aimed at helping the sick or handicapped be able to more freely in the home and out.

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Nokia C7 sits in world’s first prosthetic smartphone arm

Nokia C7 sits in world’s first prosthetic smartphone arm

Mister Trevor Prideaux, a British man born without an arm on the left side of his body, now has what we're pretty sure is the world's first prosthetic limb with a built-in smartphone dock. Not only that, but he's using the cool Nokia C7, a device that not only Chris Davies reviewed here on SlashGear, your humble narrator Chris Burns wrote a review for the USA side of things as well. Now one of these magical little devices sits in the hardened arm of a Brit - hows that for taking your "handicap" and making it work in your favor. Plain old human arm not looking so good to you now, is it?

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Stem cell human trial gets Euro go-ahead

Stem cell human trial gets Euro go-ahead

The first European human embryonic stem cell therapy trial has been given approval today, with British surgeons planning to inject the cells into the eyes of twelve patients suffering from Stargardt's macular dystrophy. The disease, incurable, is a major cause of blindness in young people, the Guardian reports, and scientists at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, hope the introduction of stem cells will slow, halt or - in the best case scenario - reverse the macular dystrophy. However, controversy still reigns over stem cell therapies, given that they are obtained from human embryonic cells.

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