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The iPill

by MPK November 12th, 2008 | Health News, Medication
When you take medication, how can you be assured that it is being released into your system at the necessary location?  Until now, there was less assurance.

However, Philips Healthcare has announced new "intelligent pill technology".  The iPill has the ability to measure the amount of acid in the digestive tract.  When the pill reaches the location that has the correct acidity level, the medication is released.

Another feature of the iPill noted on Philips' website is that "the capsule is designed to measure local temperature, and report measurements wirelessly to an external receiver unit."

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CNN Health

by Louise September 10th, 2008 | Health News
If you're not yet familiar with the CNN Health section (http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/), I highly recommend that you check it out. We've got some great articles here on Health Eagle and we're always scouting for the latest news, but there is an overwhelming amount of information available on health on the Web today. I like reading articles on CNN because it is a network that it widely known, so the writers are very likely to have valid resources and substantial credits. They definitely do a good job of getting news out fast, as well as keeping archives. If you ever have
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Pregnancy and Cancer Dominate Online Searches

by TK April 13th, 2008 | Health News
According to comScore, in the month of February 2008, the terms "pregnancy" and "cancer" were the dominate health terms that were searched for in search engines.

"Pregnancy" was searched 8.8 million times (with many looking for early signs of pregnancy), and "cancer" was typed in 7.7 million times.
Most Commonly Searched Health Conditions
February 2008
Source: comScore, Inc.

Pregnancy --- 8,841,000 searches

Cancer --- 7,718,000 searches

Flu --- 1,824,000 searches

Depression
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Moviegoers, Beware.

by Louise February 8th, 2008 | First Aid, Health News
Moviegoers, beware. Cloverfield is a newly released horror film that has caught much attention. Despite good ratings (nearly 8 out of 10 stars on IMDb.com) and reviews, there has been not-so-good news coming from the theaters.

Reportedly, the horror film has been making some people sick. The underlying reason to this is not gory content, but rather the filming style. Cloverfield is filmed entirely by handheld video cameras. Due to this, much of the film is shaky. The effect is intended, by the producers, to give viewers the feeling that they are part of the movie. But, the effect is giving
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Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance

by Editorial Team November 24th, 2007 | Health News
Emergency medical evacuation insurance (which can have card personalisation) is for travelers who want to be taken to good hospitals or medical centers, even if they are in the middle of a poor and rural area. It is also for the traveler who has a medical condition, and might need specialized care. This insurance pays for an ambulance, medical helicopter or plane to transport the traveler to appropriate medical care. Sometimes the transportation is a block of seats large enough for the injured traveler, medical equipment and a medical attendant. These costs can quickly add up. The numbers of
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