‘Toasted Skin Syndrome’ Caused by Laptops

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A 12-year-old boy shows off the ‘toasted skin’ on his leg after using a laptop for several hours a day.

Balancing your laptop on your knees could be bad for your skin, doctors have warned.  The heat generated by the ubiquitous devices can cause ‘toasted skin syndrome’ – a nettle sting-like rash that can cause permanent discoloration and, in rare cases, cancer.

 

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Self-Powered Diaper Monitor System Automatically Detects Wet Diapers

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A research laboratory at Japan’s Ritsumeikan University has developed a monitoring system for wet diapers that consists of a self-powered sensor/transmitter and a receiver and is supposed to assist staff in hospitals and nursing homes in performing diaper checks with elderly patients. The sensor kit has to be placed inside the diaper and sends signals to the receiver unit, which was co-developed in collaboration with Seiko Epson.

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Top 11 Foods that Trigger Allergies

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Peanuts ranks #3 on the all-time allergy list

For some people, certain foods can trigger hives (an eruption of small welts), swollen lips, itchiness, flushing, eczema (rough, itchy patches), or a hot-to-the-touch rash, even if you’ve never reacted to a food before.
If the outbreak covers your entire body or is accompanied by chest tightness, wheezing, or shortness of breath, you’re having a full-blown allergic reaction.
If you know what food triggered your reaction, you can steer clear of it in the future. But if you’re not sure, write down everything you ate leading up to your outbreak, use this list of common culprits as a memory jogger, and talk with your doctor about allergy testing.
1. Cow’s milk
2. Eggs
3. Peanuts
4. Tree nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc.)
5. Shellfish
6. Soy
7. Wheat
8. Red wine
9. Citrus (limes, oranges, etc.)
10. Tomatoes
11. Hot spices, such as chili seasonings

For some people, certain foods can trigger hives (an eruption of small welts), swollen lips, itchiness, flushing, eczema (rough, itchy patches), or a hot-to-the-touch rash, even if you’ve never reacted to a food before.

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A Rash of Bank Failures Coming

 A Rash of Bank Failures Coming

 Because of their customer-abusing practices, few tears will be shed when the banks fail

William Seidman is the former chairman of the Resolution Trust Corp., the agency Congress set up in the 1980s to clean up the savings-and-loan lending mess. He’s also a former chairman of the FDIC. Here he talks about the housing rescue plan taking shape in Congress and on the state of banking in the United States. The picture he paints isn’t pretty.

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