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74 Holiday Gifts for the Hypochondriac

So Your Health-Obsessed Buddy Can Take a Load Off

— December 22, 2010 — Tech
Getting gifts for the hypochondriac is particularly perplexing, considering the fact they think anything and everything makes them sick. Luckily, there are a few products available that will feed this peculiar obsession with health.

Gifts for the hypochondriac range from health herb-infused colas to all-healing snack foods. Though some may seem silly, these gifts are actually interesting if you give them a chance.

Implications - Society's currently health-obsessed and consumers are looking for products that can potentially offer medical benefits. Though the products may not work, it's the security of owning something that is supposed to help healing that's appealing to consumers. As more and more health products flood the market, it will be increasingly difficult to distinguish between good and bad health items.
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Little Replacement Livers
Little Replacement Livers
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine Engineers Mini Organs
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Reversing Age Processes
Reversing Age Processes
Harvard Scientists Have Found the Way to Reverse the Ageing Process
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72
Lie Detector Melodies
Lie Detector Melodies
The 'I'll be Gone' Music Video by Rimantas Lukavicius
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Printing Skin
Printing Skin
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Designs Futuristic Wound Treatment
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70
Giant Teeth Cleansing Tools
Giant Teeth Cleansing Tools
Shanghai Zoo Uses Special Toothbrushes for Hippos
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69
Radioactive Body Cleaners
Radioactive Body Cleaners
Uranium Soap Brings the Periodic Table to Your Bathroom
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68
Pill-Crumbling Machines
Pill-Crumbling Machines
The Automatic Pill Grinder Makes Sure You Never Skip a Dose
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67
Vaccinations Via Smoothie
Vaccinations Via Smoothie
Probiotic Offerings Promise Tasty Protection Against Disease
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66
Shamanic Box Sets
Shamanic Box Sets
The Hopi Botanical Shaman Box Will Have You Smelling Like You Are Enlightened
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Healthy Alert Snacks
Healthy Alert Snacks
This BioFuel Caffeinated Popcorn is an Interesting Coffee Alternative
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64
Biomedical LCD Screens
Biomedical LCD Screens
Recycling Discarded Screens for Tissue Regeneration
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63
Healthy Diet Apps
Healthy Diet Apps
Weight Watchers Kitchen Companion is Your Digital Sidekick to Eating Healthy
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62
$5000 Personal DNA Mapping
$5000 Personal DNA Mapping
Complete Genomics
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61
Breast Cancer Prevention CDs
Breast Cancer Prevention CDs
Double-CD Case Mimics Lost Breast
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60
Dynamic Gastric Models
Dynamic Gastric Models
The Robotic Stomach is an Ethical Drug Testing Alternative
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Talking Pills
Talking Pills
Novartis Places Microchips in Medication to Track Patients' Intake
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Laser Medication
Laser Medication
The Painless Laser Epidermal System is a Needlefree Drug
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57
Smart Pillbox
Smart Pillbox
MIT's uBox-uPhone Project Saves Lives
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56
Hacking Human Hearts
Hacking Human Hearts
Wireless Access to Defibrillators & Pacemakers
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55
Elastic Mends Itself Like Skin
Elastic Mends Itself Like Skin
Supramolecular Rubber
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54
Bad Memory Erasers
Bad Memory Erasers
In The Future, Popping A Pill Could Wipe Out a Painful Past Forever
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Humanitarian Product Developers
Humanitarian Product Developers
Red Button Design's Midomo Bracelet Provides Potable Water
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52
Breast Regrowth Breakthroughs
Breast Regrowth Breakthroughs
Treatment Could Allow Women to Regrow Breasts After a Mastectomy
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Elastic Water
Elastic Water
Scientists in Japan Invent a Substance That Contains 95% Water to Mend Tissue
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H1N1-Thwarting Suckers
H1N1-Thwarting Suckers
Swine Flu Prevention Lollipops Help the Medicine Go Down
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Herb-Infused Fashion
Herb-Infused Fashion
The A.D.O Clothing Line is Good for your Health
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Viral Virus Breakthroughs
Viral Virus Breakthroughs
Scientists Film HIV Spreading for the First Time Ever
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Envisioning Future Medicine
Envisioning Future Medicine
Central Florida's 'Medical City' Project Planned Near Orlando
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Soda & Chinese Herbology Fusion
Soda & Chinese Herbology Fusion
Coca-Cola Herbal Drinks
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Regrowing Limbs
Regrowing Limbs
Salamander-Like Healing For Humans
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Oil-Guzzling Organs
Oil-Guzzling Organs
'Heart' by Pawel Nolbert Promotes Olive Oil as Good for the Ticker
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Stick-On Stamina
Stick-On Stamina
Life Wave Patches Increase Energy And Promote Weight Loss
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BIological Cleansing Bars
BIological Cleansing Bars
Red Blood Cell Soaps Nurse Your Cleanliness Back to Healthy Conditions
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Medication Alert Watch
Medication Alert Watch
ePill Cadex
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Medical Wikipedia
Medical Wikipedia
Medpedia
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Robotic Prescription Filling
Robotic Prescription Filling
'Intellifill IV' Uses Barcodes
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Brain Reigns
Brain Reigns
'Medicine and Art' Shines a Light on Life, Health and Superheroes
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Modern Eco Diets
Modern Eco Diets
The Raw Food Diet Makes a Comeback For Healthier, Greener Lifestyles
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Personal Brain Science
Personal Brain Science
Woman's Own Experience Results in Stroke of Insight
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Customized Band-Aids
Customized Band-Aids
The Long and Short Plaster Acts Like a Tape Dispenser
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34
Virtual Health Coaches
Virtual Health Coaches
Braun's Clever Care Medical Coach Helps With Self-Care
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Cancer-Fighting Nanotech
Cancer-Fighting Nanotech
Tessy Lopez Goerne Champions Catalytic Nanomedicine to Beat Cancer
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Medicine for the Earth
Medicine for the Earth
Earthine Pills
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Glowing Medicine Reminders
Glowing Medicine Reminders
Glowcaps Pill Bottles Light Up When You're Late Taking Your Meds
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Holistic Pet Care
Holistic Pet Care
Acupuncture and Underwater Treadmills Aid Animal Wellness
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Medication-Securing Lockboxes
Medication-Securing Lockboxes
Dr. Drew Pinsky Adds Rx Lockers to Rehab Repertoire
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Feminine Medicine Rocks
Feminine Medicine Rocks
Calliope Creations Handcrafts Gemstone Charms Specifically for Women
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Reminder Wristwatches
Reminder Wristwatches
E-Pill Pediatric Watch Alerts When It's Medicine Time
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Web-Savvy Doctors
Web-Savvy Doctors
Webicina Brings Clinicians Into Present
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Lightning Bolt Medicine
Lightning Bolt Medicine
Atmospheric Electricity Helps Create Artificial Blood Vessels
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Therapeutic Frozen Yogurt
Therapeutic Frozen Yogurt
Pepto-Bismol Ice Cream Is A Yummy Upset Stomach Cure
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Fecal Surrealist Art Exhibits
Fecal Surrealist Art Exhibits
Andres Serrano PooPoos His Photo Subjects
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Dermal Displays
Dermal Displays
Programmable Body Art
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Medical Use Tampons
Medical Use Tampons
The Mademoicell Stem Cell Collector by Chelsea Briganti
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Credit Crunch Health Kicks
Credit Crunch Health Kicks
The "Get Rich Quick" Anti-Smoking Campaign
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Bizarre Alternative Medicine
Bizarre Alternative Medicine
From Mud Baths to Eating Tree Frogs
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Printable Prescription Pills
Printable Prescription Pills
Fast-Acting Printable Pills May be the Future of Drugs
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Medical Vending Machines
Medical Vending Machines
MedCentre Machines May Put Pharmacies Out of Business in the UK
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Jewelry from Medicine
Jewelry from Medicine
Magic Pills Earrings
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Holistic Health Hotels
Holistic Health Hotels
Vdara Spa in Las Vegas' Massive CityCenter Metropolis
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Drug-Riddled Rugs
Drug-Riddled Rugs
Dan Golden Designs Carpets Inspired by Prescription Medication
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Empathetic Pill Packaging
Empathetic Pill Packaging
ChappsMalina Cases Guide You Through a Medicinal Crisis
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Hand-Rescuing Medicine
Hand-Rescuing Medicine
Chinese Surgeons Perform Hand-to-Leg Graft to Keep Severed Hand Alive
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Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
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Touchscreen Heart-Lung Machines
Touchscreen Heart-Lung Machines
The Maquet Cardiohelp
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DIY Healthcare
DIY Healthcare
Sprint Firsts in Futuristic Medical Technology
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Intelligent Pills
Intelligent Pills
The $1000 Philips iPill Is the Future of Ingestible Target Treatment
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Health Monitoring Accessories
Health Monitoring Accessories
The Beam Electronic Bracelet Offers a Sense of Security to Patients
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iPhone Baby Trackers
iPhone Baby Trackers
‘Trixie Tracker' Record-Keeping App Helps Busy Parents
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Drug Bottle Chandeliers
Drug Bottle Chandeliers
Illuminated Medicine Capsule Containers Radiates with a Healthy Glow
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Bizarre Energy Drinks
Bizarre Energy Drinks
Chinese Deer Penis Wine
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Human Anatomy Hoodies
Human Anatomy Hoodies
Fashion To Show You've Really Got Guts (And a Heart)
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Speedy Oral Improvements
Speedy Oral Improvements
The Sargon Immediate Dental Implant Changes the Mouth of Medicine
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Self Inflation
Self Inflation
Expanding Body Modifications Raise Skin into Squishy Bumps
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