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Hate Shots? Say Goodbye to the Needle

I don't know anyone who likes getting a shot, but I've got some good news to share with anyone who is needle phobic. In the future, you may not have to worry about the painful prick of vaccinations since a Japanese inventor recently created a needle-free injection. Instead of a sharp metal point, this injection method uses air pressure or gases to deliver the drugs. Aside from being fear inducing, needles are less than an optimal method because not only do they hurt; they also create a ton of medical waste. Also, needles are sometimes reused in developing countries, which increases the risk for diseases to spread.

This new injection method will be simpler to use than conventional shots, will cut down on medical waste, and prevent the spread of disease. Seems like a win, win, win situation to me. Plus it has a much nicer name — Mother's Kiss. Sounds a lot more appealing than "shot," don't you think.

katherinev katherinev 9 years
thank god.
dammmnit123456 dammmnit123456 9 years
well goddddammn all i have to say is FUUHK. cause i love needles, and i love oxycodone hydrocodone alprazolam . but i dont like sugar at all. unless its a fine powder to snort. shit. thats all i got to say. im going to miss the needle like i miss my ex wife and my kids
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Good thing I don't mind needles at all. IMHO, a better delivery system for vaccines is via inhalation. By absorbing the vaccine through the nasal membranes, the immune response is more prolific and it's also a lot less painful. I've heard that several pharm companies are working on something like this for flu vaccines, etc., in the future.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 9 years
That sounds even more terrifying than needles to me and I am very needle phobic. I even donated blood twice to try to get used to it and now I'm even MORE afraid of needles :(
queenegg queenegg 9 years
I hate needles, but I have 3 tattoos and a couple of piercings.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I'd be willing to bet that this hurts more than a needle does. I don't love needles, but I in no way mind them either. Getting a shot doesn't bother me at all.
psterling psterling 9 years
I agree TLSGirl, this freaks me out more! I hate needles but this sounds freaky. Plus, I'm sure it hurts. They're literally forcing air through your skin, ouch! I like that it would reduce waste and prevent the transmission of diseases.
psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
Lovely, I don't know about this particular system, but I have heard that drug companies are trying to develop inhaled medications for diabetics. So far they haven't worked too well though, but there's hope for the future!
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Those pressurized injections hurt super bad!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
to be honest, with the amount of shots that i've had to get in my life - i don't really mind them all that much. i think that the name 'mother's kiss' is a bit - um...-fru fru but i guess it could have it's benefit. we'll just have to wait and see what happens with this innovation i guess.
christie christie 9 years
That looks scary actually.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years will diabetics be able to use this???
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I don't know why, but the idea of this actually freaks me out more than a needle, and I've never liked getting shots. I guess it's the thought that getting air forced through my skin must hurt a lot, too, and at least I know what a needle feels like.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 9 years
I hate hate needles. I'm all for this "Mother's Kiss".
psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
Actually, this isn't a new thing. Needle free injections based on pressurized air have been used for awhile. I had the option of having it done for my flu shot a year ago (but I was at Nursing School). I almost did it, since I do have a bit of a needle phobia, but I've heard that it hurts more plus I like to have the needle exposure to desensitize myself. It worked really well for my fear of having blood drawn, I started donating blood and that solved it! I can't find a citation for how long this idea has been around but I remember my parents saying they had it as an option through the Army in Germany back in the 70s and 80s.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! . . . ahem. i'm deathly afraid of needles lol.
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