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Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

...and tourists alike. As the Tour de France annual bike race wends its arduous way across the country, in ...s for short trips, dropping them off at any of 750 bike points to be picked up by a new user. The scheme, named Velib, is part of a growing global trend f...

Paris Launches Drive for Clean Cars

... short trips around the city, dropping them at 750 bike points in the capital....

AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

...g 13-year-old who spends his spare time riding his bike and practicing karate, makes light of the day that medics gave up on him. "They said I would be dead in three weeks but look at me now," says the still slightly incredulous teenager who now wants to serve as an inspiration to youngsters with a simila...

42-year-old Cancer Patient Honored by British Queen for Her Fundraising Efforts

....5m for charity through several marathons and epic bike rides. The mother of three cycled 4,200 miles acro... Ironman event which consists of a 4km swim, 180km bike ride and full marathon to be done inside 17 hours. She has also completed two half Ironmans, run t...

Canadian Mountain Bikers Hit by Bacterial Infection

...n't the only racer who got sick. Online mountain bike forums like NSMB.com began buzzing with participan...ipants or spectators at the Test of Metal mountain bike race June 16 have confirmed cases of campylobacter. Symptoms last up to seven days and include diarr...

14-year-old Killed in School Shooting in Canada

...g handyman. He could tear apart and put together a bike in minutes." The neighbour said Jordan was a gentle person and it was a "shame" that someone that he knew as so kind would meet such a tragic end. "The guy was so calm. That's what I don't understand about it." Experts noted, "The school shooters...

Cyclists to Ride for a Cause: To Create Awareness on AIDS

...e in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles , beginning June 3, that raises millions of dollars for AIDS services and heightens HIV/AIDS awareness. Now in its sixth year, the event benefits the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Ce...

New Invention to Detect Blood Clots

... was being tested on a patient involved in a motor bike accident. He needs immediate attention // as the doctor suspects head injury. There could be a blood clot which can lead the patient to disability or death. The device the Dr. Alok Sharma is using is called the Infrascanner. This new invention is ...

Research to Protect Accident Victims from Epilepsy

...ffer serious brain injuries every year from car or bike crashes, falls, gunshot wounds and other trauma. As the damaged brain tries to rewire itself -- a crucial process called plasticity -- misfiring circuitry can form. Injured neurons can make new connections in wrong places, or overly excitable conne...

Experiments on Mount Everest to Study Oxygen Deprivation Effect

...nctions. They would also be working on an exercise bike during the experiments. Comparing the sea and altitude level reactions will help the team find out what physiological changes occur in such conditions. It could also help scientists find out why some people cope better with low oxygen levels. ...

New Device Offers Hope to Children With Chest, Spinal Deformities

...ered if she would be able to tie her shoes, ride a bike – just the normal, regular things kids do.” Until recently, there were few options available to help Ariana – and the tens-of-thousands of children like her born with a deformity of the chest wall or spine – to grow normally into adulthood. But n...

Erectile Dysfunction from Bike Riding

Research suggests that riding a bike for long periods can cause temporary erectile difficulties, explains What to Do about Erectile Dysfunction//, a new report from Harvard Medical School. The risk appears highest among men who cycle more than three hours a week. Sitting on a bicycle ...

What It Takes for the Cookie to Crumble

...ookie. And you will have to work 47 minutes on the bike to burn off the calories from the martini and party mix. The fruit cake does take the cake, indeed-Walk for 84 minutes to disallow its calories to mess with your weight. Charles Stuart Platkin, author of The Diet Detective's Count Down and other bo...

Trail Users Twice as Likely to Get Enough Exercise

People who walk, bike or hike local trails at least once a week are twice as likely to get the recommended amount of daily exercise as those who rarely hit the trails, a new// study concludes. Yet nearly half of those who didn’t use the trails said they would be in favo...

Slow Fight Against Childhood Obesity

...olicies introduced for this purpose. Sidewalks and bike paths have been constructed in several communities to encourage exercise. According to the report, though there is an increase in the nationwide awareness of this problem, it will take years of sustained effort, evaluation, and resources to bring a...

Rise in Obesity Rates in 31 States

...ironment with more and better sidewalks, parks and bike paths;; and employer-sponsored programs to increase physical activity and provide better insurance coverage for preventive services. NLA...

Hughes Syndrome Mimics MS Causing Wrong Diagnosis

...he body due to his many crashes and accidents as a bike racer. He stated that he went through with his doctors the process of eliminating other condition and was finally diagnosed with MS. He said, “The tests for MS are a matter of eliminating other conditions and I had nothing else. Then a few months a...

Craniofacial Surgery Gives Tijuana Teen Chance to be 'Normal' Kid

...le to retrieve them from home -- not realizing the bike didn’t have brakes. He was halfway down a hill when he saw a taxicab approaching … neither the driver nor Lozano was able to stop in time. As a result of the accident, he suffered extensive injuries to the right side of his skull. The stigma resultin...

Viagra Beneficial to High-Altitude Athletes

... cyclists. Each cyclist was tested on a stationary bike at a simulated altitude of 12,700 feet, involving a six-kilometer ride. Placebo of 50-milligram dose of Viagra and a 100-milligram dose was also used. It was found that the drug responders demonstrated significant improvements in their times with ...

Spread Of Fungal Infections At Gym Could Be Avoided By Using Towel

...should use a towel when they are on the stationary bike or other shared exercise equipment to reduce the spread// of fungal infections. Fungi cause itchy rashes or in the worst case, circular patches where no hair grows, explains Hans-Juergen Tietz of the Institute for Fungal Illness in Berlin. Accord...

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