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Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

... Born without fibulas, without ankles and without calf bones, he had his legs amputated at 11 months, yet played rugby as a schoolboy until an injury steered him toward running five years ago, by now using blades an Icelandic company modeled after the curvature of the legs of the cheetah. At the Paraly...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...od circulation could be promoted by exercising the calf muscles with up-and-down movements of the feet at ...g feet in this manner encourages blood flow in the calf muscle veins, thus reducing blood stagnation, they added. People travelling have also been advise...

Unique Electrical Stimulation Device to Restore Mobility in Stroke Survivors

... stimulation to the peroneal nerve to activate the calf muscle and correct their gait. Doctors at the medical centre have also shown that the device improves walking co-ordination, speed and blood flow, and decreases the effort required in walking. "Our patients have been very enthusiastic about this ...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

... young or debilitated livestock," Miller added. "A calf may not have the strength or mobility to escape an attack by ant workers, especially if it is disabled in some way." Although a significant agricultural, economic, and safety problem, Miller and Schultz emphasized that a fire ant infestation is not...

Dynamic Sonography Accurate in Diagnosing Muscle Tears

...had muscle tears and/or hematomas in the thigh and calf regions. Thirty-two of those patients had clear-cut complete muscle tears surrounded by hemotomas and the remaining 14 patients had partial tears, appearing as hypoechoic subtle lesions with relaxed muscle which looked like pseudo-tumors on contracti...

New Device for Stroke Patients Improves Walking

... stimulation to the peroneal nerve to activate the calf muscle and correct their gait. Offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis, the NESS L300 has been shown to improve walking coordination, speed and blood flow, and decrease the effort required in walking while wearing the device. Generally, electr...

EU Considers Allowing Cloned Meat, Milk on Market

...Food Standards Agency revealed in January that the calf of a cloned cow was being raised on a UK farm. After food safety officials from the 27 member states held urgent talks on the matter, a decision was reached that milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring should be considered in the same...

EU to Look at Cloned Meat Safety

...is already an issue for some European countries; a calf grown from an embryo taken from a cloned cow was recently born on a British farm. At the time, the UK's environment department said no health and welfare rules had been broken, but its food watchdog said more discussions were needed to assess legal...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...ecause of pain. Sometimes a child will complain of calf or arch pain. This results from a flatfoot that is flexible. The collapsing of the arch can require more energy, making it more difficult for a child to walk and run. Foot and ankle surgeons treat many overweight children with custom orthotic devic...

Contraceptive tailed by Controversies:Birth Control Patch

...ay include-Chest pain, shortness of breath,pain in calf muscles, or coughing up of blood. Additional advice to avoid heat when using the product has also been issued, based on a theoretical warning. This is based on a report that claims that a raised temperature may increase the release of hormone estrad...

Mad-Cow Resistant Calf Cloned in China

...e success story was marked by the birth of a 55-kg calf //in the eastern province of Shandong Researcher...ransplant technology to introduce the genes to the calf cloned from cells of an adult cow. The lead researchers were Dong Yajuan and Bo Xuejin , who had f...

Formation Of Blood Clots on Long Flights May Not Be Due To Cabin Environment

...hy travelers are advised to exercise their leg and calf muscles so that clots will not be formed. Long train trips are not spared, and passengers should adopt some movement for their limbs to avoid the formation of clots. Researchers at England's University of Leicester studied 73 healthy passengers who...

Travel-Related Blood Clots Can Be Reduced By Using Flight Stockings

...ting in noticeable problems like ankle swelling or calf pain.Years ago traveler’s thrombosis was dubbed “economy-class syndrome” but researchers say that term is a misnomer because the small risk of thrombosis is present anytime a person is stationary for many hours, be it on a plane or train, in luxury a...

Revolution in surgery

...s, the chest is opened and a blood vessel from the calf or the chest is used to bypass the clogged artery. But this is an extremely invasive procedure, which requires lengthy recovery time, and which can be very painful. About 100,000 patients a year might not be eligible for bypass surgery or balloon ang...

Wearing High Heels May Be Dangerous To Health

...er does. That could prevent neuro-receptors in the calf muscles from triggering release of dopamine, a compound necessary for mental well-being. "During walking, synchronized stimuli from mechanoreceptors in the lower extremities increase activity in cerebellothalamo-cortico-cerebellar loops through thei...

Third generation Small pox vaccine from Cell-culture

...ox vaccine// (CCSV) derived from cell culture with calf lymph derived vaccine. Small pox vaccine currently...d is a live, attenuated vaccine virus derived from calf lymph. This vaccine produces adverse effects in vaccinated, 15-42 develop serious or life threatenin...

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