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Hyperflexible joints connected to chronic fatigue

According to a new study children and teens with chronic fatigue syndrome are three and a half times more likely to have hyperflexible joints than their healthy counterparts.// Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore examined 100 children, ages 10 and older, for joint hypermobility. The group was split evenly between patients diagnosed with CFS and otherwise healthy children...

New ultralight hand with better functionality and flexibility developed

A new ultra light hand, called the 'Southampton Remedi-Hand' has been developed by scientists that can mimic the movement in a real hand better than any currently available. // ....The human hand has 27 bones and can make a huge number of complex movements and actions. The artificially developed hand is dependent on 6 sets of motors and gears and is designed in such a way so as to enable independ...

NHS financial crisis may lead to roll back of flexi-work scheme and private acquisition

Deficit in NHS fund has lead to cancellation of subsidized flexible working for NHS doctors, the part-time flexible working scheme which was introduced four years back by the Government is being rolled back// due to financial crisis in the NHS fund. The Private hospitals have also showed interest to acquisition of NHS funded government hospitals which are working in a horrible situation due to fi...

New UK Policy Threatens The Flexible Working Scheme

The British Medical Association (BMA) said that the financial crisis would put an end to the new scheme, which helps the lady doctors wanting to work part-time after childbirth. // ..This scheme comes under the National Health Center (NHS). But ministers are posing a threat to stop the scheme and transferring the powers to the regional health bosses. ..This move was taken mainly to solve the f...

Flexibility and facilities need of the hour in hospitals

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association which recently appointed a new president has expressed the need for accommodative work methods, top of mind among consultants//. ....Dr Mary Mc Caffrey, a consultant obstetrician gynecologist at Kerry General Hospital said "There is nothing to be gained by a consultant being in an operating theatre at 7am if other staff are not also present. The reforms...

Deflecting Damage: Flexible Electronics Aid Brain Injury Research

Flexible electronic membranes may overcome a longstanding dilemma faced by brain researchers: How to replicate injuries in the lab without destroying// the electrodes that monitor how brain cells respond to physical trauma. ..Developed by a team of engineers at Princeton University, Columbia University and the University of Cambridge, the membranes feature microelectrodes that are able to withst...

BMA Calls for Flexible Working as Number of Women Doctors Swell

The NHS must provide more flexible working, the BMA says today (Saturday 23 June, 2007), as new figures show that female doctors embarking on NHS careers outnumber men by almost three to two. ......A cohort of 435 doctors who graduated from UK medical schools in 2006 will be surveyed by the BMA for the next ten years. Almost three in five (58%) are female, compared with 51% in 1995, when the BM...

Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working towards constructing a space suit that promises to be more flexible allowing astronauts superior mobility when they reach Mars or return to the Moon. ...... ......Since Yuri Gagarins time spacesuits have seen scant improvement. They continue to remain the bulky, gas-pressurized outfits of yore, which provide astronauts a...
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