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Testing for blood sugar levels made easier

...e on 15 healthy volunteers when images of the left forearm were taken every 10 to 20 seconds for over three hours. Doctors took 420 blood glucose measurements from the volunteers using blood analysis for comparison. They also recorded 8,435 OCT images. Researchers at the end of the pilot study concluded tha...

Lower chance of bone fracture with Vitamin D supplementation

...er cent lower rate for fracture in the hip, wrist, forearm or vertebrae - sites that are commonly affected by osteoporosis. Researchers concluded that using Vitamin D supplementation is a cost-effective strategy for reducing disabling bone fractures among older people....

Teens break bones 'due to lack of milk'

...en 1999 and 2001. They found that the incidence of forearm fractures had risen by 42 per cent. Most of the increase was among young people under 20. Sundeep Khosla, an endocrinologist at the clinic and the lead author of the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said the "subs...

Steroids Effective For Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

...erve that runs from the base of the palm up to the forearm affecting people who perform repetitive hand motions, including computer users, dental hygienists, and even golfers and tennis players. Standard treatment for symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome include splinting and pain relievers like ibuprofen. W...

Eating disorder occurs due to increased weight consciousness

...s so overweight. Though he may look normal and his forearm and hand may be thin, he psychologically thinks that he is fat and his body is covered with excess fat. The patient wrongly thinks that he is too fat and starts dieting to lose weight. An anorexia patient has a body mass index of less than 17.5. Th...

Potato powder to stop bleeding

...tantaneous hemostasis, or blood clotting, of small forearm incisions in 70 percent of incisions. Participants in the control group had a median bleeding time of six minutes for incisions when researchers applied pressure alone. The potato-based hemostat also offers an alternative to collagen-based and other...

Age-Dependent Alterations Not Specific For Alzheimers Disease

... to compare the levels of spontaneous forehead and forearm flow motion in different age groups and to establi...aser Doppler signals derived from the forehead and forearm skin were analyzed in 77 healthy probands from 4 various age groups (ranging between 15 and 77 years...

Exclusive Health Care Packages To Be Launched By Ayurveda Hospital

... occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. To tackle CTS, the hospital will use special medicated oils (dhara). --Edited IANS...

Species Linking Fish And Land Animals Found

...Tiktaalik are bones that compare to the upper arm, forearm and primitive parts of the hand of land-living animals. "Most of the major joints of the fin are functional in this fish," Shubin said. "The shoulder, elbow and even parts of the wrist are already there and working in ways similar to the earliest lan...

Suffering from computer ache: try forearm support

...pational and Environmental Medicine proclaims that forearm support is an effective intervention to prevent mu...iding employees who use computers with appropriate forearm support." The authors say that musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, shoulders and arms are a co...

Forearm Support for Office Desks Could Be a Boon

... proposed that office desks equipped with a simple forearm support could help to avoid pain that often comes ... a call center and found that workers who received forearm supports for their desks had lesser likelihood of suffering pain or musculoskeletal injuries in the ...

Forearm Support Promises Fewer on the Job Injury for Computer Professionals

...cupational injuries. Hence he developed the simple forearm support which avoids the pain that can come with l... studied 182 workers at a call centre who received forearm supports for their desks for a year. They suffered less pain in the neck, shoulders, arm, wrist or h...

64-Slice CT Scanner Is More Heart Friendly

... tube is threaded into an artery //in the groin or forearm and advanced through the arterial system into the heart, where x-ray images are taken. This would take a few hours but for a patient to recuperate from this invasive procedure it would take four to six hours. But this new 64-slice CT scanner which ...

Implanon Contraceptive Gets FDA OK

...ptive is implanted beneath// a woman's skin in the forearm and prevents pregnancy for three year after which it may be replaced. Organon USA, manufacturer of Implanon said that the implant would release a low but steady dose of progestin. Implanon has already been sold in 30 countries since 1998 and an es...

Formula Predicts Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

... low-trauma fracture of the hip, spine, humerus or forearm during a two-year period were recruited, as well as 448 elderly women who were selected randomly and had not sustained a fracture during the same two-year period. The equation was developed based on measurements obtained in this study population. It...

French Surgeons Take Off for First 'Gravity-free' Surgery

...ery will be to remove a small fatty tumor from the forearm of the volunteer patient, 46-year-old Philippe Sanchot. "The operation carries no risk to the patient, but aims to demonstrate the use of new surgical techniques and anesthetics in weightless conditions," the CHU said in a press statement. "Beyond ...

Exercise In Childhood Provides Lifelong Benefits

...tually their entire lifespan. At that point, their forearm bones were assessed again for bone quantity and st...bone to lose,' Warden said. By making the right forearm bones bigger during growth in their study, the researchers found these bones to be stronger, or more...

Tennis Elbow is Not Caused Due to Improperly Sized Tennis Racket Grip

...study evaluating the muscle firing patterns in the forearm demonstrates that grip size has no bearing on the ...ronized with the corresponding EMG. Of the five forearm muscles studied, none showed significant variations in firing patterns during three phases of the ba...

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients

...technique of transplanting tissue from a patient's forearm to his tongue, surgeons can provide enough bulk to...ctive tissue along with the tissue and skin of the forearm to replace the diseased tongue tissue that is removed if a patient opts for surgical treatment of th...

Male Drivers at Higher Risk of Asymmetrical Skin Cancers

...n. These areas include the left sides of the face, forearm and neck. Skin cancers are the most common type of cancer in the U.S and around a million cases are diagnosed each year. Fosko and colleagues looked at 1,047 skin cancer patients, most of whom had nonmelanoma skin cancers. Just over half i.e. ...

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