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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

... degree of dexterity: Enough to grip (and swing) a golf club, operate a keyboard or even play musical instruments. When the wearer bends the remaining portion of his or her finger, the tight fit causes it to depress a lever on the X-Finger, articulating the device in proportion to the pressure exerted. ...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...rcher has revealed . "There are more than 17,000 golf courses in the United States, and approximately 70...ional, outlined recommendations that would improve golf course habitats for amphibian populations in a paper published in USGA Turfgrass and Environmental R...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...ere elderly residents are using it to play virtual golf and bowl. Now that the system has been out for a while, the violent games are emerging -- Scarface, Resident Evil 4, and Far Cry Vengeance, all rated M, are among the eight Wii games with violent content listed on the ESRB website. "The more realis...

Bobby Robson Diagnosed With Cancer for Fifth Time

...e as normal and plans to attend his annual charity golf day in Portugal next week before celebrating his 5...lly fought cancer three times previously. He had a golf ball-sized tumour removed from his lung in May 2006, while in 1995 he was discovered to have a rare ...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

...e and hear the cicadas will be forest preserves, golf courses and any land where there are older trees where the soil has been undisturbed since 1990. Freelance writer David Hammond runs the LTHForum, a Chicago-based Internet site devoted to culinary matters, and his "foodie" friends want to see what ...

Breast Reduction Surgery Among Boys Rising in US

...gested that the rise in popularity of professional golf may have also contributed to public awareness of gynecomastia; several prominent popular players have slightly enlarged chests. But in most adolescents who are not obese, the condition will resolve itself spontaneously as the boy progresses through...

John Hopkins Hospitals- Now at Tokyo

...ed Resorttrust, an owner of time-share resorts and golf courses: ``Health care is a growing business, and we see a greater need among retirees wanting to maintain their health.” The clinic is the latest of seven overseas projects since 2006 for Hopkins, which has topped U.S. News & World Report's rankin...

Nepal to Introduce Art of Living for Golfers

...d dreams of - even achieving the //perfect putt on golf links. "It's a known fact that golf maestro Tiger Woods meditates and does yoga for concentration," says Ajay Kumar, director of sales a...

Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing?

The barrier to a perfect golf swing could lie in your big toe. Or your heel. Or ... feet most likely to cause pain that can ruin your golf swing. Behind these pain-prone spots can lie stiff joints, stretched-out tissues and even nerve d...

Condition That Causes Irregular Periods Can Lead to Fertility Problems

...n such a way that the ovary looks like an inverted golf ball. Among women with PCOS, each cyst likely contains a small egg that cannot be released because the hormonal environment prevents that from happening. This leads to an endocrine, or hormonal, disorder in which the egg cannot be ovulated from th...

Massive Booking For China's First-Ever 'Five-Star' Hospital

...ooms for mothers and children and a swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts and karaoke bars for visitors. But luxury comes at a hefty price. The cheapest room is at 40,000 yuan (about $5,000) a month while the luxury suite charges nearly 10,000 yuan (about $1,250) a day. The two-storey suite has sepa...

Nepal Plans to Promote Health Tourism Based on Traditional Medicine

...ted by the private sector, is looking at the seven golf courses in the country to woo tourists, Indians in particular, for golf holidays in Pokhara, Kathmandu and Dharan. After a successful car rally from Kolkata, Nepal is kee...

Britain's Longest Surviving Heart Transplant Patient Dead

...firm after the transplant and also resumed playing golf and cycling after the surgery. The local Priest of Nairn, Rev Thomas Heggie, said: "He was a good family man and a man of faith. He took the gift of life and used it very well.” SA...

Allergic Individuals Should Carry Two Doses Of EpiPen Says Quebec Coroner

...ctor, Pierre Drolet, 61, who was stung by a bee on golf course in the Eastern Townships three years ago and died as the medications he had in his golf bag were outdated and the ambulance couldn’t reach in time to safe his life. Ramsay's investigatio...

Family, Books Best Stress-busters for Indian CEOs

...orate leaders, while the good old habit of playing golf has taken a backseat," the survey states. Of the stress relievers, books were favoured by 55 percent, while 44 percent found time with family and music the best antidote, yoga was a cure in 33 percent cases, while 11 percent either played golf, exe...

AMD Found To Affect People In Their 50s

... resistant lenses, which won't shatter if hit by a golf ball. Factors that affect AMD are age, genetics and smoking. It is more common in women, blue-eyed Caucasians, patients with increased blood pressure and high cholesterol. According to statistics it is found that 30% of Canadians between the ages ...

A Joint Venture by Golfers And Military Forces To Combat AIDS

...e country's high-risk zones. The idea to host the golf tournament to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS assu...ation of the five-day Amby Valley PGAI Tour at the golf course in Shillong. Some of the golfers have even committed to giving a percentage of the tournament...

Asthma Sufferers Lacking Physical Activity

...h asthma were less likely to run, play basketball, golf and do weightlifting. However, those with asthma are more likely to use an exercise bicycle than those without asthma. Researchers conclude the physical activity levels of adults with asthma are for the most part similar to adults without asthma. Al...

Patients With Severe Hemophilia At Risk Of Developing Osteoporosis

...en that was once limited to low-impact sports like golf and swimming can now include more weight-bearing exercise. However, children with severe hemophilia still need to take extra precautions. 19 children with severe hemophilia were studied . It was found that these children had reduced bone mineral den...

New Treatment For Hip Joints

...eplacements.// Bobby Castor plays on his school’s golf team. But a broken hip in grade school led to a co...aused his hip joint to die. Since the hips drive a golf swing, it hurt Castor’s game. “I was just limping around the course and just kind of being in a cons...

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