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Alien Hand Syndrome Causes Random Hand Movement

...ien movements consisted of involuntary gestures or grasping with his left hand, which he sometimes did not notice due to mild left visual neglect (a condition in which the patient is unaware of events in the left visual field even though the visual pathways are intact) as a result of the stroke. The researc...

Japanese Firm Develops Glove That 'feels' 3D Images

...y were being pulled along if the image moves while grasping your hand. The dead could also be "resurrected" by the system and museum visitors could "touch" precious exhibits sealed in showcases, the firm said....

Pain and Intensity Of Post-stroke Spasticity Decreased by Botox Treatment

...aining good personal hygiene, and reaching for and grasping everyday objects. This is the largest long-term study to evaluate repeated treatment with BoNTA for post-stroke spasticity. Brashear and colleagues had reported in 2002 that one-time injections of BoNTA are safe and effective in people with wrist a...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

...ource, they respond quickly by rushing forward and grasping onto the enemy with barbed mandibles. While still biting, these ants repeatedly sting their enemy, injecting toxic venom and leaving a small, acutely painful wound. A day or two later, small, blister-like pustules will develop on the victim, which ma...

Graphics- Helps Bridge Gaps in Patients’ Understanding of Medical Condition

...t choices could go off mark because of this gap in grasping the implications of the diagnosis and treatment. Researchers feel the use of certain graphics by doctors will help bridge these gaps in understanding, where pictures can support text or verbal information. Researchers are now testing the efficacy o...

Robotic Therapy Helps Restore Hand Use After Stroke

...es the ability to perform such real-world tasks as grasping a block, gripping a drinking glass, pinching to pick up a small marble or ball bearing, and putting your hand on your head – improved by nearly 10 percent. And their average score rose by nearly 20 percent on the Box-and-Blocks Test, which assesses m...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

...gastric walls of two pigs with an endoscope. Using grasping forceps and T-tag sutures, the defects were sequentially closed. The closure proved immediately successful with gastric distention with air insufflation and no evidence of subsequent additional air or infection within the peritoneal cavity. “Wall...

Soldiers Returning From Iraq Suffer From Diminished Mental Functioning

...r their return from Iraq. They lacked the quick grasping capacity and were not able to remember information as quickly as they were accustomed to. These changes though are not alarming but are quiet evident when the individual tries to perform demanding jobs such as a challenging civilian job. The stud...

The human infant has a keen contender – A Baby Robo

... function of eyes, and a hand that is provided for grasping objects. The novelty in this design is the ability to be curious enough to explore and nurture the desire of physically experimenting with different objects on the table. It is also endowed with a perception level that allows it to distinguish and le...

Most People With Arthritis Do Little Or No Exercise At All

...re those who had difficulty walking up ten stairs, grasping small objects, bending or kneeling, lifting ten pounds or standing for two hours. The authors say that fear of pain and the misconception that exercise can harm joints is obstacles to getting people with arthritis to exercise. Other risk factors ...

Sex a commonplace in Chinese life

...ould only show intimacy to each other in public by grasping each other's hand. At that time, men and women were denounced as living a profligate life if they were involved in sexual scandals. People who had premarital sex were fired by their work units if their affairs were exposed. Hospitals did not have cli...

Menopause pauses memory, posing unforgettable problems

...pressed problems of forgetfulness had a tough time grasping new information, actually impersonating a memory problem. Evidently a clear link between the degree of complaints and their capacity to comprehend new information. They also discovered that most women who formed a part of their study had experienced ...

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