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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...ws for a surprising 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...

'Rehab Changed by Life' Says Lindsay Lohan

...appy'. "It changed my life. I didn't have a good grip on it and I needed to get my s*** together. I was going out too much and I had too much pressure on my shoulders," the Sun quoted her, as saying. "I was not that happy and I needed to go to that place to be happy," she added. The 21-year-old also...

Scottish Engineer Devises Versatile Hand

...time, the artificial hand can bends its fingers to grip objects. The i-LIMB has a flexible wrist and rotating thumbs. 'And it's the first to come to the market that has bending fingers just like your own,' said Mr Gow. Lighter than a real hand, the device capitalizes on the brain's determination to ...

This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'

...ugs. The programme will also spot the youth in the grip of drugs and enable timely intervention. India Takes Stock India happens to be the only country cultivating opium for medical and scientific use. Despite strict regulation, some amount gets into the illicit route. Drug abuse is also becoming...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

...ressing, arising, eating, hygiene, walking, reach, grip and outside activity. Both physician and patient completed the HAQ-DI independently immediately following the visit and their respective scores were not shared. The rheumatologists overestimated the degree of functional disability in 154, or 69 p...

Australian Grape Glut Dries Up as Drought Bites

...be down by about half. -- Vineyards in drought's grip -- It is a story replicated in vineyards around the country, most of which remain in the grip of the six-year drought. In Australia's agricultural heartland further south, the Murray-Darling R...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

... Currently, 31 of 38 districts in Bihar are in the grip of the disease. "Dengue deaths in Delhi has become a national issue, but deaths due to kala azar that has been regularly reported in rural Bihar hardly makes any news," he lamented. Experts say poor living standards and unhygienic conditions make...

Adults Who Are Overweight and Obese Experience a Lowered Response to Resistance Training

...rience numerous health benefits, such as increased grip strength and repetition maximums, from exercise training programs even in the absence of significant weight loss or improvements in cardiopulmonary physical fitness....

Polish Man Wakes Up to New World After 19 Years in Coma

...er when Grzebski had his accident, only losing its grip the following year, in 1989. n the brash neon-lit streets of new European Union member Poland, the period seems a distant memory. "What amazes me today is all these people who walk around with their mobile phones and never stop moaning. I've got no...

Ancient Healing Technique Gains New Popularity in Iraq

...are equipped with tiny pumps to remove the air and grip the skin. In addition to just aches and pains, the technique has been prescribed for fevers and disorders of the inner organs, including liver, stomach, intestines and kidneys and has a firm position on the Western alternative medicine scene. "The...

Emotional Stress Could Be a Factor in Causing Alzheimers: Study

...otein, as a result of which the protein looses its grip on the microtubules, and starts to collapse into insoluble protein fibers, which ultimately cause cell death. Previous studies had shown that extreme physiological stress, such as plunging mice into ice water or starving them for three days, can in...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Disability in Older Adults

...he researchers found that physical performance and grip strength were about five to 10 percent lower in those who had low levels of vitamin D. After looking at other variables that could influence the results, such as body mass index, physical activity, the season of the year, mental abilities, health con...

Kidney Trade: Curbing the Sale

... is a need to regulate, strengthen and tighten the grip on the reign of affairs related to organ transplant. Measures have been undertaken to salvage the scenario and this has already begun to have its impact. They are - ? Stern action against erring hospital and individuals ? A letter from th...

Sex – Three Hundred Years Ag

...d in eighteenth-century Britain: "I tried to get a grip on just how many were published, detail the various types of sexual behavior portrayed and find out who was doing what – and to whom." It proved a surprisingly rich field: "Most people have heard of Fanny Hill, but there was a huge amount of erotic l...

Treatment Extends Survival in Mouse Model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

...r righting reflexes, walking ability, and forelimb grip strength than mice that did not receive TSA. Examination showed that the TSA-treated mice also had larger neurons in the spinal cord, thicker muscle fibers, and more muscle mass than untreated mice. "This is a proof-of-concept experiment," says Dr...

Flu Strikes Late - Child Succumbs

...wo strains, influenza A and B have tightened their grip on Vancouver Island. Of the 27 new reports of flu across the country, 17 are in British Columbia. The so-called Hong Kong flu, caused by strain subtype H3N2 tends to cause the most severe symptoms in patients. Schools are now asking parents to ...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

...king Difficulty moving arms or hands or a weakened grip Buckling of the knees Persons who think they might have a sleep disorder are advised to discuss the problem with their primary care physician, who will refer them to a sleep specialist. Source-Eurekalert PR...

Climate Sceptics Issued With Challenge by a U.K Scientist

...nted wheat.// Parts of Australia, which are in the grip of the worst drought in memory, have sparked an intense debate about global warming. Alan Thorpe, Chief Executive of Natural Environment Research Council in U.K., and one of the world's leading climate scientists has challenged those questioning on...

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

... suffering from tennis elbow ask them to alter the grip size of their racket to ease muscle fatigue.// A n...e firing patterns in the forearm demonstrates that grip size has no bearing on the development of tendonitis. Researchers apparently have "gotten a grip" ...

Keys to Good Health in Old Age Begins in Midlife

...ing married. Upper body strength is indicated by grip strength which can be measured by a test. The study further proved, 'that it is important to be physically robust in midlife ... consistent with theories of aging that suggest that better built organisms last longer.' The study began in 1965 when ...

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