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Carmen Electra Has Double-jointed Hips!

...aywatch' babe revealed that she has double-jointed hips at Ripley's Times Square Odditorium in New York. The 35-year-old star also divulged that she found out about her abnormality during a dance class. "I have double-jointed hips. I discovered that in dance class," the New York Daily News quoted Electr...

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

...a faint grin, a little inflated chest and hands on hips hint a person's pride. The researchers also found that when a person experiences authentic pride, he or she was more expected to score high on extraversion, agreeableness, genuine self-esteem and conscientiousness. On the other hand Hubristic pride...

Osteoarthritis Facts and Causes

...w incidence of osteoarthritis in those with normal hips even though they regularly adopt positions that induce FAI, which suggests that FAI might not cause degenerative change in the hips. The researchers speculate that this may be related to soft tissue laxity around the hip, citing reports that joint la...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

...eries to remove all the silicone injected into her hips 30 years ago. It solidifies, becomes very hard, an...in the body," he added. "It can be injected in the hips and then you end up in the emergency room with silicone in the lungs." There are also health risks...

Check Your Physiology Before You Choose A Diet

...d tended to have a pear shape heavier through the hips lost equal amounts of weight on both diets. They dropped about 10 pounds in six months and regained about half of it at the end of 18 months. Anthony Fabricatore of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine says: 'This new work raises the ...

Hip Resurfacing Fever Catches on in US

...tic socket replaces the original. Those artificial hips can bring tremendous relief to people crippled by hip pain. But the metal-on-plastic friction means the implants can begin wearing out in about 15 years, sooner if sports or other activities increase pressure on the joint. For the average 65-year-o...

Exercise To The Rescue Of Senior Citizens

...o improve balance. Broken wrists, elbows, arms and hips are some of the common injuries that elders suffer owing to a fall. JYT...

A New Guide to Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement

...ter whether vitamin C is derived from organic rose hips or synthesized in large batches in a laboratory; your body will use the resulting product similarly. Also, if you’re not sensitive to specific ingredients, such as wheat, rice, or lactose, there’s no need to pay more for allergen-free products. Do...

Shedding Pounds from Diet or Exercise—Take Your Pic

... fat add it to the subcutaneous fat, mostly on the hips and thighs. Men and women after menopause, tend to add fat to the deeper reserves in the abdominal area.” Increased levels of fat in the abdomen are linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, but the precise influence of this visceral fat i...

Woven Cartilage

...irst joints to be treated this way would likely be hips and shoulders, though the approach should work for cartilage damage in any joint." In laboratory tests, the fabric scaffold that the researchers have created had the same mechanical properties as native cartilage. In the near future, surgeons will ...

Magnesium Supplements for Strong-boned Girls

... health) was found to be significantly more in the hips of the girls on magnesium supplements as compared to those treated a placebo. The lumbar spine bone mineral content also increased, but not as significantly. There were no serious side effects reported other than mild diarrhea in some girls. ...

Bungee Backpack Could Reduce Load on Shoulders

...e force exerted on children's shoulders, backs and hips by more than 80 percent. Source-IANS...

Pot Belly Is A Better Risk Predictor Of Heart Attack Than BMI

...ment around the belly and the circumference of the hips that relates extent of risk. If the ratio of waist-to-hip is high, then irrespective of the BMI, the risk of having a heart attack is more, according to Arya Sharma, M.D., and Salim Yusuf, M.D., of McMaster University. "If you have more of a wais...

The Search For Eternal Youth-DHEA Not The Magic Potion

...in the neck and arms improved with DHEA but not in hips or legs, the improvement being less than with the normal treatments for osteoporosis. Neither was an improvement in overall quality of life or general health reported. Dr.Sreekumaran Nair, lead author of the report, says that this trial is differen...

Dance Your Way to a Better Body

... of 8-14 show higher bone mineral content in their hips and spine than in girls who did not dance. Dance requires agility and balance as well as various speeds of movement, skills that are generally not a focus of typical gym workouts. Studies of older populations who engage in dance-based exercise prog...

Exercise Important in Reducing Size of Abdominal Fat Cells

...her risk than people who store excess fat in their hips and thighs (a pear shape). Abdominal fat is asso...fat, and waist and hip girths (by 3 to 4 inches in hips and 4 inches in waists) to a similar degree. The diet-alone group had no changes in abdominal fat ...

China Launches Probe Into Breast Enhancement Drug

...that promises to transfer unwanted weight from the hips to the breasts is being investigated by Chinese consumer// watchdogs in the wake of recent unflattering media reports. Bolibao, a "miracle" treatment that comes in the form of a drink, was accused in a television documentary of causing gynaecologi...

Jogging on Beach Could Cause Injury

...d, the forces that go through the feet, ankles and hips vary dramatically and can predispose an athlete to injury in any one of these body parts," said Michael Ciccotti, chief of the Sports Medicine Centre at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Sprains and tendon...

Research Identifies Osteoporosis Controlling Protein

...h of patients with osteoporosis who fracture their hips will die within a year. As the baby boomer generation gets older, it is predicted that the number of hip fractures may triple by 2020 unless better prevention and treatment for the disease is improved. The researchers, led by Dallas Jones, a resear...

Proteins – A New Way to Treat Children's Muscle Diseas

...les, mainly affecting the large muscles around the hips and shoulders resulting in increased difficulty with walking, climbing stairs, getting up from the floor and lifting the arms. The children also often become uncharacteristically miserable and fractious and they may complain of tummy pain. Heat sho...

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