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Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

...d was on the ceiling and was holding me in, and my knees were up against the wall," Fogg told The Seattle Times in a story published Monday. He said he pushed as hard as he could and got enough air between his chest and the window to break the suction and pull himself back inside the aircraft. "I have a ...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

...e, hypertension, degenerative joint disease of the knees and hips, and some forms of cancer, among other conditions. Dietary and lifestyle modifications are the primary methods for treating and preventing obesity but the net effect of dietary counseling for weight loss had not been published until now. ...

Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...e to the ordinary people who dirty their hands and knees in their gardens. The generously illustrated book highlights hundreds of troublesome plants, providing photographs and written descriptions, common names, geographic distributions, toxic parts and toxins, effects on the body and information on ...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

...small flatscreen phone which she has placed on her knees after first activating the vibration mode. "Thanks to that I can easily stay in touch through receiving texts and checking my voice mail," Minguet reveals. Minguet is in charge of the scientific side of events at the week-long congress, which has...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...r noted. By focusing on the trunk, pelvis, hips, knees and ankles, digital video cameras take images of a patients movement and process the data through a high-tech computer system that analyzes the movement and reveals precisely where muscles and joints are and are not functioning properly. One design...

U.S. Army Developing a Robot to Rescue Injured Soldiers

...ching or kneeling. It also has wheels at its hips, knees and feet, so it can switch to two wheels to travel efficiently over smooth surfaces while adopting a variety of positions. To keep it steady no matter what position it adopts, Bear is fitted with accelerometers to monitor the movement of its torso,...

Surgeons Shocked By Green-Blooded Man

...e from worsening. The man had fallen asleep on his knees and developed the condition. In compartment syndrome, pressure builds in deep muscle tissue. If it is not alleviated, permanent damage to the nerves may be sustained. While undergoing a routine procedure for monitoring blood pressure during the su...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

...g 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...

Nine Ways to Relieve Joint Stress

... on weight-bearing joints, such as the back, hips, knees and feet. 2. Be aware of body position, using good posture to protect your back and the joints of your legs and feet. Whenever possible, sit down to perform a job instead of standing. Change position often, since staying in one position for an exten...

Excessive Jogging may Increase Arthritis Risk

...s, there was no increased risk of arthritis in the knees or hips. Source-IANS...

Are Women Weak in the Knees?

The knees suffer injury more often than any other joint, in part because of their intricate system of ligaments.// Women are especially prone to knee problems, and they injure the// anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) twice as often as men. Knees & Hips: A Troubl...

Relax! Straight Talk About Back Problems

...ned back with feet touching the ground without the knees at right angles to the floor, were studied. The results of the MRI scan showed signs of increased stress on the spinal disc in the lower back ,when the volunteers sat upright at 90 degrees. Over a period of time such stress can inevitably lead to b...

Millions with Arthritis May Benefit from Bone Loss Drug

...ne loss. The amount of cartilage detected in their knees was measured by X-ray analysis at the one- and two-year marks. Blood tests were also used to check for a marker of cartilage breakdown known as CTX-II. CTX-II is released in the bloodstreams of people with osteoarthritis when cartilage begins to fr...

Double Knee replacement for a Kenyan in Chennai

...d grandfather with advanced osteoarthritis of both knees underwent bilateral// knee replacements here in a ...had neglected and severe osteo arthritis with bent knees and was unable to walk more than ten yards, tiring easily. Although there were good hospitals in Nai...

Indian radiologist spearheads cure for osteoarthritis sans surgery

...rescribed by the Institute Ethics Committee. Their knees were exposed to the RFQMR beams for one hour every...atment, an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the knees is taken to plan the exact dosage and map the affected region. The beams are precisely controlled an...

Home Is Where the Gym Is

... and nonmotorized models. Fit is important -- your knees shouldn’t bump into the console when moving in a good upright position. New choice: Another newer option is a recumbent cross-training machine that allows for a simultaneous upper and lower body aerobic workout without stressing your joints. Althou...

Injecting Gold into Knees may Ease Arthritis Pain

Injecting gold into knees affected by osteoarthritis may ease pain and slow down the progress of the disease, but scientists say // it does not help everyone with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body...

Lives being Saved through Weight loss treatment

...'s hard to control and you have problems with your knees and its difficult to walk, this is a procedure that has been shown to be lifesaving." Although the procedure can cost several thousand dollars and is not covered by Medicare doctors say you cannot put a price on your life. NL...

Chikungunya in the Capital

...adache, and vomiting and joint pains in the wrist, knees and ankles. Swollen and painful joints are characteristic of this disease. After an incubation period of 3-12 days there is a sudden onset of flu-like symptoms. A rash may sometimes occur. Haemorrhage is rare and all but a few patients recover within...

Beware of Chikungunya !!

...g, depression, severe joint pains including wrist, knees and ankles are the symptoms. A rash may appear on the trunk and limbs after 2 or 3 days of on set of fever. Recovery may take few days to few months. Though the fever comes down abruptly in 2 days, joint pain, intense headache, insomnia and an grea...

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