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World's First Face Transplant Patient Feels She is Alive Again

...rew back. "Over six months I recovered my facial mobility quite well. I still have a lot of exercises to do ... but what a victory," she said. She said she felt a "great responsibility" not just to the doctors who performed the unprecedented operation on November 27, 2005, but to the young woman who donat...

Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

... to be more flexible allowing astronauts superior mobility when they reach Mars or return to the Moon. Sin... Traditional bulky spacesuits do not afford the mobility and locomotion capability that astronauts need for partial gravity exploration missions. We really m...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

...e methods of heart monitoring usually restrict the mobility of patients to a hospital or a single room. Thula... Wearable Cardiac Telemedicine System can help the mobility of patients, so they can regain their independence and return to an active social life or work sched...

It is Men, and Not Women, to Be Blamed for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

...ment of biomedicine. "Though the sperm count and mobility were almost normal, we found that 80 percent of th...him in the institute not only keeps track of sperm mobility and its count (20 million per millilitre) but is also capable of testing three other aspects. "Alo...

Vitamin D Deficiency Still Persists in Babies

...also seen. They include failure to thrive, limited mobility in affected infants. If untreated, there is an increased risk of bone fractures. The disease is highly preventable with Vitamin D supplement, known as the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is a hormone that makes it possible to absorb calcium, and a def...

War Spreading AIDS a Myth-UNHCR

...o the post-conflict period where accessibility and mobility of populations recovering from war may create an environment conducive to the spread of HIV....

Many People With Early Dementia Can Drive Safely, Say Experts

...UK licensing rules should therefore try to balance mobility and safety in the growing population of older driv... for clinicians and the licensing agency to manage mobility and safety....

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...ly and accurately treat a patient who suffers from mobility issues, Dr. Scher 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 wh...

Spinal Manipulation Beneficial for Neck Pain

...c. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile. Chiropractors practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractic is widely recognized as ...

Unique Electrical Stimulation Device to Restore Mobility in Stroke Survivors

...unique electrical stimulation device that restores mobility in patients with foot drop, a partial leg paralys...regain control of their bodies and achieve greater mobility and independence," says Dr. Michael O'Dell, acting chief of rehabilitation medicine and medical dire...

Cemetery Tourism, the New Catchword in US

...tery tourism as a chance for civic engagement. The mobility of society and the growth of the death care industry have served to isolate these historically significant places from the mainstream, Laderman said. Of course, some think that cemeteries are sacred spaces, and that Halloween flashlight tours and h...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

...Miller added. "A calf may not have the strength or mobility to escape an attack by ant workers, especially if it is disabled in some way." Although a significant agricultural, economic, and safety problem, Miller and Schultz emphasized that a fire ant infestation is not the end of the world. "Homeowners a...

New Device for Stroke Patients Improves Walking

...regain control of their bodies and achieve greater mobility and independence," says Dr. Michael O'Dell, acting chief of rehabilitation medicine and medical director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Medicine Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. He is professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at Wei...

Advanced Cancer Treatment Brings New Hope to Michigan Patient

...illimeter accuracy, without limiting the patient's mobility during treatment. Image guidance and computer controlled robotics combine to continuously track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment. Because of this approach, extreme precision and accuracy is possible without ...

Human Stem Cell Therapy Restores Motor Function to Paralyzed Rats

...alking at six weeks, and three others had improved mobility in all lower extremity joints. All nine animals ac...oal is to provide a significant gain in functional mobility of the patients legs. "These research findings could offer great hope to people with spinal ischem...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

...his is the assumption that we have to preserve the mobility and freedom to travel that we now enjoy at all costs. However, when you look at the science of climate change it is clear there are no such simple solutions. Humanity has to accept that. A similar message was this weekend emerging from environmentali...

Armed Forces Enroll Wives in Fighting HIV/AIDS

...ed with the long separation from families and high mobility has compounded the risks faced by them," Admiral Singh said in his inaugural address to the two-day workshop....

Jaipur Foot All Set to Launch Its Centre in Columbia

...as launched that year. The amazing lightness and mobility of the artificial limb, coupled with its low price, is the reason for its popularity. Those who wear it can run, climb trees, pedal bicycles and drive a car - all without the aid of a stick or any support. While a prosthetic limb can cost several...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Disability in Older Adults

...h evaluated factors contributing to the decline of mobility in late life. The study involved 976 people who were 65 years and older from two towns in the Chianti area of Italy. The mean age of participants was 74.8 years. Data were collected from Sept. 1998 through March 2000. Participants completed a shor...

Chinese Doctors Perform World’s First Disc Transplant

...ease can produce serious problems with balance and mobility as well as neurological problems such as loss of bladder control. More than 20,000 operations a year are carried out in England for degenerative back problems. But current methods do not offer guarantees that the pain will go or that it will not re...

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