Tag: "grip" at medical news
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
...st after the blood pressure cuff first relaxes its grip
on the subject's arm.A normal systolic blood pressure for a healthy college student averages about120 mm of mercury on a sphygmomanometer, or 120 mmHg.At rest, students with low past ETS exposure had an average systolic bloodpressure of 112 mmHg. Stu...
New research on Tourette's syndrome
... weighted boxfitted with sensors that recorded his grip
force and movements. The sensorsmeasured how BF modified his grip
on the box when asked to move his arm. If the tics were spasmodic reflex actions, BF would n...
Hand size counts in safe handgun use
...igger reach, which is measured on the handgun, and grip
length, which is measured on the user. She reporte... a significant difference between men and women in grip
length and that handgun models vary significantly in trigger reach. However, as defined by Atkins, t...
Dutch study highlights short-term and long-term options for treatment of tennis elbow
...ts satisfaction. The severity of elbow complaints, grip
strength, and pressure pain threshold were assessed; all outcomes were assessed at 3, 6, 12, 26, and 52 weeks. 185 patients took part in the study. Corticosteroid injections were substantially better than all other therapy options for all outcome m...
Students invent voice-activated grasping tool for disabled man
...re not perfect, but we still got the job done. The grip
enhancing device was one of 11 Johns Hopkins projects completed this year by undergraduates in the Senior Design Project course. The class is taught by Andrew F. Conn, a Johns Hopkins graduate with more than 30 years of experience in public and priva...
Preventing stray chemicals in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products
...MUSAC project. The finished software system gets a grip
on measurement uncertainty in four easy steps. It asks for the quantities of each chemical and possible sources of uncertainty (such as changing lab temperatures) before calculating the margin of error and simulating uncertainty levels over the produ...
Lose weight fast the ESA way!
...yed by sight and sensory feedback in maintaining a grip
on objects in different gravities. "It takes some pretty high-level brain functioning just to pick things up and manipulate them," explains Professor Allan Smith of Montreal University. "You have an example of it when you pick up a carton of milk wi...
Adding menthol to topical creams for osteoarthritis provides significant pain relief
...s limitations to local muscular endurance and hand grip
strength in patients with OA of the upper extremit...d wrist osteoarthritis were tested for measures of grip
strength, elbow ROM, muscular strength, local muscular endurance, and pain. The significant impro...
Postmenopausal women have lower grip strength than premenopausal women
Postmenopausal women are weaker, as measured by grip
and pinch tests, than women who have not entered m.... Strength tests determined how firmly they could grip
and pinch. The results of these tests were assessed against the women's age, state of menopause, et...
Impaired neuromotor function following cancer treatment can improve
...ransplant, with the exception of two capabilities: grip
strength and motor dexterity. The study also uncovered factors which lowered the risk of patients having impaired neuromotor function. Patients who had no chemotherapy or chemotherapy with only hydroxyurea prior to the transplant and those who did n...
Research in yeast yields missing link in DNA maintenance machinery
...gues, is likely to loosen the damaged DNA from the grip
of histone proteins so the DNA repair machinery ca... the INO80 proteins most likely loosen the histone grip
on DNA so the repair machinery can gain access and repair the broken ends, the scientists report. I...
Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine
... place. Along with better understanding nicotine's grip
on the brain, when it comes to smokers, this finding will enhance researchers' appreciation for the distinctions between the sexes. "Gender differences regarding the effects of nicotine on brain function and metabolism have been largely unstudied a...