Tag: "baseball" at medical news
Catchers mitts don't provide enough protection
...ements in the catchers' mitts used by professional baseball
players, the gloves still do not adequately protec...The study examined 36 players on four minor league baseball
teams in North Carolina. It was conducted from April to September 2001 and included nine catchers, s...
Baseball food and drink: Healthy chemistry scores a surprise hit
stadium may not be the first place that comes to mind when looking for healthy foods, but researchers are finding that some ballpark favorites, including beer, contain compounds that are good for you in moderation, of course. Whether you plan to att...
Biomedical engineer shows how people learn motor skills
...ce makes perfect when people learn behaviors, from baseball
pitching to chess playing to public speaking. Biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have now identified how people use individual experiences to improve performance. Kurt Thoroughman, Ph.D., Washington University assistant profe...
CPR and external defibrillator training may decrease adolescent sports-related deaths
...y being hit in the chest with an object, such as a baseball
or softball, usually traveling 30 to 50 miles per ...eing hit in the chest by a pitch while at bat in a baseball
game. The coaching staff immediately began administering CPR, and 6-8 minutes later the paramedics ...
Not so different after all: Mysterious eye cells adapt to light
...in brightness, signals which allow us to glimpse a baseball
streaking across the sky or a deer darting into a darkened road. But ipRGCs work differently. They send signals about overall brightness, telling the brain when it is night and when it is day. "These cells operate like a light meter on a camera," sai...
There's more than meets the eye to catching a fly ball in the outfield
..., studies visual psychophysics. A former assistant baseball
coach at UNH with a son playing for one of the Chicago Cubs minor league teams, Fuld says there's more than meets the eye to catching fly balls and hitting pitches for the boys of summer. "An outfielder is computing a collision course between the bal...
New World Cup soccer ball will unsettle goalkeepers, predicts scientist
...ttern. This makes it aerodynamically closer to a baseball
and, when hit with a slow spin, will make the ball...4 panels it is aerodynamically more similar to the baseball
which only has two panels. "In baseball, pitchers often throw a 'curve ball' which is similar to a...
MIT device could prevent epileptic seizures
...e electrodes could be worn inside of a headband or baseball
cap, making the device less obvious to observers. Each epilepsy patient has different brain activity patterns, so the detector is programmed to measure an individual's patterns to determine what the precursors to a seizure look like for each patien...
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
... most people have heard of ALS because it affected baseball
great Lou Gehrig, fewer people have heard of FTD; it is less common, overall, than other dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. "However, another reason for FTD's relative obscurity is also undoubtedly the shame family members experience with the str...
Mets have 60 percent chance of winning league championship series, says Bukiet at NJIT
...ther it is worthwhile to wager on games during the baseball
season. His picks posted on his website update daily the chances of each team winning the Division Series, the Championship Series and the World Series. Such postings have led to positive results for five of the past six years....
Mayo Clinic solves painful puzzle of UT ligament split tear in wrist
... a 16-pound ball, golfers, and even a major league baseball
player. They seem good as new, and we haven't seen a risk of reinjury. "The split tear of the UT ligament will help explain much of the wrist pain for which the cause previously had been unknown," Dr. Berger concludes. "It's especially gratifying t...
RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity
...amenities and a significantly higher proportion of baseball
fields, paved playing surfaces, basketball and handball courts and high-level gymnastics equipment. ...
Swing or take on 3-0?
...tions that will bring a new strategic dimension to baseball
as operations researchers address a special, post-...and Operations Research methodology is used within baseball
and associated businesses and on how baseball
inspires the expansion of the frontiers of Statistics ...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...he treated group. Its as if, in hearing about a baseball
game between the Orioles and the Yankees, youre told that the Orioles scored twice as many runs as the Yankees, Rifkin said. But if you dont know the actual numbers involved, you dont know whether this was a close 2-1 game or a 20-10 rout. If you don...