Tag: "feet" at medical news
Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings
...e Warehouse, in which six firefighters died within feet
of exits they could not locate, and supported by more than $3 million in awards from the U.S. Department of Justice, a WPI research team has been developing precision personnel location and tracking technology that employs principles from orthogonal ...
New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
...veloped. Building houses on ground that is 5 to 10 feet
below sea level and assuming they will never get wet is nonsensical. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected in June to release its assessment of the inherent risk of the 350-mile, New Orleans hurricane protection system. As part of assess...
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
...method could track a substance to within about two feet
of its origin in an airline cabin. "We would be able to tell you the general area of the origin, and from that you could figure out which passenger seats were in this area," said Chen, whose research is based at Herrick Laboratories. The same pri...
Home improvement warning -- Ladder-related injuries increasing in the US
...the most common type of injury, while the legs and feet
were the most frequently injured body parts. "Given the 50 percent increase in the annual number of ladder-related injuries, the relatively high hospital admission rate, and the predominance of injuries in non-occupational settings, increased effor...
Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap
...rors and advice to listen to the sound of ones own feet
hitting the ground. The two studies underway in ...ntly adjust the force with which each of their own feet
hit the ground to keep it at or below the line on the screen. With this feedback, all runners im...
Consumer nail gun injuries spike
...ers, with wounds to the forearms, wrists, legs and feet
less common. Of the injured consumers and workers, 6 percent were admitted to the hospital, while the others were treated in the emergency department and released. About 96 percent of the injured consumers were male, with an average age of 35. Li...
Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications
...t/toe amputation, foot lesions and numbness in the feet
occur in 22.8 percent of people with diabetes vs. 10 percent without diabetes Eye damage (2) occurs in 18.9 percent of people with diabetes (figures for eye damage in people without diabetes are not available in NHANES) While type 2 diabetes i...
Washington University surgeon develops treatment for foot deformity
...nsive surgical releases for clubfoot can result in feet
that are painful and arthritic in adulthood, which is something that is not often seen in clubfoot patients treated successfully with the Ponseti method. "Our ultimate goal is that our new minimally invasive treatment for CVT will result in better ...
Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities
...A 20-kiloton detonation would leave debris tens of feet
thick in downtown areas with buildings 10-stories or higher. Roughly half of the population in downtown areas would be killed, mainly from collapsing buildings. Most of those surviving the initial blast in downtown areas would be exposed to a fatal d...
Obesity surgery can lead to memory loss, other problems
...osis, muscle weakness, and pain or numbness in the feet
or hands. "When people who have had weight loss surgery start experiencing any of these symptoms, they need to see a doctor right away," said study author Sonal Singh, MD, of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolin...
Better designed roadway intersections can boost older drivers' performance
... lane for left turns, which provides an extra four feet
to the shoulder; right-turn lanes that channel drivers into the flow of oncoming traffic without requiring a complete stop; and intersections that are at a 90-degree angle, rather than a sharper angle, such as 75 degrees. There are many changes th...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
...ower tool, can lift a 250-pound load more than 600 feet
into the air at nearly 10 feet
per second, all on a single battery charge. Ingenuity, creativity and passion seem to course throu...
Concentrations of certain toxins in breast milk are low, study finds
...d. "The homes in our study were within five or six feet
of busy roadways. Many inner-city residents may not have the choice to reside very far from these heavily used roads." ...
Feet, rather than fists, the most dangerous bodily weapon to use in assaults
...re involved in over half of all injuries. While feet
were used in only 7% of assaults, they were the body part most likely to inflict serious injuriesconsiderably more so than fists. And the results showed that kicking caused more severe injuries than the use of sharp objects, which included knives,...
Radiologists attempt to solve mystery of Tut's demise
... His height was 180 centimeters or approximately 5 feet
11 inches. The researchers discovered a possible premortem fracture to the femoral (thigh) bone. While they cannot assess how the injury occurred, the findings suggest that the injury may have been an open wound that became infected and ultimately fa...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...r each others' whispers at a distance of about 460 feet
apart. A profound set of echoes is heard between t...ying field's two massive parallel walls, about 270 feet
long, 28 feet
high, and 119 feet
apart. Until recently, most archaeologists dismissed acoustical fea...
Scientists use pixels to ease amputees' pain
...rdination and can move their fingers, hands, arms, feet
and legs. They can also use their virtual limb to play ball games. Phantom limb pain or PLP is discomfort felt by a person in a limb that is missing due to amputation. Previous research has found that when a person's brain is 'tricked' into believi...
Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation
...rcisers were also more likely to walk more than 50 feet
at the time of hospital discharge. Those who exercised responded differently before surgery and immediately following surgery depending upon the joint replaced: although patients who exercised increased lower-extremity muscle strength, only those und...
Shorter distance on six-minute walk test points up a greater risk of death
...t individuals with IPF who can cover less than 680 feet
during the six-minute test are four times more likely to die than those who can walk greater distances. The research appears in the second issue for September 2006 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the A...
Diabetics see dramatic increase in lower limb amputations
...: Discomfort, cramping or heaviness in the toes, feet
or legs Poorly healing or non-healing wounds on the toes, feet
or legs Walking impairment Pain at rest that is localized to the lower leg or foot Abdominal pain th...
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