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The role of CBS in injury time estimation after brain contusion - Chu Y, Han GX, Wang YQ, Shan HY, Chen XP, Tao LY, Zhang MY.
OBJECTIVES: To observe the changes of cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) expression in the cerebral cortex after brain contusion at different times. METHODS: An experimental model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice was established by an i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The incidence of military training-related injuries in Chinese new recruits: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Hua W, Chen Q, Wan M, Lu J, Xiong L.
INTRODUCTION: Training-related injuries are the main reason for disability, long-term rehabilitation, functional impairment and premature discharge from military service. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of injuries in the training of Ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A controlled study of plasma fatty acids in Indian patients with depressive episode - Patra BN, Khandelwal SK, Chadda RK, Lakshmy R, Abraham RA.
AIM: To study the plasma omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid levels in patients with depressive episode and in matched healthy controls. METHOD: Thirty patients with first episode depression and thirty healthy matched control subjects were recruited fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Physical and performance characteristics related to unintentional musculoskeletal injury in special forces operators: a prospective analysis - Heebner NR, Abt JP, Lovalekar M, Beals K, Sell TC, Morgan J, Kane S, Lephart S.
CONTEXT:   Seventy-seven percent of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by United States Army Special Forces Operators are preventable. Identification of predictive characteristics will promote the development of screening methods to augment injury-preven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Posterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee at the National Football League Combine: an imaging and epidemiology study - Logan CA, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Sanchez G, Chahla J, Kennedy NI, Cinque ME, LaPrade RF, Whalen JM, Vopat BG, Price MD, Provencher MT.
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology by player position, examination, imaging findings, and associated injuries of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine. METHODS: All PCL... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Symptomatic focal knee chondral injuries in National Football League Combine players are associated with poorer performance and less volume of play - Provencher MT, Chahla J, Cinque ME, Sanchez G, Kennedy NI, Haber DB, Tisosky AJ, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Price MD, Whalen JM, Moatshe G, LaPrade RF.
PURPOSE: To (1) describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of knee chondral injuries identified at the National Football League (NFL) Combine and (2) assess in-game performance of prospective NFL players with previously untreated knee ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Severe of facial fracture is related to severe traumatic brain injury - You N, Choi MS, Roh TH, Jeong D, Kim SH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise
Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a new   Cochrane ReviewPeople engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the anticipation that these will help reduce muscle soreness. In anew review published in the Cochrane Library, researchers   looked at the evidence from 50 studies. These all compared high-dose antioxidant supplementation with a placebo and their participants all engaged in strenuous exercise that was sufficient to cause...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New role found for hormone in female fertility
According to a study, published inFrontiers in Physiology, insulin-like peptide hormone 3 has a critical role in female fertility, through co-ordination of ovarian development.Medial Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Human reliability assessment in a 99mo/99mtc generator production facility by using Standardized Plant Analysis Risk-Human (SPAR-H) technique - Eyvazlou M, Dadashpour Ahangar A, Rahimi A, Davarpanah MR, Sayyahi SS, Mohebali M.
INTRODUCTION: Reducing human error is an important factor for enhancing safety protocols in various industries. Hence, the analysis of the likelihood of human error in nuclear industries such as radiopharmaceutical production facilities has become more ess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Game schedules and rate of concussions in the National Football League - Teramoto M, Cushman DM, Cross CL, Curtiss HM, Willick SE.
BACKGROUND: Concussion prevention in the National Football League (NFL) is an important priority for player safety. The NFL now has modified game schedules, and one concern is that unconventional game schedules, such as a shortened rest period due to playi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Force direction patterns promote whole body stability even in hip-flexed walking, but not upper body stability in human upright walking - M üller R, Rode C, Aminiaghdam S, Vielemeyer J, Blickhan R.
Directing the ground reaction forces to a focal point above the centre of mass of the whole body promotes whole body stability in human and animal gaits similar to a physical pendulum. Here we show that this is the case in human hip-flexed walking as well.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Implicit causality bias in adults with traumatic brain injury - Dresang HC, Turkstra LS.
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury often experience impairments in pragmatic language functions. Pragmatic language has been studied primarily in connected language genres such as narratives. It may be, however, that i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

$5 million grant from NIH will enable UCLA to develop new models for autism
Many genes that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders have been identified, but their mechanisms remain largely unknown. Now a team of UCLA researchers has received a five-year grant of more than $5 million from the National Institutes of Health to support its work to identify those mechanisms.Led by Dr. Daniel Geschwind at UCLA, researchers will work with counterparts at Stanford University to assess the specific impact of genetic mutations on alterations in molecular, cellular and neural circuitry. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and a professor of neurology a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Visual impairment as an independent risk factor for falls in hospitalized patients - Kasuga T, Aruga F, Ono K, Hiratsuka Y, Murakami A.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between visual impairment and the risk of falls in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Individually matched case-control study. METHODS: The medical records of patients who fell while hospitalized at Jun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The action is in the task set, not in the action - Robinson MM, Clevenger J, Irwin DE.
In 7 experiments we contrasted two accounts for novel sources of attentional bias. According to the action-based account, executing a motor response towards an object causes people to allocate attention preferentially towards properties of that object in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Switching from motorcycle taxi to walking: a case study of transit station access in Bangkok, Thailand - Pongprasert P, Kubota H.
This study aims to find the factors affecting residents near transit stations within 1000m, who are referred to as transit-oriented development (TOD) residents, to reduce motorcycle taxi use and encourage walking to stations. These two modes of commuting a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviour is associated with decreased esterified cholesterol in plasma and membrane fluidity of platelets - Mathew B, Srinivasan K, Pradeep J, Thomas T, Mandal AK.
BACKGROUND: Altered cholesterol levels in body fluids and brain tissues have been shown to be associated with suicidal behaviour, violence and aggression. But the biological underpinnings of this association in the pathophysiology of suicide are not clear.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ruptured globe from badminton racquet injury while wearing spectacles - Tsui E, Lo CC, Lazzaro DR.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Risk compensation behaviours in construction workers' activities - Feng Y, Wu P.
The purpose of this study was to test whether the construction workers have the tendency of engaging in risk compensation behaviours, and identify the demographic variables, which may influence the extent to which the construction workers may show risk com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with pelvic organ prolapse among pedestrian back-loading women in Bench Maji Zone - Henok A.
The objective of this study was to determine prevalence and factors associated with pelvi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mandatory helmet legislation as a policy tool for reducing motorcycle fatalities: pinpointing the efficacy of universal helmet laws - Lee JM.
This study uses repeated cross-sections of individual level crash data to study the effectiveness of motorcycle helmet legislation. RESULTS suggest that motorcycle helmet laws reduce average individual fatality risks by 20.5%. From a policy standpo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Imaging-detected acute muscle injuries in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games - Crema MD, Jarraya M, Engebretsen L, Roemer FW, Hayashi D, Domingues R, Skaf AY, Guermazi A.
BACKGROUND: Acute muscle injuries in elite athletes are responsible for a large portion of time loss injuries. AIM: To describe the frequency, the anatomic distribution, and severity of imaging-detected acute muscle injuries among athletes who comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms, impaired glucose metabolism, high visceral fat, and high systolic blood pressure in a subgroup of women with recent gestational diabetes - Ferrari U, Banning F, Freibothe I, Tr öndle K, Sacco V, Wichmann C, Reif S, Moschko S, Potzel A, Gar C, Sommer NN, Popp D, Seissler J, Lechner A, Künzel H.
Women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are a high risk group for early type 2 diabetes (T2D). Depression is a risk factor for T2D in the general population. We investigated in women after a recent pregnancy with GDM and without a clinical diagnosis of depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Corrigendum: assessing metabolism and injury in acute human traumatic brain injury with magnetic resonance spectroscopy: current and future applications - Stovell MG, Yan JL, Sleigh A, Mada MO, Carpenter TA, Hutchinson PJA, Carpenter KLH.
[This corrects the article on p. 426 in vol. 8, PMID: 28955291.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A systematic review of the gait characteristics associated with cerebellar ataxia - Buckley E, Mazz à C, McNeill A.
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar Ataxias are a group of gait disorders resulting from dysfunction of the cerebellum, commonly characterised by slowly progressing incoordination that manifests as problems with balance and walking leading to considerable disability. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A controlled cortical impact preclinical model of traumatic brain injury - Campolo M, Esposito E, Cuzzocrea S.
Over the past three decades, attempts at understanding the multifaceted mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury (TBI) have seen the development of numerous animal models to investigate changes in molecular and cellular pathways ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Modelling loyalty and behavioural change intentions of busway passengers: a case study of Brisbane, Australia - Tao S, Corcoran J, Mateo-babiano I.
Understanding public transport passengers' loyalty has received growing research attention, given its potential to inform the long-term market management of a public transport service. However, the nature of public transport passengers' loyalty is arguably... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Laureates gather in Stockholm for 2017 Nobel prize ceremony
On Sunday the King of Sweden will present Nobel winners with their awards, amid criticism that this year ’s science prizes lacked diversityThe 2017 Nobel laureates will be presented with their awards by the King of Sweden during a ceremony in Stockholm on Sunday.The laureates include three American physicists who were recognised for their contributions to the first observations of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were anticipated byAlbert Einstein a century ago. Another trio of American scientists won this year ’s Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for their discoveries of the bio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science Science prizes Nobel prizes Nobel economics prize Nobel prize in literature Awards and prizes People in science World news Source Type: news

The impact of age on major orthopaedic trauma: an analysis of the United Kingdom Trauma Audit Research Network database - Herron J, Hutchinson R, Lecky F, Bouamra O, Edwards A, Woodford M, Eardley WGP.
AIMS: To compare the early management and mortality of older patients sustaining major orthopaedic trauma with that of a younger population with similar injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Trauma Audit Research Network database was reviewed to iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Disease awareness may increase risk of suicide in young onset dementia: a case report - Baptista MAT, Santos RL, Kimura N, Lacerda IB, Dourado MCN.
We report a case of a man with YOAD who had preserved awareness of disease, depression and risk of suicide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Delineating the association between mode of delivery and postpartum depression symptoms: a longitudinal study - Eckerdal P, Georgakis MK, Kollia N, Wikstr öm AK, Hogberg U, Skalkidou A.
INTRODUCTION: Although a number of perinatal factors have been implied in the etiology of postpartum depression (PPD), the role of mode of delivery remains controversial. Our aim was to explore the association between mode of delivery and PPD, considering ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A catch-up illusion arising from a distance-dependent perception bias in judging relative movement - Meilinger T, Garsoffky B, Schwan S.
The perception of relative target movement from a dynamic observer is an unexamined psychological three body problem. To test the applicability of explanations for two moving bodies participants repeatedly judged the relative movements of two runners chasi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Usefulness of the mobile virtual reality self-training for overcoming a fear of heights - Hong YJ, Kim HE, Jung YH, Kyeong S, Kim JJ.
This study aimed to verify the efficacy and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Symmetry of lower limb loading in healthy adults during normal and abnormal stance - Stod ółka J, Sobera M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the research was twofold: (1) to describe the normal asymmetry in lower limb loading during a normal stance and during a stance with visual and vestibular disturbance relating to the lower limb dominance, (2) to assess relations of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Platelet monoamine oxidase activity and interpersonal violence in male suicide attempters - Jokinen J, K önigsson J, Moberg T, Jonsson EG, Tiihonen J, Nordström P, Oreland L, Åsberg M.
Low platelet monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) activity, proxy of low central serotonergic functions, has been shown to correlate with criminal behavior in adolescents that come from an unfavorable psychosocial environment but not in adolescents from good condit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Orbital blowout fracture with complete dislocation of the globe into the maxillary sinus - Wang JM, Fries FN, Hendrix P, Brinker T, Loukas M, Tubbs RS.
This rare case report describes the diagnosis and treatment of an isolated left-sided orbital floor fracture with a complete dislocation of the globe into the maxillary sinus and briefly discusses the indications of surgery and recovery for orbital floor f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Linking Y-chromosomal short tandem repeat loci to human male impulsive aggression - Yang C, Ba H, Cao Y, Dong G, Zhang S, Gao Z, Zhao H, Zhou X.
INTRODUCTION: Men are more susceptible to impulsive behavior than women. Epidemiological studies revealed that the impulsive aggressive behavior is affected by genetic factors, and the male-specific Y chromosome plays an important role in this behavior. In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A review of chronic pain and cognitive, mood, and motor dysfunction following mild traumatic brain injury: complex, comorbid, and/or overlapping conditions? - Grandhi R, Tavakoli S, Ortega C, Simmonds MJ.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is commonly encountered in clinical practice. While the cognitive ramifications of mTBI are frequently described in the literature, the impact of mTBI on emotional, sensory, and motor function is not as commonly discussed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Xenoestrogens can impair heart function
A study, published inPLOS Genetics, uses zebrafish models to show how oestrogen-mimicking endocrine disruptors can adversely affect heart physiology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heart rate variability in concussed athletes: a case report using the smartphone electrocardiogram - Lai E, Boyd K, Albert D, Ciocca M, Chung EH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Paradoxical escape responses by narwhals (Monodon monoceros)
Until recent declines in Arctic sea ice levels, narwhals (Monodon monoceros) have lived in relative isolation from human perturbation and sustained predation pressures. The resulting naïvety has made this cryptic, deep-diving cetacean highly susceptible to disturbance, although quantifiable effects have been lacking. We deployed a submersible, animal-borne electrocardiograph-accelerometer-depth recorder to monitor physiological and behavioral responses of East Greenland narwhals after release from net entanglement and stranding. Escaping narwhals displayed a paradoxical cardiovascular down-regulation (extreme bradycardia...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Williams, T. M., Blackwell, S. B., Richter, B., Sinding, M.-H. S., Heide-Jorgensen, M. P. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Physiology reports Source Type: news

The flight of the narwhal
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Physiology twis Source Type: news

Variance in mood symptoms across menstrual cycles: implications for premenstrual dysphoric disorder - Lorenz TK, Gesselman AN, Vitzthum VJ.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) remains a controversial diagnosis: Some authors have argued that it pathologizes normal mood changes, and others have questioned the need for daily mood reports across multiple cycles. In the present study, we examine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Injury potential of thrown sharp kitchen and household utensils - Schaerli S, Schulz R, Gascho D, Enders M, Baumann S, Thali MJ, Bolliger SA.
We examined the possibility of inflicting serious injuries with sharp objects in an experimental setting by throwing four sharp objects from different distances and with different throwing techniques. Using an overarm-handle (OA/H), overarm-blade (OA/B), u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vascular risk factor burden and new-onset depression in the community - Adams S, Conner S, Himali JJ, Beiser A, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, Pase MP.
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiac events and stroke. We hypothesized that the vascular risk factor burden might itself predispose to both cardiovascular events and depression. Therefore, we examined whether aggregate scores o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Self-reported mild traumatic brain injuries in relation to rumination and depressive symptoms: moderating role of sex differences and a brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene polymorphism - Gabrys RL, Dixon K, Holahan MR, Anisman H.
OBJECTIVE: Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) have frequently been associated with the emergence and persistence of depressive symptoms. However, the factors which contribute to the increased risk for depression after these head injuries remain unclear.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Same-level fall injuries in US workplaces by age group, gender, and industry - Scott KA, Fisher GG, Bar ón AE, Tompa E, Stallones L, DiGuiseppi C.
BACKGROUND: As the workforce ages, occupational injuries from falls on the same level will increase. Some industries may be more affected than others. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mechanisms of head stability during gait initiation in young and older women: a neuro-mechanical analysis - Maslivec A, Bampouras TM, Dewhurst S, Vannozzi G, Macaluso A, Laudani L.
Decreased head stability has been reported in older women during locomotor transitions such as the initiation of gait. The aim of the study was to investigate the neuro-mechanical mechanisms underpinning head stabilisation in young and older women during g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Effects of anthropometric variables and seat height on automobile drivers' preferred posture with the presence of the clutch - Peng J, Wang X, Denninger L.
OBJECTIVE The effects of seat height and anthropometric dimensions on drivers' preferred postures were investigated using a multiadjustable vehicle mock-up with a large number of adjustments and extended ranges. Background Many studies have been conducted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news