Schools and community groups invited to get creative for brain art competition
Schools and community groups across Bristol and the surrounding area are invited to take part in the University of Bristol's brain art competition and have their work displayed in public. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 27, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

How Fasting Can —and Can ’ t —Improve Gut Health
If you spend a lot of time online, you may have noticed that parts of the internet have caught fasting fever. Online message boards are awash in posts touting the benefits of time-restricted eating and other intermittent-fasting approaches that involve going without caloric foods or drinks for an extended period of time—anywhere from 12 hours to several days. These online testimonials have helped popularize intermittent fasting, and they often feature two common-sense rationalizations: One, that human beings evolved in environments where food was scarce and meals occurred sporadically; and two, that the relatively re...
Source: TIME: Health - September 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance Gut health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

This biologist discovered that lizards and other organisms can influence their own evolution
.news-article__hero--featured .parallax__element{ object-position: 55% 50%; -o-object-position: 55% 50%; } On a hot day in July, evolutionary biologist Martha Muñoz is leading four undergraduate students on a scouting expedition in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. As they hike up a steep trail, Muñoz turns over rocks and pokes leaf litter to assess where they might find salamanders when they return that night. She quizzes the students about how the weather might affect their chances, then demonstrates how the crunch of leaves underfoot is an easy way to assess an area’s dryness. Too much crunch means the sala...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Designing a driver's hazard perception test based on the neural brain images analysis (fMRI) - Gharib S, Mahmoudi M, Rezvani Z.
This study aimed to design a valid and reliable driver's Hazard Perception Test (HPT) based on neural imagi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Risk of motorcycle collisions among patients with type 2 diabetes: a population-based cohort study with age and sex stratifications in Taiwan - Chang YH, Hou WH, Wu KF, Li CY, Hsu IL.
AIMS: To investigate the overall and sex-age-specific absolute and relative risks of motorcycle collisions at road traffic accidents among patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A cohort study in Taiwan was conducted by following 989,495 patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Safe and Healthy Para sport project (SHAPE): a study protocol of a complex intervention within Para sport - Fagher K, Kunorozva L, Badenhorst M, Derman W, Kissick J, Verhagen E, Ahmed OH, Jederstr öm M, Heron N, Khoshnood AM, Silva A, Kenttä G, Lexell J.
Elite Para athletes report a high incidence of sports injuries, illnesses and other health issues. Despite this, there are few prevention programmes in Para sport, and many of the existing prevention programmes are not adapted to Para athletes. To improve ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Burden of proof: the debate surrounding aerotoxic syndrome - Mawdsley SE.
Since the 1980s, some commercial airline pilots and flight crews in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia began to report an illness they believed was caused by exposure to contaminated cabin air. Despite a body of scientific research and health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Multisensory visual-vestibular training improves visual heading estimation in younger and older adults - Gabriel GA, Harris LR, Henriques DYP, Pandi M, Campos JL.
Self-motion perception (e.g., when walking/driving) relies on the integration of multiple sensory cues including visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive signals. Changes in the efficacy of multisensory integration have been observed in older adults (OA), wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Occupational discomfort and injuries among automotive technicians in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Hafez KA.
BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are one of the major causes of disability and early retirement. Consequently, WMSDs cost businesses billions of dollars annually due to compensation claims and productivity loss. Automotive technic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Upper limb injuries in mixed martial arts - Fares MY, Baydoun H, Elhassan B, Abboud JA.
OBJECTIVE: Mixed-Martial-Arts(MMA) is a worldwide growing sport that incorporates different fighting styles and disciplines and is often associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). The aim of this study is to explore the patterns and trends of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Study indicates neurosurgical procedure used to measure dopamine and serotonin is safe
Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have demonstrated that a neurosurgical procedure used to research and measure dopamine and serotonin in the human brain is safe. Their findings are published online in PLOS One, a journal published by the Public Library of Science. “Dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters that affect how people think, feel and act,” said Kenneth T. Kishida, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology and neurosurgery at Wake Forest University… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

The most common handball injuries: a systematic review - Vila H, Barreiro A, Ayan C, Ant únez A, Ferragut C.
Handball is a team sport involving a great physical demand from its practitioners in which a high number of injuries occur, affecting individual and collective performance. Knowledge of the injuries is of great importance for their prevention. The objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Modified-Athletic Shoulder Test: reliability and validity of a new on-field assessment tool - Tooth C, Forthomme B, Croisier JL, Gofflot A, Bornheim S, Schwartz C.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability and the validity of a modified version of the Athletic Shoulder Test (M-AST), using a handheld dynamometer instead of a force plate. DESIGN: Test-retest reliability and concordance between tools. SETTING: Unive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effectiveness of a hybrid exercise program on the physical fitness of frail elderly - Wang Z, Meng D, He S, Guo H, Tian Z, Wei M, Yang G, Wang Z.
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a serious physical disorder affecting the elderly all over the world. However, the frail elderly have low physical fitness, which limits the effectiveness of current exercise programs. Inspired by this, we attempted to integrate Badu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The collective vs individual nature of mountaineering: a network and simplicial approach - Krishnagopal S.
Mountaineering is a sport of contrary forces: teamwork plays a large role in mental fortitude and skills, but the actual act of climbing, and indeed survival, is largely individualistic. This work studies the effects of the structure and topology of relati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news