Risk of fall injury in patients taking proton pump inhibitors: a meta-analysis (Reply letter to editor) - Lapumnuaypol K, Thongprayoon C, Wijarnpreecha K, Tiu A, Cheungpasitporn W.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Neurologic benefits of sports and exercise - Zafonte RD, Shih SL, Iaccarino MA, Tan CO.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with several pathophysiologic changes, including: neurostructural alterations; molecular changes with shifts in circulating neurotrophins; impaired neural metabolism; changes in cerebrovascular autoregulation, vas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Knee injuries in elite level soccer players - Roth TS, Osbahr DC.
As one of the most popular sports in the world, soccer injury rates involving the knee continue to rise. An alarming trend of knee injuries, including increased anterior cruciate ligament ruptures, underscores the need to review our current understanding o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hip and core muscle injuries in soccer - Sherman B, Chahla J, Hutchinson W, Gerhardt M.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and has the fourth highest number of sports injuries. Hip and groin injuries account for 14% of soccer injuries and can be difficult to recognize and treat as they often require a high level of suspicion and ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

High-sensitivity C-reactive protein: retrospective study of potential blood biomarker of inflammation in acute mild traumatic brain injury - Shetty T, Cogsil T, Dalal A, Kim E, Halvorsen K, Cummings K, Nguyen JT.
This study looked to find a relationship between high sensitivity C-reactive prote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Foot and ankle injuries in soccer - Feria-Arias E, Boukhemis K, Kreulen C, Giza E.
The ankle is one of the most commonly injured joints in soccer and represents a significant cost to the healthcare system. The ligaments that stabilize the ankle joint determine its biomechanics-alterations of which result from various soccer-related injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ecology of falls - Robinovitch S.
In this chapter, we consider how falls result from interactions between humans and their environment, and the implications of these interactions on the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. We take a lifespan approach, and examine the human behavi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Critical review of the use and scientific basis of forensic gait analysis - van Mastrigt NM, Celie K, Mieremet AL, Ruifrok ACC, Geradts Z.
This review summarizes the scientific basis of forensic gait analysis and evaluates its use in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Denmark, following recent critique on the admission of gait evidence in Canada. A useful forensic feature is (1) measurable, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Causal factors and connections in construction accidents - Winge S, Albrechtsen E, Mostue BA.
The aim of this study was to add to the relatively sparse literature on accident causality in the construction industry by identifying frequent causal factors and connections between causal factors. Using the Construction Accident Causation (ConAC) framewo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Assessing the social climate of physical (in)activity in Canada - Yun L, Vanderloo L, Berry TR, Latimer-Cheung AE, O'Reilly N, Rhodes RE, Spence JC, Tremblay MS, Faulkner G.
BACKGROUND: Ecological models suggest that a strategy for increasing physical activity participation within a population is to reconstruct the "social climate". This can be accomplished through 1) changing norms and beliefs, 2) providing direct support for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How microbial interactions shape our lives
(Carnegie Institution for Science) The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie's Will Ludington. Working with fruit flies, the team found that the interactions that take place between the microbial populations are as important to a fly's physiology as which individual species are present. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise may improve kidney function in obesity, reduce risk of renal disease
(American Physiological Society) Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease in some people, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Renal Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for December. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Conformal Medical raises $9m Series B for anti-stroke cardiac implant
Conformal Medical said today that it raised $9 million in a Series B round for the anti-stroke cardiac implant it’s developing. Nashua, N.H.-based Conformal is working on a left atrial appendage seal to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients. It’s designed to adapt to the each patient’s individual physiology, to be easier to implant with less imaging and without general anesthesia. The funding round was led by Catalyst Health Ventures and included “a supportive group of Series A investors,” Conformal said. “This financing will allow us to validate our novel sealing...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Implants Featured Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Conformal Medical Source Type: news

Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure
(American Physiological Society) New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Assistant Professor in Microbiology
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We seek an individual that shares our institutional values of excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in microbiology with biomedical applications. We expect the successful candidate to actively seek extramural support to develop and maintain an excellent res...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

What goes around comes around: the brain networks of learning, sleeping and struggling
The brain is built from billions of interconnected cells that change their activity patterns thousands of times per second, but somehow manage to stay in synch – most of the time. At a public lecture next week [Wednesday 5 December] the University of Bristol's new Director of Bristol Neuroscience will discuss how brain cells – neurons, co-ordinate information processing to achieve coherent thoughts and memories. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience; Press Release Source Type: news

Chemotherapy revealed as toxic poison for every living cell in the human body: Mitochondrial dysfunction warning from researchers
(Natural News) Chemotherapy is not medicine; it is not a therapy at all. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology lambastes chemotherapy for causing mitochondrial dysfunction in patients’ muscles. This is not some simple side effect. This is a direct debilitating effect inflicted on patients, a condition that causes fatigue, weakness,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover clues to brain changes in depression
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The warm and loving tegu lizard becomes a genetic resource
(GigaScience) Researchers have sequenced the genome of the tegu, Salvator merianae: a lizard that has taken an evolutionary step toward warm-bloodedness. It is also a highly desired pet, that can often be house-trained; unfortunately, as part of the exotic pet trade, it has been released in new environments and become a threat to local species. This extremely high-quality tegu genome sequence will be of use to researchers in the fields of evolution, physiology and ecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occurrence and intensity of spinal pain in motorcyclists depending on motorcycle type - W ójcik R, Trybulec B.
INTRODUCTION: Motorcycles in Poland become more and more popular also as convenient means of transport, especially in large cities. Factors influencing on driver during riding the motorcycle are assumed to cause spinal pain in motorcyclist. These factors m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Risk of depression and suicidality among diabetic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Elamoshy R, Bird Y, Thorpe L, Moraros J.
The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the risk of depression and suicidality among diabetic patients. METHODS: Medline, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, and Psych INFO were searched for studies p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Moral judgment: an overlooked deficient domain in multiple sclerosis? - Ayache SS, Chalah MA.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system through which patients can suffer from sensory, motor, cerebellar, emotional, and cognitive symptoms. Although cognitive and behavioral dysfunctio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Critical aspects in the legal defence of patients with Tourette's Syndrome: an Italian case series - Porta M, Servello D, Dell'osso B, Dina CZ, Bona A, Alleva GC.
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a developmental neurobehavioral disorder with childhood onset and relevant burden in terms of disability and reduced quality of life. In Italy the biological basis of this syndrome is still frequently ignored and TS is often rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Evaluating cerebrovascular reactivity during the early symptomatic phase of sport concussion - Churchill N, Hutchison M, Graham S, Schweizer TA.
Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) indexes the ability of blood vessels to respond to vasoactive stimuli and may be a sensitive biomarker of concussion. However, alterations in whole-brain CVR remain poorly understood during the early symptomatic phase of in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The influence of physiobiomechanical parameters, technical aspects of shooting, and psychophysiological factors on biathlon performance: a review - Laaksonen MS, Finkenzeller T, Holmberg HC, Sattlecker G.
The biathlon, an Olympic sporting discipline that combines cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship, entails considerable physiological demands, as well as fine motor control while shooting after intense exercise and under mental pressure. Although muc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among farmers involved in manual farm operations - Jain R, Meena ML, Dangayach GS.
The aim of the current investigation is to determine the risk factors affecting the musculoskeletal system of 100 manual working farmers of India. The information regarding prevalence and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was collected using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Limb symmetry index in competitive alpine ski racers: reference values and injury risk identification according to age-related performance levels - Steidl-M üller L, Hildebrandt C, Muller E, Fink C, Raschner C.
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to assess differences of limb symmetry index (LSI) in strength- and coordination-related tasks between high-level, competitive, noninjured ski racers of different age-related performance levels and to prospectively asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Two faces of internality: measuring overconfident and cautious driving Locus of Control - Masini M, Passarelli M, Chiorri C, Bracco F, Piccinno TF.
Locus of Control (LoC) is the extent to which individuals believe they can control events in their lives. Individuals with high 'internal' LoC think that they can control the situation; individuals with high 'external' LoC feel the opposite. LoC has been u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Interference of visual conditions and stance postures on center of pressure sway in patients with schizophrenia with history of fall - Chern JS, Wang SP, Chang JH, Yu SN, Lin YZ.
This study examines the interaction effects among incidences of falls, visual conditions, and stance postures on the magnitude of center of pressure sway (MCOPS) in patients with schizophrenia. The coordinates of COP in ten postural control demands were me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A proposal for a kinetic summary measure: the Gait Kinetic Index - Cimolin V, Condoluci C, Costici PF, Galli M.
A new summary index for kinetic gait data is proposed (Gait Kinetic Index - GKI), BASED on six kinetic selected variables: hip, knee and ankle moments and powers on the sagittal plane. This method was applied on a control group (CG) of 18 subjects and on 5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Smoking during pregnancy increases the likelihood of your baby becoming obese
(The Physiological Society) Smoking during pregnancy increases the chance that your baby will become obese. New research published in Experimental Physiology examined potential reasons for this phenomenon, using tissue which is normally discarded following birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens With Autism Educate Future Doctors At Boston University
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a unique medical school class designed to increase awareness of patients with autism and other intellectual disabilities. And today’s teachers were two teenagers, both on the autism spectrum. “I’m 13 years old. I’m in eighth grade. I really, really like otters, and I have ADHD and a tiny bit of autism,” says Hana. She and her 15-year-old sister Helen have come to a Boston University Medical School classroom to talk with third year students. Both girls are on the autism spectrum, and are ready for any and all questions. “Anything! I’m not going to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Autism Boston University School Of Medicine Paula Ebben Source Type: news

Empirical based modeling for the assessment of dynamic knee stability: implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury risk - Morgan KD, Donnelly CJ, Reinbolt JA.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common sports injuries, costing the U.S. roughly $1 billion annually. To better understand the underlying injury mechanism, Nyquist and Bode stability criteria were applied to assess frontal plane dynamic knee ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Fight load index and body composition are most associated with combat fitness in female Marines - Allison KF, Keenan KA, Lovalekar M, Mi Q, Beals K, Coleman LCLC, Nindl BC.
Optimizing tactical fitness is important for combat readiness and injury prevention, especially as women have entered ground combat military occupational specialties. OBJECTIVES: To assess characteristics of male and female Marines by Combat Fitnes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A reliability & risk framework for the assessment and management of system risks in critical infrastructures with central control rooms - Roe E, Schulman PR.
The submission integrates approaches and major findings generated over the course of our 15-year research project on high reliability management in California infrastructures. The resulting framework identifies issues and variables core to systemwide relia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sub-lethal exposure to lead is associated with heightened aggression in an urban songbird - McClelland SC, Dur ães Ribeiro R, Mielke HW, Finkelstein ME, Gonzales CR, Jones JA, Komdeur J, Derryberry E, Saltzberg EB, Karubian J.
Many urban areas have elevated soil lead concentrations due to prior large-scale use of lead in products such as paint and automobile gasoline. This presents a potential problem for the growing numbers of wildlife living in urbanized areas as lead exposure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Extended desired safety margin car-following model that considers variation of historical perceived risk and acceptable risk - Zhang J, Wang Y, Lu G.
In this paper, an extended desired safety margin (DSM) car-following model is proposed by accounting for the effect of the variation of historical perceived risk and acceptable risk in terms of the DSM model. By conducting gray correlation analysis, an inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of midpoint runway marking for general aviation airports - Hawkins HG, Dillman BG.
The aviation industry continues to experience landing overruns at general aviation airports due in part to pilots touching down beyond the midpoint of the available runway. In some landing overruns, pilots were unaware that the midpoint was reached and non... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Upper extremity immobilization and driving: limitations and liability - Chong PY, Golinvaux NS, Lee DH.
Orthopaedic injuries of the upper extremity remain common, often requiring prolonged immobilization after surgical or nonsurgical management. Upper extremity immobilization often has a profound effect on a patient's daily life, including one's ability to s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Physical fitness characteristics that relate to work sample test battery performance in law enforcement recruits - Lockie RG, Dawes JJ, Balfany K, Gonzales CE, Beitzel MM, Dulla JM, Orr RM.
This study determined relationships between an agency-specific fitness test battery (PT500), and a work sample test battery (WSTB) in law enforcement recruits. Retrospective analysis on 219 males and 34 females from one agency was conducted. The PT500 comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Effects of upper body strength, hand placement and foot placement on ladder fall severity - Pliner EM, Jin Seo N, Ramakrishnan V, Beschorner KE.
This study investigates the impact of upper body s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Differential effects of muscle fatigue on dynamic spine stability: implications for injury risk - Larson DJ, Pinto BL, Brown SHM.
This study was designed to assess the utility of using a measure of dynamic spine stability in an unfatigued, rested state as a predictor of dynamic spine stability in a challenged, fatigued state. Participants completed three trials (Day 1: Rested, Fatigu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Risks of bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and traumatic brain injury among siblings of patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Wei HT, Pan TL, Hsu JW, Huang KL, Bai YM, Ko NY, Su TP, Li CT, Tsai SJ, Lin WC, Chen TJ, Chen MH.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the unaffected siblings of patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience deficits in attention, impulsivity control, and behavior inhibition, which are associated with health-risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UCLA cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases
UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes  that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life scientists provide the first cell “atlas” of the hippocampus — the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory — when it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also proposes gene candidates for treating brain disease s associated with traumatic brain injury, such as Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.The researchers studied more than 6,000 cells in 15 hippocampal cell types — the first study of in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hot baths can lower insulin levels
Research, published in theJournal of Applied Physiology, suggests that taking hot baths can lower blood sugar and insulin levels that may lead to improved metabolic health. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Turf toe injury - current concepts and an updated review of literature - Clough TM, Majeed H.
Turf toe injuries can be a disabling if not recognized and treated early. A high index of suspicion, based on the mechanism of injury and appropriate imaging, helps in the timely diagnosis. These injuries are frequently known to occur on artificial playing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effects of fall history on kinematic synergy during walking - Yamagata M, Tateuchi H, Shimizu I, Ichihashi N.
To prevent falls, control of the swing foot during walking is crucial. Recently, some studies demonstrated that the coordinated movement of lower limbs by kinematic synergy is important for stable walking. However, no study has been carried out to reveal t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The contribution of the instrumented Timed-Up-and-Go test to detect falls and fear of falling in people with multiple sclerosis - Hershkovitz L, Malcay O, Grinberg Y, Berkowitz S, Kalron A.
The objective of our study was to examine the Instrumented Timed-Up-and-Go test (ITUG) in relation to falls and FoF in PwMS. This case-control study comprised... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Testosterone, risk, and socioeconomic position in British men: exploring causal directionality - Hughes A, Kumari M.
Lower testosterone levels in men are observationally associated with worse health, but it is unclear whether they contribute to well-established social gradients in health. Mendelian Randomization studies suggest positive testosterone-health associations m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Forecast or fall: prediction's importance to postural control - Dakin CJ, Bolton DAE.
To interact successfully with an uncertain environment, organisms must be able to respond to both unanticipated and anticipated events. For unanticipated events, organisms have evolved stereotyped motor behaviors mapped to the statistical regularities of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news