Downregulation of apolipoprotein A-IV in plasma & impaired reverse cholesterol transport in individuals with recent acts of deliberate self-harm - Mathew B, Srinivasan K, Pradeep J, Thomas T, Murthy SK, Mandal AK.
BACKGROUND& OBJECTIVES: The major limiting factor in the prevention of suicide is the limited knowledge on molecular insights in individuals at risk. Identification of peripheral protein markers which can classify individuals at high-risk of suicide might... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Bulgarian Version of the Multidimensional Driving Style Inventory: psychometric properties - Totkova Z, Racheva R.
Road safety is one of the main priorities for the European Union. Different strategies and policies strive to increase the level of road safety across Europe and although this level has increased in the last couple of years the number of injuries and fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dynamics of cognitive performance at rest and after exhaustive exercise in top-three world-ranked mixed martial arts athletes: a series of case studies - Faro HK, de Souza Fortes L, Gomes da Silva Machado D.
Cognitive performance plays a key role in sports performance, especially in combat sports such as mixed martial arts (MMA). Studies with active and sedentary individuals showed either no change or decreased cognitive performance during or immediately after... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Characterization of the effect of fabric's tensile behavior and sharp object properties on the resistance against penetration - Aliverdipour N, Ezazshahabi N, Mousazadegan F.
In this study, the penetration procedure of sharp objects with various geometries in the fabric was considered. To this end, five objects consisted of two single edged knives, a double edged knife and two spikes were employed. Tests were performed on fabri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Barriers and facilitators in implementing an exercise-based injury prevention program for string players - Ajidahun AT, Myezwa H, Mudzi W, Wood WA.
BACKGROUND: Musicians are at risk of developing playing-related injuries/musculoskeletal problems - to the extent that several injury-prevention strategies have been employed by them. In order to ensure compliance and improve implementation strategies, thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A metagenomic strategy for harnessing the chemical repertoire of the human microbiome
Extensive progress has been made in determining the effects of the microbiome on human physiology and disease, but the underlying molecules and mechanisms governing these effects remain largely unexplored. Here, we combine a new computational algorithm with synthetic biology to access biologically active small molecules encoded directly in human microbiome–derived metagenomic sequencing data. We discover that members of a clinically used class of molecules are widely encoded in the human microbiome and that they exert potent antibacterial activities against neighboring microbes, implying a possible role in niche comp...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sugimoto, Y., Camacho, F. R., Wang, S., Chankhamjon, P., Odabas, A., Biswas, A., Jeffrey, P. D., Donia, M. S. Tags: Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants
The largest animals are marine filter feeders, but the underlying mechanism of their large size remains unexplained. We measured feeding performance and prey quality to demonstrate how whale gigantism is driven by the interplay of prey abundance and harvesting mechanisms that increase prey capture rates and energy intake. The foraging efficiency of toothed whales that feed on single prey is constrained by the abundance of large prey, whereas filter-feeding baleen whales seasonally exploit vast swarms of small prey at high efficiencies. Given temporally and spatially aggregated prey, filter feeding provides an evolutionary ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Goldbogen, J. A., Cade, D. E., Wisniewska, D. M., Potvin, J., Segre, P. S., Savoca, M. S., Hazen, E. L., Czapanskiy, M. F., Kahane-Rapport, S. R., DeRuiter, S. L., Gero, S., Tonnesen, P., Gough, W. T., Hanson, M. B., Holt, M. M., Jensen, F. H., Simon, M., Tags: Ecology, Physiology reports Source Type: news

It's the prey that matters
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Source: ScienceNOW - December 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Ecology, Physiology twis Source Type: news

Aerobic fitness, upper-body strength and agility predict performance on an occupational physical ability test among police officers while wearing personal protective equipment - Frio Marins E, Cabistany L, Bartel C, Dawes JJ, Boscolo Del Vecchio F.
BACKGROUND: Police institutions often use Occupational Physical Ability Tests (OPATs) as a measure of occupational performance. These tests are utilized to mimic the daily and essential tasks performed by the police officers, but few are performed with loa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Driving safety efficiency benchmarking using smartphone data - Tselentis DI, Vlahogianni EI, Yannis G.
This paper aims to provide a methodological framework for the comparative evaluation of driving safety efficiency based on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The analysis considers each driver as a Decision Making Unit (DMU) and aims to provide a relative sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Identifying contributory factors to heterogeneity in driving behavior: clustering and classification approach - James RM, Hammit BE.
Previous research efforts using aerially collected trajectory-level data have confirmed the existence of inter-driver heterogeneity, where different car-following model (CFM) specifications and calibrated parameter sets are required to adequately capture d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Impaired emotional biases in visual attention after bilateral amygdala lesion - Dom ínguez-Borràs J, Moyne M, Saj A, Guex R, Vuilleumier P.
It is debated whether the amygdala is critical for the emotional modulation of attention. While some studies show reduced attentional benefits for emotional stimuli in amygdala-damaged patients, others report preserved emotional effects. Various factors ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Perilunate injuries: biomechanics, imaging, and classification - Kapoor G, Heire P, Turmezei T, Chojnowski A, Toms AP.
Perilunate [wrist] injuries are uncommon injuries that are often misdiagnosed. Although conventional radiographs can underestimate the severity of the perilunate injuries, assessment with cross-sectional imaging can be complex, and terminology is inconsist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Structural interrelationships of safety climate, stress, inattention and aberrant driving behavior for bus drivers in Taiwan - Chen HK, Chou HW, Su JW, Wen FH.
This research aimed to develop theoretically and empirically a hierarchical linear model that captures interrelationships between bus drivers' aberrant driving behavior, on the one hand, and three influential factors, on the other hand. The influential fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The promise of virtual reality headsets: can they be used to measure accurately drivers' hazard anticipation performance? - Pai Mangalore G, Ebadi Y, Samuel S, Knodler MA, Fisher DL.
The objective of the current study is to evaluate the use of virtual reality (VR) headsets to measure driving performance. This is desirable because they are several orders of magnitude less expensive than simulators and, if validated, could greatly extend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Who is ready to bicycle? Categorizing and mapping bicyclists with behavior change concepts - Thigpen C, Fischer J, Nelson T, Therrien S, Fuller D, Gauvin L, Winters M.
Bicyclist categorizations have been developed to sort individuals into distinct groups based on shared traits, which can help researchers and practitioners understand complex patterns of bicycling behavior. Previous categorizations have focused on bicycle ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Visual hallucinations and impaired conscious visual perception in Parkinson disease - Kurita A, Koshikawa H, Akiba T, Seki K, Ishikawa H, Suzuki M.
Visual hallucinations (VHs) are common in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), especially those with dementia, whereas auditory hallucinations are quite rare. Recent studies have revealed the involvement of several regions along the visual information-pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Personality traits and risky behavior among motorcyclists: an exploratory study - Romero DL, de Barros DM, Belizario GO, Serafim AP.
BACKGROUND: Personality traits have been associated with a series of dysfunctional behaviors, ranging from violence to drug abuse and other risky behaviors. However, few studies have investigated motorcycle riders' personality traits, and no research using... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicide and self-inflicted injury in diabetes: a balancing act - Barnard-Kelly KD, Naranjo D, Majidi S, Akturk HK, Breton M, Courtet P, Oli é E, Lal RA, Johnson N, Renard E.
Glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) remains a challenge for many, despite the availability of modern diabetes technology. While technologies have proven glycemic benefits and may reduce excess mortality in some populations, both mortality a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Injury trend analysis in the Japan national swim team from 2002 to 2016: effect of the lumbar injury prevention project - Matsuura Y, Hangai M, Koizumi K, Ueno K, Hirai N, Akuzawa H, Kaneoka K.
This study aimed to clarify the trends of injury occurrence in the Japan national swim team for 15 years and to evaluate the effectiveness of the lumbar injury prevention project. It also aimed to verify the incidence of swimming-related injuri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

GWAS studies reveal a possible genetic link between cancer and suicide attempt - Voskarides K, Chatzittofis A.
Inuit is the population with the highest incidence of suicide attempt and cancer in the world. Previous studies reported that people attempted suicide have a higher future risk for cancer. In view of these data, the largest available genome wide associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Growth hormone alters brain morphometry, connectivity and behavior in subjects with fatigue after mild traumatic brain injury - Wright TJ, Urban RJ, Durham WJ, Dillon EL, Randolph K, Danesi CP, Gilkison C, Karmonik C, Zgaljardic DJ, Masel BE, Bishop J, Pyles R, Seidler R, Hierholzer A, Sheffield-Moore M.
We examined 18 subjects with a history... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Females are more proactive, males are more reactive: neural basis of the gender-related speed/accuracy trade-off in visuo-motor tasks - Bianco V, Berchicci M, Quinzi F, Perri RL, Spinelli D, Di Russo F.
In the present study, we investigated neural correlates associated with gender differences in a simple response task (SRT) and in a discriminative response task (DRT) by means of event-related potential (ERP) technique. 120 adults participated in the study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Exposure to violence, psychosocial stress, and asthma - Landeo-Gutierrez J, Forno E, Miller GE, Celedon JC.
Over the last two decades, chronic psychosocial stress has been linked to asthma. Exposure to violence is a common stressor for people living in urban settings, particularly in the U.S, and has received increased attention in the asthma literature in recen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Successful management of postictal violence with pindolol in temporal lobe epilepsy - Abd Wahab W, Collinson K, Gross DW.
We report a case of a 52-year-old man with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy, with post-ictal violent aggressive behaviors. Postictal violent outbursts would occur 3-4 times per year following clusters of seizures or generalized tonic-clonic convulsion... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mechanics of very slow human walking - Wu AR, Simpson CS, van Asseldonk EHF, van der Kooij H, Ijspeert AJ.
Human walking speeds can be influenced by multiple factors, from energetic considerations to the time to reach a destination. Neurological deficits or lower-limb injuries can lead to slower walking speeds, and the recovery of able-bodied gait speed and beh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The higher they go the harder they could fall: the impact of risk-glorifying commercials on risk behavior - Urschler DF, Heinrich H, Hechler S, Fischer P, Kessler T.
Previous research on risk-glorifying media has provided encompassing evidence for a positive connection between risk-glorifying contents and (a) risk-positive emotions, (b) risk-positive cognitions and attitudes, and (c) risk-positive behavioral inclinatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The behavioral and neural basis of foreign language effect on risk-taking - Zheng L, Mobbs D, Yu R.
Recent studies show that people exhibit a reduced decision bias in a foreign language relative to their native language. However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) combined with an even-probability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The association between trunk muscle endurance, balance and falls self-efficacy in women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures: an exploratory analysis from a pilot randomized controlled trial - McArthur C, Gibbs JC, Ashe MC, Cheung AM, Hill KD, Kendler DL, Khan A, Prasad S, Thabane L, Wark JD, Giangregorio LM.
Background: Trunk muscle endurance may be associated with balance and falls self-efficacy for people with osteoporosis. However, all previous studies have examined trunk muscle strength rather than endurance.Purpose: To explore the relationsh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Significance of attitudes, passion and cultural factors in driver's speeding behavior in Oman: application of theory of planned behavior - Javid MA, Al-Hashimi AR.
This study aims to identify the significant factors that play an important role in the speeding behavior of drivers. A comprehensive questionnaire was designed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Psychosocial interventions for preventing and treating depression in dialysis patients - Natale P, Palmer SC, Ruospo M, Saglimbene VM, Rabindranath KS, Strippoli GF.
BACKGROUND: People with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treated with dialysis are frequently affected by major depression. Dialysis patients have prioritised depression as a critically important clinical outcome in nephrology trials. Psychological and soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Human navigational strategy for intercepting an erratically moving target in chase and escape interactions - Tsutsui K, Shinya M, Kudo K.
Pursuit and interception of moving targets are fundamental skills of many animal species. Although previous studies in human interception behaviors have proposed several navigational strategies for intercepting a moving target, it is still unknown which na... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

High rates of aggression do not predict rates of trauma in captive groups of macaques - Beisner BA, Wooddell LJ, Hannibal DL, Nathman A, McCowan B.
Socially inflicted traumas are a major concern for the management of captive groups of rhesus macaques. Rhesus macaques are the most commonly used nonhuman primate in biomedical research, and social housing is optimal for promoting psychological well-being... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of postural balance in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome - Demir T, Aslan K, Demirkiran M.
INTRODUCTION: Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) can be more prone to accidents due to excessive daytime sleepiness which can lead to attention deficits and thereby cause balance problems. One of the tests evaluating postural balance is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Comminuted femur fracture in a free fall jump: a case report - Bridwell CRE, Oliver CJJ, Ziehl CD, Tannenbaum CLI, McCarthy CPM.
Military free fall or high-altitude low-opening parachute jumps play a key role in special operations tactics, though injury patterns in these operators are not well characterized. In contrast to lower-altitude static line paratroopers, free fall operators... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Biological bases of suicidal behaviours: a narrative review - Lengvenyte A, Conejero I, Courtet P, Oli é E.
Suicidal behaviour is a multifaceted phenomenon that concerns all human populations. It has been suggested that a complex interaction between the individual genetic profile and environmental factors throughout life underlies the pathophysiology of suicidal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Spatiotemporal perturbations in paced finger tapping suggest a common mechanism for the processing of time errors - L ópez SL, Laje R.
Paced finger tapping is a sensorimotor synchronization task where a subject has to keep pace with a metronome while the time differences (asynchronies) between each stimulus and its response are recorded. A usual way to study the underlying error correctio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Simulators, driver education and disadvantaged groups: a scoping review - Bates L, Larue GS, Filtness AJ, Hawkins A.
This paper examines simulators to deliver driver education programs for two very different populations (a) those who have specific impairments or intellectual disabilities and (b) those who may suffer disadvantage associated with their ethnicity. To do thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Observational gait assessment scales in patients with walking disorders: systematic review - Ridao-Fern ández C, Pinero-Pinto E, Chamorro-Moriana G.
OBJECTIVE: To compile and analyze the characteristics and methodological quality of observational gait assessment scales validated to date. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nonlinear sparse partial least squares: an investigation of the effect of nonlinearity and sparsity on the decoding of intracranial data - Fatemi M, Daliri MR.
OBJECTIVE: Partial Least Squares regression is a suitable linear decoder model for correlated and high dimensional neural data. This algorithm has been widely used in the application of brain-computer interface (BCI) for decoding of motor parameters. PLS d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A qualitative exploration of mentally tough behaviour in Australian football - Anthony DR, Gordon S, Gucciardi DF.
The primary aim of this research was to generate insight into observable mentally tough behaviours, or MTb, across different contexts (e.g., training and competition) in an Australian football (AF) environment. A second aim of this research was to explore ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A novel approach to sensorimotor skill acquisition utilizing sensory substitution: a driving simulation study - Ueda S, Sakai H, Kumada T.
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the potential of sensory substitution/augmentation (SS/A) techniques for driver assistance systems in a simulated driving environment. Using a group-comparison design, we examined lane-keeping skill acquisition in a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Is testosterone linked to human aggression? A meta-analytic examination of the relationship between baseline, dynamic, and manipulated testosterone on human aggression - Geniole SN, Bird BM, McVittie JS, Purcell RB, Archer J, Carr é JM.
Testosterone is often considered a critical regulator of aggressive behaviour. There is castration/replacement evidence that testosterone indeed drives aggression in some species, but causal evidence in humans is generally lacking and/or-for the few studie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Dietary phytoestrogens modulate aggression and activity in social behavior circuits of male mice - Sandhu KV, Demiray YE, Yanagawa Y, Stork O.
Phytoestrogens comprise biologically active constituents of human and animal diet that can impact on systemic and local estrogen functions in the brain. Here we report on the importance of dietary phytoestrogens for maintaining activity in a brain circuit ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Effects of neighborhood environments on perceived risk of self-driving: evidence from the 2015 and 2017 Puget Sound Travel Surveys - Wang K, Akar G.
Autonomous vehicles (AVs), with an expectation of improving road safety, are closer to becoming a reality. A large number of people are still concerned about how AVs would operate in real-life driving environments. The present paper investigates the factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of Walk Across Texas! - a web-based community physical activity program - Faries MD, Lopez ML, Faries E, Keenan K, Green SD.
BACKGROUND: In response to the chronic disease burden, web- and community-based programs have the potential to address targeted behaviors, such as physical activity (PA), using a novel approach with large audiences. The purpose of this study was to prelimi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Candidate biomarkers of suicide crisis syndrome: what to test next? A concept paper - Calati R, Nemeroff CB, Lopez-Castroman J, Cohen LJ, Galynker I.
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest in both suicide-specific diagnoses within the psychiatric nomenclature and related biomarkers. Because the Suicide Crisis Syndrome (SCS)--an emotional crescendo of several interrelated symptoms--seems to be pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Argentine tango reduces fall risk in Parkinson's patients - Peter S, Crock ND, Billings BJ, Wu R, Sterling S, Koul S, Taber WF, Pique K, Golan R, Maitland G.
Argentine tango (tango) is a partnered dance focused on walking and balance dynamics. Partners learn correct posture and the ability to use the floor as a walking aid. For example, a forward step is broken down into multiple aspects: weight shifting, k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Automated technique helps identify cancer cell metabolism inhibitors
This study was in part funded by the National Institutes of Health.   (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Up on the hill: the experiences of adaptive snow sports - Mavritsakis O, Treschow M, Labb é D, Bethune A, Miller WC.
Introduction: Literature supports the benefits of involvement for people with disabilities in adaptive snow sports. However, the literature is lacking in understanding the experiences of those involved in these programs or understanding what facilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news