Improve your gut health with exercise
(Natural News) Exercise and gut health are both important to your well-being. And interestingly, these two are related. A study published in the journal Experimental Physiology revealed that your fitness level may affect the diversity of bacteria in your gut, and thus influence your health. Researchers from Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Alabama at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Would the use of safe, cost-effective tDCS tackle rather than cause unfairness in sports? - Imperatori LS, Milbourn L, Garasic MD.
Neuromodulation technologies like transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) might enable professional and amateur athletes to reach their respective levels of physical excellence in a safe, cost-effective, and fair manner. Key factors that may assist ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tinnitus and suicide: an unresolved relation - Szibor A, M äkitie A, Aarnisalo AA.
Tinnitus is an auditory phantom sensation which can be a devastating condition for the affected person causing annoyance and discomfort. It may be associated with psychiatric conditions. Patients with highly annoying tinnitus and different comorbidities ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Pemoline Model of Self-Injurious Behavior: An Update - Devine DP.
Neurodevelopmental disorders typically comprise a complex constellation of behavioral symptoms and neurochemical abnormalities. However, many of the symptoms are inconsistently expressed within any one particular patient group or overlap between patient gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Targeting fall risk in CKD - Kutner NG, Bowling CB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Self-reported hearing difficulty and its association with general, cognitive, and psychosocial health in the state of Arizona, 2015 - Marrone N, Ingram M, Bischoff K, Burgen E, Carvajal SC, Bell ML.
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss is among the leading causes of disability in persons 65  years and older worldwide and is known to have an impact on quality of life as well as social, cognitive, and physical functioning. Our objective was to assess statewide pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How brain stimulation techniques can affect moral and social behaviour - Di Nuzzo C, Ferrucci R, Gianoli E, Reitano M, Tedino D, Ruggiero F, Priori A.
Brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are used to treat psychiatric and neurological diseases. It elicits physical, cognitive, and moo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Acute psychosis in glycogen storage disease: a rare but severe complication - Dunne TF, Geberhiwot T, Jones R.
Glycogen storage disease type 1 (GSD-1) is a group of inherited metabolic disorders characterised by the inability to use intracellular glucose stores. It is associated with a high risk of hypoglycaemia, as well as long-term complications including growth ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Aberrant brain gray matter in murderers - Sajous-Turner A, Anderson NE, Widdows M, Nyalakanti P, Harenski K, Harenski C, Koenigs M, Decety J, Kiehl KA.
Homicide is a significant societal problem with economic costs in the billions of dollars annually and incalculable emotional impact on victims and society. Despite this high burden, we know very little about the neuroscience of individuals who commit homi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effect of resistance training interventions on 'the self' in youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Collins H, Booth JN, Duncan A, Fawkner S, Niven A.
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that physical activity (PA) is beneficial for the mental health of young people. One area that has been widely examined is the impact of PA on 'the self', which is a term that encompasses a range of specific and relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Lower limb sagittal gait kinematics can be predicted based on walking speed, gender, age and BMI - Moissenet F, Leboeuf F, Armand S.
Clinical gait analysis attempts to provide, in a pathological context, an objective record that quantifies the magnitude of deviations from normal gait. However, the identification of deviations is highly dependent with the characteristics of the normative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ethylene glycol intoxication following brake fluid ingestion complicated with unilateral facial nerve palsy: a case report - Basnayake BMDB, Wazil AWM, Nanayakkara N, Mahanama RMBSS, Premathilake PNS, Galkaduwa KKMCDK.
BACKGROUND: Brake oil is an automobile transmission fluid composed of a mixture of toxic alcohols such as ethylene glycols and glycol ethers. Both accidental and intentional ingestion cases have been reported and they can present with multisystem involveme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Effects of personal protective equipment on the performance of federal highway policemen in physical fitness tests - Marins EF, Cabistany L, Bartel C, Dawes J, Del Vecchio FB.
Personal protective equipment (PPE), worn by police officers, provides protection and can modify physiological and performance responses during physical efforts. Physiological, perceptual, and physical responses were compared with PPE (WPPE) and without PP... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Data-informed intervention improves football technique and reduces head impacts - Champagne AA, DiStefano V, Boulanger MM, Magee B, Coverdale NS, Gallucci D, Guskiewicz K, Cook DJ.
INTRODUCTION: Although sport participation is a key contributor to the physical and mental health of children and youth, exposure to sub-concussive head impacts in football has raised concerns about safety for athletes. PURPOSE: To demonstrate the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

When an event is perceived depends on where we attend - Jovanovic L, Mamassian P.
Does the moment when an event is perceived depends on where it is presented? To measure when participants perceived events, they were first familiarized with trial duration, by watching the hand of a clock rotating. Then, the hand was removed, and stimuli ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The relationship between obesity and fractures - Court-Brown CM, Duckworth AD, Ralston S, McQueen MM.
There has been very limited analysis of the relationship between obesity and fractures in the orthopaedic literature. It has been established for some years that underweight individuals are at greater risk of proximal femoral fractures but recently there h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Serum cholesterol levels preceding to suicide death in Japanese workers: a nested case-control study - Chen S, Mizoue T, Hu H, Kuwahara K, Honda T, Yamamoto S, Nakagawa T, Miyamoto T, Okazaki H, Shimizu M, Murakami T, Eguchi M, Kochi T, Yamamoto M, Ogasawara T, Sasaki N, Uehara A, Imai T, Nishihara A, Hori A, Nagahama S, Tomita K, Konishi M, Kabe I, Dohi S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between suicide death and serum cholesterol levels as measured at times close to suicide death. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study of 41 cases of suicide deaths and 205 matched controls with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Prevalence of sports-related injuries and illnesses in Paralympic athletes - Fagher K, Dahlstr öm O, Jacobsson J, Timpka T, Lexell J.
BACKGROUND: With increased participation in Paralympic sport, the burden of sports-related injuries and illnesses may increase. However, there is limited knowledge about the epidemiology of sports-related injuries and illnesses in Paralympic sport [SRIIPS]... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Experiences of women with postpartum depression participating in a support group led by mental health providers - Cook C, Goyal D, Allen M.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore experiences of women currently with or at high risk for developing postpartum depression (PPD) who were participating in a postpartum support group facilitated by mental health providers. STUDY DESIGN AND M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Selection of level-dependent hearing protectors for use in an indoor shooting range - Mlynski R, Kozlowski E.
The high sound pressure level generated by impulse noise produced in an indoor shooting range makes it necessary to protect the hearing of the people it affects. Due to the need for verbal communication during training at a shooting range, level-dependent ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Multigroup invariance of the DAS across a random and an internet-sourced sample - Sullman MJM, Stephens AN, Taylor JE.
It is well established that angry and, subsequently, aggressive drivers pose a problem for road safety. Over recent years, there has been an increase in the number of published studies examining driver anger, particularly using the Driving Anger Scale (DAS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Determination of the age of bruises using a bilirubinometer - Mesli V, Le Garff E, Marchand E, Labreuche J, Ramdane N, Maynou C, Delannoy Y, H édouin V.
The dating of bruises can be of crucial interest in clinical forensic medicine, but the macroscopic or photographic evaluation of a bruise has not been regarded as reliable. Several methods have thus been regularly evaluated for this purpose, with reflecta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

High endogenous testosterone levels are associated with diminished neural emotional control in aggressive police recruits - Kaldewaij R, Koch SBJ, Zhang W, Hashemi MM, Klumpers F, Roelofs K.
Although police officers are carefully selected for their high emotion-regulation abilities, excessive aggression in police officers has been reported, particularly in socially challenging situations known to elicit high state testosterone levels. Adequate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Fatal left coronary artery dissection due to blunt chest trauma: a case report and literature review - Violon F, Lardenois E, Grafiadis P, Martrille L, Gauchotte G.
Blunt chest traumas can cause cardiac injuries and contusions. However, post-traumatic coronary artery dissections are quite uncommon. Here, we report the case of a 58-year-old woman who died suddenly 14 hours after a car accident. The macroscopic anoma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of a model of bruising in pigmented skin for investigating the potential for alternate light source illumination to enhance the appearance of bruises by photography of visible and infrared light - Sully CJ, Olds KL, Langlois NEI.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of alternate light source illumination to enhance bruises in pigmented skin. Previous work was limited to simulating bruises in non-pigmented (Caucasoid type) skin by injecting blood into pigskin. In th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Do active assist transfer devices improve transfer safety for patients and caregivers in hospital and community settings? A scoping review - Tang K, Diaz J, Lui O, Proulx L, Galle E, Packham T.
Background: Safe patient handling practices reduce injury risk for healthcare workers (HCW) and patients, but may conflict with goals of rehabilitation and person-centred care by minimizing (a) active participation in transfers and (b) autonomy and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Attentional bias and the Suicide Status Form: behavioral perseveration of written responses - Hamedi A, Colborn VA, Bell M, Chalker SA, Jobes DA.
Given the vast public health problem of suicide, the need for more effective assessment of suicidal risk is clear. The major approaches applied to this challenge include various direct approaches (e.g., suicide-focused interviews) and indirect approaches (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Why the semicircular canals are not stimulated by linear accelerations - Goyens J, Aerts P.
Head accelerations are sensed by the vestibular system in the inner ear. Linear accelerations stimulate the otolith organs, while the semicircular canals sense angular accelerations. Fluid-Structure Interaction models of the cupula sensor (simulated with F... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The relationship between BMI and stability of intertrochanteric fracture following low-energy falls. A retrospective cohort study - Irving D, Hinkley J, Marquart M.
INTRODUCTION: Intertrochanteric proximal femur fractures are common injuries in the elderly. Certain patterns are considered unstable and confer increased risks. Risk factors for these patterns are not well defined. We sought to determine whether increased... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The psychosocial impact of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as a predictor of postpartum depression - Bray N, Grasby KL, Lind PA, Painter JN, Colodro-Conde L, Medland SE.
This study examined the extent to which psychosocial impact of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy predicts postpartum depression using a retrospective design. Data from a cross-sectional survey investigating women's experiences of nausea and vomiting dur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Survey on visual acuity among intra-city commercial vehicle drivers in Ibadan, southwestern Nigeria - Dairo MD, Okechukwu-Nw.pa UP, Nw.pa R.
This study was carried out to find out how many commercial drivers in Ibadan North L.G.A met minimum legal requ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicide is a confounder in postmortem studies on depression - Zhao J, Lucassen PJ, Swaab DF.
Over the past decade, pioneering studies have reported changes in various genes and proteins in postmortem brain samples of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients [e.g., (1 –14); see also (15–17)] (Table 1). Even though clear inferences were made b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Rey Tangled Line Test: a measure of processing speed in TBI - Joseph AC, Peterson HA, Garcia KM, McNally SM, Mburu TK, Lippa SM, Dsurney J, Chan L.
OBJECTIVE: Neuropsychological assessment plays a key role in characterizing and detecting cognitive impairment after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Rey Tangled Line Test (RTLT), an understudied neuropsychological assessment thought to be capable of dete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Reaction time variability and brain white matter integrity - Booth T, Dykiert D, Corley J, Gow AJ, Morris Z, Mu ñoz Maniega S, Royle NA, Del C Valdés Hernández M, Starr JM, Penke L, Bastin ME, Wardlaw JM, Deary IJ.
OBJECTIVE: Mean speed of responding is the most commonly used measure in the assessment of reaction time (RT). An alternative measure is intraindividual variability (IIV): the inconsistency of responding across multiple trials of a test. IIV has been sugge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Publisher Correction: MAOA variants differ in oscillatory EEG & ECG activities in response to aggression-inducing stimuli - Im S, Jeong J, Jin G, Yeom J, Jekal J, Lee SI, Cho JA, Lee S, Lee Y, Kim DH, Bae M, Heo J, Moon C, Lee CH.
Correction to: Scientific Reports https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39103-7, published online 25 February 2019 The original version of this Article contained a typographical error in the spelling of the author SeungYeong Im, which was incorrectly given... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Motor modules account for active perception of force - Toma S, Santello M.
Despite longstanding evidence suggesting a relation between action and perception, the mechanisms underlying their integration are still unclear. It has been proposed that to simplify the sensorimotor integration processes underlying active perception, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mild traumatic brain injury: the effect of age at trauma onset on brain structure integrity - Tremblay S, Desjardins M, Bermudez P, Iturria-Medina Y, Evans AC, Jolicoeur P, de Beaumont L.
Mounting evidence suggests that mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have long-term effects that interact with the aging process to precipitate cognitive decline. This line of research predicts that early exposure to brain trauma is particularly detrimenta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Is injury associated with team performance in elite Australian football? 20 years of player injury and team performance data that include measures of individual player value - Hoffman DT, Dwyer DB, Bowe SJ, Clifton P, Gastin PB.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether specific injury measures were associated with team performance in the Australian Football League (AFL). METHODS: 15  289 injuries caused players from 18 teams to miss 51 331 matches between 1997 and 2016. Data we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Impaired local dynamic stability during treadmill walking predicts future falls in patients with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study - Tajali S, Mehravar M, Negahban H, van Dieen JH, Shaterzadeh-Yazdi MJ, Mofateh R.
BACKGROUND: Falling is a significant problem in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the majority of falls occur during dynamic activities. Recently, there have been evidences focusing on falls and local stability of walking based on dynamic system th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Energy Expenditure Index as a measure of efficiency of walking on outdoor uneven surface in individuals with cerebral palsy - Gupta S, Raja K.
This study aims to validate and report responsiveness of Energy Expenditure Index (EEI) during walking on outdoor uneven surface in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The physiology of auto racing: a brief review - Reid MB, Lightfoot JT.
INTRODUCTION: Auto racing poses a unique set of physiologic challenges for athletes who compete in this sport. These challenges are not widely recognized due to the limited amount of original research in this field and the diffuse nature of this literature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A method to concatenate multiple short time series for evaluating dynamic behaviour during walking - Orter S, Ravi DK, Singh NB, Vogl F, Taylor WR, K önig Ignasiak N.
Gait variability is a sensitive metric for assessing functional deficits in individuals with mobility impairments. To correctly represent the temporal evolution of gait kinematics, nonlinear measures require extended and uninterrupted time series. In this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

An efficient gait dynamics classification method for neurodegenerative diseases using brain signals - Mole SSS, Sujatha K.
Neurons of the human brain are primarily affected by the Huntington's disease (HD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease and so on. Classification of these neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) is clinically important to analyze the destruct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Development and testing of a visual tool for assessing risk of falls - Arihisa K, Yamamoto A, Hayashi T, Hayashi A, Ishizuki C, MIyaguchi H.
BACKGROUND: To develop a "Time Pressure-Kiken Yochi Training (TP-KYT) system" for measuring risk prediction ability of health care professionals. METHODS: The TP-KYT was developed using responses from 51 experts with at least 5 years of clinical ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Physical fitness equals brain fitness for older men, according to study
(Natural News) Brain function tends to decline with age. The good news is that exercise is found to boost brain health, especially for aging men. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology revealed that older men who exercise regularly saw better improvements in their cognitive function or executive function than older women. Executive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Glenn Langer, cardiovascular scholar, mentor, humanitarian
Dr. Glenn Langer, a prolific cardiovascular researcher and long-time faculty member and administrator at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA who went on to establish a college-readiness program for underprivileged youth, has died. He was 91.Langer, a leading scholar in his field, published more than 200 scientific articles and co-wrote several books explaining the mechanisms by which the heart ’s electrical activity regulates its contraction under normal and diseased conditions.“He was an inspirational mentor and teacher whose self-described mantra was ‘I get paid for my hobby,’” said D...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ant farmers boost plant nutrition
(University of Oxford) Research, led by Dr. Guillaume Chomicki from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, has demonstrated that millions of years of ant agriculture has remodeled plant physiology. Farming ants deposit nitrogen-rich feces directly inside plants, which has led to the evolution of these ultra-absorptive plant structures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biomechanical conditions of maintaining balance in snowboarding - Staniszewski M.
BACKGROUND: Snowboarding, along with Alpine skiing, is one of two most popular winter sports. While there are many studies on the mechanical conditions of movement in skiing, there is a lack of studies analysing the forces affecting snowboarders. The diffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Transnational review of visual standards for driving: how Australia compares with the rest of the world - Yan MK, Kumar H, Kerr N, Medeiros FA, Sandhu SS, Crowston J, Kong YXG.
IMPORTANCE: Driving is a highly visual task and a primary mode of transportation for many people around the world. BACKGROUND: There appears to be little uniformity of vision standards across the world for driving. We reviewed the basic screening v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Contributions of stereopsis and aviation experience to simulated rotary wing altitude estimation - Hartle B, Sudhama A, Deas LM, Allison RS, Irving EL, Glaholt MG, Wilcox LM.
We examined the contribution of binocular vision and experience to performance on a simulated helicopter flight task. BACKGROUND: Although there is a long history of research on the role of binocular vision and stereopsis in aviation, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news