Archive: 12/02/2011

Smartphone addicts starting to feel the pain

Users of smartphones and tablet computers are starting to get high-tech blues, as increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments from "text neck" to "text thumb injury".

Dec 02, 2011
popularity 3.8 / 5 (4) | comments 2

Disabled children do matter

Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalised in schools, health and social care, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Dec 02, 2011
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Engineering cartilage replacements

A lab discovery is a step toward implantable replacement cartilage, holding promise for knees, shoulders, ears and noses damaged by osteoarthritis, sports injuries and accidents.

Dec 02, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

How do we learn to speak and read?

Do you remember how you learned to speak? Most people do not recall learning how to talk, or know how it is that they can understand others. The process involves a complex coordination of moving air from our ...

Dec 02, 2011
popularity 4.3 / 5 (3) | comments 1 | with audio podcast

First aid after tick bites

(Medical Xpress) -- They come out in the spring, and each year they spread further – the ticks. Thirty percent of them transmit borrelia pathogens, the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis that can damage joints and ...

Dec 02, 2011
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Double duty

When Collin Stultz was 4 years old, his Jamaican parents moved their family to Brooklyn, N.Y., in search of a better life. The Stultzes wanted their children to achieve the American dream — which, to ...

Dec 02, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 2 | with audio podcast

Recognizing blood poisoning quickly

(Medical Xpress) -- Is the patient suffering from blood poisoning? To answer this question, the doctor draws a blood sample and sends it to a central laboratory for testing. This takes up valuable time, which ...

Dec 02, 2011
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0 | with audio podcast