Neuroscience

Foot painters' toes mapped like fingers in the brain

Using your feet like hands can cause organised 'hand-like' maps of the toes in the brain, never before documented in people, finds a new UCL-led study of two professional foot painters.

Health

Three moves for better balance

(HealthDay)—Guarding against falls isn't just for the elderly. The inner ear's ability to maintain balance can begin to decline as early as age 40, according to a study in Frontiers of Neurology. So the time to improve ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Early warning' tool for hard-to-heal leg wounds

Some 500,000 Australians live with the daily burden of a wound that does not heal, but a risk assessment tool that provides an 'early warning' of which venous leg ulcer wounds need specialised treatment has been developed ...

Diabetes

World first 3D printed feet: steps up treatment for diabetics

It's gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock and flexible resin is proving to be the just the right recipe for creating realistic foot ulcers as part of a world-first podiatric ...

Health

The keys to perfect lunges and squats

(HealthDay)—Want two moves that will effectively develop your lower body? Then add lunges and squats to your strength-training workout.

Diabetes

Mechanism of impaired wound healing in diabetes identified

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a mechanism that can explain the impaired wound healing in diabetes which can lead to diabetic foot ulcers. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings ...

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