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2009-07-20 00:51:48

Elbow or forearm pain from tennis or other activities -- tennis elbow -- may be eased with a specific exercise, U.S. doctors say. Lead author Timothy Tyler of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York City says tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis pain, was alleviated by a simple bar and strengthening exercise. Compared to other treatments for tennis elbow such as cortisone injections or topical nitric oxide which require direct medical supervision and often...

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2009-07-11 11:50:08

People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or just from common everyday activities, might be able to use a simple bar and strengthening exercise to alleviate pain, say researchers who are presenting their study results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, July 9th-12th. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition effecting nearly three percent of the general population, not just those who play tennis....

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2009-06-02 13:20:00

Researchers have reported a new modern-day illness that may affect people who habitually talk on their cell phones for long periods of time. Commonly known as "cell phone elbow", cubital tunnel syndrome is characterized by numbness, tingling and pain in the forearm and hand. The symptoms come from bending the elbow for an extended period of time while holding a cell phone. This can result in pressure on the ulnar nerve, which runs underneath the bump on the inside of the elbow. The prolonged...

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2009-02-11 15:20:47

U.S. researchers said on Tuesday that a new type of surgery might give amputees better control over their artificial arms, allowing them to point a finger, grasp a baseball bat or even give someone a pinch, Reuters reported. "Targeted muscle reinnervation" is a technique that involves taking the nerve fibers that remain after an arm is amputated and connecting them to muscles in the chest, using electrical impulses from those nerves to operate a special motorized artificial arm. The chest...

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2009-01-21 14:48:28

The British rock band Coldplay and singer Duffy each earned four nominations for Brit Awards, organizers in London said. Coldplay was nominated for best British group and best British live act, while its album Viva La Vida or Death and all His Friends is up for best British album and its song Viva La Vida is in the running for best British single. Duffy garnered mentions in the best British female solo artist and British breakthrough act categories. Her CD Rockferry was nominated for best...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Simon Price If Elbow seem ill at ease with the role of rock'n'roll superstars, Iglu & Hartly are all too eager to recreate the aesthetic of pomp rock Rock Elbow Guildhall PORTSMOUTH Iglu & Hartly Rescue Rooms NOTTINGHAM When you heard that Elbow were the surprise winners of this year's Mercury Prize, what was your reaction? A common response was to assume that the decision had a touch of the consolation prize about it, or of the long service medal and a pat on the head. But...

2008-10-06 00:00:24

By Mark Hughes "Probably my prize possession," is how Guy Garvey describes it. But, surprisingly, the lead singer of Elbow isn't talking about the Mercury Prize his band picked up last month. It's his BBC security pass he is referring to. Since April 2007, Garvey, while making music with his band, has also been a radio presenter. Every Sunday night between 10pm and midnight, the airwaves of BBC's 6Music have been home to Guy Garvey's Finest Hour. "It's me playing my favourite records,...

2008-10-04 18:00:16

By MATT THOMAS PEOPLE, mainly music journalists, make a lot out of the "Curse of the Mercury Music Prize". Every year there's a flurry of articles listing the acts that have bagged the award in the past, and how their careers have subsequently hit the blocks. But this year's winners Elbow don't seem too worried. And why should they? They're just about to set out on a triumphal tour, which includes a sold-out night at Cardiff University. This is classed as a "nice one" by bassist...

2008-09-27 15:00:42

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a new teacher and a new football coach at a high school in a small town that has no doctor. I am concerned about handling head injuries in my players, and I wonder if you would provide some information, especially about returning a player to a game after a "ding." - R.O. ANSWER: A "ding" or "bell ringing" is a concussion. In the bad old days, unconsciousness, no matter how brief, was a criterion for a concussion. It no longer is. Any head injury that causes even a...

2008-09-24 03:00:16

By Kedgley, A E DeLude, J A; Drosdowech, D S; Johnson, J A; Bicknell, R T This study compared the effect of a computer-assisted and a traditional surgical technique on the kinematics of the glenohumeral joint during passive abduction after hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder for the treatment of fractures. We used seven pairs of fresh-frozen cadaver shoulders to create simulated four-part fractures of the proximal humerus, which were then reconstructed with hemiarthroplasty and reattachment of...


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