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2011-02-23 13:42:36

Sufferers burdened by increased pain, reduced function and decreased quality of life New research determined that an increase in the severity of hallux valgus, or bunion deformity, progressively reduced both general and foot-specific health related quality of life (HRQOL). Bunion deformity was found in 36% of the study population and occurred more frequently in women and older individuals. Pain in other parts of the body beyond the foot was associated with increased bunion severity. Details...

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2011-02-14 07:45:00

Two artificial big toes "“ one found attached to the foot of an ancient Egyptian mummy "“ may have been the world's earliest functional prosthetic body parts, says the scientist who tested replicas on volunteers. University of Manchester researcher, Dr Jacky Finch, has shown that a three-part wood and leather artifact housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, along with a second one, the Greville Chester artificial toe on display in the British Museum, not only looked the part but...

2011-01-21 00:00:49

CTEK Smarter Charger's Big Toe, the 6-year Guinness Book of World Records holder for Tallest Rideable Motorcycle is up for bidding Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Watch the SPEED TV Channel from 5-7pm MST or attend the auction in person and visit the CTEK Smarter Charger Booth #18J or lot 1287 to see and bid on Big Toe. Twinsburg, OH (PRWEB) January 20, 2011 CTEK Smarter Charger's Big Toe, the 6-year Guinness Book of World Records holder for...

2010-05-13 09:00:00

WALES, Wis., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Optima Sports LLC, a local automotive and sports technology company, announces the release of the new patented CamberTire invention, which introduces a trapezoid profile and asymmetrical sidewalls into conventional tire design, bringing extensive benefits including handling/braking performance, safety and fuel efficiency. Camber designs can be utilized on any on-road and off-road vehicles with independent suspension or those with non-driven solid...

2010-02-22 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a leader in orthopedic extremity implants, announces the launch of the MOVEMENT(TM) Hemi Great Toe Implant System at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, February 22-26, 2010. The MOVEMENT Hemi Great Toe System is intended to maintain motion for patients with painful arthritic great toe joints. Available in four sizes, the MOVEMENT Hemi Great Toe System provides cannulated...

2009-11-17 04:05:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With these tough economic times, people are cutting back how much to spend on holiday gifting this year. Imagine being able to donate to charity while giving a gift that offers relief to tired and overworked feet. Yoga Sandals® Footwear by Beech Sandal Company presents Comfys for Causes, pampering slippers that help keep feet flexible with 20% of each purchase donated to a charity of the customer's choice. (Photo:...

2009-11-03 15:21:52

Longer toes and a unique ankle structure provide sprinters with the burst of acceleration that separates them from other runners, according to biomechanists. "At the start of a sprint the only way a runner can speed up is through the reaction force that results from the action of leg muscles pushing on the ground," said Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, Penn State. "Long toes provide sprinters the advantage of maintaining maximum contact with the ground just a little bit...

2009-07-24 15:35:00

A Florida school district said no disciplinary measures will be taken in the case of an assistant principal who squeezed students' toes as a punishment. Assistant principal Olayinka Alege of King High School in Tampa was investigated by Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies and an assistant state attorney after five boys reported he asked them on numerous occasions to remove a shoe and a sock so he could pop their toes. The boys said the toe-squeezing didn't hurt but they all agreed it was...

2009-06-01 00:56:35

There are more than 200,000 gardening accidents annually, including ones that resulted in severed fingers or toes, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Maureen Finnegan of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said whirling blades can send projectiles like rocks and sticks flying. They can also cut fingers, toes and feet. If you do accidentally sever a finger or toe, it's important to cleanse the amputated part with saline water, wrap it in gauze and put in a watertight bag,...

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2009-01-31 13:55:00

A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke's Hospital. Kamani Hubbard's extra digits look so normal they weren't noticed at first, said his mother, Miryoki Gross, of Daly City. Extra digits run in the father's side of the family, said dad Kris Hubbard, but none have been so perfectly developed. Kris Hubbard himself had nubs of sixth fingers removed as a child because they were non-functioning,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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