Anatomy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24923/all en NFL-Redskins' Griffin undergoes successful knee surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nfl-redskins-griffin-undergoes-successful-knee-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III underwent successful knee surgery on Wednesday and is expected to be ready for the 2013 season, his doctor said.</p> <p>The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, one of the top first-year players in the National Football League this season, underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee to repair torn lateral and anterior cruciate ligaments suffered in Sunday's wildcard playoff loss to Seattle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nfl-redskins-griffin-undergoes-successful-knee-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Knee Medicine Robert Griffin III Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732452 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA-Hawks' Williams out for season with torn ligament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/nba-hawks-williams-out-season-torn-ligament <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams has been ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in Friday's game at Brooklyn, the team said on Saturday.</p> <p>Williams, the Hawks' third leading scorer with a 14.1 points average, underwent a scan and examination in Atlanta which revealed the injury to his right knee.</p> <p>The eighth-year player will need surgery and only then will a full timetable for his recovery be known, the team said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/nba-hawks-williams-out-season-torn-ligament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Knee Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736746 at http://www.globalpost.com Moles sniff in stereo, experiment shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/moles-sniff-stereo-experiment-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moles need both nostrils to locate food underground, in the way that humans see and hear in stereo, according to research reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) has tiny eyes tucked between fur and skin and is nearly blind, with small ears attuned only to low frequency sounds.</p> <p>Curious to understand how the little creature finds food in the dark, biologist Kenneth Catania at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, created a plexiglass chamber in his lab.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/moles-sniff-stereo-experiment-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Biology Entertainment food Talpidae Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:16:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746570 at http://www.globalpost.com Bionic eye gives hope to the blind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bionic-eye-gives-hope-the-blind <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.</p> <p>Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than sixty people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bionic-eye-gives-hope-the-blind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Technology Vision Visual system AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746999 at http://www.globalpost.com Bionic eye gives hope to the blind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bionic-eye-gives-hope-the-blind-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.</p> <p>Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than sixty people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bionic-eye-gives-hope-the-blind-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Biology Technology Vision AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747025 at http://www.globalpost.com Grammy stars warned not to flash flesh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/grammy-stars-warned-not-flash-flesh <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US television network CBS has warned stars attending the Grammys music awards show at the weekend not to reveal too much skin, including breasts, buttocks -- or the dreaded "buttock crack."</p> <p>In an email leaked to media outlets including celebrity news website TMZ, the television giant also warned of "puffy" bare skin exposure around the genital region.</p> <p>"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," read the letter from CBS's Standards and Practices department to representatives of stars due to take the stage in Los Angeles on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/grammy-stars-warned-not-flash-flesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Breast Clothing Human Interest Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749419 at http://www.globalpost.com Music stars ooze sex appeal on Grammys red carpet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/music-stars-ooze-sex-appeal-grammys-red-carpet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US television network CBS may have warned stars not to show too much skin on stage Sunday at the Grammys, but A-listers tested the limits on the red carpet in body-conscious, revealing gowns.</p> <p>Jennifer Lopez, whose plunging barely-there green Versace gown at the 2000 Grammys provided a red carpet moment for the ages, pushed the dress code to the edge with a daring black dress that covered most -- but not all -- of her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/music-stars-ooze-sex-appeal-grammys-red-carpet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Clothing Human body AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752239 at http://www.globalpost.com Sea animal has grow-again penis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/sea-animal-has-grow-again-penis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists reported Wednesday on the bizarre sex life of a sea slug that discards its penis after copulation. Then grows a new one.</p> <p>"No other animal is known to repeatedly copulate using such 'disposable penes'," Japanese biologists wrote in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, describing the behaviour as "extremely peculiar".</p> <p>Dubbed Chromodoris reticulata in Latin, the red-and-white slug -- technically a shell-less mollusc -- inhabits warms waters in Southeast Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/sea-animal-has-grow-again-penis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Entertainment Male reproductive system Reproductive system Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:31:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754085 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Leafs netminder Reimer strains ligament, out at least a week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/nhl-leafs-netminder-reimer-strains-ligament-out-at-least-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 12 (Reuters) - Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer has sustained a mild medial collateral ligament (MCL) knee strain and is expected to be out for at least a week, the National Hockey League club said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Reimer was injured during the second period of Monday's home win over Philadelphia.</p> <p>The 24-year-old Canadian is arguably the biggest reason behind Toronto's surprisingly strong start to the season (8-5-0) and losing him for an extended period would be a major blow to their playoff hopes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/nhl-leafs-netminder-reimer-strains-ligament-out-at-least-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy James Reimer James Reimer National Hockey League Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:33:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754585 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-health-news-summary-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher European food tests</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-health-news-summary-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Health Healthcare reform in the United States Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755036 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-All Blacks winger Jane to undergo knee surgery next month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/rugby-all-blacks-winger-jane-undergo-knee-surgery-next-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WELLINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Injured All Blacks winger Cory Jane is to undergo surgery next month to repair a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his right knee, the player said on Friday.</p> <p>The 30-year-old Wellington Hurricanes player tore the ligament at a pre-season training session on Jan. 31 and is likely to miss most, if not all, of the season.</p> <p>"Surgery next month after I strengthen my knee and fix my MCL tear so post ACL surgery hopefully my knee will be stronger and heal better," Jane wrote on his Twitter account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/rugby-all-blacks-winger-jane-undergo-knee-surgery-next-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Cory Jane Knee Ligament Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:47:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756204 at http://www.globalpost.com Bird droppings, bull testicles among pre-Oscar beauty treatments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/bird-droppings-bull-testicles-among-pre-oscar-beauty-treatments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Oscars red carpet is world's biggest celebrity showcase</p> <p>* Vampire facelifts, diamond nail varnish among zany products</p> <p>* Academy Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 24</p> <p>By Zorianna Kit</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Hollywood stars wanting to look their best for Tinseltown's biggest night of the year are being offered beauty treatments ranging from the lavish to plain loony such as $250,000 black diamond nail varnish and bird excrement facials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/bird-droppings-bull-testicles-among-pre-oscar-beauty-treatments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Beauty Business Cosmetics Human Interest Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758166 at http://www.globalpost.com Retinal implants clear new hurdle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/retinal-implants-clear-new-hurdle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German-designed implants aimed at restoring vision to patients blinded by retinal disease have succeeded in the second phase of trials, researchers reported on Wednesday.</p> <p>The device was tested for up to nine months among nine people with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease in which light receptors on the back of the eyeball degenerate and eventually cease to function.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/retinal-implants-clear-new-hurdle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Blindness Medicine AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:31:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760604 at http://www.globalpost.com Study of half awake seals may help people sleep better http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/study-half-awake-seals-may-help-people-sleep-better <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists have identified brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.</p> <p>And they say the discovery of how what they called a "unique biological phenomenon" works may help millions -- including an estimated 40 percent of North Americans -- who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders.</p> <p>"It could help solve the mystery of how and why we sleep," said the study's senior author Jerome Siegel of UCLA's Brain Research Institute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/study-half-awake-seals-may-help-people-sleep-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Biology Neuroscience Technology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761498 at http://www.globalpost.com Lifelike ears created with 3D printing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/lifelike-ears-created-3d-printing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Researchers said Wednesday they had engineered artificial human ears that look and act like the real thing thanks to 3D printing, giving hope to patients missing all or part of their ears.</p> <p>The new ears, practically identical to human ones, could provide the solution long sought by reconstructive surgeons to treat thousands of children born with the congenital deformity microtia, along with those who suffered ear loss to cancer or in an accident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/lifelike-ears-created-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Ear Human anatomy AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761680 at http://www.globalpost.com