Human anatomy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34565/all en 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 Rules for hearing-aid sales eyed in Saskatchewan amid public safety concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/rules-hearing-aid-sales-eyed-saskatchewan-amid-public-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>REGINA - A certified hearing-aid practitioner says people, especially seniors, are at risk because of poor education requirements for those who sell hearing aids in Saskatchewan.</p> <p>"It's scary because basically what this is leading up to is a situation where you have people that are running around unqualified in a field that is necessary to have educational standards, especially when you're dealing with such a vulnerable sector that really does not, in a lot of cases, speak up as loud as they what should," said Ron Schick.</p> <p>"That's a grave concern."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/rules-hearing-aid-sales-eyed-saskatchewan-amid-public-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assistive technology Hearing Human anatomy Otolaryngology Otology Ron Schick Sensory system Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 08 May 2013 08:19:23 +0000 The Canadian Press 5833288 at http://www.globalpost.com Lash lovers beware: tips for safely using eyelash extensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/lash-lovers-beware-tips-safely-using-eyelash-extensions <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>For those wanting lush, fluttery lashes, cosmetic eyelash extensions -- individual synthetic fibers glued onto the natural lashes one by one --  can give you the Bambi effect. But eye experts warn that adhesive cosmetics can cause health problems, a topic that has been hot in the media in recent days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/lash-lovers-beware-tips-safely-using-eyelash-extensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Facial hair Human anatomy Well being Mon, 20 May 2013 19:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842277 at http://www.globalpost.com Your mobile phone use may reveal your 'dominant brain' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130521/your-mobile-phone-use-may-reveal-your-dominant-brain <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>A new study suggests that people with left-brain dominance tend to listen to their mobile phones with their right ear, and vice-versa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130521/your-mobile-phone-use-may-reveal-your-dominant-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Human anatomy Neuropsychology Well being Tue, 21 May 2013 11:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842738 at http://www.globalpost.com It's all about the roll when choosing running shoes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/its-all-about-the-roll-when-choosing-running-shoes <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>By Dorene Internicola</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness experts have long advised clients choosing a running shoe to forget fashion and consider the roll or pronation - the way the foot leans inward upon impact.</p> <p>Analyzing the roll of the foot remains standard practice among fitness and medical professionals in the belief it will lead to a better shoe fit and fewer injuries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130715/its-all-about-the-roll-when-choosing-running-shoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Footwear Human anatomy Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:32:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5884764 at http://www.globalpost.com Beards, niqab become liability in Egypt after crackdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/beards-niqab-become-liability-egypt-after-crackdown <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>Abdul Salam Badr had no choice but to shave his beard to save himself from becoming a target in Egypt's crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.</p> <p>In recent days, overt signs of piety have become all it takes to attract suspicion from security forces at Cairo checkpoints and vigilantes looking to attack Islamists.</p> <p>"I was in a shared taxi headed to the morgue, transporting the body of my friend who was killed in the demonstrations," said Badr.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/beards-niqab-become-liability-egypt-after-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Facial hair Human anatomy AFP Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:59:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5915028 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists find possible new way of fighting high blood pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/scientists-find-possible-new-way-fighting-high-blood-pressure <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>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists experimenting with rats have found that de-activating certain nerves in the neck can effectively treat high blood pressure - a discovery that could be an advance in tackling one of the world's biggest silent killers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/scientists-find-possible-new-way-fighting-high-blood-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Human anatomy Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:01:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5923374 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Milito diagnosed with left thigh strain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/football-milito-diagnosed-left-thigh-strain <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>Argentinian Diego Milito has rejoined Inter Milan's casualty list after a scan on Thursday revealed a muscle strain in his left thigh.</p> <p>Milito, who only returned to action for the Serie A giants last month following a seven-month lay-off, limped out of a training session on Wednesday evening.</p> <p>The 34-year-old striker underwent scans on Thursday morning which revealed he had suffered a "thigh strain (rectus femoris) in his left leg", according to Inter.</p> <p>The rectus femoris is one of four quadricep (thigh) muscles, all of which are attached to the knee cap.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/football-milito-diagnosed-left-thigh-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diego Milito Human anatomy Muscular system Quadriceps femoris muscle AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:49:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5957242 at http://www.globalpost.com Male koala bears use extra vocal cords to woo ladies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131202/male-koala-bears-use-extra-vocal-cords-woo-ladies <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>Male koala bears may be tiny, but to woo the ladies they make a low-pitched grunt as deep as an elephant's call, thanks to an extra set of vocal cords, researchers said Monday.</p> <p>This previously unknown organ lies outside the voice box, or larynx, and is not known to exist in any other land mammal, said the study in the journal Current Biology.</p> <p>Koalas seeking to mate make noises that sound like a mix between snoring and belching, something akin to a donkey's braying, explained lead researcher Benjamin Charlton of the University of Sussex.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131202/male-koala-bears-use-extra-vocal-cords-woo-ladies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human anatomy Mammals of Australia Phonetics Technology AFP Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:31:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6006784 at http://www.globalpost.com Male koalas use extra vocal cords to woo ladies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131202/male-koalas-use-extra-vocal-cords-woo-ladies <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>Male koalas may be small, but to woo the ladies they make a low-pitched grunt as deep as an elephant's call, thanks to an extra set of vocal cords, researchers said Monday.</p> <p>This previously unknown organ lies outside the voice box, or larynx, and is not known to exist in any other land mammal, said the study in the journal Current Biology.</p> <p>Koalas seeking to mate make noises that sound like a mix between snoring and belching, something akin to a donkey's braying, explained lead researcher Benjamin Charlton of the University of Sussex.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131202/male-koalas-use-extra-vocal-cords-woo-ladies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human anatomy Mammals of Australia Phonetics Technology AFP Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:47:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6006836 at http://www.globalpost.com Switch to minimalist running shoes tied to injuries, pain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/switch-minimalist-running-shoes-tied-injuries-pain <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>By Kathryn Doyle</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Advocates of trendy "minimalist" running shoes promise a more natural experience, but runners in a new study reported higher rates of injury and pain with the less structured shoes.</p> <p>Three months after switching from traditional running shoes to the minimalist variety, study participants had two to three times as many injuries compared to runners who stuck with traditional shoes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/switch-minimalist-running-shoes-tied-injuries-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Footwear Human anatomy Running Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:17:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039382 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven trends from London Fashion Week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/seven-trends-london-fashion-week <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>London Fashion Week wrapped up on Tuesday after five days mixing A-listers like Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Westwood with up-and-coming designers like Simone Rocha.</p> <p>One of the highlights was the catwalk debut of Hunter Wellington boots -- although the show was about far more than wellies, with outerwear in an explosion of colours in a collection overseen by Stella McCartney's husband Alasdhair Willis.</p> <p>Here are seven key trends that emerged from the London catwalks:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/seven-trends-london-fashion-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Culture Human anatomy AFP Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:55:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6074045 at http://www.globalpost.com Beard transplants latest fad for Brooklyn's hip young men http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140226/beard-transplants-latest-fad-brooklyns-hip-young-men <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>By Barbara Goldberg</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Young men wearing pork-pie hats, knitted snoods and stylishly drab clothing are crowding doctors' waiting rooms in a burgeoning trend: Brooklyn hipsters seeking beard transplants.</p> <p>Toting photos of perpetually scruffy-faced actors like Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling, an increasing number of men in their late 20s to early 40s are undergoing the procedure that can cost up to $7,000, Yael Halaas, MD, a facial plastic surgeon based in Manhattan said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140226/beard-transplants-latest-fad-brooklyns-hip-young-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Clothing Human anatomy Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:17:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6081756 at http://www.globalpost.com Even beautiful music may pose hearing-loss risk to pros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/even-beautiful-music-may-pose-hearing-loss-risk-pros <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>By Allison Bond</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether playing in a symphony orchestra or a rock concert, professional musicians may have almost four times the risk of hearing loss as their audience does, according to a new study.</p> <p>Based on medical records, German researchers found the workplace hazard of hearing damage for musicians, conductors and others in involved in musical performance is significant enough to warrant protective measures.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140509/even-beautiful-music-may-pose-hearing-loss-risk-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Human anatomy Human Interest Rick Friedman Waves Thomson Reuters Sat, 10 May 2014 00:48:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6143165 at http://www.globalpost.com