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Jogging benefits you more than brisk walk


January 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) If you have always believed in power walks for good health, try jogging, as a new study has suggested slow running can be less tiring and ... Read more...

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Virtual tool may help Parkinson’s victims walk


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (IANS) Researchers may have hit upon a new way of helping Parkinson's victims who face difficulty in walking.They are hoping to use a simulated virtual reality environment ... Read more...

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Indian doctors help Nigerian woman walk again (With Image)


May 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, May 9 (IANS) A road accident 12 years back had resulted in medical complications for Nigerian national Onyinye Anyichie Jacinta, 26, who could not move around without a walker. ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Low-intensity treadmill exercise may benefit Parkinson’s patients


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease who walk on a treadmill at a comfortable, low-intensity speed for a longer duration may be able to improve their gait and mobility, according ... Read more...

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Fashion week: Glimpses of a model’s life


April 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Pouted face, size zero body, perfect gait with no trace of tiredness...behind that extraordinary creature on the runway during a fashion week is hard work ... Read more...

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Walking patterns of spiders, crabs inspire robot locomotion


March 27th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): European researchers have said that the walking patterns of crabs, lobsters and spiders walk are helping to inspire novel ways to get robots moving around.Closer study of the ... Read more...

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My art is my aspiration for Telangana: Thota Vaikuntam (With Images)


March 12th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The art of Thota Vaikuntam, leading Indian figurative painter, remains loyal to the aspiration for autonomy and a distinct socio-cultural identity of his native ... Read more...

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India need to tighten their fielding


February 20th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Veturi Srivatsa New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was by and large satisfied with his team's performance in the inaugural match of the 2011 Cricket ... Read more...

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New ‘torso-rocking walker’ has most energy-efficient gait yet discovered


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A team of engineers from the Cornell University in Ithaca and the Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a torso-rocking walker, which has the most energy-efficient gait of ... Read more...

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Designing tough robos? Let them grow as humans do


January 21st, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): In a new study, a University of Vermont robotics expert explains that the process of building a robust robot should start right from being a baby, just as ... Read more...

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Walking faster key to survival among elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A higher walking speed could be the key to older adults surviving for longer, a study suggests.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh in the US and her ... Read more...

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Walking speed ‘predicts longevity’


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Walking speed is associated with survival among older adults, according to a new study.Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues conducted a study to assess the ... Read more...

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Exercise and vitamin D help reduce the risk of falls in seniors


December 26th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Exercise and Vitamin D supplements are the best ways to reduce the risk of falling in people aged 65 and over, a systematic review of over 50 clinical ... Read more...

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Exercising to piano music ‘helps reduce falls among elderly’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A music-based multitask exercise program may lead to improved gait (manner or style of walking), balance and a reduction in the rate of falling among elderly people, suggests ... Read more...

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Elasticity in joints help ostriches run fast: Study


October 27th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has found that Ostriches-the fastest bird on the land-use tendons to store and return twice as much elastic energy per step than humans.This reduces ... Read more...

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MTV & Dickhouse Productions sued by ‘Smelly old man’


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) MTV has been sued along with Dickhouse Productions by a man who claims that one of the episodes of “Fantasy Factory” mocked him.The man, Martin Ellyn ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘cuts risk of fractures in elderly’


September 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Home-based exercises followed by voluntary home training could cut the risk of hip fractures among elderly women, says a new study.Researchers found that exercise is apparently linked with ... Read more...

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Talking while walking harder for Parkinson’s patients


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease are at increased risk for falls with injury because they have more trouble walking and talking, according to a new Florida State University study.The ... Read more...

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Just 2 drinks enough to slow reactions in older people


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Just two single vodka and orange drinks were enough to slow down reaction time in older adults, revealed a study.The researchers found that senior volunteers struggle at ... Read more...

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Factors behind cognitive deficits in diabetes revealed


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): A new study has concluded that older adults with diabetes who have high blood pressure, walk slowly or lose their balance, or believe they're in bad health, are ... Read more...

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I became an actor by default — Rajat Kapoor


August 19th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): On the eve of the release of his latest film, Amol Palekar's And Once Again (English), Rajat Kapoor confesses to Sampurn Wire's Jyothi Venkatesh that he ... Read more...

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‘Toaster on legs’ sets new world record by walking 14.3 miles in 11hrs!


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A robot billed as a 'toaster on legs' has set a new world record - by walking 14.3 miles in 11 hours.Built by US scientists, the Ranger set ... Read more...

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Frogs perfected jumping before achieving proficiency at landing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI Frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing. according to a new study.Dr. Richard Essner from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the US and colleagues believe this ... Read more...

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British cat gets prosthetic paws after accident


June 28th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oscar who is a 2 and half-year-old British cat may feel like the luckiest in the world now. In an unfortunate accident in a farm ... Read more...

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Amputee cat gets prosthetic legs


June 27th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a cat that had its hind feet severed by a harvester has been given two prosthetic limbs by a British vet. The new custom-made implants, ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids developed humanlike grip much before toolmaking practice


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A tiny fossil thumb bone has indicated that hominids had a humanlike grip at least 6 million years ago, say researchers.Sergio Almecija of the Autonomous University of ... Read more...

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Dance therapy improves seniors’ gait, balance


April 18th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) For seniors, dancing needn't be just for fun, it can also be therapeutic. Two recent studies conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri (UM) found that participation ... Read more...

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Dancing improves seniors’ gait, balance


April 17th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Participation in dance-based therapy can improve balance and gait in older adults, researchers have found.And improved functionality among seniors can decrease their risk of falling and reduce costly ... Read more...

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New artificial foot recycles energy for easy walking


February 17th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say. "For amputees, what they experience when ... Read more...

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Artificial foot that recycles energy offers hope for amputees


February 17th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers have developed an artificial foot which they claim recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps.With the discovery, boffins hope walking for amputees would become an easy task."For ... Read more...

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Humans use heel first footfall pattern because it’s efficient for walking


February 13th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that human beings use the seemingly inefficient heel first footfall pattern because it is efficient for walking.The research was done by ... Read more...

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Humans rely on heel first pattern for walking


February 12th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) When it comes to long distance running, humans are some of the best adapted for clocking up miles, even if inefficiently. Scientists have now tried to understand why ... Read more...

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Treadmill training boosts movements in Parkinson’s patients


January 20th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Treadmill training can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their walking movements, say researchers.According to Cochrane Researchers, treadmill training could be used to improve specific gait parameters in ... Read more...

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Nintendo Wii Balance Board may prevent falls


January 17th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Melbourne have succeeded in using a Nintendo Wii balance board to review "rehabilitation after stroke" and "traumatic brain injuries"."I wanted to know if ... Read more...

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