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  • What should I do if my child is pigeon toed?

    Seeing a child's toes point inward may cause concern for a parent. However, this common and painless condition, known as pigeon toe or pediatric intoeing, is common in children up to the age of 8 years.

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  • Another step toward the hand prosthesis of the future

    Researchers stimulated the nerves of an amputated arm with signals very similar to the natural ones, succeeding in "imitating the colors" of the evoked sensations of the various types of receptors and related nerve fibers present in the fingertips of the hand. This has brought greater realism and greater functionality of the feelings experienced by patients.

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  • How Stem Cells Are Regulated

    Stem cells are capable of developing into any other type of cell. Researchers have now detected a gene-family that is essential for regulating the differentiation potential and growth of stem cells.

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  • Maximal running shoes may increase injury risk to some runners

    Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown maximal running shoes may increase such risks for some runners.

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  • Study: Eating Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis patients

    Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis -- according to new research. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months.

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