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Article ID: 15817

People Overestimate Hills, Heights

University of Virginia

Hills appear steeper than they actually are. For example, everyone judges hills with only a seven-degree slant as extremely steep. The tendency to overestimate steepness is even greater for elderly people, people carrying a heavy load and people who are tired, of low fitness or in poor health.

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Article ID: 15815

Woman's Menstrual Cycle and Chronic Mental Illness

US Newswire (defunct; sold to PR Newswire)

A South Carolina osteopath looked at the correlation between chronic mental illness and a woman's menstrual cycle and found a temporal relationship between them, he reported at the American Osteopathic Association's 104th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar in San Francisco.

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Article ID: 15814

Marriage Gives Men Positive Identity, Book Asserts

University of Virginia

Marriage improves men. They work more, have better jobs, give to charity, and attend church more frequently, an award-winning book shows. As impressive as those findings are, the books goes one step farther. It attempts to answer the baffling question "why?"

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 15812

Hockey's Violent Collisions Cause Majority of Injuries

Ball State University

A hockey player slamming into a competitor at high speed -- known as checking -- causes most injuries in college games, says a Ball State University study.

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Article ID: 15811

Small Dose of Alcohol May Reduce Heart Attack Damage

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford researchers have found that an amount of alcohol equivalent to that found in one to two drinks protects the heart from the kind of damage suffered during a heart attack.

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Article ID: 15810

Survey Highlight Need for Better Diabetic Foot Care

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)

A recent survey of more than 400 patients with diabetes highlights the need for improvement in diabetic foot care.

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Article ID: 15808

Lance Armstrong at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Lance Armstrong will deliver a special presentation at the 1999 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting titled, "An Inspiration of Courage and Triumph," describing how he battled back from testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen, lungs and brain, to win the 1999 Tour de France.

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Article ID: 15807

Skiers and Snowboarders, Caution on the Slopes

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Skiers and snowboarders may lower their risk of head injury by simply wearing a helmet, according to a recent study examining 495 patients treated at a mountain-area trauma center for head injuries resulting from skiing and snowboarding accidents. Results of the study will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 in Boston.

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Article ID: 15806

NASA Inspired Probe Improves Safety and Efficiency of Brain Surgery

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

The NASA Smart Probe, intended for eventual use in a surgical robot to support astronauts on long space missions, is being developed to increase the safety, accuracy, and efficiency of neurosurgical operations, such as brain tumor surgery.

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Article ID: 15805

Phrenic Nerve Graft Helps Quadriplegics Breathe

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

For the first time, a procedure is available to regenerate the damaged phrenic nerve, which cues the diaphragm to move the lungs. A presentation on the procedure will be presented at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting, October 30 - November 4, 1999 in Boston.

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