Archive: 01/23/2008

What gives us fingertip dexterity?

Quickly moving your fingertips to tap or press a surface is essential for everyday life to, say, pick up small objects, use a BlackBerry or an iPhone. But researchers at the University of Southern California say that this ...

Jan 23, 2008
4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Motorcycle helmets keep riders alive, review confirms

Fewer than half of U.S. states require every motorcycle rider — drivers and passengers — to wear a helmet; and four states have no helmet requirements whatsoever. Around the world, the same patchwork legal pattern exists.

Jan 23, 2008
3 / 5 (2) 0

Herbal remedy useful for heart failure, review finds

Adding another twist to the ongoing debate over the value of an herbal treatment for patients with heart failure, a new review of existing research suggests that hawthorn extract “significantly” improves symptoms.

Jan 23, 2008
4.4 / 5 (7) 0