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The Human Touch: Nurse, Midwife and Doula

Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm

 

The Cochrane Collaboration conducted the study “Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth” in 2011 and concluded that:

“Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm.  All women should have support throughout labor and birth.”

This study clearly shows the emotional and mental benefits of having a close, intimate relationship with a professional before and during childbirth. The above study demonstrated that women receiving continuing support were most likely to give birth spontaneously and had a shorter labor. The role of mid-wife and doula in providing that extra human touch is therefore seen in easier pregnancies and births. Results for both mid-wife and doula successful labors are well-documented.

Additionally, according to the above study, women with continuous support used less pain medication and experienced slightly shorter labor. Their babies were also less likely to have low five-minute Apgar scores.

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Physiotherapists for Sports Medicine Facilities

Physiotherapists are a fixture in all medical facilities especially in sports medicine service provider

 

They are health professional who focuses on the restoration of health and movement of certain body parts that underwent a traumatic accident or any sports related injuries.

Physiotherapists were people who devise and practices mobility techniques and exercises to bring back muscle movement or rehabilitate an injured body part.

In Australia, there are about 4.5 million people are involved in organized sports and every year there is an average of 5600 sports related injuries reported. Most of them are men. In the US, there is a slightly higher rate of sports injuries and most were from high school sports.

And due to these statistics, there is also an increase in the physiotherapist demands. More and more young people are considering the field of physiotherapy as it can be a lucrative and in demand profession all over the world.

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How to Avoid Single-Bicycle Crashes

The resulting paper, 'What do cyclists need to see to avoid single-bicycle crashes?', has been awarded two prizes from insurers Liberty Mutual

 

With the 'Wiggins effect' in full swing after London 2012 and people taking up cycling for sport or recreation like never before, the safety of the country's cyclists has never been more important.

Crashes are an unfortunate fact of life for many travelling on our roads and bicycle paths, but how and why they happen is not always well understood. In the Netherlands alone, A&E Departments treat 46,000 injuries sustained in single-bicycle incidents each year, 6000 of which lead to hospital admission. Reducing the number of bicycle accidents is thus good for the public purse as well as for the cyclists themselves.

Faced with such figures, two Dutch academics, Paul Schepers and Berry den Brinker, set out to learn more about single-bicycle crashes. The resulting paper, 'What do cyclists need to see to avoid single-bicycle crashes?', has been awarded two prizes from insurers Liberty Mutual: 'Best Paper Published in the Journal Ergonomics' (54/4 2011, 315­-327) and the '2012 IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics'.

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