Say the term ‘power suit’ and most people think of bold corporate attire. But the expression takes on new meaning when it refers to a powered “exoskeleton,” like Ellen Ripley’s power loader in “Aliens,” or Iron Man’s armor from the Marvel films and comic books.
When Kiera Brinkley works on choreographing a dance, she loses herself in her work. Sometimes, the 20-year-old becomes so lost in the movements she forgets for a second that she lacks the hands, fingers and feet to fully carry out her vision.
He is one of thousands of limbless children in Colombia, where landmines laid in the war between the government and Farc guerrillas have blown away the limbs of thousands of Colombians, many of them children.
Look at that face! Now consider that Cupid — the two-legged pup with a heart-shaped nose — was tied up in a bag and left to die in the trash behind a Toronto building.
The cause of an excessive spinal curvature is unknown in most cases. Scoliosis runs in families, suggesting a possible hereditary factor. And while many childhood cases are mild, some children go on to develop a severe and disabling curvature.
Teens with curved spines from scoliosis can improve their pain, severity of curvature and quality of life by adding specialized physical therapy exercises, a small Canadian randomized trial shows.
What do you get when you put together India’s first woman blade runner, a botanist who’s also a model, a professional swimmer, an IT professional and dancer, a badminton player, a biker, an artist, and a hockey player? You get a one-of-a-kind, amazingly spirited calendar.
One of the major diseases affecting millions and millions of people in the country today, diabetes is life-long and deadly.