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Autism training: the one-eyed wo/man in the land of the blind

The number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise. According to figures revealed in the Millennium Cohort Study (n= 13,287 families), autism prevalence rates in the United Kingdom (UK) are 3.5% of 11-year-old children. In

Training the next generation of global health leaders in the Pacific Rim

Global health is the term applied to a rapidly growing area of research, training, and application of public health approaches on a global scale. The solutions to current and future global health problems will require a highly-trained,

Why do people choose certain environments and methods for strength training, and why might Cross-Fit be so popular?

Resistance exercise or strength training is recognised to improve multiple physiological and psychological health parameters, to the extent where being stronger reduces risks of ALL-CAUSE mortality. That means; being stronger reduces your risk of dying by any

Training African health practitioners within Africa; expanding the skills pool

The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) was established by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) in 2007. The aim of the APFP is to create a network of

Race horses submitted to reduced training may show similar lactate threshold

For Standardbred race horses, training starts already as 1-year-olds with the goal for horses to race at the age of two or three. However, injuries and health problems are common among horses in training and historically less

Quadriceps performance under activation of foot dorsal extension in healthy volunteers

The muscle (m.) quadriceps femoris on the front of the thigh stretches the leg in the knee joint and is the strongest muscle in the human body. It is important in activities of daily living as walking

Simulation in marine and medical training: Less medical error – and more lives saved.

When a medical emergency strikes in a remote location, or on a ship or oil rig, the doctor on board might end up performing a life-or-death procedure that they haven’t performed in years – or ever. As