Open Access News: over 1200 articles
April 6, 2007
An “internet postman” brings 21st century communications to remote villages in several parts of the world.
April 2, 2007
The widow of a recent superbug victim says secrecy is to blame for her husband’s death, and is suing the hospital. It is not the first time secrecy has been linked to the problem.
March 30, 2007
The only thing about multitasking that experts can agree on is that it is here to stay.
March 26, 2007
The FAA is taking the “root cause” approach to cutting the number of runway accidents and near misses.
March 23, 2007
March brought news of more applications for the ubiquitous – and “devilish” – bar code.
March 19, 2007
Scotland is galloping ahead with a program to bring computer technology to classrooms, but early results suggest the ergonomic groundwork is still at the starting gate.
March 16, 2007
March saw a new challenge to the long-held thesis that flying is the arch villain in deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
March 12, 2007
European Union leaders have pledged to turn Europe into the world’s most dynamic economy by 2010. Cutting red tape promises to be an ergonomic step in the right direction.
March 9, 2007
Project Spectrum, developed by Coventry University researchers, brings could see autistic children sharing regular classrooms with children who do not have special needs.
March 5, 2007
A new study sets expands knowledge of risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome and suggests ways the painful condition can be avoided
March 2, 2007
Overuse of the hand and wrist has long been blamed for carpal tunnel syndrome. Not so, says American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
February 26, 2007
Can new research persuade employers that allowing - even encouraging - employees to nap at work makes sound ergonomic sense? That remains to be seen.
February 23, 2007
Virginia legislators have approved a bill banning teens from using a cell phone while driving. Is it a first step or the last towards ridding the state’s roads of a recognized menace to safety.
February 19, 2007
To help out the British economy, the government wants more older people in the workforce. Answering the call could come at a price for women.
February 16, 2007
A new British study, linking musculoskeletal disorders to a woman’s menstrual cycle, contributes to the fund of knowledge about gender differences in the workplace.
February 12, 2007
Nothing says “glamour” more than stilts and stilettos. Even more sober high heels add a touch of chic to any outfit. A US company has introduced show inserts that take a new approach to reducing the painful price of these fashion accessories.
February 9, 2007
The list of afflictions linked to use of small electronic gadgets grew recently, with the addition of “iPod finger” and “iPod oblivion.”
February 5, 2007
The trouble with investigating train accidents is that the circumstances can’t be repeated easily and without endangering lives and equipment. Researchers at a university west London have found a way around the problem.
February 2, 2007
The ultra-high tech products on display at DEMO 07 are designed to be useful. But are they useable?
January 29, 2007
An article in January’s Editor & Publisher asks whatever happened to the musculoskeletal plague of the 1980s and 1990s.