Rahab Wanjau

March 29, 2019
These are 3D-printed feet, some enhanced with foot ulcers

World first 3D printed feet: Innovative training steps up treatment for diabetics

Innovative training steps up treatment for diabetics From the University of South Australia media release: It’s gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock and flexible resin is proving to be the just the right recipe for creating […]
January 15, 2019

Research: Step forward in understanding human feet

From the University of Exeter media release: Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees, which have opposable digits on their feet, humans have evolved arched feet to enhance upright walking. These arches were thought […]
January 14, 2019

Injected drug may be new weapon against gout

From the health 24 news article: A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy aims to reduce overall inflammation. The […]
December 15, 2018

Early treatment for leg ulcers gets patients back on their feet

From the Imperial College London media release: Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12 per cent compared to standard treatment, according to new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for […]
December 14, 2018

How Runners Can Prevent and Battle Bunions

From the Runners World news article: Thanks to the nature of our sport, we can suffer some painful foot conditions at times. One of the more common ones: the bunion. A bunion is an (often unsightly) protuberance at the base of your big toe. It […]
November 13, 2018
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Quickly with Nitric Oxide Technology

From the Michigan Tech media release: Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers […]
November 13, 2018
foot health awareness month

Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons offer tips for diabetic foot care

From the AOFAS media release: Foot Health for National Diabetes Awareness Month ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — November is National Diabetes Month, a time to focus on a disease that affects over 30 million people in the US. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS) raises […]
November 7, 2018
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5 Shoe Tips for People With Plantar Fasciitis, According to a Podiatrist

From the foot wear news article: Plantar fasciitis, according to the Mayo Clinic, is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone […]
November 2, 2018
Diabetes awareness

It’s Diabetes Awareness Month (and World Diabetes Day is coming November 14)

Diabetes affects foot health and foot health affects your diabetes prognosis. An estimated seven in 10 diabetes patients will have nerve damage that impairs feeling in their feet. Fifteen percent eventually will develop a foot ulcer. Among those with ulcers, one in four will lose […]
October 15, 2018
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Ford To Let Businesses Implement Sexist Dress Code, Force Women to Wear High Heels At Work

From the north99 news article: Doug Ford plans to roll-back worker protection laws, including rules that made it illegal for businesses to force women to wear high heels on the job. Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, brought worker protections into the 21st century. […]
August 1, 2017
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Regina woman shocked to discover lack of colour options for prostheses

From the CBC news article: On top of the loss of her lower leg to an amputation, a Regina woman is facing the additional struggle of being unable to get a prosthesis that matches her skin tone. Rahab Wanjau, 30, had surgery last June to […]