An obscene gesture is a movement or position of the body, especially of the hands or arms, that is considered exceedingly offensive or vulgar in some particular cultures. Such gestures are often sexually suggestive. Although " the finger " has been called "the universal sign of disrespect",  it is not truly universal.
Thumb-sucking can be a hot button issue in many homes that have young children. In a recent study, kids who bit their nails or sucked their thumbs were actually less likely to have allergies to common culprits like pollen, cats and dust mites. The study, published in the journal Pediatricsfollowed 1, individuals from birth to age
Dealing with diagnostic X-ray radiation may result in serious health problems, unless protection guidelines are followed. This became prevalent immediately a decade following the invention of X-ray radiation, where it had not been known that the accumulative exposure to X-ray radiation may carry huge health hazards. The reoccurrence of various fatal cancer cases compelled the concerned health authorities to develop safety standards to be followed by all X-ray clinics and technicians worldwide.
Print, Share, or View Spanish version of this article. All babies are born with the need to suck. This is important because babies need the sucking reflex to eat and drink. Sucking for some babies also can have a soothing and calming effect.
Scientific research shows that more nerve connections exist between the hands and the brain than between any other part of the body, and so the gestures and positions we take with our hands give powerful insights into our emotional state. Our hands are usually positioned in front of our body, consequently these signals are easy to pick up and most of us have several trademark hand positions we continually use. Unconsciously, your hands reveal your attitude towards another person, place, or situation.
I didn't know there was anything unusual about my hands until I was in sixth grade, sitting on the bus to an away game with the rest of the cheerleading squad. I rested my hand on the back of an eighth grader's seat, which is when she noticed my thumb. You have the same weird thumbs I do," she exclaimed.
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Please refresh the page and retry. C hildren who suck their thumbs and bite their fingernails are less likely to suffer from allergies later in life, a study has found. T hey also help protect throughout adulthood, even if the children's parents suffered from allergiesor they grew up in a house with pets or people who smoke in it, the study added. The study, led by the University of Otago in New Zealand and published in Pediatricsfollowing the progress of 1, participants from birth through to adulthood.
Hand and wrist complaints are common presentations to Accident and Emergency, general practice, orthopaedic and rheumatoid clinics. Some hospitals may have special "hand" clinics. Common acute problems include fractures, tendonitis and trigger finger.
Messages of solidarity pour in from around the world on the first anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar journalist Wa Lone center is escorted by police to a courtroom in Yangon on September 3, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested in Yangon on December 12 and handed 7-year jail sentences under a state secrets law as they probed the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya men during the military's brutal crackdown on the stateless minority last year. The guilty verdict sparked global condemnation, including from US Vice President Mike Pence, and Reuters hired prominent rights attorney Amal Clooney to assist with the case.