Ergonomic TechnologyWritten by BLUR LOTERIÑA
Does your work wear you down? Does your computer set exhaust you rather than help you reduce your work load? If your answer to these questions is yes, then, you must understand word “ergonomics”.
Ergonomics is study of work. It aims to develop equipments, tools or devices to fit work. It also covers study of how to reduce risk injuries caused by tools and equipments, such as chair, table or computer. Ergonomics includes arrangement and adjustment of things, as well as exercising of correct posture. However, ergonomics have disadvantages.
The study of ergonomics is wide and scope includes different equipments and tools. On this page, we will only discuss problems regarding some postures and ergonomically designed computer parts.
There are devices designed to support computer parts. Examples of these are keypad tray and mouse support tray. The purposes of these devices are to hold mouse and keypad, to allow correct posture and better viewing arrangement, and to enable our hands to freely reach for mouse and keypad. But there are also disadvantages. These devices can cause a bent wrist and may reduce knee clearance. We can lessen problem by adjusting height and angle of keypad and mouse in such a way that your hands will be comfortable and can freely move. If you have problems with space, look for a keypad tray that will hold both keypad and mouse. Make sure that tray is stable.
WHAT'S THE LATEST IN VIOXXWritten by BLUR LOTERIÑA
Are you a Vioxx victim? Here’s something you have to know.
Many people from all over world were victimized by this drug. The Vioxx was produced by Merck and Pharmacia. It comes in liquid and pill form. It is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to relieve osteoarthritis, rheumatic arthritis and acute pain. NSAID is referred to as drug with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects. It reduces pain, fever and inflammation, such as muscle strain or sprain. NSAID is sometimes called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent or NSAIA. Aspirin and ibuprofen belongs to this class.
The Vioxx also contains cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that controls inflammation. It belongs to COX-2 inhibitors. COX-2 has been good cure for arthritis pain, which afflicts tens of millions of people in world. The Vioxx works by blocking COX-2 enzymes in body that trigger pain and inflammation.
However, very relieving as it may sound, this arthritis drug rofecoxib was proven to cause and doubled risk of heart attack and stroke.
Class action suits filed against Merck begun in 2002. Doctors told their patients about bad effects this drug cause. In October 5, 2004, a worldwide class action lawsuit against Merck and Co. was filed.