Matthew Walzer, a 16-year-old Nike fan, wrote a letter to Nike requesting that they make a line of easy-to-fasten shoes for people with cerebral palsy, which he was diagnosed with as a child. He posted the letter to his blog yesterday with the goal of reaching Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker. Today, it looks like it might get there, thanks to Nice Kicks, a shoe blog run by Matt Halfhill, who has promised that for every tweet marked with the hashtag #NIKELETTER, he’ll send a postcard to Nike’s CEO. More
Topic: cerebral palsy
A new Canadian study may have Botox users attempting to raise a few eyebrows. Led by Rafael Fortuna, a Master’s student at the University of Calgary, the report found that rabbits injected with botulinum toxin A, a.k.a. Botox, experienced muscle weakness in areas other than the injection site.
The results, which will be published in the Journal of Biomechanics, claim that six months after the injections had been given, muscle loss and atrophy were seen in muscles elsewhere in the body.
This is terrible news for pageant queens, many of whom already lack the ability to convey emotion with their faces, and who now also risk losing the strength to wave during parades. More