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Four in five doctors admit prescribing POINTLESS treatments to pushy patients
A new poll revealed 83 per cent of doctors questioned admitted to giving antibiotics, ordering scans, X-rays and other tests needlessly, after buckling to pressure from expectant patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack Of Scientific Evidence Doesn't Stop New Law Warning Of Cell Phone Risks
Last week, the City Council of Berkeley, California, unanimously voted for a new ordinance that would require cell phone retailers to advise customers to keep their handset out of pockets or bras when the device is connected to a wireless network. The rationale for the warning, which is based upon federal guidelines for limiting exposure to radio waves from wireless devices, doesn't look well-founded. Unlike exposure to the X-rays used in a doctor's office or the gamma rays produced by radioactive elements like uranium or plutonium, which result in negative health consequences as exposure increases, radio transmitters in...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Are You on Top of Your Health?
This past Sunday, Mother's Day, kicked off National Women's Health Week, an annual event that is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. It should serve as a wake-up call -- if you are lucky enough not to have had a health concern in your own life -- to see your primary care physician and your gynecologist and make your appointments for whatever you need to do around your own health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, followed by cancer. National Women's Health Week is a reminder for women all over the country -- ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Man Behind Google Brain On Life, Creativity, And Failure
(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty) Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. These are the same places, respectively, where Andrew Ng received his bachelor's degree, his master's, his Ph.D., and has taught for 12 years. Ng is an icon of the artificial intelligence world with the pedigree to match, and he is not yet 40 years old. In 2011, he founded Google Brain, a deep-learning research project supercharged by Google's vast stores of computing power and data. Delightfully, one of its most important achievements came when computers ana...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doctors issue warning about overtreating patients
"NHS tests and drugs 'do more harm than good'," is the headline in The Telegraph, while The Guardian warns: "Doctors to withhold treatments in campaign against 'too much medicine'." Both of these alarmist headlines are reactions to a widely reported opinion piece from representatives of the UK's Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) in the BMJ about the launch of a campaign to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment in the UK. However, the article does not suggest that doctors should "withhold" effective treatments, or say that all, or most, NHS tests and drugs do more harm than good. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication QA articles Source Type: news

Government to provide free diagnostic tests for all
Centre is set to announce a scheme for providing free diagnostic tests, including several blood tests, x-rays and advanced CT scans, for those visiting public health facilities. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of pediatric hand fractures presenting to a university hospital in Central Saudi Arabia - Al-Jasser FS, Mandil AM, Al-Nafissi AM, Al-Ghamdi HA, Al-Qattan MM.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the epidemiology of pediatric hand fractures and to provide recommendations regarding prevention. METHODS: Medical records and x-rays were retrospectively reviewed for age at the time of injury, gender, fracture pattern, ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tale of two mothers: Bridge between families facing rare diseases brings hope
L-R Nora O’Brien-Lemanski, Callum O’Brien-Lemanski, Ella Shea Toward the end of Ella Shea’s three-month stay in Boston Children’s Hospital in 2011, when doctors shared the x-rays that showed the treatment for her rare disease was working, her parents were overjoyed. Ella had beat GACI (generalized arterial calcification of infancy), an extremely rare disease with an 85 percent mortality rate. Her mother Carrie had another thought—the next family facing this diagnosis will have more answers than we did. Carrie’s hunch ultimately blossomed into something much bigger. She and her husband Mi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 8, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

X-rays reveal how chocolate turns white
New research could end the blight of chocolate fat blooms (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

“I got a bike!”: Adaptive bike brings freedom to boy with cerebral palsy
Seven-year-old Hunter Ripley is a boy of few words. There’s a rare “bye-bye” to his mother as he sets off for school and an occasional “whee” when he’s pushed on his adaptive swing.  So when Hunter screamed, “I got a bike!” at the local pool where he does aquatic therapy every Thursday evening, everyone in the pool went silent. “Then the cheering started,” recalls his mother Bekah Ripley. In February, Bekah and her husband Bart learned about The Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest in which children with special needs can win their own adaptive bike. In or...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Orthopedics Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Mysterious Glow Detected At Center Of Milky Way Galaxy
A mysterious glow has been observed at the center of the Milky Way, and scientists are struggling to figure out exactly what's causing it. One possibility is that the high-energy X-rays that make up the baffling glow are "'howls' of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions." At least that's the way NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put it in a rather playful news release entitled "NASA's NuStar Captures Possible 'Screams from Zombie Stars." In this image, the magenta color indicates the mysterious glow detected by NASA's NuSTAR space telescope. In more scientific terms, the glow may be evidenc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many patients unaware of risks that go with some medical scans
(Reuters Health) – Over half of people receiving medical scans such as X-rays do not know if they are exposed to radiation and many have unanswered questions even as they are waiting to undergo the test, a small U.S. survey found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Happy Birthday, Hubble: Seeing the Universe in a New Light
If you are at all interested in astronomy, chances are you've already heard that the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. What some people may not know is that Hubble is one of four siblings, so to speak. Back in the 1980s, NASA commissioned the "Great Observatories," each designed and built to study different wavelengths of light. The Electromagnetic Spectrum. NASA's Great Observatories (Compton, Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer) and the electromagnetic thermometer scale. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) The four Great Observatories, in order of their launches that took place between 19...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science
An aspiring doctor is using a clothing line to inspire young girls to get interested in science. Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old student at Columbia University, came up with the idea of Epidemia Designs -- a clothing line which turns biology-themed images into designs for workout apparel and fashion accessories, late last year. The brand's first prototypes came out in January, and last month, the student created a Kickstarter to help launch Epidemia's first line of activewear leggings. Through eye-catching designs, Cochran and her team hope that they can attract girls to pursue the sciences. The Epidemia Designs team, w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

High fidelity: Researcher finds keys to genome
Lesions in DNA can occur as often as 100,000 times per cell per day. They can be the result of normal metabolic activities, like free radicals, as well as exposure to environmental factors such as UV radiation, X-rays and chemical compounds. Researchers share a discovery that explains how cells use a process called replication fork reversal in order to deal with these roadblocks and transmit accurate genetic data. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hyland launches OnBase VNA
The newly-launched OnBase VNA technology from Hyland stores both DICOM and non-DICOM clinical content – X-rays, MRIs , CT scans, digital photos, documents and reports – and then makes it available, in context, from the electronic medical record. Enterprise Content Management read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - April 13, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mike Miliard Tags: Online Only Clinical Electronic Health Records Enterprise Content Management Imaging Source Type: news

Don't Do It to Yourself... Until You Read This First
Today, we live in a do-it-yourself (DIY) world -- travel agents are no longer necessary to book airline tickets, your next home may be found via the cyber highway, and no need to pay a guitar teacher for lessons when watching YouTube videos can make you concert-ready. What about health care? DYI Diagnostics Patients have taken diagnostic matters into their own hands for decades, with digital thermometers, over-the-counter remedies, and even home pregnancy tests. Today, there are many diagnostic apps that cater to medical health. Have a rash? Log onto Klara.com: Upload a photo of your boo-boo; set-up an account; and a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimmer recalls Persona knee implant component
Zimmer recalls a part used in 1 of its knee implant systems, the Persona trabecular metal tibial plate, on complaints of loosening and that it would not show up on X-rays. Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) is recalling a crucial component of 1 of its knee implant systems because of increased complaints that the part was loosening and wouldn't show up on X-rays. Zimmer Holdings, Food & Drug Administration (FDA)News Well, Knees, Orthopedics, Recallsread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Mark Hollmer Source Type: news

World's Supercollider Back on Track
Physicists around the world eagerly await the resumption of operations of the Large Hadron Collider, a huge particle supercollider located near Geneva, Switzerland. This facility will allow researchers to study some of the oldest scientific questions ever posed. After a very successful data taking period between 2010 and 2012, the LHC shut down for two years for refurbishment, retrofits and upgrades. These retrofits were completed in late 2014 and the scientists started cooling down the magnets that make up the heart of this huge machine. Expectations were high for a spring 2015 startup. On March 24, LHC scientists discov...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

4 Things I Learned From My Wife's Cancer Scare
This article originally appeared on DerrellJamison.com, a blog dedicated to providing unique insights on topics surrounding relationships, religion and other real life issues. You can connect with Derrell on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter! (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood test could provide an early arthritis warning
ConclusionThis laboratory study suggests that for people presenting with early joint symptoms, examining blood levels of a combination of proteins could help to distinguish people who have early-stage OA from those who have early-stage RA or other inflammatory arthritis.  However, this study is in the early stages and so far has only looked at relatively small samples of people with confirmed diagnoses of these different conditions. A lot of further work needs to be done to examine the accuracy of such a blood test, and to see whether it could reliably identify and distinguish between people with these conditions pres...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Older people Source Type: news

How craniosynostosis turned a Costa Rican family into New England Patriots fans
Like many new mothers, Lyana Guzman Gutierrez was exhausted but overjoyed after giving birth to a healthy and beautiful baby boy. But within two weeks, Lyana, who lived near San Jose, Costa Rica, noticed that Marcel’s eyes and other facial features were not aligned. Lyana’s mother urged her to bring Marcel to the pediatrician, who referred her to a local radiologist. The specialist diagnosed Marcel with craniosynostosis, a condition in which the fibrous joints or sutures between the plates of the skull fuse too early during a child’s development. This resulted in asymmetry of Marcel’s head which, if...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 18, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Our patients’ stories craniosynostosis Mark Proctor neurology Source Type: news

Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic Now Using Sound DR Digital XRay System
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 15, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Light: Going Beyond the Bulb
Caption: In this piece of art, light bulbs were placed in a medical X-ray machine. The artist then added color to the individual light bulbs to create the desired effect. Credit: Dr. Paula Fontaine/www.RadiantArtStudios.com Light is one of those things that we almost inevitably take for granted. In fact, many of us might not realize the extent that we overlook its contributions to our lives, because it's hard to see - literally -- just how much it does. The light that humans can detect with their eyes is but a mere fraction of the total light out there. Light takes many forms, including radio waves, microwaves, infrared...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Doing Well With HIV Control, But... - Camara, UNAIDS Coordinator
[Independent (Lagos)] BILALI CAMARA is the UNAIDS Country Coordinator in Nigeria, also doubles as the UNAIDS Focal Point for ECOWAS. In this interview with our Correspondent, HASSAN ZAGGI, Camara x-rays the current HIV situation in Nigeria, efforts of the government in the fight the scourge and what UNAIDS is doing to ensure ARVs are produced in Nigeria. He also spokes on many other issues. Excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New angle on x-ray measurements
Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurement of X-rays. Scientists have developed a new method to reduce uncertainty in X-ray wavelength measurement that could provide improvements awaited for decades. Accurate measurement of X-ray wavelength depends critically on the ability to measure angles very accurately and with very little margin for error. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ella’s story: Two rare diseases and the NICU roller coaster ride
“Everyone tells you that the NICU is a roller coaster ride. What they don’t tell you is that it’s a customized roller coaster ride just for you. You never know what’s coming at you next,” says Carrie Shea, whose daughter Ella spent her first three months of life in Boston Children’s Hospital NICU. Today, Ella is a “remarkably normal little girl,” says Carrie. It’s quite a feat for the three-year-old who was born with GACI (generalized arterial calcification of infancy), an extremely rare condition with an 85 percent mortality rate, and diagnosed with PKU (phenylketonuri...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Particles Come From All Over
In my last blog post, I talked about the work that has been ongoing while the Large Hadron Collider was undergoing repairs and maintenance in preparation for turning on and producing collisions at a new higher energy starting this spring. Of course we're looking forward to what will happen with this as it will be the highest energy for an accelerator. Meanwhile, the Universe's accelerators have been bombarding us with high energy particles, low energy particles and everything in between since the beginning of time. There are lots of ways we are looking at these particles with detectors on the earth and in the sky. There ar...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Orca Health Aims To Make Understanding Anatomy Easier
When you go to the doctor’s office for an injury, or to discuss an upcoming surgery, it’s hard to retain everything that’s thrown at you. The provider will likely explain what’s going on in words, point to some x-rays, even demonstrate the issue on a physical model before sending you home with a pile of handouts. But Orca Health, a company specializing in point-of-care apps, aims to replace that process with a digital model using demonstrations instead of explanations. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Hedgecock Source Type: news

Grandmother who died with a broken neck had been told for three WEEKS to take paracetamol instead of being taken to hospital for X-rays
Ruby Rice, 89, of Norfolk, died after becoming paralysed from the neck down as a result of the fall. It was only after she had suffered the pain for three weeks that she was taken to hospital for X-rays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rand Paul Misleads With Statements On NIH, Fruit Flies
The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Rand Paul made several misleading statements about the National Institutes of Health and some of the research that it funds. Paul claimed the NIH’s budget has been increasing “for years.” That’s not accurate even in raw dollars. And when adjusted for inflation, the budget has actually decreased over the last decade. He also suggested the NIH wasted $1 million on a study of whether male fruit flies prefer older or younger females, and in the process he belittled the impact of basic research using flies — which has yielded dozens of disc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

An accident, paralysis, then an idea: How this entrepreneur created the OpenTable of health care
Jessica Harthcock knew it was bad when her body went numb. She was stunned and couldn't speak. But she'd heard the crunch. "I knew I just broke my neck," Jessica said. Jessica was a varsity springboard diver. Cross-training was encouraged, so Jessica also practiced gymnastics. And on the night of the accident, she over-rotated on a front double-tuck with a layout twist — and fractured her spine. From the X-rays, it almost looked like the spinal chord had been pushed off to the side, she said.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Caroline McMillan Portillo Source Type: news

Revving EHR engines with Flash I/O
When clinicians complain about their EHR’s performance, long wait times are usually at the top of the list. Is it reasonable to expect that an EHR can deliver X-rays to a doctor as fast as an iPad opens its Photo library? It can be, thanks to dropping Flash memory prices. Cloud Computing Revving EHR engines with Flash I/O EMC’s hybrid cloud solution pushes data through bottlenecks Healthcare IT News news/revving-ehr-engines-flash-io ...
Source: Healthcare IT News - February 16, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Gus Venditto Tags: Online Only Cloud Computing Source Type: news

Doctors share X-rays of the strangest things they've found stuck in people's rears
The X-ray images, such as this showing a jar of instant coffee inserted into rectum, have been shared by medical staff on Radiopaedia, a wiki for radiologists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Betelgeuse Supernova
Astronomers have been waiting for this for a long time, and at some time in the not so distant future the brilliant red star in the constellation Orion will explode. What will it look like? Betelgeuse is so big and close its surface can be resolved with the Hubble Space Telescope! What we know. Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star located about 590 light years from Earth. If you were to replace our sun with this star, its outer surface would be located at about the orbit of Jupiter, but it is a variable star and its diameter has been directly measured to vary from about the orbit of Earth to the orbit of Saturn. It has a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two Vatican Mummies Declared Fake
They're fake! That's what archaeologists are saying about two mummies that have long been part of Vatican's collection of antiquities. The small mummies, each about two feet long, had been thought to contain the bodies of children or small animals that dated back to ancient Egypt. But when Vatican researchers analyzed the mummies using 3D CT scans, X-rays, DNA tests, and infrared and ultraviolet light, they found that the mummies actually contained a hodgepodge of adult human bones from the Middle Ages, along with a single nail dating back to the 19th Century, Catholic News Service reported. Archaeologists and experts...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Portable X-Ray Services Are On The Rise
Instead of waiting at an emergency room to be examined, many patients are now opting to have X-rays taken in their homes. Especially convenient for the elderly or patients with significant illnesses, portable X-ray machines can take as little as 20 minutes and may even be able to digitally transmit information to a radiologist. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Speed of Sound: Ultrasound to the Rescue When X-Rays Fail
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Speed of Sound Source Type: news

New instrument to study the extreme universe -- the X-Ray polarimeter X-Calibur
X-ray polarimetry promises to give qualitatively new information about high-energy astrophysical sources, such as black hole systems, the bright and active centers of galaxies, compact neutron stars, and gamma-ray bursts. The instrument will measure the polarization of 20-80keV X-rays. The detector is completed, tested, and fully calibrated and ready to be flown on a high-altitude balloon. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness
Local women's NGO, Vois Blong Mere, campaigns for women's rights in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPSBy Catherine WilsonSYDNEY, Jan 28 2015 (IPS)Women now face a better chance of surviving breast cancer in the Solomon Islands, a developing island state in the southwest Pacific Ocean, following the recent acquisition of the country’s first mammogram machine.But just a week ahead of World Cancer Day, celebrated globally on Feb. 4, many say that the benefit of having advanced medical technology, in a country where mortality occurs in 59 percent of women diagnosed with cancer, depends ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories Women's Health Annals of Global H Source Type: news

Child swallows SpongeBob SquarePants
Doctor stunned to see freckled cartoon character in x-rays of 16-month old boy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Many medical imaging tests performed in U.S. are unnecessary
A new report finds doctors are using CT scans and x-rays tests too frequently, exposing patients to high levels of radiation when safer options could be used (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SpongeBob SquarePants Discovered Inside Child (PHOTOS)
Bet the baby wishes they had swallowed a krabby patty. A doctor in Saudi Arabia was stunned to discover a SpongeBob pendent lodged inside a toddler's trachea. Dr. Ghofran Ageely, a radiology resident at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, in Jeddah shared these photos of x-rays that revealed the Nickelodeon star smiling, with his tongue sticking out. "I opened the frontal view and was shocked. 'SpongeBob,' I screamed!!!" Ageely wrote in an email to LiveScience. I was amazed by the visible details. You can see his freckles, shoes and fingers…AMAZING." The Spongebob pendent, which belonged to th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risks of cancer-causing radiation from X-rays, CT scans
A new investigation from Consumer Reports found the number of CT scans grew from 3 million a year in 1980 to 80 million today, and up to one-third of them could be unnecessary. Consumer Reports deputy content editor Trisha Calvo joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA Releases Stunning Space Photos To Kick Off The 'International Year Of Light'
The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light in order to "highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society." NASA seems more than eager to help with the effort. It's just released a set of spectacular photos (see below) taken by its Chandra X-Ray Observatory space telescope. "From a distant galaxy to the relatively nearby debris field of an exploded star, these images demonstrate the myriad ways that information about the universe is communicated to us through light," t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls
Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Scientists Unlock Secrets of Ancient Scrolls Near Pompeii
This study, without compromising the physical integrity of the roll, has not merely discovered traces of the ink inside it, but has also helped identify with a certain likelihood the style of handwriting used in the text, along with its author,” the researchers conclude in the report. “It holds out the promise that many philosophical works form the library of the ‘Villa dei Papiri’, the contents of which have so far remained unknown, may in future be deciphered without damaging the papyrus in any way.” [CNET] (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - January 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: racheljanik Tags: Uncategorized ancient history Archaeology Pompeii Science technology Volcano Source Type: news

Two hip dysplasia surgeries feed Anna’s interest in medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital strives to create a comfortable, supportive environment for all of its patients. Still, most can’t wait to leave the sterile hospital halls and return to the comfort of their own homes. Anna, a 20-year-old college student from N.H., has other thoughts. “I can’t wait to come back to Boston Children’s.” Diagnosis: Hip impingement Anna first started experiencing hip pain at age 17 and thought she had injured herself during a ballet class. But the pain persisted, sending her a to local orthopedic surgeon, who referred her to Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD, in Boston Childr...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 20, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program hip dysplasia our patients' stories pincer impingement Young-Jo Kim Source Type: news

Physicists read scrolls scorched by ancient volcano
X-rays reveal writing on papyrus destroyed by Mount Vesuvius eruption (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

World's weirdest X-rays
The world's weirdest X-rays reveal a wide range of strange objects (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: photograph X光 nails crowbar X-ray weird knife picture medical China pencil bullets X射线 Source Type: news