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Let's Try To Categorize All The New Podcasts We're Excited About
New year, new podcasts -- that's how the saying goes, right? Now that your aspirations to lose weight and be nicer have dissolved in this winter weather like so many Vitamin C-fortified tablets in a drink, it's time to move to your B-level resolutions: dusting off that ol' Podcasts app and putting some fresh content on it. Sure, you use that one "This American Life" episode to fall asleep to every night (Ira Glass, why so soothing?), but it's clear your waking hours could use some audio excitement. Here are some new programs to delight your ears, forced into categories because we humans crave order. Podcasts That...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases November 2015 PMAs
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in November 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 3 Supplements: 69 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 57 Total Active: 30 Total On Hold: 27 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 583 Total Active: 433 Total On Hold: 150 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 4 Supplements: 75 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 69 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 193.4 FDA Tim...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

In Craniosynostosis Workup, Ultrasound Helps Limit RadiationIn Craniosynostosis Workup, Ultrasound Helps Limit Radiation
Ultrasound can supplant x-rays for the initial investigation of craniosynostosis in infants, lowering their exposure to ionizing radiation, a new paper reports. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Digital Dentistry: S-RAY to Replace X-ray
SILICON VALLEY, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cleaning…drilling…and the dreaded X-rays. It’s all part of going to the dentist. But now, one part of your checkup could soon get a whole lot better. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Easy Call (Editorial)
Sometimes, the right action for government to take isn’t clear. Sometimes, ambiguities and nuances make judgment difficult. Sometimes, however, the right choice just isn’t that hard. That’s the case with the controversy involving Dr. Ben Burris of Fayetteville, who earlier this month surrendered his orthodontic license and ended his 18-month legal battle with the state of Arkansas over his effort to be allowed to provide general dentistry services to his patients. Burris, an entrepreneurial sort, owns Braces by Burris, a chain of 20 orthodontic practices in Arkansas. The Arkansas Dental Practice Act preve...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bone marrow lesions 'can help predict progression of joint disease'
A new UK study has demonstrated that lesions found in the bone marrow could be used to predict the progression of joint diseases. The University of Southampton's Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit has determined that these lesions, which can be seen clearly on MRI scans, could be monitored to help identify individuals who are more likely to suffer from more rapidly progressing osteoarthritis. This conclusion was based on data from the SEKOIA study, a major international osteoarthritis disease-modifying trial, which involved the use of MRI scans on the knees of 176 men and women over the age of 50...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 18, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Dentsply, Sirona shareholders clear $5.56B merger
Dentsply International (NSDQ:XRAY) and Sirona Dental Systems (NSDQ:SIRO) said yesterday their shareholders “overwhelmingly” approved their proposed $5.56 billion merger. The companies said that shareholders approved all proposals to complete the merger and the deal remains on track to be completed in the 1st quarter of this year. “We are pleased with the overwhelmingly favorable outcome of the vote we received today by our shareholders and look forward to bringing together our two innovative companies. Both companies have built a deep and loyal customer base and have highly complementary product port...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Mergers & Acquisitions Dentsply International Inc. Sirona Source Type: news

Heavy Use of CT Raises Concerns About Radiation ExposureHeavy Use of CT Raises Concerns About Radiation Exposure
administered more than 85 million times a year, are an important diagnostic tool, but just one can be equivalent to 200 X-rays. Some doctors warn that health providers are not considering possible consequences when ordering the tests. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?
Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures. Another thing that is very unusual about cats is their tendency to develop a weird disorder called feline hyperesthesia. This is a medical term for what is more commonly referred to as "twitchy cat syndrome." Other technical names for the condition include neuritis and atypical neurodermatitis. Symptoms of Feline Hyperesthesia Hyperesthesia is a condition in which the skin on a cat's back rippl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Often Should You Get Dental X-Rays?
Although X-rays expose people to radiation, the risk of dental X-rays is low and dropping, as manufacturing companies work to reduce dosage. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 15, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Ask Well Radiation X-Rays Live Teeth and Dentistry Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Often Should You Get Dental X-Rays?
Although X-rays expose people to radiation, the risk of dental X-rays is low and dropping, as manufacturing companies work to reduce dosage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Ask Well Radiation X-Rays Live Teeth and Dentistry Featured Source Type: news

Imaging tests: Using them wisely
Follow me at @ashishkjha Half a century ago, physicians had few options for diagnostic tests to obtain images of the body. Worried about a brain tumor? A physician might order a pneumo-encephalogram (PEG), which entailed injecting air into the spinal cord and taking x-rays of the head, hoping to spot an abnormality. Tests like these were painful and ineffective, leading physicians to shy away from excessive imaging. The last five decades have seen dramatic progress in technology and innovation, but not without consequences. The upside — and downside — of innovation in imaging In the 1970s, CT scans became ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH Tags: Health Health care Radiation Tests and procedures image testing Source Type: news

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds
Title: X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 11, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds
In people with hip pain, researchers found bone problem in fewer than one-quarter of images (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds
In people with hip pain, researchers found bone problem in fewer than one-quarter of images Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hip Injuries and Disorders, Osteoarthritis, X-Rays (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The True Story of Light
The holiday season is often referred to as the season of lights. Light represents many things to different people -- everything from hope to rebirth to knowledge and goodness. Candle light. Photo: Sander van der Wel from Netherlands, cc-by-sa 2.0 Legend has it that in the 16th century, Martin Luther wired candles to an evergreen tree after a walk through a starry night in the woods, creating the first illuminated Christmas tree. Beginning Sunday, candles are lit on menorahs as they have for millennia as those of the Jewish faith celebrate light over darkness. Like Hanukkah, Diwali is known as the "festival of lights&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hip osteoarthritis may not appear on x-ray
In the majority of cases, hip x-rays are not reliable for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and can delay the treatment of this debilitating disease. These findings are the first to evaluate the diagnostic performance of an x-ray in patients with clinical signs and symptoms of classic OA. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dentsply, Sirona put $5.56b merger to stockholder vote
Dentsply International (NSDQ:XRAY) and Sirona Dental Systems (NSDQ:SIRO) said today they plan to put their proposed $5.56 billion merger  to a stockholder vote on January 11. Both Dentsply and Sirona released a joint statement on the merger, planning both shareholder meetings for the same day in their respective U.S. headquarters in York, Penn. and New York, N.Y., respectively. The deal has already past both Denstply and Sirona’s boards, who voted unanimously for the merger of equals, according to an SEC filing from Dentsply. Late last month, the companies announced that the merger cleared th...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dental Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Sirona Dentsply International Inc. Source Type: news

Overall imaging use has slowed -- but ED rates still high
Despite an overall slowdown in the rate of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Negative CCTA scan means ED patients can be discharged Study finds emergency CT use leads to diagnosis changes Study: Skip CT in most blunt emergency trauma cases Study: Emergency patients get duplicate x-ray, CT exams Decision model cuts unnecessary wrist x-rays by 22% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hip osteoarthritis may not appear on x-ray
(Boston University Medical Center) In the majority of cases, hip x-rays are not reliable for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and can delay the treatment of this debilitating disease. These findings are the first to evaluate the diagnostic performance of an x-ray in patients with clinical signs and symptoms of classic OA. The study appears in the British Medical Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

High-energy X-rays give industry affordable way to optimize cast iron
Researchers have conducted a proof of principle study that shows that high-energy synchrotron X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source can provide a new, affordable way for industry to optimize the mechanical and physical properties of cast iron in the manufacturing process. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hip X-Rays May Miss Osteoarthritis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Frequent hip pain is only occasionally accompanied by radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis — and vice versa — according to a BMJ study. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 4, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis
Even when X-rays are normal, the scans can signal need for preventive steps, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: MRI Scans, Osteoarthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz’s story
The post Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Sorry that this story of mine is so long but so much has happened all interlinked with each other I felt it is all important and might be useful to someone else in similar circumstances. At the beginning of this year after 3 years of no periods I had a couple of small bleeds lasting at most 2 days, shortly after I had an acute chest infection requiring large doses of antibiotics. At a follow up visit re this at my GP surgery I asked if I would be able to have the steroid injection in my ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Atypical Hyperplasia Source Type: news

Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz ’ s story
The post Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Sorry that this story of mine is so long but so much has happened all interlinked with each other I felt it is all important and might be useful to someone else in similar circumstances. At the beginning of this year after 3 years of no periods I had a couple of small bleeds lasting at most 2 days, shortly after I had an acute chest infection requiring large doses of antibiotics. At a follow up visit re this at my GP surgery I asked if I would be able to have the steroid injection in my ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Atypical Hyperplasia Source Type: news

RSNA Roundup: Researchers refine X-ray tech with Kinect gaming sensor
Microsoft‘s (NSDQ:MSFT) Kinect, originally developed as a motion sensor for its Xbox gaming systems, is helping researchers refine X-ray imaging through analysis of body part thickness, motion and positioning, researchers said today. Data from a feasibility study of the device was presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting. “Patients, technologists and radiologists want the best quality X-rays at the lowest dose possible without repeating images. This technology is a tool to help achieve that goal.  Patients will benefit from reduced radiation exposure and highe...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mammography Software / IT Ultrasound Carestream Health Inc. Dectris iCad Inc. Microsoft Corp. Radiological Society of North America Royal Philips Sectra TeraRecon Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. Va Source Type: news

Gaming technology may improve X-ray precision
With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients based on the Xbox gaming system. Using proprietary software developed for the Microsoft Kinect system, researchers have adapted hands-free technology used for the popular Xbox system to aid radiographers when taking X-rays. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Man died after Royal London Hospital doctors failed to give him a blood test
Mark Wymer, 47, died of a pulmonary embolism just 36 hours after he was discharged from the Royal London Hospital. He had been given X-rays and tests but was discharged before the results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iodinated contrast: cases of underactive thyroid in infants
Rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants after use of iodine-containing contrast media (ICM) for X-rays and other medical imaging procedures, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Freestanding EDs Offer Alternative Patient Destinations
Freestanding EDs (FSEDs) have entered the emergency healthcare arena in many states. With the development of these community-based EDs have come questions regarding their appropriate use by EMS providers in regards to routine use, community surge capacity and disaster preparedness. While initially shunned by hospitals and EMS services due to concerns regarding decreased revenue for hospitals and potential lack of reimbursement for transport, we’re starting to see increasing numbers of providers recognizing FSEDs as approved transport locations. STRIP MALL ED? After returning to the Houston area after working in Penns...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 23, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP Tags: Leadership & Professionalism Administration and Leadership Columns Source Type: news

Dentsply-Sirona union passes FTC muster
Dentsply International (NSDQ:XRAY) and Sirona Dental Systems (NSDQ:SIRO) said their proposed, $5.56 billion merger-of-equals cleared the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s waiting period, clearing the way for a close in the 1st quarter of 2016. The merger, announced in September, would create the world’s largest dental equipment maker. It calls for Sirona shareholders to receive 1.8142 XRAY shares for each SIRO share they own. At roughly $98.06 apiece, that’s about a 0.7% discount on Sirona’s $99.31 closing price the day before the deal was announced. The combined company, Dentsply Sirona, is...
Source: Mass Device - November 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Anti-Trust Dentsply International Inc. Sirona Source Type: news

Pigeons can identify cancerous tissue on x-rays, study finds
Three experiments found that the birds can pick out diseased breast tissue with an accuracy rate of up to 99% and could help develop new imaging techniquesPigeons can distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue in x-rays and microscope slides with an accuracy rate of up to 99%, according to a new study in Plos One.In a series of three experiments, led by Richard Levenson, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center, it was found that pigeons have the capacity to learn how to identify whether an image shows healthy or cancerous breast tissue. The birds “shar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ellen Brait in New York Tags: Cancer Health Animals Science Source Type: news

Details from the inner life of a tooth
Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures. Scientists have developed a new computed tomography method based on scattering of X-rays. With this technique they can visualize nanostructures in objects measuring just a few millimeters, for example the precise 3-D structure of collagen fibers in a piece of human tooth. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diet Clinic Diary: Pounds and Prejudice
The diet clinic here in Cannes, France, is part of a small sized hospital. So they can perform all kinds of check-ups and treatments to help the patients in their recovery. Here, you witness socialized preventive medicine at its best. There is nothing fancy about it, the food is simple, the exercise machines are few and old, the medical equipment would have been retired fifteen years ago at an American institution. But they provide all the basics for the program to succeed. From doctors to dietitians and physiotherapist, all are here to help the patients. Many of us overweight and obese folk, blaming ourselves for our pred...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Open Letter to Medical School Students
Medicine has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. We've waxed extreme from a strongly relationship-driven practice to a technologically-advanced and financially-driven system. The time has come for us to bring these extremes together. Only when these two models of practicing medicine are integrated will we truly deliver great healthcare. When I was a child in Romania, our family doctor made house calls. I remember to this day, 60 years later, that he was a wonderful old man, with grey hair and big warm hands and kind eyes, and I actually looked forward to his visits. Even at five, I understood at some subliminal ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicists send X-rays around the bend
Curved waveguides might improve imaging and data processing (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Simulator training helps nonrads read chest x-rays
Nonradiologists can be taught to better detect nodules on chest radiographs...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality enhances interventional rad training Portable x-ray tops list of near-miss errors in radiology How to teach radiology trainees, junior docs, med students MammoCoach aims to beef up radiologists' mammography skills Radiologist training tool improves MSK interpretations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?
This study included more than 50,000 people aged 55 to 74 who were current or former smokers with at least a 30 pack-year history of smoking (equal to smoking a pack a day for 30 years, or 2 packs a day for 15 years) and who had not quit more than 15 years ago. The NLST found that people who got low-dose CT had a 16% lower chance of dying from lung cancer than those who got chest x-rays. However, some other trials have not found a benefit from screening. The screening in the NLST was done at large teaching hospitals with access to a lot of medical specialists and comprehensive follow-up care. Most were National Cancer Inst...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Small Cell Source Type: news

Have Reimbursement Rules Taken The Joy Out Of Being A Physician?
She came to the urgent care center with a sprained ankle. The primary care provider gave her excellent care, expertly applying evidence-based evaluation guidelines to her situation, and, thereby, avoiding unnecessary x-rays. By all measures, the provider’s care was excellent, but the interaction still ended up reducing his salary. You see, that patient’s only medical interaction that year was for this ankle sprain, and the provider was therefore held accountable for all of her primary care needs. Since she had not received a mammogram that year, or received a diabetes screening, he incurred an end-of-the-year p...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel Source Type: news

New dimension to high-temperature superconductivity
A team led by scientists have combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest X-rays on the planet to discover a surprising 3-D arrangement of a material’s electrons that appears closely linked to a mysterious phenomenon known as high-temperature superconductivity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NASA Video Shows The Sun In Stunning Ultra-High Definition
Here's a chance to see the sun without damaging your eyes.  NASA has released a 30-minute, ultra-high definition 4K video of the sun called "Thermonuclear Art." The footage, which was taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, is set to a trippy soundtrack from German musician Lars Leonhard. "SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material," NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center said in a news release. "Different temperatures can, in turn, show specific structures on The Sun...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

X-rays uncover gut of 320-million-year-old-animal
The inner workings of a tiny fossil have been studied using X-ray microscopy, revealing evidence of the digestive system for the first time. Researchers from the University of Bristol, Appalachian State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Paul Scherrer Institut analysed the unique fossil specimen using high-energy X-rays at the Swiss Light Source in Switzerland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 28, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The Real Stars of the Show
On October 19th, President Obama opened the White House lawn to host an event for thousands of stars. These stars were not celebrities, however, but those actual giant balls of gas and dust found throughout our Milky Way galaxy. The event, dubbed the White House Astronomy Night, was intended to help promote the president's commitment to advancing the United States' position in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (commonly referred to as STEM). Dozens of satellite events were held around the country, each allowing members of the public to connect, for free, with the stars above and the universe b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medelinked Health Partner Portal Now Features Personal Health Timeline
Medelinked, the online health platform that empowers healthcare engagement and management, has launched Medelinked Personal Health Timeline for its Medelinked Health Partner Portal. Medelinked Personal Health Timeline allows doctors and healthcare professionals to get a rapid overview of their patient or client's history - including medical reports, records, messages, x-rays and scans. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 27, 2015 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Curious Chest X-Rays
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 24-year-old male presents with a 2-week history of increasing shortness of breath with minimal exertion. Oxygen saturation, heart rate, and blood pressure were normal, although the heart sounds were very soft. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 26, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Why van Gogh's Sunflowers are wilting
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) The colour of Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers is changing over time, because of the mixture of pigments used by the Dutch master. Evidence for the process now comes from a detailed spectroscopic investigation of the Sunflowers version at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. A group of scientists shone X-rays from DESY's lightsource PETRA III through tiny paint samples taken from the painting. They describe their results in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Restrictive approach to chest x-rays provides positive outcomes for ICU
(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, New York, created a quality improvement initiative in 2012, recommending a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays compared with ordering them routinely. They hypothesized that this restrictive approach would significantly reduce patients' exposure to radiation and reduce ICU operating costs without adversely affecting patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Text neck seen in shocking X-rays of teenagers
Dr James Carter, based north of Sydney, has released a number of X-rays of teenagers with abnormally curved spines, including a 16-year-old girl (shown) who is developing a hunchback. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news