Archive for May, 2012

Louisiana’s Ultrasound Requirement

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s ultrasound requirement for women seeking an abortion will be changed, with the sonogram mandated 24 hours before the procedure, rather than two hours, under a bill headed to the governor with a 33-3 Senate vote for final passage.

The measure (Senate Bill 708) by Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, also will require doctors to offer women the ability to hear the fetal heartbeat before an abortion, adding new mandates to the sonogram requirement passed ...

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Medipattern Reports Highlights and Results for Q3 2012

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Should women get a breast ultrasound?

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By Kay Quinn Healthbeat Reporter

St. Louis (KSDK) – Mammograms are considered the gold-standard for detecting breast cancer.

But should women also get a breast ultrasound?

It’s the subject of tonight’s 8 Ways to Prevent Cancer Segment.

“Regarding the use of breast ultrasound, it’s a ...

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 29 May 2012

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ISS On-Orbit Status 05/29/12

All ISS systems continue to function nominally, except those noted previously or below.

After wakeup, CDR Kononenko performed the routine inspection of the SM (Service Module) PSS Caution Warning panel as part of regular Daily Morning Inspection.

FE-3 Joe Acaba had Day 2 of his first (FD15) suite of sessions with the controlled Pro K diet protocol (Dietary Intake Can Predict and Protect against Changes in Bone Metabolism during Spaceflight and Recovery), with ...

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ER physicians train at BGH

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Dr. Greg Hall knows first-hand the value of the stethoscope that hangs from his neck and the importance of a portable ultrasound unit at his fingertips.

“The stethoscope has been the tried and true technology for all physicians, but over the past five years or so I have come to think of the portable ultrasound machine as the 21st century stethoscope for ER physicians,” says Dr. Hall, an emergency physician at the Brantford General Hospital.

Patients in the BGH emergency department would ...

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Nokia Sensing X Challenge offering $2.25 million prize to spur mobile …

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Nokia and the X Prize Foundation are teaming up the promote the development of healthcare sensors with the ultimate carrot: a $2.25 million prize. It’s called the Nokia Sensing X Challenge, and while the focus is on sensors for monitoring health conditions, these aren’t the gigantic (and expensive) pieces of equipment you’re used to seeing in hospitals. The competition is meant to promote the development of mobile healthcare — a field that promises to bring affordable healthcare to ...

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Reader Comment: Ultrasound is the No.1 Game Changer in Abortion Debate – Twin Falls Times

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The abortion industry has had a love/hate relationship with ultrasound ever since its advent in the ‘70s. On one hand, it has enabled abortion providers to be more “safe” and effective in their practice. But on the other hand, the increased visibility of life in the womb has progressively turned the tide of opinion against abortion.

Simply put: ultrasound is the No.1 game changer in the abortion battle and the single most powerful piece of informed consent. No other medium has ...

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Needle-less Injections at the Speed of Sound

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MIT researchers created a high-velocity jet injector capable of delivering medicine without breaking the skin. The electromagnetically powered device injects patients through a miniscule needle at nearly the speed of sound, mimicking the barely noticeable pinch of a mosquito bite.

Current jet injection devices deliver a limited range of doses at the same depth, but MIT’s creation can adjust to varying volumes and skin thickness, according to Catherine Hogan of the school’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

“If I’m breaching a baby’s skin ...

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Man Admitted to Hospital for Kidney Stone, Discovers He’s a Woman

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A Colorado man who was admitted to the hospital for a kidney stone received surprising news when the nurse came back with test results revealing he was actually a woman.

Denver photographer Steve Crecelius said he’s felt a little different all his life.

“When I was about 6 years old, I started having these feminine feelings, but that was in ...

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Africa: Students Develop Software to Monitor Unborn Babies

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Kampala — Three students at Makerere University in Uganda have designed mobile phone software that can monitor foetal movements and heartbeats.

The innovation won Josiah Kavuma, Aaron ...

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