Archive for November, 2012

Ultrasound and MRI screenings can detect cancers, in dense breast tissue …

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BOARDMAN, Ohio –

Mammograms have long helped doctors detect breast cancer in patients.   However, they often miss cancers found in women with dense breast tissue. 

“This patient has a very fatty breast.  We say it is gray or black.  This woman has a very dense breast and you can see her breast tissue is very white.  Breast cancers show up as white dots.  So, it is very easy for us to see a white dot, even if it is a ...

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YAWS, Mosquito App, Guilty bosses

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In this week’s programme we look at the popularity of an ineffective way of dealing with mosquitos, using ultrasound signals from mobile phone apps and radio broadcasts. Malaria researchers are concerned people may believe such devices can protect them from being bitten by mosquitos. A radio advertisement promoting the insect repelling benefits of ultrasound recently won an award. However – there is no scientific evidence to support this, research shows the opposite, that ultrasound does not deter insects.

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