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Donald Steiner, MD, pioneer of insulin production, 1930-2014

Donald F. Steiner, MD, a pioneer whose research improved lives for millions of diabetic patients worldwide, died at his home in Chicago on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 1,146 more words

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The g-Tummo monks of northern India can change their body temperature! They have been observed and recorded with ECG, internal monitors and everything, how they manage this is still a mystery but it appears to be related to an increase in alpha brain waves. 330 more words


Kangaroo reproduction

Kangaroos have three vagina’s (great conversation stopper/starter). Like many other marsupials (Tasmanian Devil, Koala etc. . .) the Kangaroo female has three vaginal canals with two uteri. 136 more words


Thyrotoxicosis: scan patterns

A thyroid scan is basically performed in two settings:

1. Thyrotoxicosis

2. Assessment of goitre or thyroid nodules.

A thyroid scan is not indicated in hypothyroidism. 112 more words


Endocrinology Appointment

So I had a blood test exactly two weeks ago for this appointment. According to this, my thyroxine levels are too high and the endocrinologist has said I should reduce my 100mcg thyroxine to 75mcg. 171 more words


: now under new management :

There’s been a coup, ladies and gentlemen.

My brain, pictured above, has overthrown my thyroid, pictured below, and seized control of operations. Hey, don’t look at me; I’m just as surprised as you are. 343 more words


Parathyroid adenoma or multi-nodular goitre

A 58 year-old man presented for a parathyroid scan for hyperparathyroidism.

Immediate images:

2hr washout image:

Thyroid Scan:

You can see a large lesion in the upper pole of the left lobe of the thyroid that demonstrates delayed washout and does not demonstrate uptake on a base-line thyroid scan. 61 more words