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Airport screening for viruses misses half of infected travelers but can be improved

(University of California – Los Angeles 24 February 2015) Airport screening for diseases often misses at least half of infected travelers, but can be improved, scientists reported Feb. 47 more words

Microbiology

Ebola virus: NSW doctors urged to keep disease in mind when diagnosing patients; WHO to hold emergency talks on West Africa crisis

ABC News Sophie Scott 7 August 2014

Doctors across New South Wales are being asked to consider a diagnosis of Ebola virus in patients with a fever and a history of travel to regions such as West Africa. 40 more words

Clinical Pathology

The other amazing radiologists we see every time we fly

Having worked with radiologists a lot, I have great respect for their specialty. The job is indeed a very difficult one. Without seeing the patient (the most difficult part of what they do), they have to thoroughly comb through every image put in front of their eyes and give us their assessment of what’s abnormal and what’s not. 743 more words

Healthcare

Study: Fast, painless alternative to liver biopsies for hepatitis patients proves accurate and reliable

(Henry Ford Health System 31 October 2013) A non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy, now the standard method of diagnosing cirrhosis in hepatitis patients, proved very reliable in a national multi-center study including Henry Ford Hospital.The results of the study are good news for chronic hepatitis B and C sufferers who now often undergo repeated and potentially painful liver biopsies as part of their disease management

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Clinical Pathology

Canadian airport scanners will only show stick figures to ‘respect passenger privacy’

OTTAWA — The federal government is changing the software on the full-body scanners used to provide security at airports so they no longer produce a complete outline of a traveller’s body. 203 more words

News

Physics and Consciousness 6

Health is an outcome of awareness. Awareness is part of consciousness. Let’s look at something together.

This is the wavelength spectrum of light-energy. The top band is the whole thing, naming the different types of light and energy radiation that comprise the full vibrational spectrum of light. 726 more words

Philosophical

Controversial Airport Scanners

Although one type of full-body scanner is being removed from airports, a second type will replace it. The differences? The replacement supposedly will produce quicker scans (thus leading to faster lanes), and won’t “produce revealing images.”

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