Beverage can stay-tabs pose swallowing risk

CHICAGO -- Three decades ago, a study revealed that beverage can pull-tabs were being swallowed by children, prompting a switch by U.S. manufacturers to stay-tabs. But a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that the new tabs are still potentially unsafe.

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Unindicated CT series result in unnecessary radiation exposure for patients

CHICAGO -- A large proportion of patients who undergo abdominal/pelvic computed tomography (CT) receive unindicated and unnecessary additional image acquisition resulting in excess, avoidable radiation exposure, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Elastography reduces unnecessary breast biopsies

CHICAGO -- Elastography is an effective, convenient technique that, when added to breast ultrasound, helps distinguish cancerous breast lesions from benign results, according to an ongoing study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Smart phones allow quick diagnosis of acute appendicitis

CHICAGO -- Radiologists can accurately diagnose acute appendicitis from a remote location with the use of a handheld device or mobile phone equipped with special software, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Early intervention for toddlers with autism highly effective, study finds

(Seattle, Nov. 30, 2009) -- A novel early intervention program for very young children with autism -- some as young as 18 months -- is effective for improving IQ, language ability, and social interaction, a comprehensive new study has found.

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Mini Microbe Portraits From the Micropolitan Museum

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Tired of the portraits, landscapes and abstract art that peppers the walls of most art museums? According to Dutch photographer Wim von Egmond, there’s one art subject that has been ignored for centuries and finally deserves its due: microscopic organisms.
As the head of the Institute for the Promotion of [...]

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Gah, Twitter search is so slow and behind w/ results. Wishing for a more stable platform.

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@Mary_Spiro Think of it this way - the people you follow on twitter have activity on many sites. Friendfeed put all that activity together.

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@ranumao You can. Let me know if I can help you with setting it up.

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Calling Twitter’s bluff http://ff.im/ccaJs

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A poll to advocate a strong response to climate change

Those kooky climate change denialists are at it again — we've been beaten to the poll-skewing punch on this one, a site that is collecting votes to use in demanding a strong response by the government to the challenges of global warming. We're behind by many thousands already, so it may take some work to bring it up — but give it a shot.

"I've seen the evidence. And I want the government to prove they're serious about climate change by negotiating a strong, effective, fair deal at Copenhagen."

5477 agree
8423 disagree

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That's disappointing. A song that embodies inclusion gets edited. [The World's Fair]

So, the other day on television, I caught a rather nice rendition of Lennon's "Imagine." It was during an episode of Glee, which is newish show that has a lot of musical theatre elements (it's a favourite of my wife's).

Anyway, this episode had a plot that focused around the highschool glee club (of which the entire show is based around) meeting a choir for the deaf. And the song in question was this really great collaboration of spoken word (from the deaf choir) and singing (from the glee club). It was quite moving really, since it nicely showcased the sentiment of Lennon's iconic song.

Check it out - you can see and hear the version of song as shown on TV here (at least for now since I think it's technically copyrighted material).

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