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[Clinical Picture] The Phemister triad

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A 25-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of a painful swollen left knee joint. It was insidious in onset and progressive in nature; it did not vary throughout the day and the pain was partially relieved with analgesics. There was nothing in the patient's history to suggest a connective tissue disorder, spondyloarthropathy, or diabetes. During the month prior to presentation, he had lost weight and developed a low-grade fever. On investigation, his complete haemogram and blood biochemistry were unremarkable.

Pluto is not a planet – it’s a billion comets squished together

New Scientist - Ve, 25/05/2018 - 18:16
Pluto’s heart-shaped ice plain is full of nitrogen, which hints that the tiny world is made from a billion comets and could have a buried ocean

Europe’s new data laws are a way to push back on Silicon Valley

New Scientist - Ve, 25/05/2018 - 18:00
The General Data Protection Regulation might not prove highly effective, but at least it tries to rein in the tech giants and put privacy above profit

Minimally conscious people woken with brain zap by their family

New Scientist - Ve, 25/05/2018 - 14:00
Some people, who have been minimally conscious for years, could respond to questions from their loved ones for the first time after treatment with electricity

Dentists can smell your fear – and it may put your teeth at risk

New Scientist - Ve, 25/05/2018 - 13:46
A study of sweaty T-shirts suggests dentists can smell when someone is anxious, and it makes them more likely to make mistakes and damage neighbouring teeth

More lava flows reach the coast as volcano threatens Hawaii

New Scientist - Ve, 25/05/2018 - 12:54
Lava is entering the ocean off Hawaii from a third flow, marking the third week of a volcanic eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents,

In big cities even the fish are always rushing around the place

New Scientist - Ve, 25/05/2018 - 11:00
Two common US fish have evolved different body shapes to help them survive in the fast-moving streams in built-up areas

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused massive global warming

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 21:00
The asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago caused dramatic climate change, which could mean we are underestimating how much the planet will warm in the coming centuries

Uber self-driving car ‘saw woman but didn’t brake before crash’

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 19:10
An autonomous Uber car spotted Elaine Herzberg about six seconds before fatally hitting her but did not stop because the emergency brakes were disabled, US federal investigators said today

Bulletproof batteries could make body armour for combat

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 18:53
The US Air Force is developing bulletproof batteries to replace traditional armour. They are loaded with silica nanoparticles that become rigid upon impact

‘Impossible’ EM drive doesn’t seem to work after all

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 15:35
A rocket engine propelled by electromagnetic waves grabbed headlines, but new tests find the EM drive may actually be driven by Earth’s magnetic field

Chimp evolution was shaped by sex with their bonobo relatives

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 13:45
Some chimpanzee populations gained useful DNA from interbreeding with bonobos, and one may even have become more gentle and “bonobo-like” in its brain structure and behaviour

Mystery ozone-destroying gases linked to badly recycled fridges

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 12:30
Last week we learned a chemical that harms the ozone layer is being emitted in Asia – and now it seems sloppy recycling might be partly to blame

How a change in tactics could help autism research

New Scientist - Gi, 24/05/2018 - 12:24
For some, symptoms of autism can hamper their daily lives, but drugs to mitigate these have floundered during trials. Shafali Jeste has an idea of why

Brain implant for OCD surprisingly helps alleviate diabetes too

New Scientist - Me, 23/05/2018 - 21:00
A person who has a brain implant for OCD has had an unexpected side-effect: better blood sugar control. The finding reveals the brain has a role in diabetes

We may have got the evolution of our big brains entirely wrong

New Scientist - Me, 23/05/2018 - 20:00
Many scientists think that our big brains evolved to help us cope with the complexities of social living, but a model suggests it was more to do with finding food and lighting fires

Seafood-lovers have more sex and take less time to get pregnant

New Scientist - Me, 23/05/2018 - 20:00
Couples who eat seafood more than twice a week have more sex and get pregnant quicker, a study of 1000 people has found, although the reason why remains unclear

Clouds of plasma let us zoom in on weird flashes from space

New Scientist - Me, 23/05/2018 - 20:00
Space plasma magnifies the light from a distant pulsar, letting us zoom in on features so small it’s like measuring the width of a hair on the surface of Mars

Men more likely to get diabetes if they have overweight wives

New Scientist - Me, 23/05/2018 - 17:42
In heterosexual relationships, only men are more likely to get diabetes when their partner has a high BMI – perhaps because of gender roles in the home

Think you’re fully alert? You can’t always tell if you’re tired

New Scientist - Me, 23/05/2018 - 16:45
How safe is it to drive when you haven’t had much sleep? Just like drinking alcohol, it turns out we’re not always a good judge of how mentally impaired we are
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