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[Clinical Picture] Hyperphosphataemic tumoral calcinosis

The Lancet - Sa, 12/01/2019 - 00:00
An 18-year-old man presented to our department with a 1-year history of pain in the region of his left hip and difficulty in squatting. He reported no history of any local trauma. There was no history suggestive of an autoimmune disorder. Clinical examination found a tender, hard mass in the left greater trochanteric region with painful, restricted rotation and abduction movements of the hip. Both his medical history and family history were unremarkable. Plain x-ray and CT scans of the pelvis (figure) showed bilateral—left greater than the right—and periarticular, lobulated, calcific, soft tissue masses.

[Seminar] Cervical cancer

The Lancet - Sa, 12/01/2019 - 00:00
Each year, more than half a million women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and the disease results in over 300 000 deaths worldwide. High-risk subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are the cause of the disease in most cases. The disease is largely preventable. Approximately 90% of cervical cancers occur in low-income and middle-income countries that lack organised screening and HPV vaccination programmes. In high-income countries, cervical cancer incidence and mortality have more than halved over the past 30 years since the introduction of formal screening programmes.

What are the risks of dying from having the yellow fever vaccine?

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 18:43
The vaccine is very unlikely to cause serious side effects but not all travellers need it as there's also a very low risk of getting the disease

Why hip surgery wouldn’t help extend Andy Murray’s tennis career

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 18:06
Hip surgery wouldn’t help Andy Murray play professional tennis for longer because it involves cutting key muscles. Stem cell treatments offer hope for the future

Hackers are stealing computer power to make millions in cryptocurrency

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 16:56
Cryptojacking uses other people's computer power to mine cryptocurrency, the technique has netted one hacker gang $18 million

Elon Musk reveals Starship test rocket that looks like 1950s sci-fi

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 15:23
The SpaceX founder says the suborbital rocket should fly in the coming weeks, and is designed to test landing technology for a larger orbital rocket

Facebook tasks fact checkers with tackling misinformation in the UK

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 12:37
Fact checkers will score reported Facebook posts in the UK as true, not true or a mixture, in an effort to combat fake news on the platform

Video shows the moment China's Chang'e 4 landed on moon's far side

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 12:04
The China National Space Administration has released footage from its Chang'e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon's far side on 3 January

Fine-to-flush label will tell you which wet wipes won't cause fatbergs

New Scientist - Ve, 11/01/2019 - 11:48
Wet wipes that break down in the sewer system will be given a new "fine-to-flush" label to try to reduce fatbergs and blockages

Taking ginger pills can make disgusting ideas more palatable

New Scientist - Gi, 10/01/2019 - 18:53
A set of experiments using the anti-nausea powers of ginger has revealed the role our gut feelings play in shaping our moral judgements and emotions

Wasp eggs laid on paralysed insects emit gas that keeps victims fresh

New Scientist - Gi, 10/01/2019 - 17:12
The beewolf wasp paralyses its prey then lays eggs on their bodies. The eggs emit a gas that keeps the food fresh for when the offspring hatch

A ghostly trick produces X-ray images with a lower dose of radiation

New Scientist - Gi, 10/01/2019 - 16:58
Producing X-rays using a technique called ghost imaging, in which only some of the radiation passes through the subject, could reduce the dose required for cancer screening

AI created images of food just by reading the recipes

New Scientist - Gi, 10/01/2019 - 15:59
AI can read a recipe and guess what the food will look like. Some of the results look like food you might cook at home, others look like inedible mush

Bumblebees lose sleep looking after the young by napping half as much

New Scientist - Gi, 10/01/2019 - 15:56
Worker bees tend to their queen’s eggs, feeding and grooming her offspring until they grow into adults – and they lose a significant amount of sleep doing the job

Hubble Telescope camera breaks – and US shutdown might delay repair

New Scientist - Me, 09/01/2019 - 20:36
The wide-field camera on the Hubble Space Telescope has developed a fault – just as key NASA staff are unable to work because of the US government shutdown

Medieval dental plaque suggests women played important role as scribes

New Scientist - Me, 09/01/2019 - 20:00
A rare blue pigment found in a medieval woman's teeth adds to the idea that many scribes at the time were women

Did older Facebook users sharing fake news really help elect Trump?

New Scientist - Me, 09/01/2019 - 20:00
Nearly 1 in 10 Facebook users shared fake news during the 2016 US election. Most were Republicans over 65, but we still don't know whether this influenced the result

Millions of years ago a massive whale-eating whale roamed the seas

New Scientist - Me, 09/01/2019 - 20:00
Huge sharp-toothed whales lived in the oceans million of years ago. An analysis of stomach contents suggests the species was top of the food chain

Astronomers have seen dying stars slowly crystallise and turn solid

New Scientist - Me, 09/01/2019 - 19:00
Data from the Gaia satellite has revealed that the oldest stars in the Milky Way are crystallising as they cool down, a process that will take billions of years

We must give more thought to how algorithms affect us

New Scientist - Me, 09/01/2019 - 19:00
It is impossible to stop the march of algorithms into our daily lives, so it is essential we all understand what they can do
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