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Humans Are Growing Weird, Bone Spikes on Their Skulls. Smartphones May Be the Culprit
The strange story of the external occipital protuberance --

'A cause-and-effect relationship hasn't been identified, but it's possible that the spike comes from constantly bending one's neck at uncomfortable angles to look at smart devices. The human head is heavy, weighing about 10 lbs. (4.5 kilograms), and tilting it forward to look at funny cat photos (or however you spend your smartphone time) can strain the neck — hence the crick people sometimes get, known as "text neck." Text neck can increase pressure on the juncture where the neck muscles attach to the skull, and the body likely responds by laying down new bone, which leads to that spiky bump, Shahar told the BBC. This spike distributes the weight of the head over a larger area, he said.'
text-neck  bones  skull-spike  smartphones  future  medicine  via:jm 
yesterday by ignatz
Peter Thiel Funds ‘Unethical,’ Offshore Herpes Vaccine Trial
pesky regulations swept aside by plucky billionaire in order to test vaccines on hapless foreigners
politics  usa  medicine  bioethics  drugs 
august 2017 by ignatz
PANDAS: A Rare Disease? Or Not a Disease at All?
Undark reports on the mysterious affliction called PANDAS or PANS, in which children's behavior changes after an illness. It's scary, but is it real?
medicine 
march 2017 by ignatz
How a biotech billionaire used a donation to boost his business
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong was hailed for donating $12 million to University of Utah. But the contract ensured that $10 million came back to his company.
medicine  ha  failure  villainy 
march 2017 by ignatz
FBI Agents Hospitalized After Installation of Cedar Sculpture | artnet News
Over a dozen FBI agents have fallen seriously ill after the installation of a massive cedar sculpture in their Miami field offices.
art  allergies  medicine  wtf  fbi 
december 2016 by ignatz
Tick bites that trigger severe meat allergy on rise around the world | Society | The Guardian
‘Tick-induced mammalian meat allergy’ reported in Europe, Asia, Central America and Africa but most prevalent in parts of Australia and the US
insects  disease  allergy  wtf  science  biology  medicine 
october 2016 by ignatz
They'll Have to Rewrite the Textbooks | UVA Today
Overturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
neuroscience  brain  immunology  medicine  health 
april 2016 by ignatz
'Bach Flower Remedies in Relation to Anthroposophic Medicine' by Friedwart Husemann, M.D.
He differentiated between seven groups of bacteria, calling them 1) Proteus, 2) Dysentery, 3) Morgan, 4) Fecalis, 5) Coli mutabile, 6) Gaertner, and 7) No. 7.
medicine  history  anthroposophic  wtf  no  ha 
february 2015 by ignatz
Medical Reviews of House
Medical analyses of 'House' episodes
tv  medicine  obsess 
april 2014 by ignatz
UNDIAGNOSED CEREBRAL DISEASE - KAZAKHSTAN: (AKMOLINSK)
Lethargy, sleepiness, disorientation, partial loss of memory, and even hallucinations were observed in residents of the village. People could fall down in the middle of the day and sleep for 2 days. The number of cases has exceeded 30.
disease  medicine  doom  kazakhstan 
march 2014 by ignatz
Usog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Usog" or balis is a topic in psycho-medicine in Filipino Psychology (but considered just as a Filipino superstition in Western Psychology) where an affliction or psychological disorder is attributed to a greeting by a stranger, or an evil eye hex.
psychology  medicine  psychiatry  culture  yow  philippines  wikipedia 
july 2012 by ignatz
Parkinson’s Researcher Fabricated Data | The Scientist
Neuroscientist Mona Thiruchelvam agrees to retract two studies linking neurodegeneration to pesticides.
medicine  research  parkinsons  fraud 
july 2012 by ignatz
Dollars for Doctors - ProPublica
investigative series on payoffs to physicians by medical companies
medicine  commerce  doom  villainy  propublica  journalism 
january 2012 by ignatz
Starvation Heights
starving to death considered nonmedical
medicine  failure  quacks  doom 
july 2011 by ignatz
Nurse Sues Doc After Bizarre 'Job Interview'
A nurse claims the chairman of a hospital's surgery department injected her with "truth serum" during a job interview, then "pulled his pants down ... and injected himself in the groin area"
medicine  sex  failure  crime 
january 2011 by ignatz
Paro Therapeutic Robot
Animatronic stuffed harp seal bot intended to make demented old people feel nice.
robots  medicine  uncannyvalley  harryharlow  plushies  doom 
june 2010 by ignatz
Docs are healing wounds with manufactured skin - CNN.com
"In some cases, we can get four football fields of skin out of one baby foreskin," said Dr. James McGuire.
parts  vatgrownmeat  medicine  research  skin  yikes 
november 2009 by ignatz
The cost of body parts around the world | Life and style | The Guardian
So what else are people around the world harvesting from their body for cash – and how much can they expect to earn?
commerce  medicine  bioethics  parts 
july 2009 by ignatz
Max Barry: Memory blockers for pediatric medicine
We decided to have you forget the pain rather than removing it. You win!
via:positivejeff  medicine  failure  anesthesia  whoops  yeesh 
june 2009 by ignatz
The Kadir-Buxton Method
The Kadir-Buxton Method is done by making a fist of both hands, and striking both ears of the patient at exactly the same time and pressure with the soft part of the inner hand which is where the thumb joins the hand.
psychoceramics  medicine  failure  psychiatry  crikey  ha 
may 2009 by ignatz
Common Surgeries and Charges Comparison
Compare costs for common surgeries in the State of California, a web tool.
medicine  commerce  healthcare  california  tools  money  surgery 
may 2009 by ignatz
Vioxx maker Merck and Co drew up doctor hit list | The Australian
AN international drug company made a hit list of doctors who had to be "neutralised" or discredited because they criticised the anti-arthritis drug the pharmaceutical giant produced.
villainy  commerce  pharmaceuticals  drugs  medicine  business  crime 
april 2009 by ignatz
What Happens To Fake Studies?
What, you think they go back and fix them? The problem of bad science staying in the record.
fraud  medicine  science  research 
march 2009 by ignatz
Costly Online Organ-Transplant Scam Results in Death, Arrest
"After seeing Feldman's online site, liver4you.org, the pair wired $70,000 to a New York bank account for Feldman last year."
villainy  crime  fraud  news  medicine  death  florida  parts 
march 2009 by ignatz
Academic Claims to Find Sensitive Medical Info Exposed on Peer-to-Peer Networks | Threat Level from Wired.com
Among about 160 files that Johnson claims contained sensitive data (.pdf) were two spreadsheets containing information on 20,000 patients, which identified four patients being treated for HIV-AIDS, 326 patients being treated for cancer, 201 being treated for mental illnesses and thousands afflicted with various other diseases.
failure  privacy  medicine  security  p2p  medicalrecords 
march 2009 by ignatz
BBC NEWS | Health | Gene could allow lab-grown teeth
Scientists believe they have found a way to grow teeth in the laboratory, a discovery that could put an end to fillings and dentures.
medicine  genetics  parts  vatgrownmeat  manimals 
february 2009 by ignatz
A special court rejects autism-vaccine theories. - By Arthur Allen - Slate Magazine
I have no doubt, he wrote, "that the Cedillo parents and relatives are sincere in their belief that the MMR vaccine played a role in causing Michelle's devastating disorders. Unfortunately, the Cedillos have been misled by physicians who are guilty, in my view, of gross medical misjudgment."
medicine  law  vaccination  mmr 
february 2009 by ignatz
MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield fixed data on autism - Times Online
THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found.
failure  fraud  medicine  science  pseudoscience  autism 
february 2009 by ignatz
Europe's 'Medicinal Cannibalism': The Healing Power of Death - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
"In 1492, when Pope Innocent VIII was on his deathbed, his doctors bled three boys and had the pope drink their blood. The boys died, and so did the pope."
via:splodinvark  death  medicine  failure  cannibalism  yikes 
february 2009 by ignatz
Dead athletes' brains show damage from concussions - CNN.com
What my NFB practitioner was saying all along: long-term sequelae of "minor" head injuries are scary.
neurology  neurofeedback  headinjury  neuroscience  medicine  injury 
january 2009 by ignatz
Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption - The New York Review of Books
Collusion between pharm companies and influential doctors is way worse than I thought even.
commerce  villainy  medicine  science  psychiatry  pharmaceuticals  pharm 
january 2009 by ignatz
Scientist at Work - Rodolfo Llinás - In a Host of Ailments, Seeing a Brain Out of Rhythm - Biography - NYTimes.com
Brain rhythms may be at the root of some neurological disorders and may be treatable with deep brain electrical stimulation.
medicine  psychology  psychiatry  neurology  brain  via:ethan_t_hein 
december 2008 by ignatz
Dominic Wilcox: One a Day Calendar
A calendar made with cod liver oil tablets. Pop out a tablet every day for a healthy life.
calendar  art  medicine 
november 2008 by ignatz
Anaheim man guilty of cadaver thefts
UCLA's willed body parts guy sold the body parts. "He was originally brought in to clean up the program after the school was accused of mixing medical waste and animal remains with the ashes of human donors."
crime  parts  ucla  orangecounty  burkeandhare  villainy  commerce  corpses  scandal  medicine  ocregister 
october 2008 by ignatz
News: Disabled vets falls and no one will help him up
Man can't make it home from the doctor and ends up lying on the street half conscious for four hours. Cops, 911 dispatch, CHP, bystanders do nothing. Go O.C.!
orangecounty  failure  villainy  war  medicine  veterans  grimmeathookfuture  gaaaah 
september 2008 by ignatz
INSIDE TERRORISM | X-RAYPROJECT
x-rays of people injured by terrorist attacks, mostly improvised bombs
terrorism  photography  art  medicine  radiography  x-rays  war 
april 2008 by ignatz
Morbid Anatomy
history, anatomy, art, science, DEAD THINGS
anatomy  history  science  medicine  bizarre  yow  art 
march 2008 by ignatz
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