Venice by night!
Venice by night!
I’m escaping the country next week. Off to Venice. So I will leave you with this fluff ball as I’ll be offline!
Stay warm and stay safe! X
And how true is this?
Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. This ligament appears to play an important role in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.
The human body continues to yield new discoveries. The ligament, which was first postulated by a French surgeon in 1879, could explain why some patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament repairs continue to experience symptoms of their knee “giving way.”
While this is too simple for real world acid base stuff, it works great for exams where numbers are usually exaggerated.
Remember these normals:
Step 1: Determine how your values compare to the normals
Step 2: Is it acidosis (pH<7.4), or alkalosis (pH>7.4)?
Morning all : )
Night shifts eh? Gotta love them!
In 2011, the U.S. recorded 1,925 malaria cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday. This is the highest number of cases reported since 1971 and represents a 48 percent increase from 2008.
All but five of the malaria cases were imported from other countries. Most of them came from Africa, specifically West Africa. One person caught the disease in the laboratory.
Both travel and inadequate prevention measures might have contributed to the rise in malaria, the scientists write in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. “These increases appear to be similar to those being reported in other parts of the world … Despite progress in reducing the number of malaria cases in regions where malaria is endemic, international travel appears to be growing steadily, and use of appropriate prevention measures by travelers is still inadequate.”
Interestingly, airline crews make up only a very small number of malaria cases in the states. But they might increase, as well, given a bump in the number of direct flights from the U.S. to West Africa, the scientists said.
Top: Number of malaria cases diagnosed in each state during 2011 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Bottom: The malaria parasite Plasmodium gallinaceum (purple) are caught in the scanning electron microscope invading a mosquito’s gut (yellow). (NIAID/Flickr.com)