Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Afternoon LinkFest

■ First the bad news. From the Annals of the Much Vaunted National Health System© comes this alarming development:

"Almost half of Britons say they or their families have experienced poor care and neglect at the hands of the [MVNHS©] ... Despite tens of billions of pounds being invested in the NHS, 46 per cent of respondents said they thought standards of care had declined over the past ten years"

Welcome to the future of American health care.

On the other hand, scientists at the Boston Children's Hospital have developed a "micro-particle that can be injected into your bloodstream to oxygenate your blood – without any help being required from your lungs."

This could be quite useful during certain surgical procedures, among other uses.

And, finally, something of a mix of good and bad news. A 14 year old student's science fair project found that the magnets in iPad2 units can "interfere with life-saving heart devices ... The research offers a valuable warning for people with implanted defibrillators."

Good job, Gianna!

Oh, the kicker? She didn't even take first place in the fair.
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