Monthly Archives: March 2010

Medical Scans – CT and MRI

March 16, 2010
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A couple of articles have surfaced recently which raise more questions on the usefulness of medical scans. Now, don’t get me wrong, they are useful. What we’re talking about here is whether they are used too often (knowing the radiation risk), and whether the findings on scans are as important as they’re made out to…

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School Backpacks

March 2, 2010
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We’ve all wondered what, if any effect they have on kids backs. Now a new study has shown the level of compression kids experience when carrying a heavy backpack. Let’s start by pointing out that this study was only done on 8 children, so we should be careful about generalising these results to everyone. But…

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