PUBLISHED: 11:20 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:20 20 July 2018 Simon Parkin Blue-green algae warning sign at Diss Mere. Picture: Simon Parkin Archant A hi-tech ultrasound device is set to be the latest weapon in efforts to find a solution to problems with blue-green algae which thrives in Diss Mere during the summer months. Blue-green algae at Diss Mere. Picture: Simon ParkinThe current warm spell has seen a flourishing of the toxic algae, which poses a health risk to humans and animals, around the edges of the lake.Now Diss Town Council is to install an ultrasonic device on the boardwalk next week in the latest bid to deal with the problem.Town clerk Sarah Richards said the technology had been recommended as the best and most cost-effective method to tackle algae by consultants AGA Group after they produced a water quality management plan for the Mere in 2017.She said: “Its ultrasonic technology has the ability to eliminate a significant proportion of … [Read more...] about Ultrasound latest weapon to fight blue-green algae on Diss Mere
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It is hard to believe that it has been just over since five months since our second son, Lukas, was born on Feb. 3. His mother, Hollyanne, is doing well, which is something to be thankful for, given the excessive maternal mortality rates in the U.S. Lukas is also healthy and growing, albeit sleeping little at night. What is unbelievable is the fact that I am still receiving bills for his birth. Of course, I “knew” what was going to happen when we found out that my wife was pregnant. I study health policy for a living, and I have written extensively about the American health care system. Yet for all the reading and writing, experiencing health care in America personally is a rather shocking experience. Keep in mind, our birthing experience was without any complications and we have health insurance.MORE HEALTH: S.J. women knitting 'knockers' for breast cancer survivorsI cannot imagine how overwhelming the experience must be for someone with fewer resources and less of … [Read more...] about Having a baby is costly and confusing, even for a health policy expert
BLACKSBURG -- When Tamara and Guru Ghosh were blessed with a baby boy in 1999, the young couple considered many names for their newborn son.Ultimately, they reached deep into the Old Testament to select a name that would convey the desirable qualities the youngster would display as he grew into a man.Wise.Powerful.Solomon.Well, they got that right.Blacksburg High School senior Solomon Ghosh is the No. 1-ranked discus thrower in Virginia.Ghosh's combination of strength and technique enabled him to propel the 3-pound, 9-ounce, Frisbee-shaped metal implement 180 feet, 6 1/2 inches during an April 14 track and field meet at Amherst County High School.Relatively small in stature for a discus thrower at 5 feet, 11 inches and 185 pounds, Ghosh has summoned other attributes to stand above all competitors from the state's nearly 400 public and private schools."He's a self-driven kind of personality," Blacksburg assistant track coach Becky Young said. "This is a sport that lends itself to that. … [Read more...] about Blacksburg High discus thrower lives up to his name
About four years ago, a group of biomedical engineers walked out of the Guilford laboratory where they had tried and failed for four years to do something new: fit all the technology of diagnostic ultrasound on a chip.Frustrated and defeated, they thought they would stage a coup — at least that’s how it looked to their boss, Jonathan Rothberg, whom they approached in the little, waterfront cafe next to his $100 million company, Butterfly Network.But it wasn’t hard for Rothberg to say, “No,” when they told him it couldn’t be done, that all the technology of a device that looks inside the human body can’t be contained in a microchip.It wasn’t hard for Rothberg because he wasn’t thinking about failure or losing money or disappointing investors. He was thinking about his goal: rebuilding ultrasound technology from the ground up, and making it smart, simple and cheap enough to place in the hands of 40 million people.Rothberg, a scientist … [Read more...] about Starting With Ultrasound, An Innovation Empire Is Growing In Guilford
A testicular ultrasound is a low-risk procedure that is used to diagnose a range of medical issues, such as testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and epididymitis. This article will look at the uses of testicular ultrasound, what to expect during the procedure, and how to prepare for a scan. An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. The images can help a doctor to diagnose an illness or injury. A testicular ultrasound, also called ultrasound imaging of the scrotum, looks specifically at the testicles. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. Their primary purpose is to create sperm and hormones. Testicles are contained within a sac called the scrotum. The ultrasound procedure is safe, very low-risk, and non-invasive. The examination takes place entirely outside the body. A testicular ultrasound is used to investigate a range of problems with the scrotum, testicles, or epididymis. A doctor may recommend a … [Read more...] about What happens during a testicular ultrasound?