Soon to be posted on Hospital Bulletin Boards?

New Limerick Research Competition…

An English surgeon named Treves
looked at cadavers from graves
He cut up the guts
claimed this was what’s up

Offal! said J. Calvin Coffey,
You’ve wrongheadedly researched the mesentery
Irish to bag it together,
and no longer be spilling the guts!

More here:

‘We are now saying we have an organ in the body which hasn’t been acknowledged as such to date,’ said J. Calvin Coffey, a study author and surgeon at the University of Limerick, Ireland. The mesentery is a fatty membrane and without it the intestines would slop around in the belly. (ALAN PLACE/UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK)  

Before you travel join IAMAT a low-cost non-profit medical help organisation. Carry your membership ID card with you. If you need Medical help show your ID and use IAMAT recommended hospitals and doctors. Read the health tips in the IAMAT website in advance.

Consult your Physician in advance. They will recommend if advance shots or other precautions are needed.

On the IAMAT website “Select your travel destinations, and get an instant, personalized guide to our medical services and comprehensive travel health information for the countries you are visiting. Print a copy or save securely for future online access. The Travel Health Planner is also accessible on your mobile!”

Personal Plumbing Management Tips for Diarrhea:

1. Bactrim (proper names Co-trimoxazole or Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole)
Kills a lot of common GI bugs.
Ask you Physician. You may want to get a prescription before you travel.

2. Loperamide (aka brand name Imodium) Think temporary chemical cork…

3. Gastrolite Fizzy Tablets or powder you add in a glass of water to replace lost electrolytes. Many sports drinks have electrolyte replacements.

For more travel tips read Gulliver the Economist‘s Travel blog here.

Need help when you travel? Simple walk into a hotel, smile and ask the Concierge anything you want. They have heard all the questions tourists have asked before, and will have all answers to help you! Have a good trip!

Babies undergoing phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia, have eye masks to prevent risk of UV exposure and to eliminate risk of retinopathy of prematurity. Lights in neonatal wards are not allowed on 24 hours a day. Direct & bare lamp use is not allowed.

Phototherapy lamps used have a special phosphor coatings only for bililights. As an added precaution the bililights I designed use a museum quality acrylic UV filter.

Newer medical research indicates a slight shift in action spectrum may speed photo therapy. LEDs can be used for this phototherapy. Much research has found them to be as effective as the special fluorescent bililamps, however as LEDs have a more pronounced spectral peak, it may be possible that superior combination of LEDs and phosphors may replicate a faster reacting action spectrum.

LEDs can offer similar, if not the same phototherapy as the best fluorescent bililamps, but as all lights dim in brightness as they age, control algorithms for LEDs can ensure maintained light levels are delivered for a 15 year bililight source service lives. This is not yet being done for phototherapy but I trust testing may soon start.

LEDs Target Breast Cancer Tumours:

US Scientists have developed the first hand-held optical scanner for early detection of breast cancer. The device, is intended to complement traditional breast screening methods.

It is thought that 1 in 10 women will develop breast cancer.

A portable device both patients and doctors could use would provide women at high risk a way of regularly examining themselves.
See full article at

Light at Night Increases Breast Cancer Risk:

The below URL is a direct download link to a video of a current seminar reviewing current research on Light & Breast Cancer Research, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutes’s Lighting Research Center in New York.