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Monday, September 10, 2007

Today's Health|Science: under the sea, skulls and bones, computers in the exam room

Over the next five years, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will join researchers from around the world to design and build a global network of underwater laboratories, including one in the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Massachusetts, that capitalizes on advances in satellite, Internet, and sound wave technology.

harper100.bmpAlbert Harper (left), forensic anthropologist for the state of Connecticut, has been getting attention recently for his work on some very old cases - what he calls archeoforensics -- including one involving the remains of an Inca warrior, with small holes at the front and back of his skull, that was found by archeologists near the site of a 1536 battle with Spanish conquistadors in Peru.

stethoscope%20on%20keyboard85.bmpAlthough the computerized medical record system has proven to be a huge help, I have confronted an unexpected challenge: Despite repositioning the computer in every imaginable way, I often find myself making more eye contact with the screen than I do with my patients, Dr. Michael Hochman, a resident at Cambridge Health Alliance writes.

tai%20chi85.bmpAlso in Health|Science, food additives and hyperactivity, can a falling penny punch through a person and are there any health benefits from tai chi (left) exercises?

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