The Huffington Post
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What is a disc herniation? The intervertebral disc is an elastic soft cushion that is between the vertebrae of the spine (Figure 9). It connects the vertebrae together, gives stability to the spine, and allows the spine to move. The intervertebral disc has two parts; the annulus fibrosus (tough fibrous outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (soft gel-like inner layer) (Figure 10). If the soft gel-like inner material leaks out or herniates through a tear in the fibrous outer layer, it becomes a disc herniation. A tear of the disc may allow the gel-like material in the center of the disc to protrude and leak out, causing a herniation of the disc, which presses into the nerve root as it exits the spine. This irritates the close by nerve root, causing sciatica. Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of lumbar disc herniation. Treatment Treatment will initially include anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxation and physical therapy.
Herald Courier
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead is recovering from three fractured cervical vertebrae after he was struck by a car while trying to assist another driver who had been in an accident.
BBC News 24
10 days
It is really good for the small muscles to keep your vertebrae straight. People who are sitting a lot, they should do it a lot. How much time would you have to spend on this to give it the same effect as doing some situps or weights? Well, between ten and 15 minutes should do the job.
Lincolnshire Echo
a month
Six basket swings have been removed from six parks in Lincoln after an 18-year-old girl was paralysed in a fall from a swing. Georgia Rawlings, 18, is paralysed from the chest down after the horrific incident at the Victoria Street Play Area, off Newark Road. She is in hospital in Sheffield awaiting surgery to stabilise her spine to prevent any further damage after she broke four vertebrae. But she and her family are not giving up hope of recovery. READ MORE: Wife's love and pride for...
Lincolnshire Echo
a month
A mother has described the heart-breaking moment she saw her teenage daughter face-down on the floor of a Lincoln park unable to move after she fell from a swing and snapped her neck. Georgia Rawlings, 18, is paralysed from the chest down after the horrific incident at the Victoria Street Play Area, off Newark Road.She is in hospital in Sheffield awaiting surgery to stabilise her spine to prevent any further damage after she broke four vertebrae. But she and her family are not giving up hope...
CNET Video
a month
A find in Myanmar turns out to contain at least eight vertebrae and well-preserved feathers of a dinosaur.
The Event Chronicle
a month
Lead researcher Lida Xing, from the China University of Geoscience in Beijing, immediately recognised that there were feathers inside, and teamed up with McKellar to learn more about the unique specimen. Current Biology Using detailed microscopy and a CT scanner to observe the structure of the feathers and the bones they were attached to, the team predicts that the tail belonged to a young coelurosaur , a family of bird-like carnivorous dinosaurs that lived around 99 million years ago during the Cretaceous era. As far as researchers are aware, these are the first non-avian dinosaur feathers found preserved in amber. The new material preserves a tail consisting of eight vertebrae from a juvenile; these are surrounded by feathers that are preserved in 3D and with microscopic detail, said McKellar in a press release. We can be sure of the source because the vertebrae are not fused into a rod or pygostyle as in modern birds and their closest relatives.
Voice Of America
a month
Researchers have discovered a perfectly preserved dinosaur tail in a piece of amber in Myanmar. The find could help researchers better figure out how the giant creatures actually looked before they became extinct some 160 million years ago. This particular dinosaur was feathered and about the size of a small bird. The tail, which is about 99 million years old, appears to be brown on the top and white underneath. The amber piece already was slated to become jewelry, as it also contains well preserved plant material. However, on closer inspection, the tail was apparent. "We can be sure of the source because the vertebrae are not fused into a rod or pygostyle as in modern birds and their closest relatives," said co-author Ryan McKellar, of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada in an interview with the BBC. "Instead, the tail is long and flexible, with keels of feathers running down each side.
NPR News
a month
The tail's dense feathers spread off to the sides, making it look flat. Vertebrae the size of grains of rice allowed the animal to swing it around (the curving tail was a major tip-off for Xing that this was no bird; the vertebrae of modern birds are fused into a rod). "So it's a tiny, whip-like tail," says McKellar. It's rare to find fossil feathers attached to the spine they came from, which is what allows paleontologists to pin them firmly on the evolutionary tree. "It's a spectacular little glimpse," McKellar says. "It gives us, basically, a pathway that gets us to modern feathers." And the story of how feathers evolved has been an area of debate for some time now. People have been mining amber in northern Myanmar for at least 2,000 years. The amber there has been found to contain traces of life from millions of years ago. Lida Xing Bird feathers today have a strong central shaft — the part you'd dip in ink if you were using a quill.
Ars Technica
a month
Geoscientist Lida Xing was shopping at an amber market in Myitkyina, Myanmar in 2015 when he saw an unusual piece of amber. Trapped inside was a small object that the amber merchants thought was a sprig of leaves. But Xing thought something much more interesting was going on, so he decided to take a closer look. What he found looks like it will change our understanding of how feathers evolved. What Xing had were eight vertebrae from a young, non-avian dinosaur called a coelurosaur. As an adult it would have been about the size of an ostrich, but this juvenile was still tiny enough to get trapped in tree sap and never escape. All along its tail were perfectly preserved feathers, but at the tip they fluffed out in a pattern that suggested this animal may have had a fan-shaped tail. After Xing convinced the Dexu Institute of Paleontology to buy the amber, he and an international group of colleagues in China, England, and Canada examined it closely, using a number of imaging techniques that allowed them to create 3-D reconstructions of the tail structure.
NPR News
a month
The tail's dense feathers spread off to the sides, making it look flat. Vertebrae the size of grains of rice allowed the animal to swing it around (the curving tail was a major tip-off for Xing that this was no bird; the vertebrae of modern birds are fused into a rod). "So it's a tiny, whip-like tail," says McKellar. It's rare to find fossil feathers attached to the spine they came from, which is what allows paleontologists to pin them firmly on the evolutionary tree. "It's a spectacular little glimpse," McKellar says. "It gives us, basically, a pathway that gets us to modern feathers." And the story of how feathers evolved has been an area of debate for some time now. People have been mining amber in northern Myanmar for at least 2,000 years. The amber there has been found to contain traces of life from millions of years ago. Lida Xing Bird feathers today have a strong central shaft — the part you'd dip in ink if you were using a quill.
Sky News
a month
I think they all need their heads examining. If you can get to Africa, people can come to London zoo and other places around the country to see giraffe. What is your fun fact about giraffe? For me, is that -- it is that they have as many vertebrae in the neck as humans. Won that is a good one. I think it is 42 centimetres long, the tongue.
Digital Trends
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Collective Evolution
a month
. . . [I]n other words, sitting was chipping away at some of the benefits of exercise. The results are pretty scary. But what can you do if your job requires you to be focused at a desk all day? There are many options, including the kind of chair you use. The Type Of Chair You Use Means Everything Sitting in office chairs for extended periods of time can result in low back pain or worsen an existing back issue. This is because you are forced into a static posture that puts stress in the back, shoulders, arms, and legs. It can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs, particularly since most people tend to slouch over or down in their chair. So how can you sit in a way that's good for your back? When sitting, you want the chair you use to promote a neutral body position to allow your vertebrae to remain properly aligned.
TIME - Top Stories
2 months
For Mark Bertolini, the turning point was the accident. It was the winter of 2004 and hed been skiing with his daughter in Killington, Vermont, early one Saturday morning. Theyd be doing what they called 10 by 10s10 top-to-bottom runs by 10 a.m. My daughter called to me, I peeked over my shoulder to look back, caught an edge of a tree, says Bertolini, now the CEO of Aetna , the $60 billion-a-year insurer. The tumble that followed broke several vertebrae, ruptured nerves, cracked his scabula in half, and sent him into a coma for six days. I was a freaking mess, he says. Then the real pain started. Somehow, five weeks later, Bertoliniwho was then running Aetnas specialty businesseswas back at work and in constant physical agony. I kept asking myself, How do I get back to the way I was before? and you get this creeping feeling its not going to happen.
BBC News 24
2 months
This son of an opposition MP was detained and now bears the scars, including a fractured vertebrae. TRANSLATION: there was nonstop violence, slapping and kicking. It was different police units and a tortured us with confidence. The government ignored or interview request but the justice minister The prisons fill up with new arrests as the purge widens.
BBC News 24
2 months
This son of an opposition MP was detained and now bears the scars, including a fractured vertebrae. TRANSLATION: There was non-stop violence, slapping, and kicking. If it was is just a couple of officers you might think it's isolated, but it was different police units and they tortured us with confidence.
BBC News 24
2 months
This son of an opposition MP was detained and now bears the scars, including a fractured vertebrae. TRANSLATION: There was non-stop violence, slapping, and kicking. If it was is just a couple of officers you might think it's isolated, but it was different police units and they tortured us with confidence.
BBC News 24
2 months
This medical report of two other detainees describes injuries to the genitals. With the state of emergency, political opponents are being rounded up. This son of an opposition MP was detained and now bears the scars, including a fractured vertebrae.
BBC News 24
2 months
This son of an opposition MP was detained and now bears the scars, including a fractured vertebrae. TRANSLATION: There was non-stop violence, slapping and kicking. If it was is just a couple of officers you might think it was isolated, but it was different police units and they tortured us with confidence. The government ignored our interview requests but the Justice Minister tweeted "there is no mistreatment or torture in Turkish prisons, those who say otherwise are slanderers if they can't prove their claims.
BBC News 24
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political opponents This son of an opposition MP was detained and now bears the scars, including a fractured vertebrae. TRANSLATION: There was non-stop violence, slapping and kicking. If it was is just a couple of officers you might think it was isolated but it was different police units and they tortured us with confidence. police units and they tortured The government ignored our interview requests but the Justice Minister tweeted.
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