A Greek doctor has photographed an extremely rare moment during a birth, showing a baby still encased inside the amniotic sac after it has been removed from the mother’s body.
Because the sac had not been punctured, Dr Tsigris said the baby did not even realise it had been born and behaved as if it was still inside the mother’s womb.
The doctor said there was no risk to the baby as it was still feeding off the placenta and would begin to breathe as soon as the sac was broken.
this is really cool
just five more minutes, mom
procrastination taken to the next level
Procrastinating from the womb
This image shows gas embolism and air bubbles inside the meningeal vessels in a drowned diver due to sudden decompression.
IF YOU HAVE A BLOG THAT IS DEDICATED TO EMS, KINDA ABOUT EMS, OR RANDOM EMS. LETS FOLLOW EACH OTHER!
I love the medical alert bracelets from WhimsyKnots! They have so many different styles and colors that (while adorable) still manage to be visible and easily read! For those of us with allergies, disabilities or chronic conditions, these are a great way to stay safe (and cute) when we’re out on our own.
I love this but I would need one the size of my hand to get everything on it I think
in case anyone’s looking for one
Fuck YES this is awesome
These are very cool.
Oh how cool! I need one of these!
Essential medical bracelet
In a follow up to last week’s post, I wanted to talk about tetrachromats. Tetrachromacy is when someone has four opsins, instead of the regular three. Tetrachromacy can only occur in women, and is caused by having a fourth type of opsin that registers between the normal red and green. Tetrachromats are more likely to have colorblind sons (one of their X-chromosomes is missing the regular third opsin and instead has this fourth, so if their son gets that, he is missing the regular opsin and only able to see differences within the other two normal opsins), but not all women with colorblind sons are tetrachromats (they might simply have two of one of the regular opsins and another of another of the regular opsins on the X-chromosome or might have only 2 or less of the regular opsins coded on the X-chromosome). It is estimated that 3-4% of women are tetrachromats, which is markedly lower than the rate of colorblindness.
It isn’t that these women can see colors that other people cannot see; rather, they can see extra shades within the same color range we experience. This means that they can discriminate between very slight shade differences that other people could not. They may see up to hundreds of thousands of shades of colors that we could have no way of even imagining. Hopefully, this makes sense to you with what we talked about with opsins yesterday. It’s hard to imagine how much different the world might look with more shades than what we can see, but I bet it is incredible.
Are you a tetrachromat? Check out the picture above. Do you see lots of dots with the same colors? Or do you see letters or numbers in them? If you see something in the circles (in a different color), then you might be a tetrachromat!