"Hard Doc’s Life" (Hospital Anthem) | A parody of Jay Z’s Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) in honor of the hospital doctors on the front lines representing.
"Usually it was the Western music they wanted to copy," Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Joseph Stalin’s successor as the U.S.S.R.’s General Secretary explained to NPR. "Before the tape recorders they used the X-ray film of bones and recorded music on the bones, bone music."
If you went to see the Kings of Leon concert on March 28 in Seattle, let’s hope you came home with nothing but great memories.
A young woman at that concert in Seattle has come down with measles, which can be spread for days by a person who’s infected but not yet sick. That’s bad news for the thousands of people who shared the concert hall with her, or were at the many other places she went that week.
And that’s why the Washington State Department of Health has published the unidentified woman’s schedule online.
"The reason we’re doing this is that it’s so highly contagious," says Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, who is chief of communicable disease control for Seattle and King County Public Health, which investigated the measles case. “It can stay in the air for hours after the contagious person has left. If we don’t treat these people, the chain of transmission can continue.”
The young woman became contagious on March 26, after visiting a family with measles cases that were linked to an outbreak in British Columbia. Unaware she was infected, she went to work at a bakery, filled her car up at a gas station, went to the concert, went to Pike Place Market and went out for sushi. All the while she was spreading viruses in the air.
So if you were at the Starbucks at 102 Pike Street between 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 29 and you’re not sure if you’re immune to measles, the Washington State Department of Health wants you to see a health care professional immediately. You may be in the market for a quick shot of vaccine or immune globulin.
Photo: This one’s virus-free: Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performed in Los Angeles in December. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)
What Does the Spleen Do? ft. Harvard Medical School
Music decreases children’s perceived sense of pain, say [researchers]. The team conducted a clinical research trial of 42 children between the ages of 3 and 11 who came to the pediatric emergency department … and needed IVs. Some of the children listened to music while getting an IV, while others did not. Researchers measured the children’s distress, perceived pain levels and heart rates, as well as satisfaction levels of parents, and satisfaction levels of health-care providers who administered the IVs.
"We did find a difference in the children’s reported pain – the children in the music group had less pain immediately after the procedure," says [researcher] Lisa Hartling. “The finding is clinically important and it’s a simple intervention that can make a big difference. Playing music for kids during painful medical procedures would be an inexpensive and easy-to-use intervention in clinical settings."
"YOGO" (You Only Gun Once) - The Lonely Island YOLO Med School Parody by Texas A&M College of Medicine Class of 2016
Med School Style [Gangnam Style Med Parody] - NYMC Class of 2016
Thanks to personal genetics company 23andMe, and a project out of their new labs, you’ll be able to find out. The company allows you to take a swab of your saliva and send it in for a full report on your DNA. The project comes from 23andMe’s Mark Ackerley, who happens to be a classically trained composer from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He built an algorithm that goes through your genetic bits and creates a completely personal and unique “melody” out of them.
It takes an artist like Björk to turn the complex process of DNA replication and transcription into something as simple and beautiful as a pop song. For the video of her song “Hollow,” from last year’s app-based album Biophilia, Björk has collaborated with biomedical animator Drew Berry to create a partly-scientific representation of the haunting song.