Woman’s IUD ‘eroded’ through her uterus and punctured her bladder

A 47-year-old woman who complained to her doctor of blood in her urine turned out to have an unusual diagnosis: Her copper intrauterine device (IUD), which she’d received a decade earlier, had perforated her bladder and a bladder stone had formed on it, according to a new report.  Doctors believe the IUD had gradually “eroded” […]

Woman’s garden ‘stepping stone’ turns out to be an ancient Roman artifact

A seemingly dull marble slab, used for 10 years as a stepping stone in an English garden, is actually a rare ancient Roman engraving, a new analysis finds.  The discovery surprised its owner, who learned that the 25-inch-long (63 centimeters) slab — a stone she had previously used as a stair while mounting her horse […]

Deep learning predicts woman’s risk for breast cancer

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient’s risk for developing breast cancer with greater accuracy than traditional risk assessment tools. Results of the study are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society […]

Woman’s stomach pain turns out to be rare case of ‘wandering spleen’

A woman who went to the emergency department with abdominal pain soon learned the source of her discomfort: Her spleen had shifted about a foot out of place, according to a new report of the case. This rare condition, known as “wandering spleen,” occurs when ligaments that normally hold the spleen in place become loose […]