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Doctors remove live gecko that climbed into man’s ear canal

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Date: August 18th, 2017

earA man who woke up with severe pain in his ear went to a hospital, where doctors removed a live gecko that crawled inside.

A video recorded Tuesday at a hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, shows doctors showing off the still-living gecko after it was removed from a patient’s ear.

Doctors said the man came into the hospital complaining of a severe pain in his ear that began when he woke up.  More

 

 

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Texas Woman Dies After Eating Contaminated Oysters

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Date: August 15th, 2017

oystersSOUTH TEXAS (CBSDFW) – A woman from southeast Texas died after eating contaminated oysters.

According to health officials, 56-year-old Jane White Cunningham of Jasper County experienced a severe infection after eating contaminated oysters.

The oysters were contained the bacteria Vibrio, which is found in coastal waters, especially warmer waters where oysters live.  More

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Doctor finds 27 CONTACT LENSES in eye of woman

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Date: July 16th, 2017

contactsMedics were astonished to discover that 27 contact lenses had buried themselves behind the eye of a woman who was due to have cataract surgery.

The pensioner, 67, was completely unaware that the lenses were missing and told surgeons she thought the discomfort was simply down to her old age.

Medics initially found 17 contact lenses – but then discovered a further 10 on a second inspection.  More

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Dozens of maggots removed from boy’s ear canal

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Date: July 16th, 2017

earA doctor in Kazakhstan removed dozens of live maggots from a young boy’s ear after he was brought in with a severe earache.

The video shows the doctor using tweezers to remove dozens of squirming maggots from the young boy’s ear canal.

The maggots are believed to be the larvae of a bluebottle or blow fly.  More

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Salmonella Strain Could Hold Key To Beating Cancer

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Date: July 9th, 2017

salNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Bacteria typically blamed for serious food poisoning is now being used to fight cancer.

Scientists have found a way to manipulate the powerful germ, and they say it’s showing promise.

As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, salmonella is destroying disease.  More

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Woman says doctors left a camera in her body during a transplant

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Date: July 6th, 2017

camA woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital after she claims doctors left a camera in her body during a transplant.

LaCrystal Lockett of Stone Mountain in Georgia, believes surgeons were negligent when they performed a kidney and pancreatic transplant back in 2014.

She claims they left the camera in her torso and that it wasn’t discovered until she went for a scan the following year.  More

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Doctors find live spider in woman’s ear after outside nap

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Date: June 11th, 2017

earA woman who suffered a headache after an outside nap in India went to a hospital where doctors filmed a live spider crawling out of her ear.

The woman, identified as Lekshmi L, 49, was brought by her husband to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, India, when she suffered a severe headache after napping on the veranda outside her home.

The woman told doctors the sensation started as a slight discomfort and a tingling sensation, but the pain became excruciating after her daughter used a flashlight to look into her ear.  More   Video

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Man with stage 4 cancer tries to kill 3 doctors who failed to cure his disease

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Date: June 8th, 2017

chenA man who was angry that doctors could not cure his disease, plotted to kill them, according to police in California.

Police agencies from across the state teamed up last week, to intercept and arrest the sick man traveling to the Bay Area with the intent to murder three of his doctors.

On the morning of Wednesday, the 24-hour police dispatch center received a call from the Visalia Police Department, reporting that a man from their jurisdiction may be driving to the Bay Area to murder three of his doctors.  More

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The ‘ghost man’ forced to hideaway after locals thought he was an evil spirit

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Date: May 24th, 2017

ghostA Filipino man with a rare skin condition which makes his skin looked burned has been relentlessly bullied by locals who brand him a ‘cursed’ Ghost Man.

Antonio Reloj, 26, was born with a severe form of ichthyosis, which causes his skin to harden, crack and appear burned.

His mother abandoned him when he was 12, leaving his grandmother to raise him in remote Aklan province, Philippines.

Antonio’s condition worsened as his skin became thicker and harder and his eyesight started to deteriorate as it spread across his face.  More

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Researcher Says He’s Found Molecule To Fight Aging

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Date: May 24th, 2017

agingPHILADELPHIA – There’s new research on slowing down, and maybe even stopping, the aging process.

Researchers say it could mean new treatments for age-related diseases like heart disease and cancer.

When people hear anti-aging, many think of things that fight wrinkles, but this research is fighting aging from the inside.  More

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Man’s Incurable, Deadly Disease Could Be Treated — If He Had $400,000 A Year

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Date: May 22nd, 2017

expensiveLOS ANGELES- Medical breakthroughs — seemingly every day — are giving unimaginable hope to people suffering with once incurable diseases.

But the treatments are cost prohibitive — and that would be a major understatement.

The question facing the medical community — what are these drugs worth and who ought to pay for them?

Moreover, what to do when a patient’s only hope is one of the most expensive drugs ever made.  More

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Stay away from ghost peppers

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Date: May 20th, 2017

ghostA puree made from these peppers — which are infamous for their off-the-charts level of spiciness — led to a rare, life-threatening condition in an otherwise healthy, 47-year-old man in California, according to a recent report of the man’s case.

Ghost peppers are among the hottest chili peppers in the world, the report said.

They have a measured “heat” of more than 1 million Scoville heat units, according to the report.

(For comparison, a poblano pepper measures at 2,000 Scoville units, and jalapeños come in at 5,000.  More

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Doctor Discovers A Particular Roller Coaster Helps People Pass Kidney Stones

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Date: May 18th, 2017

rollerBALTIMORE – A Michigan State University professor emeritus discovered recently that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate.

That coaster is Walt Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain.

“Basically, I had patients telling me that after riding a particular roller coaster at Walt Disney World, they were able to pass their kidney stone,”

Michigan State University professor emeritus David Wartinger says. “I even had one patient say he passed three different stones after riding multiple times.”   More

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Hospital Provides Masks for Women Too Shy to Get a Potentially Life-Saving Pap Smear Test

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Date: May 11th, 2017

masksThe gynecology ward at the Nong Krot Hospital, in Thailand’s Kamphaeng Phet province, looked more like a masked ball hall a couple of days ago, as both patients and staff wore masks to conceal their faces.

The initiative was meant to make women more comfortable about getting a pap smear test.

Named after its inventor, Greek doctor Giorgios Papanikolaou, the pap smear is a medical test that can detect abnormal cells that have the potential to cause cervical cancer.

It involves collecting cells with a small brush from the cervix, a procedure that many Thai women apparently find so embarrassing that they would rather risk their lives to avoid.   More

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Pair of ballpoint pens extracted from man’s body after 36 years

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Date: May 11th, 2017

pensDoctors in China said they surgically removed two ballpoint pens from a man who swallowed them more than three decades ago.

Surgeons at the hospital in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, said the man, surnamed Wang, told them he swallowed the pens as part of a lost bet when he was just 14 years old — 36 years ago.

Wang told the doctors he forgot about swallowing the writing implements until February, when they showed up on an X-ray during a body examination.  More

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