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Vets remove 915 coins from stomach of turtle named ‘piggy bank’

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Date: March 6th, 2017

turtleVeterinary surgeons in Thailand saved the life of a 25-year-old turtle whose name means “piggy bank” by removing 915 coins from her abdomen.

Nantarika Chansue, a veterinary scientist at Chulalongkorn University and the country’s leading expert on sea turtles, said Omsin the turtle spent years living in a pond in Sri Racha, where residents and visitors would throw coins to the amphibian as part of a good luck ritual.

Chansue said Omsin, whose name means “piggy bank,” was brought to her when the animal’s health began to fail and a CT scan revealed the cause of Omsin’s discomfort — a giant clump of coins in her abdomen.  More

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Woman loses nearly 200 pounds in one day

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Date: March 1st, 2017

cystA Pennsylvania woman who struggled with her weight for 16 years lost nearly 200 pounds in a single day when doctors removed a massive cyst from her body.

Mary Clancey, 71, of Schuylkill County said she tried for years to lose weight, but she just kept gaining until she reached 365 pounds.

“I was at the doctor’s and I said what do you think, what do I do about his pot belly?

He said just watch your diet and take care,” Clancey told WFMZ-TV.  More  Video

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Addicts Turn To Abusing Pets To Score Drugs, Vets Warn

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Date: February 27th, 2017

petsPITTSBURGH -Veterinarians say addicts are turning to harming their pets in order to score drugs.

In recent years, experts say they have had to train themselves to look out for people who may be hurting animals in order to gain access to pain medication.

“We would never think of people using or abusing these drugs,” Dr. Duffy Jones, owner of Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, told CBS News.

“We typically believe what people tell us and we don’t want a pet in pain, but now we’re taking a bit more of a critical look at exactly what the client is like and what the dog is like — does it fit?”  More

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Puppy Recovering After Overdosing On Owner’s Heroin

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Date: February 23rd, 2017

puppy heroinCARROLLTON – A  puppy is recovering after Carrollton police say it overdosed on his owners’ heroin stash.

Carrollton Animal Services has nicknamed the affectionate Chihuahua mix, “Lucky.”

“’Cause he’s such a lucky little dog,” said animal care specialist Joe Skenesky.

Woman becomes blind after wearing cosmetic contact lenses she bought at flea market

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Date: February 20th, 2017

blind A woman is devastated after going blind from cosmetic contact lenses that she bought a flea market, according to court documents in Texas.

Liza Garcia of Lubbock, went to the National Flea Market of Lubbock, where she bought cosmetic contact lenses at the One Stop Contact Lenses.

Garcia did not purchase the lenses to correct her vision.

She used the Bella lenses to make her eyes appear to be a different color.  More

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Live Cockroach Pulled From Inside Indian Woman’s Skull

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Date: February 16th, 2017

roachIf you have hypochondriac tendencies, you should stop reading right now.

If you’re still reading, think back to the last time you had a bad headache.

You know the kind of pain that settles right behind your eyes and spreads throughout your whole head.

Now add in a strange, itchy feeling inside of your skull.  More

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Waking Up During Surgery Can Have Long Lasting Psychological Affects

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Date: February 16th, 2017

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surgeryNEW YORK – Having surgery can be a frightening prospect, but imagine waking up during that surgery when you’re not supposed to.

As CBS2’s Kristine Johnson explained, it happens and the trauma can be life-changing if you find yourself awake under the knife.

“I heard yelling and screaming, and then the room became more real,” Jim Sabastian said.

“I could hear all these people panicking around me, but I must have been strapped to the table so I wouldn’t move,” David Pletzner said.  More

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Doctor removes cockroach from deep inside man’s ear

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Date: February 9th, 2017

roachA doctor in China removed a cockroach that crawled deep into a man’s ear and remained stuck inside his head for three days.

A video filmed Friday at a hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, shows the doctor removing the dead roach from deep inside the man’s ear.

The man said the cockroach had apparently crawled into his ear while he was sleeping.

He said he sprayed insecticide into his ear, which was effective in killing the roach, but he was unable to get the dead insect out.  More

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