Tag Archives: Health

VIDEO: Active 32-foot tapeworm moving after man pulls it out from his butt – WATCH

A Thai man made a sickening discovery as he used the toilet this week — a 32-foot-long tapeworm “sticking out of his bottom,” according to a new report.

Kritsada Ratprachoom, 44, of Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand, felt something slimy in his behind after he finished doing his business on Monday, The Mirror reported.

Ratprachoom snapped a few photos — even picking up the stomach-churning ribbon-like worm and holding it in his hand — before flushing it down.

Source: Watch this video of a 32-foot tapeworm at your own risk

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Pete Frates, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Inspiration, dies at 34

Peter Frates, the man with ALS who inspired and championed a social media challenge to raise awareness of the neurodegenerative disease, has died at the age of 34.

Frates’ family confirmed the news of his death Monday in a statement that reflected on his courage and resiliency in the face of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

Source: Pete Frates, inspiration for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 34

Woman has tongue made from her arm, after the old one cut off due to cancer – England

Stephanie Wigglesworth, 36, was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma at the age of 30.

She underwent a procedure where surgeons cut through her neck, sliced her tongue straight down the middle and removed half of if.

They then constructed a new tongue using skin, muscle and a long vein from the woman’s left arm.

The mum from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said: “The surgery was long and I was exhausted when I finally woke up.

Source: Mum who had tongue removed to fight cancer got a new one – made from her arm

VIDEO: Deaf British Baby Amazingly Reacts to Sound While Wearing Hearing Aid – WATCH

(CNN) — When the video starts, 4-month-old Georgina silently stares at the camera. Then her mother says, “OK, so we’ve just turned your hearing on. Can you say hello to everybody?”

Georgina’s response is immediate — and heart-melting. She enthusiastically squeals a long, high-pitched “hi” of her own. When she turns her head, you can see the hearing aids in her tiny ears.

Paul Addison, Georgina’s dad, posted the video on Twitter because he wanted the world to know the joy his family experiences “When our daughter’s new hearing aids are turned on in the morning.”

Source: Video of deaf British baby responding to sound goes viral

Man forced to have his penis’ head cut off to prevent dead flesh from spreading in Australia

This man paid a painful price for letting his health go limp.

Doctors at Flinders Medical Centre near Adelaide in South Australia were left with no choice but to amputate the tip of a patient’s genitals, reducing his member to a “penile stump,” according to the case report published in BMJ Journals.

Source: Man left with ‘penile stump’ after rare medical disorder

But during his examination, medics noticed that the end of his penis had turned white with black spots.

Surgeons quickly realised that it was gangrenous and the dead flesh needed to be sliced off urgently to prevent it from spreading.

Source: Man has end of his penis amputated after docs noticed it was rotting away during routine check-up

Do “Successful” Psychopaths Have a Stronger Brain?

Why do some psychopaths get ahead in life? It may be because of a brain advantage that allows them to control their impulses.

Psychopaths are characterized by their tendency to be mean, disinhibited, and bold. They are disproportionately the perpetrators of violent crimes and subsequently make up a large proportion of the prison population. Indeed, about 93 percent of psychopaths are in jail, prison, on parole, or on probation.

Source: Do “Successful” Psychopaths Have a Stronger Brain?