A Los Angeles woman is now a quadruple amputee after doctor’s had to remove her limbs due to infections she received from unlicensed plastic surgeries.
April Brown, who was a practicing cosmetologist, received silicone injections in her buttocks from an unlicensed woman over eight years ago. After the injections Brown said she began to have severe pain in at the sight of the injections. Doctors had to remove parts of both arms and legs after an infection threatened her life. Brown is now said to be working on becoming an motivation speaker to help young women with self-esteem issues.
A Fort Worth man is set to undergo surgery after a freak accident left him without a face.
Dallas Weams was painting a neighborhood church when his lift drifted into nearby power lines. Weams woke up in the hospital three months later with burn scars that covered almost his entire face. It left him with no smell, sight, and little feeling in his facial tissue.
Weams is set to have an experimental face transplant that will hopeful allow him to regain his smell and restoring some feeling in his face.
You might think twice before buying that .30 cent cup of Ramen noodles after researchers make a startling discover about processed foods like the popular noodle.
A research project aptly titled “Mouth to Anus” or M2A was started by artist Stefani Bardin to see exactly how our body digests certain foods. She, along with help from gastroenterologist Dr. Braden Kuo of Harvard University, used a pill cam to show what processed food looks like during digestion.
During the experiment, two different pills were used. One of them recorded pressure, temperature, and pH. The other recorded video from inside the subject.
Bardin fed two subjects similar meals with the big difference being how the foods were processed. The first subject received gatorade, instant ramen, and gummi bears. The second subject received handmade noodles, hibiscus tea, and pomegranate-cherry juice gummies. The pill cams recorded the digestion of the foods and demonstrated how the body handles foods that are processed differently.
A Vietnamese man, who developed a tumor on his leg at the age of 6, finally had the tumor removed after it reached a weight of nearly 200-pounds.
Nguyen Duy Hai, 32, underwent a 12-hour surgery to remove the tumor and is said to be recovering. While the tumor was not cancerous, it was beginning to consume vital nutrients from his body. The sheer size alone made it difficult for Hai to get around and was also causing a strain on his already weakened heart.
Dr. Mckay Mckinnon, a U.S. surgeon, performed the surgery at no cost. The remaining $12,000 needed for hospital stay, etc was raised by charity.
Annette Larkins may have stumbled on to what many have searched for since the beginning of time.
The Miami resident, now in her 70′s, has found the fountain of youth right in her own backyard. Larkins says that her secret to looking as young as she does is simple: eat healthy. She has a garden in her backyard and eats nothing other than the food that she grows.
A documentary aptly titled “Meet Your Meat” goes behind the scenes to expose exactly how the meat we eat makes it from the farms to our tables. After watching this you may think twice about meeting or eating your meat.