Mother delivered “Octuplets”

LOS ANGELES – The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said.

Angela Suleman told The Associated Press she was not supportive when her daughter, Nadya Suleman, decided to have more embryos implanted last year.

“It can’t go on any longer,” she said in a phone interview Friday. “She’s got six children and no husband. I was brought up the traditional way. I firmly believe in marriage. But she didn’t want to get married.”

Nadya Suleman, 33, gave birth Monday in nearby Bellflower. She was expected to remain in the hospital for at least a few more days, and her newborns for at least a month. CONTINUE>>

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Benefits of ASPIRIN:

Research has suggested the painkiller may have the following benefits:
  • Cuts risk of blood clots, and therefore heart attack and strokes
  • Protects against breast cancer caused by oestrogen
  • Helps prevent asthma
  • Cuts the risk of deep vein thrombosis
  • May help women who have had repeated miscarriages to have a baby
  • Helps prevent pre-eclampsia
  • Blocks development of cataracts

SOURCE: BBC NEWS

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H5N1 Virus (Beware of Chicken and Ducks)

BEIJING — A 16-year-old boy has been infected with the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, China’s Health Ministry said, the fourth reported case this month.

Authorities have warned that the risk of human infection could rise in the days leading up to the Chinese New Year.

The teenager fell ill in his hometown in Guizhou province in the country’s southwest on Jan. 8 and is in critical condition, the ministry said. It said the boy had been in contact with domestic poultry that had died from illness but didn’t elaborate. Those in close contact with the boy haven’t shown signs of infection, it said.

The announcement followed the death on Saturday of a woman living in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. The ministry didn’t say how she contracted the virus. CONTINUE>>

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Deep Brain Stimulation: Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Motor skills improve with deep brain stimulation, but risk of side effects also greater

Patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease who received deep brain stimulation showed greater improvement in movement and quality of life after six months than those treated with medication, a new study shows.

But the deep brain stimulation patients also had almost four times the risk of suffering a serious adverse event like depression, infections, falls or heart problems. Although most side effects could be treated, one patient suffered a brain hemorrhage and died.

With deep brain stimulation, doctors surgically implant electrodes that send electrical stimulation to specific parts of the brain to reduce involuntary movements and tremors. It is a widely accepted treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease, but few randomized trials have been conducted comparing different treatments. Continue>>

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Stroke (First Aid)

What should you do?

If CONSCIOUS:

  • If the victim is conscious, lay him or her down, with head and shoulders slightly raised on pillows or cushions.
  • Turn her head to one side to allow saliva to drain from the mouth.
  • Call the victim’s doctor, or call the emergency services and ask for an ambulance.
  • Loosen clothing around the victim’s neck, chest and waist to help blood circulation and breathing.
  • Do not give her anything to eat or drink.

If UNCONSCIOUS:

  • With the casualty on his back, place the far arm at right angles to the body and raise the near leg by bending it at the knee. Place the near arm across the chest with the fingers pointing to the far shoulder.
  • With one hand under his near shoulder and the other under his hip, turn him gently away from you onto his side. Keep the upper leg bent and the lower leg straight. Place the upper arm across the lower arm at the elbow.
  • Tilt his head back, supporting his jaw, and clear the airway. Make sure his face is turned slightly downwards. This position ensures that the tongue does not block the throat and that any fluid drains from the mouth.
  • Cover the casualty if necessary to maintain body temperature as near to normal as possible, but keep him under observation. Pay particular attention to his airway which must remain open, and to his breathing and circulation.

Casualty is Unconscious but Breathing

  • Check whether the casualty is conscious or not. Speak loudly to her and give a simple command such as: “Squeeze my hand!”. If there is no response, she is unconscious. Put her in the lateral (side) recovery position.
  • With the casualty now on her side, check the airway. Clear the mouth of foreign matter with your finger. Keep her head tilted back with her face turned slightly downwards to allow fluid to drain from her mouth. Support her jaw.
  • Check the casualty’s breathing by watching for movement of the lower chest and abdomen, and by listening for the sound of air escaping from her mouth and nose. If she is breathing, leave her in the lateral recovery position.
  • Check the casualty’s head remains tilted back. Watch constantly for changes in her condition and be prepared to give further first aid if necessary. Never put pillows or coats under the casualty’s head or neck.

If Casualty in Unconscious and not Breathing

  • If, having checked the airway and breathing, you find the casualty is not breathing, turn her quickly onto her back and start expired air resuscitation. Continue until spontaneous breathing occurs.
  • Check the pulse in the neck, and if there is no pulse begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (expired air resuscitation alternating with chest compressions.) When breathing and pulse return, turn her into the recovery position.

While you wait for help

  • Once the casualty is safely in the lateral recovery position, loosen any tight clothing at the neck, chest and waist to assist breathing and blood circulation. Stay with her and check the airway, breathing and circulation often.
  • Check for any injuries and stop any bleeding. Call the emergency services if you do so without leaving the casualty unattended for more than a minute or so; if not, get someone else to do it.

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Born with a Foot on his Brain

Can you believe this?

There are lots of unbelievable news nowadays, when I read this article all I can conclude is that “There are really NO such things that are Impossible.”

_45312745_esquibel_226b_apUS surgeons operating on a brain tumour in a baby boy found a tiny foot inside his head.

Doctors operated on three-day old Sam Esquibel after finding what looked like a microscopic tumour on an MRI scan.

But while removing the growth, they also found a nearly perfect foot and the partial formation of another foot, a hand and a thigh.

The growth may have been a case of “foetus in foetu” in which a twin begins to form within its sibling.

However, the team at Memorial Hospital for Children in Colorado Springs said such cases very rarely occur in the brain.

It may also have been a type of congenital brain tumour.

But such growths are usually less complex than a foot or hand, the doctors added.

Unique

Dr Paul Grabb, a paediatric neurosurgeon, said Sam was otherwise healthy when he underwent the procedure in October.

“It looked like the breech delivery of a baby, coming out of the brain,” he said.

“To find a perfectly formed structure (like this) is extremely unique, unusual, borderline unheard of.”

Sam’s parents, Tiffnie and Manuel Esquibel, say their son is at home now but faces monthly blood tests to check for signs of cancer or regrowth, along with physical therapy to improve the use of his neck.

But they say he has mostly recovered from the operation.

“You’d never know if he didn’t have a scar there,” his mother said.

Mr Dominic Thompson, a consultant paediatric neurosurgeon at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, said there were probably less than 100 recorded cases of foetus in foetu in the medical literature.

He said another possibility was that the tumour was of a type called a teratoma, which can include tissue such as muscle and fat, and more rarely bone and teeth.

However, he said the available details from the US case suggested that foetus in foetu was the most likely explanation, as the tissue was so exceptionally well formed.

Trevor Lawson, of the charity Brain Tumour UK, said: “Even with modern imaging techniques, surgeons can’t be entirely sure of what they’ll find when they go into the skull.

“Even so, this is an exceptionally rare event.

“It’s good to know that baby Sam is recovering well. Brain tumours now kill more children than any other solid cancer and it’s essential that more research is undertaken to identify what causes them.

“Where appropriate consent is gained, rare events like these can sometimes provide invaluable genetic material that gives an insight into the origins of these traumatic tumours.”

SOURCE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7791321.stm

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You May or May Not Believe This

Everyone has it’s own opinion, there are lots of tricks or images that was edited. Some people believed, some didn’t.. I bought this picture cause I was really amazed on what I saw. There’s no camera trick or whatsoever. I simply believe in ghost. How about you? Do you?

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