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  Last Updated: May 25, 2011 - 10:41:25 PM

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Chinese woman cuts open her belly to save surgery cost
A Chinese woman cut open her stomach with a kitchen knife to relieve fluid accumulation so that she didn't have to pay the surgery cost, a media report said.
May 25, 2011 - 4:14:25 PM

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Two-year-old world's first to have extra DNA strand
A British toddler has become the first person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand in his DNA.
Apr 13, 2011 - 3:11:27 PM

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172,155 kidney stones removed from one patient!
A doctor in Maharashtra's Dhule district has been awarded the Guinness record for removing a record number of 172,155 kidney stones from a single kidney.
Nov 16, 2010 - 7:39:54 PM

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18 kg tumour removed from woman
A team of doctors in Himachal Pradesh have removed an 18 kg ovarian tumour from a woman in her 20s.
Nov 23, 2006 - 6:53:11 PM

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VitaCig - Cigarettes with Vitamin C that don't stain teeth
Cigarettes injected with Vitamin C that don't stain your teeth have been developed by a Canadian researcher. The new cigarettes, named VitaCig, have been developed by non-smoker Roger Ouellette, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. Canadian company Vita-C Tobacco is distributing the cigarettes.
Apr 30, 2006 - 7:08:00 PM

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A sneeze could give away your personality traits
"A-choo!" the sound that comes when you sneeze could reveal details about your personality, said a US body language expert.
Apr 26, 2006 - 2:51:00 PM

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Two-week-old embedded arrow surgically removed
A Madhya Pradesh tribal who was walking around normally with an arrowhead embedded deep in his chest for two weeks, had the weapon piece removed surgically by doctors at Indore.
Apr 25, 2006 - 8:44:00 PM

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Woman delivers baby on road in West Bengal
The plight of a poor woman in West Bengal, who gave birth to a baby in a public street after a government hospital doctor released her, raised public outcry and a call for probes here Tuesday.
Apr 19, 2006 - 5:29:00 PM

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Restoring virtue for Rs.20,000!
A scientific triumph or a regressive procedure that further compromises the position of women in conservative India? Either way, surgeons in Gujarat, India are set to cash in on the demand for hymenoplasty, the term for medical restoration of a woman's technical virginity.
Apr 14, 2006 - 9:13:00 PM

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Living with boyfriend? You could become obese
Living with your boyfriend could make you obese unless you control your diet, says a study which, however, adds that the opposite holds true for men.
Apr 6, 2006 - 5:05:00 PM

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Value of services provided by insects is $57 billion in U.S.
Although the economic importance of insects in providing honey and silk is well known, many other valuable services provided by insects are commonly overlooked. In the April 2006 issue of BioScience, the monthly journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, John E. Losey of Cornell University and Mace Vaughan of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation estimate the value (as indicated by documented financial transactions) of some less well-known services provided by insects. Understanding such services is important because evidence points to a steady decline in beneficial insect populations.
Apr 3, 2006 - 7:10:00 AM

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British student to investigate dogs' barks
A British postgraduate student of psychology is planning to record the barks and growls of hundreds of dogs as part of a project into how canines communicate.
Mar 31, 2006 - 12:32:00 PM

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Two foetuses removed from 45-day-old baby
In a rare operation, Pakistani doctors Tuesday removed two foetuses, one of them fully grown, from the abdomen of a 45-day-old baby.
Mar 28, 2006 - 9:14:00 PM

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Papua New Guinea MP accused of spreading HIV
A member of the Papua New Guinea parliament could become the first person in the South Pacific's biggest country to face court for knowingly infecting others with HIV virus, a report said Thursday.
Mar 23, 2006 - 5:44:00 PM

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Croatian doctors remove 10-kilo tumour from patient
Surgeons in the western Croatian town of Gospic removed a massive, 10-kilo abdominal tumour from a female patient, the Zagreb daily 24sata reported Wednesday.
Mar 23, 2006 - 5:41:00 PM

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421 kidney stones removed from 60-year-old!
Thai doctors removed 421 kidney stones, believed to be a medical record, from a 60-year-old woman who had been complaining of stomach cramps for years, media reports said Friday.
Mar 10, 2006 - 9:21:00 PM

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Hens' teeth not so rare after all
Scientists have discovered that rarest of things: a chicken with teeth – crocodile teeth to be precise.
Feb 23, 2006 - 11:32:00 AM

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British grandma recovers sight after heart attack
Can a blind person recover sight after suffering a serious heart attack? Yes, that is exactly what happened to 74-year-old Joyce Urch, who was blind for over 25 years but miraculously emerged from the life of darkness when she woke up after the heart operation, baffling medical experts here.
Jan 21, 2006 - 3:30:00 PM

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A 'ghost' fights for life
He seems to be a case of dead man walking. Villagers consider him a 'ghost' as his last rites have been performed. But Raju Raghuvanshi is very much alive and wants to prove it.
Jan 19, 2006 - 5:52:00 PM

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Harry Potter books seem to protect children from traumatic injuries
Harry Potter books seem to protect children from traumatic injuries, according to a study in this week’s BMJ. Injuries caused by “craze” activities such as inline skating and microscooters have previously been reported. One modern craze is the Harry Potter series of books and films. Given the lack of horizontal velocity, height, wheels, or sharp edges associated with this particular craze, researchers at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford investigated the impact of these books on children’s traumatic injuries during the peak of their use.
Dec 27, 2005 - 5:38:00 AM

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