*This is mind-boggling to say the least. When we go to the doctor and then into surgery and we are “put under,” suffice it to say we entrust the nature of our medical repair to the surgeon. We expect that medical professional to be exactly that…professional. So it comes as no surprise that the unusual and unethical procedures used by a British surgeon while he operated on a patient under anesthesia has landed him in hot water with the medical board.
Professor Ninian Peckitt (pictured above), 63, a leading facial surgeon, has been “erased” from a registry that recognizes licensed doctors in the UK after they learned he had one accompanying doctor hold the head of a patient while he punched the patient in the face multiple times under the auspices of fixing his fractured cheekbone.
Peckitt, who is said to have balled up his fist and struck the patient in the face 10 times, has now been found unfit to practice by the General Medical Council, who has actually brought a case against him. Continue reading →
*You hate to be judgmental, but some people make it a real challenge for you to feel sorry for them when they do downright stupid sh*t.
Take this jackass, an 18-year-old showoff named Austin Hatfield who may not have taken the Kylie Jennerlip challenge, but did something just as stupid, when he tried to play ‘Gimme some sugar’ with a venomous snake.
Now he’s laying in a Florida hospital bed, where even his own relatives wouldn’t recognize him from the humongous lips given to him courtesy of a cottonmouth snake he caught.
I know that’s what many fans of the man Oprah Winfrey presented to the world more than a decade ago is thinking.
Recognized as an exceptional heart surgeon, Mehmet Oz and the queen of talk became fast friends after she invited him to become a regular on “The Oprah Winfrey” show and later decided to create and produce the still successful “Dr. Oz Show” in 2009.
But someone has apparently put some hater-aide in the water.
Oz has always had a strained relationship with the medical community – who not surprisingly, frown at his type of medical presentation (read: television program popularity); and its easy to assume they are haters due to this massive celebrity.
But now, there’s been a note penned by several prominent doctors calling him a fraud and requesting his immediate dismissal from the medical faculty at the prestigious Columbia University, where he serves as vice chair and strong opinions are being thrown around as a result. Continue reading →
*You think maybe there’s something in the water? What else could explain a 65-year-old woman living in Berlin – who already has 13 children, mind you – being pregnant with quadruplets? This is what is being reported by the German media.
But as it turns out, it not the water.School teacher Annegret Raunigk has actually messed around with artificial insemination over the last year and a half and I guess it finally kicked in.
Her main motivation for having another child was to give her youngest daughter – who is nine – a sibling, according to the RTL media website.
On Monday evening, the TV channel plans to broadcast an interview with Raunigk, who is also the grandmother of seven.Continue reading →
*Sometimes we really have to be careful what we ask for. Before the birth of his new son, one father joked that he hoped the kid wouldn’t inherit his nose. Nobody thought anything of the comment, and probably just laughed at it. Until little Eli Thompson was born…
And the one thing he was missing, was a nose.
“I pulled back and said, ‘Something’s wrong!,” said Brandi McGlathery, the baby’s mom. “And the doctor said, ‘No, he’s perfectly fine.’ Then I shouted, ‘He doesn’t have a nose!'”
But the senses of even an infant has a way of figuring things out, and according to McGlathery, little Eli began breathing through his mouth right away.Continue reading →
*A 21-year-old man who lost his organ due to an amputation after a botched circumcision in South Africa has been the successful recipient of the world’s first penis via transplant, according to Reuters.
The nine-hour operation took place in December and was part of a pilot study by Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch to help the 250 or so young South African men who lose their penises each year after coming-of-age rituals go wrong.
Doctors said the patient, a 21-year-old who was not named, had already recovered full urinary and reproductive functions, and that the procedure could eventually be offered to men who have lost their penis to cancer or as a last resort for severe erectile dysfunction.
“Our goal was that he would be fully functional at two years and we are very surprised by his rapid recovery,” Andre van der Merwe, the head of the university’s urology unit who led the operation, said in a statement.
Nine more patients are now in line to have the operation.
Each year thousands of young South African men, mainly from the Xhosa tribe, mark their passage into manhood by shaving their heads and smearing themselves with white clay from head to toe, living in special huts away from the community for several weeks, and then undergoing ritual circumcision.
But many young men die after the initiations rituals. In May 2013, more than 20 youths died in the northerly Mpumalanga province, prompting rare cross-party calls for reform of a traditional practice.
A few months later, several arrests were made by police who suspected murder after 30 young died in coming-of-age rituals in rural Eastern Cape. Unlawful circumcisions have been known to injure up to 300 young men across the province in the space of a week.
Medical circumcisions have been promoted by the South African government over the less safe traditional practices. In 2015, the Department of Health began to study a non-surgical, disposable circumcision device that it believed could also provide a safer alternative.
Though it has yet to be introduced in government hospitals, there is an Israeli device called PrePex that has been endorsed by the World Health Organization. It has been piloted at several non-profit sites across South Africa.
*Wow, imagine a mother giving birth to a childy only moments before her daughter gives birth to her first grandchild. Confused? Don’t be, here’s the long and short of it: 37-year-old Angela Patram, a nurse in Florida, delivered her fifth child only 34 minutes before her 20-year-old daughter, Teranish Billups, gave birth at the same hospital, according to a release from Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
This of course gives the two women an even greater bond, and a story that will be shared for generations to come.
Angela Patram’s fifth child was named Rayna Simone Patram. And she was born at 6:29 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Her daughter delivered Jerry Michaud, Jr., via Caesarean section at 7:03 p.m. The child weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, the news release says.Continue reading →