Category Archives: Medical

A Poisonous Spider Down Under Bites a Man…Down Under!

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*When I was a kid, I wanted to have superpowers like the heroes in the comic books I read.

Like Spider-Man. Remember him? I used to daydream of being bit by a spider and swinging all over town, saving the day.  I even used to catch spiders in the hope of finding that. Special. ONE.

After reading about this guy’s encounter with a spider, I realize, frankly, that I was a fucking nut.

A man in Sydney took himself to the hospital recently after having been bit on his penis by a poisonous Australian redneck spider.

Yes.

Yes, Lawd.

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What…A ‘Baby Product’ That Gets Rid of Your Migraine? Yep!

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*And you thought Johnson & Johnson only created great smelling products like baby oil and powder.

Now, we can all stop thinking small!

Thanks to one mommy who posted a “recipe” online that was picked up by The Daily Mail. The Facebook post was put up on March 5, and it talked about how a friend of the woman’s showers with Johnson’s Soothing Vapor Bath to get rid of her migraines.

Apparently a LOT of folks get migraines (or know people who do) because the post has been shared close to 200,000 times!

I agree with Hamilton’s friend, who says the product is “life-changing.”

Her friend, according to Hamilton, suffers from tension headaches; so she showers regularly with this bubble bath.

She “… lathers up really good and breathes in the smell for about five minutes, then rinses off.  After that, her headache is gone,” Hamilton says.

And you can’t beat the price of this life-changer at $5! Continue reading

Unfathomable! Baby Dies on First Day at New Daycare!

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McKenna Rose

Omg. ANY parents’ greatest nightmare turned real for Adrienne Kromer and Bryan Felmly recently. After three-and-a-half months of maternity leave Kromer finally returned to work, but as any new mother would be, she was really, really nervous about leaving her precious bundle of joy at daycare, and called often to make sure everything was OK.

Unfortunately, and to her horror, the last call showed everything was NOT.

According to what the infant’s dad, Bryan Felmly, wrote on GoFundMe, little McKenna Felmly hadn’t shown any signs of illness or distress when she was dropped off at the Lehigh Township, Pa., center in the morning.

But according to an article on USA Today, the child’s mother got really nervous when the daycare center told her McKenna was having trouble taking a bottle, and later said she’d fallen asleep quickly (which was rare for the infant). Continue reading

Baby Once Found Abandoned & Starving on Streets of Nigeria, Much Different Today (Photos)

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*Believe me, I know these photos are not easy to see. And I swear they are not put here for the sake of sensationalism. But in showing you these photos, in the midst of all the evil being done in our world and the separation that racism and politics are causing; it is easy to lose sight of the good being done in this world — a lot of it by people who don’t look like us. 

Look at the child in these photos. You may recall he garnered viral attention when he was found near death and starving on a street in Nigeria. In countries such as America, where homelessness and poverty are certainly more abundant than many in power might want to admit, we never see sights quite like this.

Which makes it easier to forget they exist.

But whether we admit to it or not, they do. And people are stepping up, putting themselves on the line to help.

The little boy was named “Baby Hope” when he was found by a Danish aid named Anja Ringgren Lovén in January after being discarded by parents who believed he was a witch. Apparently, this is a common practice in some African countries; and after witnessing more than anyone’s share of sights such as this, Loven founded The African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation, a group which dedicates itself to the aid of men, women, and children in impoverished areas. Continue reading

Demystifying the Whole Colonoscopy Thing: Writer MPC Shares ‘His’ Story

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*I know what you’re thinking. I swear I do. “Michael, we do NOT know each other well enough for you to be telling me about you getting a probe stuck up your…” well, you know what you’re thinking.  But I think you’re wrong. I DO know you well enough to know one word that you’re uncomfortable with — if not downright scared of:

Cancer. Unless we’re talking astrology, it’s a word none of us wants to hear. I heard it recently, preceded by the word “colon.” It was the diagnosis that my brother-in-law recently received.

After hearing about his colon cancer diagnosis and recovering from the news, I did a little research. As it turns out, I (as an African American man) am up to 43% more likely to die from colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, than my white brother-in-law. His doctor found several cancerous growths in his colon, but since they were found early, they were removed and after chemotherapy and radiation, he’s now cancer-free and on the mend.

Now, back to me: I’m 43% more likely to die of colon cancer than a white man. I never was too crazy about math, but I really hated THAT figure.

I shared my fears and concerns with my doctor, and learned that a colonoscopy was the best screener for the types of polyps that can become cancerous. That test led to my brother-in-law’s diagnosis, and I was terrified to have it myself. During a colonoscopy, a probe with a camera on it is inserted in your rectum and snaked through your lower intestine (or colon). The procedure lasts about 30 minutes.

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Ben Vereen Promotes Wellness via the Arts, Awards Cash Prizes to Youth

 

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Ben Vereen, Photo by Isak Tiner

*Entertainment legend Ben Vereen is on a mission. He’s devoting his full attention to restoring the arts to kids in public schools, and he’s been walking the walk for awhile.

“I knew nothing about the arts when I was very young, growing up in Brooklyn,” the 69-year-old icon told me. “I came in contact with a few angels, teachers and administrators at my junior high school, who were trying to generate interest in the arts there. I remember sitting with one of my teachers as she tearfully read a letter from a kid in the Midwest who dreamed of being able to study the arts in school.”

“I realized early on how the arts could affect people’s lives,” he continued, “and how not everyone had access to a school like the one I went to.” Continue reading

44 Year Old Man with a “Bionic Penis” Loses His Virginity with Prostitute…Who Waived Her Fee

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*A 44-year-old man with an eight-inch “bionic penis” lost his virginity recently — with a sex worker. Mohammed Abad lost his first penis almost 40 years ago, at the age of six in a freak accident.

Of the “session” with Charlotte Rose, Abad says “It was great. I’ve been waiting for this day since I was 18,” the security guard from Scotland said. “But now a big burden is off my back.”

Forget your back, Abad. After 44 years, it’s your balls that have been unburdened.

“When Charlotte saw it…” — IT — “…for the first time, she was silent and I was a bit worried,” Abad said. “But then she said: ‘It’s incredible.’ It’s nice to hear a lady say that.”

Charlotte hollered “It’s incredible.”  Hush, HUSH sweet Charlotte!

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You never forget your first “It’s incredible.” “It’s magnificent”, “Jesus!”, and the slow, methodical licking of the lips stick with a brutha, too.

“After it was over,” Abad continued, “I lay there with a big smile on my face.”

It sounds like Rose was smiling, too.

“He lasted for an hour and three quarters,” Charlotte squealed. “I was impressed.”

I wouldn’t mind getting caught up in Charlotte’s web one night.

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Little Boy Shaken as a Baby, Dies 12 Years Later (Spent his life in the hospital)

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*Yes, this is the kind of sh*t that gets us riled up! Harming an innocent infant, not to mention being the parent doing the harm, is enough to make the blood boil. I’m talking about little Aiden Stein. Aiden suffered from “shaken baby syndrome” after his father, Matthew Stein, lost his temper with the crying infant. The boy had to be hospitalized for the rest of his young life, and died on Sunday at Columbus hospital, according to a report by the Associated Press. Continue reading