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by on Aug.25, 2016, under Health, Kids, Nature

Losing your baby teeth is a normal part of growing up. missing_teeth It typically happens between 5-7 years of age, to make room for the incoming adult teeth. missing_teeth2 The permanent tooth buds are located above and below the baby teeth, and they push against the roots of the baby teeth causing them to fall out. This process also helps to guide the permanent teeth into the proper position. kids-developing-jaws-teeth It would look a little scary if we could see inside our skulls during the development of our permanent teeth. juv_skull_teeth But nature doesn't always go according to expectations. zak_jaws1 Zak Brown, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is known to his friends as "Jaws." bruce-shark He's a sweet kid, and loves soccer like his peers, but while his brother and sister cashed in from the Tooth Fairy, Zak's permanent teeth began to emerge behind his baby teeth. zak_jaws2 The condition is known as pediatric shark teeth, and can affect as many as one in 10 children although few cases are as striking as Zak's. zak_jaws4 It doesn't hurt, and he has no trouble eating, although it has started to affect his speech, and he has to take extra care to maintain both sets of teeth. He finally lost a tooth, but will need orthodontic care to remove the rest. He will most likely need braces correct his bite. zak_jaws3 For now, he has to wait until he moves up on the waiting list to see the orthodontist. shark_790
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Snake Preview

by on Jan.25, 2015, under Animals, Environment, Health, Nature

We can understand why some people have a fear of snakes. They're stealthy, favor small dark places, and may live in close proximity to you for years before you realize they're there. snake_toilet No matter how conscientious you are, you still have to sleep sometime. snake_sleep Some people don't find them scary at all. snake_girl2 If you provide the proper environment, snakes are easy to maintain. They rarely aggravate allergies and they don't take up much space, making them good apartment pets. snake_pet3 The bond between a boy and his snake can last for years. snake_girl3 But fears aren't unfounded. Unlike these house pets, a snake in the wild could be dangerous snake_fangs1 The fangs may not look as sharp as cat or puppy teeth, but the venom can be potent. snake_bite2 It travels from the point of origin and spreads through the body rapidly. Even the notorious Black Mambo takes 20 minutes (in extreme cases) to 8 hours to kill. snake_bitefoot2 Other species give their victims an opportunity to experience the agony for much longer. snake_bitefoot Often the venom contains chemicals that paralyze the nerves and cause the blood to clot. If not treated quickly, it spreads and muscle tissue begins to die. snake_bite3 This 13 year old girl from Caracas, Venezuela was bitten a month before she was brought to a hospital. The leg will be amputated to keep the necrosis from spreading but they believe that effects of the necrosis, rhabdomyolysis which causes the muscle tissue to die, and Rhabdomyolysis, which leads to kidney failure, are already irreversible. snake_bitedog If your dog can't read, warn him about the dangers of snakes. dog_snake2 If you encounter an unidentified creature in the wild, if it doesn't have fur and four legs, it's probably a dangerous spider and you should leave the vicinity as fast as possible.
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Love Bites

by on Oct.04, 2013, under Animals, Family, Health, Kids, Nature

Kyle McSkimming, 11, of Grovesnor Way, Barton Seagrave, UK, was visiting his brother in Kettering, Northamptonshire. While his brother went out to shop, Kyle and his young nephew played with his brother's dog, a shar-pei. kyle1 Kyle said he was trying to keep the dog away from his young nephew when it turned on him. He recounts, "I was round my brother's house playing with the dog and my baby nephew. Hulk sat down and I put a bandana on his back. He then sort of went towards my nephew and I pushed his head away - and then he just went for me. It didn't seem to hurt much at the time - but I was just in shock at what happened." kyle3 "I had met Hulk before and he had always been a nice dog to me, but I think they are an angry type of dog. It was very scary." The Latimer Arts College pupil lost part of his bottom lip and also suffered a gash underneath one eye after the dog turned on him. kyle2 Kyle's mother, Kerrie Sweeney, explains. "They had only recently got the dog from another family in the town and it turns out he had a bit of a history of being angry. Kyle's father Kevin called me up and told me Kyle had been bitten by a dog. I just thought it was a small scratch and maybe he needed a tetanus jab. When I arrived at the house there were police and ambulances there and my stomach turned. It was just awful - I was so scared. It could have killed him. Kyle's brother is devastated about what happened and was in shock at the time." kyle4 Kyle underwent a three hour operation to treat two large cuts under his eye and mouth. He needed 33 stitches - nine under his eye, six on his lip and 18 inside his mouth. Kyle is back at school now, he's still shaken by the whole incident but he's almost back to normal. kyle5 Doctors warned that he might be scarred for life.  
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Pit Crew

by on May.01, 2013, under Animals, Education, Health, Media, Nature

From Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom to The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, nature programs have been a staple of television for decades. The danger was never more apparent than when Steve Irwin was viciously penetrated by a Manta Ray. manta-ray One of the inheritors of the wild kingdom is Bear Gryllis of Man vs. Wild. Eating insects and drinking urine made him an unlikely international star rather than a circus geek. Petes-Silly-Sideshow After all of his time in the wild, he knows the dangers. But behind the camera, he's backed up by a production crew. One of the producers is Steve Rankin, and he was on location for a recording of a new series Naked and Afraid. rankin4 As he was climbing over a fallen tree, a Fer de Lance, adeadly poisonous Pit Viper, bit his foot through his boot. fer-de-lance It took two hours to get him to a hospital. He needed an extensive skin graft to repair the damage. The tissue came from his thigh. rankin1 First they had to remove the necrotic flesh and expose the remaining good tissue. rankin2 Then they stapled the remains closed in preparation for the skin graft. rankin3 Rankin is recovering, but so far there is no report on the condition of his foot. We expect he'll heal eventually, taking it one step at a time.
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Yu Wang?

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Crime, Culture, Family, Health, Kids, Parenting

In China, it's customary for kids who aren't yet housebroken to wear the kaidangku. It's worn outside, in summer and winter. It's common and acceptable for kids to urinate and defecate on the streets and sidewalks. The occasional naked kid doesn't draw attention.

But passers-by in Shajing Sub-district, Shenzhen City, China gathered and watched when they spotted a naked man escorting a naked 6 year old boy and 4 year old daughter. The incident occurred on a bridge near the Shangxing Building. The 32 year old, named Yu, ordered his son to lick his 陰莖 (wang).

The boy refused, and the man attacked the boy, biting off his penis.

The shocked passers-by then subdued the man, and forced him to spit out the child’s severed penis. The police were called and an ambulance carried the boy to Shajing People's Hospital. His sister was taken away by an uncle.
 Yu was taken away by the local police and brought to a hospital to see if he has mental disorders.
Doctors were able to reattach the boy's penis, but don't know yet whether it will function normally.

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Sudden Impact

by on Jun.17, 2011, under Animals, Crime, Family, Health, Kids, Nature

There is no better companion for  boy than a dog.

If you grow up with a dog, he's a member of the family. It's just like having a brother or sister with a hair disorder.

It's something that spans cultures.

And ages.

A dog is better than a Nintendo, Xbox, and Playstation.

A puppy is better than a brother or sister.



They give you a great sense of security.

We feel as if we understand each other.

But things can change in an instant.

Usually they're just playing. Dogs can be a little rough.

Logan Trim, 3, was at a family picnic in a park at Poole Harbour, Dorset, England when a Labrador attacked without warning.

The attack left him covered in blood, and he needed 40 stitches to close the wounds on his face. The attack took place as his mother bent down to pet a puppy.

Stitches were sewn into his face from the bottom of his eye to the middle of his mouth, and his cheek swelled to the size of  tennis ball. He may be scarred for life.

Lara Slingsby, Logan's mother, said, "We had been in the park for a family day out as it was lovely and sunny. We had a picnic and Logan had just got off the swings in the park because his granddad had gone to the car to get his kite. We saw a lady sat down about 40 feet away. She had the dog, which looked like a Labrador, and a puppy with her. She saw us and smiled so we walked over to her. Logan was a couple of steps behind me. The dog was off the lead and right next to a children's park so I assumed it would be fine. I put my hand up to the Labrador dog and it sniffed my hand and then I went over to the puppy. I didn't see what happened but Logan wasn't running or shouting and didn't do anything to provoke it. The next thing I knew I heard growling and screaming. I looked around and saw Logan lying on the floor. The dog was just getting off him. Logan is recovering now and is back running around and playing and his face has healed. Because he is so young his skin should heal but he is definitely going to have some scarring." Cameron Withers, 8, was visiting his aunt in West Bromwich, Birmingham, England. He was playing with her Border Collie, Dexter, when the dog suddenly bit him on the head, face, arm, and fingers. Cameron's mother Sarah Edgington, said, "It was absolutely horrendous. He was just playing catch in the back garden with his dad and the dog just went for him. It mauled him and he has had to have surgery on the back of his head. The police officer said he hadn't seen anything like it in 18 years. It bit his face, arm, fingers and badly on the back of his head.  His dad saved his life but we were so close to having to go to his funeral." Cameron was taken to Sandwell Hospital and later transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital for surgery. He's recovering at home.

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Getting An Erection From the Web Without Porn

by on Mar.09, 2011, under Animals, Drugs, Health, Nature

For some people, the web evokes a sense of fear. Some people find spiders attractive. Others find them scary. So many people are so afraid of spiders, there's a word for it: acrophobia. Even the more attractive species aren't warm and cuddly like a puppy.

They reproduce in large quantities and the babies aren't all that cute either.

Most spiders aren't very big.

Australian Wolf Spider

But they can do a lot of damage.

Wolf Spider Bite

We suspect that men would feel differently if the spider bite had more positive benefits.

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia believe the venom of the Brazilian wandering spider could lead to a new cure for erectile dysfunction. A single bite can cause a four hour erection.

It doesn't work through the same mechanism as Viagra, according to Dr. Kenia Nunes, a physiologist at the college. “This is good because we know that some patients don't respond to the conventional therapy. This could be an optional treatment for them,” she said.

Her study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved experiments using hypertensive rats with severe erectile dysfunction. “The toxin was able to normalise the erectile dysfunction in these animals,” said Dr Nunes.

Further research is required. Other side-effects can include loss of muscle control, severe pain, difficulty breathing and death, all of which are preferable to erectile dysfunction.

The new Viagra

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Feeding Your Pets

by on Oct.23, 2010, under Animals, Family, Food, Nature

People can be really devoted to their pets. Who can't resist a box of puppies?

Some people favor more exotic pets that may not appear so cuddly. But they love them and care for them just the same. But wild creatures don't always adjust well to domestic living.  Last year a pennsylvania woman was killed by her pet bear. http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt/index.ssf/2009/10/woman_killed_by_pet_bear_in_ro.html The results of a bear foot attack: Earlier this year, a man was killed by his pet bull. http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7303880 Who would imagine that someone would be killed by his beloved pet siberian tiger? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/10/norman-buwalda-exotic-ani_n_418032.html Although it was covered up by his handlers, it's well-known that Michael Jackson was killed by his pet chimp, Bubbles, in 2003. The chimp was quietly moved to a California animal sanctuary and word was spread that he had matured into an aggressive adult who would no longer tolerate his owner's devoted attention and being dressed in silly costumes.

After his death, celebrity Jackson was replaced by a white woman, with the explanation that two plastic surgeries and the skin disease vitiligo had altered his appearance.

Even under the most adverse circumstances people continue to love their pets. Recently, Mark Voegel, 30, of Dortmund, Germany was found dead in his apartment after neighbors complained about the horrible odor.

When police entered the apartment, they discovered his pet black widow spider, Bettina, his gecko, Helmut, a few snakes, a couple hundred spiders, and thousands of termites. As a devoted pet owner, he continued feeding them even after death, as they were discovered to be consuming his body.

A police spokesman said, "It was like a horror movie. His corpse was over the sofa. Giant webs draped him, spiders were all over him. They were coming out of his nose and mouth. There was everything there one could imagine in the world of reptiles. Large pieces of flesh torn off by the ;izards were scopped up and taken back to the webs of tarantulas and other bird-eating spiders."

His apartment was described as a cross between a botanical garden and the butterfly breeding ground in The Silence of the Lambs. One tarantula had built a nest the size of a swallow’s in a corner of the ceiling. Voegel also had a boa constrictor and several poisonous frogs from South America.

The reptiles were allowed to roam freely throughout the apartment. The spiders and termites, supplied to the spiders as food, escaped when heaters on their aquaria exploded and dislodged the tops.

Voegel was believed to have been dead for 1 to 2 weeks. Despite the carnage caused by his other pets, it is believed that Bettina, the black widow spider, acted by herself in the murder and she is the lone suspect.

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Katipos Bite

by on May.13, 2010, under Animals, Health, Nature

Katipo bites skinny-dipping tourist

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3697571/Katipo-bites-skinny-dipping-tourist A venomous katipo spider bite on his penis was the high price a tourist paid for a skinny-dip at a Northland beach. The 22-year-old Canadian left his clothes in the sand dunes while he went for his nude swim and slept on his return, according to a report on the case in today's online NZ Medical Journal. "He woke to find his penis swollen and painful with a red mark on the shaft suggestive of a bite. He rapidly developed generalised muscle pains, fever, headache, photophobia [light sensitivity] and vomiting," wrote Dr Nigel Harrison and colleagues who treated him at Dargaville and Whangarei hospitals. By the time the man reached Dargaville Hospital, his penis was severely swollen, his blood pressure was up and his heart beat racing. Chest pain and other symptoms developed the next morning and it was presumed he had been bitten by a katipo. He was treated with anti-venom medicine and rapidly improved. However, heart problems persisted and he was treated at Whangarei Hospital and Auckland Hospital before returning to Canada. Katipo spiders are known to have a highly specialised habitat in New Zealand sand dunes and will bite only rarely, and in defence. This was the first known case of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, caused by a bite, Dr Harrison said. A prompt diagnosis and the use of anti-venom resulted in a good outcome for the tourist, he said. The spider said that they were "both really really drunk and it doesn't make us gay."
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