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The Hairy Eyeball

by on Jan.08, 2013, under Family, Health, Kids, Nature, Technology

The hairy eyeball


A glance made with partially lowered eyelashes. This usually indicates suspicion or hostility but may signal other emotions too. hairy-eyeball-jb   Then there's the limbal dermoid: skin tissue that can sprout hair, cartilage, sweat glands and even teeth.

epibulbar_dermoid_1_060429 You can see the epibulbar dermoid on this child, who can also sprout hair, cartilage, sweat glands and even teeth.


Besides occluding vision, the tumor can be painful.


The condition is uncommon, occurring in around 1 in 10,000 births, and the tumor is benign.


It's a congenital condition, which can usually be treated with surgery.


If the dermoid forms on the cornea rather than the limbus, it's a corneal dermatoid.


In most cases some vision can be restored, evidently by the application of chopsticks.


Then there's nothing left to do but dispose of the extra tissue and clean up the surgical area.




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Close To The Breast

by on Nov.08, 2012, under Consumer, Culture, Education, Family, Games, Health, Kids, Nature, Parenting, Recreation, Toys

We've seen all kinds of dolls. There are dolls for adults, dolls you can shave, talking dolls, even dolls that walk. We have lifelike dolls, dolls with hair that grows, dolls whose eyes open and close, even pregnant dolls. There are Little Willy, the doll with a realistic "willy" that actually sprays water, and anatomically correct dolls. Creepy dolls are often the stuff of nightmares. There are a lot of those. Dolls that can be fed by bottle have been around for decades. But what about girls who want the full baby-feeding experience? The Breast Milk Baby is the first breastfeeding doll. It makes suckling sounds triggered by sensors sewn into the accompanying halter top at the nipples of the wearer. When the doll's mouth makes contact, it sets off the suckling sound. The doll also burps and cries. At a price of $ 89, Savannah, Tony, Cameron, Jessica, Lilyang, and Jeremiah are expensive and retailers have been reluctant to stock the dolls due to their controversial nature. The doll is made by Berjuan Toys, a family-owned, 40-year-old doll maker in Spain
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Coming Out Of Your Shell

by on Jun.15, 2012, under Culture, Family, Health, Kids, Nature

It's not uncommon for an infant to be born with a strawberry birthmark. Most are fairly innocuous, but some are pronounced.

Unless it affects sense or function, they're usually left untreated and go away by themselves after a few years.

But some birthmarks only get worse. Congenital Melanocytic Nevus manifests itself in discolored moles that may be hairy or hard.

An Qi, an eight year old from China was born with the large birthmark, which covers the right side of his face. As he's grown, the mark has expanded and also grown thick black hair.

Didier Montalvo lives in rural Columbia, and the neighbors shun him.

His mother thought his affliction was her fault, for looking at a solar eclipse while pregnant. Villagers refuse to acknowledge that silly superstition, convinced that the boy is cursed by evil forces.

Didier was teased and bullied by other kids, and his melanocytic nevus earned him the name "Turtle Boy."

His family was unable to afford the surgery that could correct the problem, but he tried to have as normal a life as possible.

Didier's life was severely affected by the growth, which was painful and itchy.

When his story was featured in a local newspaper, he received a flood of donations, and a plastic surgeon from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London offered to fly to Colombia to work with the team there.

Surgeon Neil Bulstrode said, “Didier’s CMN was the worst case I had ever seen due to the size and bulk of the lesion. Effectively three quarters of the circumference of his body was affected. When I saw the pictures of Didier, one of my first feelings was that if we could remove it, we would significantly improve his quality of life.”

Didier's surgery was successful. The mole was removed and covered with a series of skin grafts. Dr. Bulstrode commented, "Obviously he has had to go through a number of painful operations, but we feel it was worth it. It’s great to see the photos of how Didier is getting on now. I'm really happy with how things have healed." Didier had said: "I want to grow up. But the mole won't let me."

This group of teens overcame their affliction by forming a martial arts team and fighting crime.

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You Can Shave The Baby

by on May.16, 2010, under Culture, Toys

Shouldn't you take it to an endocrinologist, or maybe a veterinarian, before giving your kid a razor and letting her go at it? Madam, would you like a banana for your monkey?
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