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by on Oct.23, 2016, under Animals, Health, Nature

There are a lot of saints we probably haven't heard of. We're familiar with the popular ones, like Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of People Getting Drunk in His Honor, and Saint Francis of Assisi, known for his strong affection for animals. We know some of the more obscure ones, like Saint Guinefort: We're not sure about Saint Tiggywinkles, but we are in awe of his works. tbird1 Tiggywinkles is the world's leading wildlife hospital. It was founded in 1978 by Les and Sue Stocker, along with their son Colin. Until 1983 the Stockers funded their work from their savings. Then in February of that year the project became a Registered Charity with the official title of The Wildlife Hospital Trust. thedgehog1 They've helped a variety of species, including badgers, owls, swan, and deer. During the drought of 1984, they began to see more hedgehogs, and worked to raise awareness of their plight, asking people to leave out water and dog food for them. Many people started looking more closely at their local hedgehogs, and so many were brought in for treatment for injuries that the hospital opened a new shed as a Hedgehog-Only unit, and called it "St. Tiggywinkles." sdeer1 The hospital continues to look after all species of wildlife that are brought in, rehabilitating and releasing into the wild if possible, or keeping the animals in as natural an environment as possible at the hospital. Euthanasia is a last resort. trabbit1 While the hospital doesn't turn any wild animal away, avian tbird2 prey, or predator
Jeff Moore 28/12/08 St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire have seen their share in casualties this year with 10,203 animals passing through the centre. These includes the following which have been rescued and cared for over the past 12 months: 2500 hedgehogs, 1600 pigeons, 720 ducks, 710 blackbirds, 465 collared doves, 420 deer, 400 rabbits, 230 swans, 200 mice, 192 robins, 180 foxes, 130 badgers, 125 bats, 126 owls, 76 geese, 40 frogs, 31 grass snakes and 1 cuckoo! Picture shows: A four week old fox cub recovering  at hospital in May after suffering a broken back  leg.

Hedgehogs are still among the favorites.

thedgehog2 Some of the animals are up for adoption. If you're looking for a weasel, stoat, or polecat rex-polecat or perhaps a buzzard or a badger badger_adopt Or a hedgehog European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) with plaster on leg, St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, Haddenham, UK St. Tiggywinkles is the patron saint of baby wild animals. thedgehog3
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Short Of A Foot

by on Mar.08, 2012, under Health, Kids, Parenting

Desiree Christianson was mowing her lawn at her Rapid City, South Dakota home, a routine chore for her. The single mother of two had told her boys, four and six years old, to stay in the house.

But four year old Cole wanted to surprise his mother. She backed up the lawnmower just as Cole snuck up from behind.

He was run over and had some serious injuries.

On the right foot, only the big toe was intact. On the left, he lost two toes and most of the heel.

Cole has spent the four weeks since the accident at Rapid City Regional Hospital undergoing numerous surgeries.

"I wouldn't say it's reconstruction. I'd say it's just kind of saving what's there, making use of it. And then probably down the road he's going to need prosthetic shoes to fill in areas," Christianson said.

And although Cole faces a very long recovery, doctors are confident that with some physical therapy and special shoes he'll regain full use of his feet.

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The Consequences of Not Doing Your Homework

by on Aug.07, 2010, under Education, Kids

Kids, and even parents, complain about the volume of homework kids bring home from school.  Some researchers think that too much homework is counterproductive. If a child in the US doesn't finish his homework, there may be consequences.  It can affect his grades, make him miss out on recess, or require a detention. Discipline is harsh is some classrooms in China.  10 year-old 5th grader Chao Qun Zheng went to his elementary school in HeNan, China in December 2008 without completing his homework assignment.  When his teacher Guo found out, she went ballistic. “She was very angry at the time,” he said. “She ripped and twisted my cheeks with both her hands and then she lifted me off the ground.” The teacher held the boy up until one of his cheeks actually ripped off and the boy was bleeding profusely.  She then reached down and picked up Zheng’s cheek skin, put it on his face, and instructed the boy go home immediately. His parents took him to the hospital where it required 52 stitches to close the wound.  They have reported the incident to the police.
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Injuries Reported By Emergency Rooms

by on Jun.10, 2010, under Health

Database: Injuries reported by emergency rooms The Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) is a sample of 100 hospital emergency rooms in the United States and its territories. Patient information is collected from NEISS hospitals for every emergency visit involving an injury associated with consumer products. Make no mistake: Many injuries found here are the result of accidents or carelessness and not the fault of the product itself. More than 374,000 injuries were reported in 2008, the latest available year for NEISS data. Type a keyword (such as "ladder" or "toy" or "eye" or "shot") into the empty text box and click on Search. You can also search by sex, age and treatment date. Use Advanced Search to select a date range. Children under age 2 are shown by age in months and have a "2" prefix: 223 = 23 months. http://www.sun-sentinel2.com/features/ftlaudNEISS/ftlaudNEISS08_list.php?a=search&value=1&SearchFor=penis&SearchOption=Contains&SearchField=narrative This is a lot more fun than it sounds.  Seriously.  Click on the link above.
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