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Branching Out

by on Aug.11, 2016, under Health, Nature

It's not unusual to anthropomorphize what we see in nature. pohon_mirip_manusia We know it's a tree, but we see human-like attributes.  Often it's facial features, which are easy for us to recognize. tree_butt But frequently it's something else. abul_bandar1 Abul Bandar, from Khulna, Bangladesh, suffers from Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis, an inherited skin disorder, which makes him appear to be turning into a tree. The lesions are a result of the recessive gene that makes him susceptible to cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas brought about by human papillomavirus (HPV). abul_bandar2 While the root of the problem is known, there is not yet a treatment for it, although the growths can be surgically pruned. The growths don't hurt or itch much, but the sickening odor makes it hard for other people to be around the sufferers. dede_kosawara1 While the condition is rare, it's been seen a number of times before. Pictured above is Dede Koswara, an Indonesian who was known as the original "Tree Man", being prepared for his ninth surgery.  After losing his family and job, he was able to find employment at a circus. A picture of him posted on the Internet caused a media frenzy that made the condition more famous. dede_kosawara2 Dede had 13 pounds of the lesions removed with an electric saw, and then chemotherapy was tried to bring the disease under control. The treatment was curtailed when his liver failed, and the lesions returned. He died of  liver, hepatitus, and gastric disorders at the age of 42 in January 2016. abul_bandar3
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Saving Your Butt

by on Jan.09, 2011, under Consumer, Drugs, Family, Health, Kids

We want our sons to grow up, but in our minds we went our daughters to remain innocent forever. So it's a hard decision for some parents to have their girls vaccinated with Gardasil, which protects against Human Papilloma Virus. HPV can cause cancers and genital warts in sexually active women, but it's recommended that the vaccine be given before adolescence. But then you have to admit that your daughter may have sex someday, and with someone that has a sexually transmitted disease. It's not the kind of thing you want to discuss with the other moms at soccer practice. You don't have to admit that your daughter is a slut, now that the FDA has approved Gardasil for the prevention of anal cancer. You can just tell your friends that ass cancer runs in the family. The slut doesn't have to suffer alone. GARDASIL is for females and males ages 9 to 26. When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, females are only half the equation. Males can get vaccinated, too. Like other vaccines, GARDASIL works to help prevent illness. GARDASIL works when given before there is any contact with the relevant HPV types. Girls and boys as young as 9 can get vaccinated. And your Merck stock will rise. Anal cancer is rare, with roughly 5,300 new diagnoses and 720 deaths from the disease each year. But you can't be too careful. Maybe we can beat the scourge of anal cancer in our lifetime.
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