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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Doctors grow nose on man’s forehead - 

Surgeons at a hospital will transplant a new nose grown on a patient’s forehead to his nasal spot in Fuzhou City, east China’s Fujian Province.

The patient, nicknamed "Xiaolian," 22, suffered a severe nasal trauma in a serious car accident in August 2012.

He just received basic medical remedy rather than a plastic surgery out of financial concerns following the accident.

After months, however, his condition was infected due to absence of surgery and his nasal cartilage started to be corroded, making it impossible for surgeons to do nasal reconstruction.

However, surgeons came up with an idea of growing a nose on Xiaolian’s forehead — a medical practice never tried in the world.

The way is to grow the nose by placing a skin tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead, cutting it into the shape of a nose and planting a cartilage taken from his ribs.


Dog Shoots Man In Freak Accident -

Dog Shoots Man In Freak Accident - 

Man's best friend may be no more, after a dog reportedly shot his owner in the leg with a shotgun during a hunting trip that turned ugly.

The unnamed man was hunting waterfowl from a boat on the Leech River in Cass County, Minneapolis, when his dog jumped in the boat, landed on the hunter’s shotgun and inadvertently pulled the trigger.

The shot man was rushed to hospital where his gunshot wound was determined to be non life-threatening, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

The incident is under investigation but no criminal charges are pending, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Incredibly, the incident is not the first of its kind.

Earlier this year Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, was shot by his dog while traveling in his truck.

According Highlands Today, Lanier told authorities that he didn't realize his .380 pistol was loaded, until his dog kicked the weapon, firing a round into Lanier's leg.

"Lanier said he heard boom, saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg," Sebring Police Commander Steve Carr explained.

As chance would have it, a similar dog-shoots-master situation occurred just months before.

Billy E. Brown, 78, was shot in the thigh by his dog as he drove to a deer-hunting spot in Pasco County. The bulldog, named Eli, apparently became excited and knocked into the rifle.

Last year, a hunter in France had to have his right hand amputated after his dog fired his gun while apparently attempting to "cuddle" his master, the BBC reported.

"It wasn't the dog's fault," the hunter later told radio station France Bleu.


New Island Emerges From The Sea After Quake -

New Island Emerges From The Sea After Quake - 


A deadly earthquake in Pakistan has resulted in the creation of a new island of the country's coast.

The 7.7 magnitude quake struck the province of Baluchistan, on the border of Iran, and killed 200 people.

The tremors were powerful enough to create a small mountainous island, 600 metres off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian sea. Television cameras captured the mountain rising from the sea as crowds of people watched, dumbfounded.

The island is about 100 foot in diameter, with a height of around 30 foot, GEO TV reported.

At least 208 people were killed in the district of Awaran and the city of Turbut in Balochistan province.

Abdul Qadoos, deputy speaker of the Baluchistan assembly, told Reuters that at least 30 per cent of houses in the impoverished Awaran district had caved in.

Rescue workers are still working to free people still trapped in their homes, with the death toll expected to increase. The army said it had deployed 200 troops to help deal with the disaster.

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