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Amazing! Scientists awake patient from 6 years in coma like state.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, coma, coma patient, health, Life, Living, Medical Science, new york, News, People, science, Science & Technology, Society, surgery, technology, United States, US News, USA, World News on August 2, 2007 at 1:04 pm

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In what could be a major breakthrough, scientists from the United States have been able to wake a man from a near vegetative state, and he can now talk to his family, watch TV and chew.

The 38-year-old from Ohio had been in a coma like state for 6 years, after being mugged and bashed, but when neuroscientists from New York and News Jersey used a pacemaker and two electrodes to send impulses into a part of the brain regulating consciousness, the mans quality of life was dramatically improved.

Media reports:

Unable to chew or swallow, the Cleveland patient, who has been identified only as an artist with two brothers, was fed by tube and could communicate solely through slight movements of his eyes and fingers.

Although he still does not initiate conversation, the surgery has allowed him to respond to questions with answers of up to three words. Several weeks ago, he recited the first half of the U.S. oath of allegiance without help.

The patient has also regained some movement in his limbs.

Electrodes were inserted into his thalamus, the region believed to be key in consciousness, to boost its speech and movement signals.

His mother said: “My son, as well as the entire family, had little hope of further recovery. Now he can eat, express himself and let us know if he is in pain.

“He can cry and he can laugh and, most importantly, he can say, ‘Mommy’ and ‘Pop’ and he can say, ‘I love you Mommy’. I still cry every time I see my son but it is tears of joy.”

The story is detailed HERE in the journal of Nature.

See related story on Jan Grzebski who suddenly woke up from a 19 year coma earlier this year.

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Ouch!, man gets testie ripped off by crazed woman…

In 2007, adult, amazing story, animals, cock, comedy, court, crazy, Crazy news, crime, dragon, drinking, England, europe, fetish, Humour, International, jackass, jail, Justice, kiss party, late night, love, mad hatter, mens health, naked, nudists, Odd News, party, People, Places, police, porn, sex, Society, surgery, UK, World News on June 28, 2007 at 3:33 am

   Testicle for dinner anyone?

What a nut case!

A woman has been jailed after she ripped off her former boyfriend’s testicle with her bare hands. The woman apparently went into a frenzied rage after her ex rejected her advances at the end of a house party in Liverpool, England.

24 year old Amanda Monti pulled off 37 year old Geoffrey Jones’ left testicle and then tried to swallow it, not a misprint. After deciding not to devour the fresh man sack, she spat it out. Then amazingly a friend handed it back to Mr Jones saying: “That’s yours.”

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Amanda Monti admitted wounding and was jailed for two-and-a-half years by Judge Charles James.

The court heard that Mr Jones had ended his long-term but “open relationship” with Monti towards the end of May 2007.

The pair remained freinds and on 30 May this year she picked him up from a party where they went back to the man’s house for drinks with other friends.

An argument ensued and Mr Jones said there was a struggle between them.

In his statement, Mr Jones said Ms. Monti grabbed his genitals and “pulled hard”.

“That caused my underpants to come off and I found I was completely naked and in excruciating pain.”

The court heard that a friend saw Monti put Mr Jones’s testicle into her mouth and try to swallow it.

She choked and spat it back into her hand before the friend grabbed it and gave it back to Mr Jones. Doctors were unable to re-attach the organ.

In a letter to the court, Monti said she was sorry for what she had done.

She said: “It was never my intention to cause harm to Geoff and the fact that I have caused him injury will live with me forever. I am in no way a violent person.”

The letter added: “I have challenged myself to explain what has happened but still I just cannot remember. This has caused much anguish to me and will do for the rest of my life.”

Very, very disturbing stuff..

   Real human testicle. University of Utah.

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Man bleeds green blood, relation to Mr Spock ruled out.

In canada, crazy, Crazy news, death, green blood, Human survival, Humour, Life, mens health, Odd News, People, surgery, technology, World News on June 8, 2007 at 7:50 pm

 

Surgeons in Canada had the shock of a lifetime when a man they were operating on began to bleed green blood. The 42-year-old, who was in emergency surgery after he fell asleep while sitting and developed a dangerous condition in his legs, shed a dark greenish colored blood reports say.

The unusual colour of his blood was down to the migraine medication he was taking. His blood returned to normal once he eased off the drug which he had been taking large doses – 200 milligrams a day in fact.

The drug caused a rare condition called sulfhaemoglobinaemia, where sulphur is incorporated into the oxygen-carrying compound haemoglobin in red blood cells.

“The patient recovered uneventfully, and stopped taking sumatriptan after discharge. When seen five weeks after his last dose, he was found to have no sulfhaemoglobin in his blood,” the lead surgeon told journalists.

The man had compartment syndrome, which sees swelling and pressure in the leg which limits blood flow and causes localised tissue and nerve damage. It is commonly caused by trauma, internal bleeding or a wound dressings or cast being too tight.

According to the fictional TV series Star Trek, Mr Spock of the starship Enterprise had green blood because the oxidizing agent in Vulcan blood is copper, not iron, as it is in humans.