US teen’s ear reattached with the help of leeches

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Doctors in the US have reattached a 19-year-old girls ear,which was entirely torn off by a dog,with the help of bloodsucking leeches.A pit bull attack left the girls left ear entirely torn off.Surgeons at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence attached a tiny artery to the girls blood supply with three microscopic stitches.The artery brought fresh blood to the girls reattached ear,but the team could not find a vein to drain blood back to the body.Therefore,they turned to the bloodsucking leeches which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in medicine,Live Science reported.The body is very efficient at making new arteries and veins,so the leeches are temporary, Stephen Sullivan,a plastic surgeon at the hospital,said.They act as temporary drainage for the ear while the ear makes its own new veins, said Sullivan.

Source: The Times Of India

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Teen arrested with loaded gun in vagina

Cops say a Tennessee teen who got arrested for driving with a suspended license on Monday had a surprise in store for police.

When a female corrections officer at Kingsport jail performed a search on 19-year-old Dallas Archer, she allegedly discovered an “unknown object” lodged in the young woman’s crotch. She alerted another female officer, who accompanied her during a further examination, according to documents obtained by the Smoking Gun.

The officers allegedly discovered a loaded, five-shot, four-inch .22 caliber mini-revolver concealed in Archer’s vagina. It turns out that the gun was stolen last year when John Souther’s car was “ransacked” in an auto burglary, cops said.

Souther, a 70-year-old retired car salesman, told TSG that he’d make sure to give his stolen “little fellow… a bath in bleach.”

Archer was charged with gun possession and introducing contraband into a penal facility, and was later released on $6,000 bond, according to Gawker.

This isn’t the first time someone’s allegedly been caught with a gun concealed in their nether regions. Last year, an Oklahoma woman was arrested with a loaded 5-shot revolver sticking out of her vagina, cops said.

“It would seem to be a very dangerous place to carry a loaded firearm,” Pontotoc County District Attorney Chris Ross told KFOR at the time. “If it goes off, it’s only going one place.”

That woman, Christie Harris, also had two bags of what turned out to be methamphetamine hidden in baggies in her butt, according to police.

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Source: Huffington Post

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7 y.o. boy who was found burned in the street has died

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A seven-year-old boy found badly burned in a city street has died in hospital.

Preston Flores was rushed to hospital after being found ‘on fire’ by neighbours in Aberdeenon Friday afternoon.

He was then transferred to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh in a critical condition, but his injuries proved too severe.

His mother Luisza said in a statement: ‘Preston’s family want to inform the public that their precious little boy has passed away and is at rest.

‘He meant the world to his family and will always be deeply missed and loved. Preston was a special little boy and his loss has ripped our family apart.

‘On behalf of our family I would like to thank everyone for their support but would ask that we are now allowed to grieve in peace for Preston.’

Police investigating the incident have said there is ‘no evidence of any deliberate act’, amid reports the accident could have happened after a prank went wrong.

It is thought petrol could have been involved.

Police said a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in due course, as is usual procedure in the case of sudden, suspicious or accidental deaths.

Detective Inspector Lorna Ferguson, of Police Scotland, said: ‘Our thoughts are with Preston’s family, friends and the Bedford community at this sad time.’

Source: Metro

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