Liver toxicity from acetaminophen poisoning is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Acetaminophen is widely available in over-the-counter preparations for headaches, colds, allergies, osteoarthritis, and other conditions. It can be found in (Some Brands of Headache Medicine). The United Kingdom and France are limiting how much people can buy. […]

Paratrooper Arthur Boorman returned home injured from the Gulf War, doctors told him he’d never walk unassisted again. He suffered from chronic back and knee problems. 15 years later, at the age of 47, he discovered DDP yoga, shed 140 lbs, regained the ability to walk unassisted and toned his body. His family documented the […]

Foreign accent syndrome is an extremely rare condition in which people suddenly can only speak with a foreign accent. It usually happens after some kind of head trauma or stroke but in some cases, you could simply wake up and no longer have the accent you grew up with. There can be a lack of […]

Garbage City is a surreal urban landscape with waste stuffed in every corner, stacked on the sidewalks and surrounding every structure. This city in Egypt is fully occupied with active people who live, work, eat and sleep in the midst of trash. Spaces not occupied by people are given over to livestock (fed with trash […]

The genetic mutation can occur when a person has a deficiency in the enzyme called cytochrome-b5 methemoglobin reductase, which is responsible for recessive congenital methemoglobinemia. They also lacked the enzyme diaphorase in their red blood cells, normally diaphorase converts methemoglobin back to hemoglobin. Methemoglobinemia is a blood disorder in which an large amount of methemoglobin […]

58-year-old Albert Stevens was admitted to UCSFMC in 1945 with a severe gastric ulcer that was misdiagnosed as terminal cancer. On May 10, 1945, Stevens was secretly administered the largest dose of plutonium any human has ever received; just under one microgram. The sample consisted of two isotopes of plutonium. Stevens was then given free […]

Tattooed eyes is a new practice of coloring the eyeball by injecting ink into the sclera, (the white of the eye), the layer that protects the eye. Tattooing the eye is risky and can lead to blindness. Tattoo artists have definitely not been trained to poke eyeballs with needles. The people who perform the injections […]