Monthly Archives: August 2014

Spontaneous fat lip

Spontaneous fat lip In response to the enquiry:  spontaneous fat lip on one side. Spontaneous swelling can occur with allergic reactions, extreme anxiety, adema, and gout. Spontaneous swelling of the mouth and lips occurs if one is allergic to mangoes. … Continue reading

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Kid gets ALL

Kid gets ALL after living in newly remodeled home A kid around three years old was sent to live with relatives in a recently remodeled home in Nanjing city.  He stayed for 15 days. He fell ill after he left … Continue reading

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Pyemia

Pyemia The Chinese term for pyemia is “nong xue bing”, meaning “pus blood disease”. Pyemia is usually caused by the Staphylococcus bacteria by pus-forming organisms in the blood. In the afternoon on August 22, 2014, at the Jilu Hospital in … Continue reading

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Cysticercus

Cysticercus Cysticercus is the larval form of a tapeworm of the genus Taenia, consisting of a single scolex (head of a tapeworm) enclosed in a bladder like cyst. A 20-year-old female college student in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, was resting at … Continue reading

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My hand feels swollen after a long flight

In response to the enquiry:  “My hand feels swollen after a long flight, should I worry?” Hands and fingers swell and uric acid accumulates in the joints when the humidity is high.  This is very painful to anyone with arthritis … Continue reading

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Why do shoulder muscles tighten up while sleeping?

Why do shoulder muscles tighten up while sleeping? In response to the enquiry:  “Why do my shoulder muscles tighten up at night while I sleep?” There are several causes:  (1)  pillow; (2) sleeping posture; (3) draft. A pillow that is … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism gains popularity Vegetarianism is gaining in popularity among the younger generation.  In Hong Kong, a 25-year-old woman says she does not eat meat because nowadays too many growth enhancement hormones are added to animal feed. Restaurants in Hong Kong … Continue reading

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