A group of bacteria have been identified as triggers that drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The research has come about from studies on patients' intestinal immune responses.
Different diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human gastro-intestinal tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria. Researchers have examined the differences between a largely meat and vegan diet.
Doctors successfully removed a four-foot (1.2 meter) iron rod from the belly of a three-year-old boy in Ranchi, India. The rod was reportedly pierced through his stomach when he was playing Holi on the terrace of his house.
When a woman went into a Broward hospital to give birth to her child, she left with her baby, but they must have thought she was a cracker jack box, because they left a prize inside. A foot-long piece of gauze cloth inside her.