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June 23, 2014 at 10:19 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Yale scientists successfully use arthritis drug to regrow completely bald man’s hair: “Yale scientists have successfully used an arthritis medication to fully regrow the head and body hair of a almost totally hairless 25-year-old man. Researchers administered the drug tofacitinib citrate to the unnamed patient, who suffered from the autoimmune baldness disease alopecia universalis. Within eight months, the man had regrown scalp and facial hair he’d not had in seven years. There is currently no cure or long-term treatment for alopecia universalis, the disease that left the 25-year-old patient bare of hair. This is the first reported case of a successful targeted treatment for the rare, highly visible disease. The patient has also grown eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as facial, armpit, and other hair, which he lacked at the time he sought help.

Four-year-old girl helps police solve home invasion: “The apartment where four-year-old Abby, from Ferndale, Washington, lives was robbed on Wednesday. Her babysitter claimed that two armed men of African American appearance committed the crime, Fox News reports. She said one of the men looked like Abby’s next door neighbour, so police handcuffed him and put him into the back of their car. But they had a feeling they had the wrong guy. Young Abby confirmed their suspicions and was thrilled to help them crack the case. She had witnessed the whole robbery, and insisted the robbers were actually white and that they had ordered her to get out of the house so they could “steal stuff”. The babysitter admitted she’s made up the story and had let her boyfriend and an accomplice into the house. She had even given them a list of items she was coveting, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said. That included laptops and even Abby’s piggy bank.
The thieves have been arrested”

Police concerned about gun-owner who wears a colander as a hat: “AN Adelaide man who had his gun licence photo taken with a colander on his head says it is significant to his religion — the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster — and he should not have had to undertake a psychological test. Guy Albon, a 30-year-old disability worker in Adelaide, said his four guns and licence were confiscated by police after their attention was drawn to his firearms licence photo, which shows with him the colander. Mr Albon, of Port Noarlunga, successfully argued he should be allowed to wear the pasta draining utensil in his licence photo because it was a religious head piece. When he had his licence renewed last year, Mr Albon declared himself a Pastafarian and member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster , a movement that promotes a lighthearted view of religion.”

Mother-of-two died from cancer after British doctors told her to cure a lump on her breast with primrose oil: “A young mother died from cancer after hospital doctors told her to cure a lump on her breast with primrose oil ointment. Samina Chaudhry, 33, from Northampton, went back several times to say the primrose oil treatment was not working. Two years later, doctors sent the biopsy for analysis but the cancer was so far advanced it could not be treated. A CT scan and MRI found multiple tumours on her brain. Her devastated husband Mohammed is now bringing up their two sons Zeeshan, 13, and Usman, 11, on his own. Following legal action Northampton General Hospital agreed to pay the family damages yesterday.

Potato road in Britain: “A huge spillage of mash potato brought a major road to a standstill as emergency services desperately tried to clear up the unusual incident. Motorists were urged to avoid the A64 near Malton, North Yorkshire, after it was left covered in food when a lorry accidentally shed its load. The lorry dropped just over a quarter of its contents on the carriageway at about 3.30pm yesterday, which resulted in thousands of drivers being stuck in huge traffic jams. The lorry was travelling westbound towards York, before the road becomes a duel carriageway, when the incident happened. One witness, who wished not to be named, said: ‘It was like a sea of white. ‘I was about a mile away from where it happened but I could still see it. North Yorkshire Police said the road was closed after the incident created unsafe driving conditions. A spokesman said: ‘Instant mash is covering the road and cars have skidded as a result of the mash swelling up.’ Nobody was injured in the incident and the road was later re-opened on Saturday evening.”

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