Nigerian gets hand back after 8-hour surgery
NEW DELHI: Two months ago, when doctors in his hometown told Lawrence Odega he will have to choose between life and limb, the Nigerian national was shocked. The 51-year-old's left hand was mutilated in a road accident and it had become gangrenous ...
Times of India - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:22

Doctors transform the hands of boy born without thumbs
People can obviously survive without thumbs, but even simple tasks become very challenging, said Dr. Bobby Chhabra, an orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the University of Virginia Hand Center. Certain genetic disorders can cause deformities in the ... - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:12

Face Transplants Raise New Challenges and Opportunities
"The opportunity to use a transplant to cure that failure of tissue in one operation is a very hopeful development for a patient that otherwise is facing a very bleak future with significant disabilities or deformities," says Dr. Rolf Barth, who worked ...
U.S. News & World Report - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:08

Book review: 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights,' by Katha Pollitt
... but this is my attempt to broaden her audience beyond the predictable cast for her small, powerful book. “People think of pregnant women as weak and vulnerable, but when I was pregnant with my daughter I felt as if I could put my hand in fire and ...
Washington Post - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:45

White Lake woman asks for community's help to be able to smile
It's because she was born with the rare neurological disorder Poland-Mobius syndrome, which causes lack of facial expression, hearing impairment, limited eye movement and hand and feet deformities. On her fund-raising page, Baker said, “As I was ...
The Morning Sun - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:37

Shock and awwwww at deformities
Barnum and Norman were far more notorious for cashing in on human deformity; though they protested it wasn't exploitation but make-a-living assistance. Barnum notoriously faked the age of a child dwarf he named Tom Thumb and reportedly had drinking ...
Southland Times - Sun, 09 Nov 2014 07:56

Wausau 9-year-old swimmer stars in documentary promo
... born with hand and feet deformities is helping promote a documentary that highlights the power of the mind in athletic performance. Sydney Wagman was born with polysyndactyly, a congenital condition in which some of the fingers in her hands were ...
Wausau Daily Herald - Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:13

CODER, others flay INEC over shoddy preparations for 2015 polls
According to him: “Just less than three months to his birth, February 2015, the child has been diagnosed to have deformities. “There are concrete and observable evidence that the Independent ... OPADOKUN said that the current hand-over of Permanent ...
The Guardian Nigeria - Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:03

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