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Domestically Acquired Aural Myiasis in a Tennessee Girl

5 monthes ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

We present the rare case of a 12-year-old girl from Tennessee with domestically acquired aural myiasis.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Dante Allen Pappano, MD, MPH, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916 .
Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Curious case of the lost contact lens - after 28 years!

5 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

A 14 year old girl in United Kingdom around three decades back took a hit in the eye while playing badminton. She then lost her contact lens which was never found. After 28 years, the doctors have found the lens - it was embedded in a cyst in the inner wall of her left eyelid!
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Eight and Nine-year-olds Experience Body Image Issues

Eight and Nine-year-olds Experience Body Image Issues

5 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Girls tended to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, but boys with higher hormone levels also felt unhappy with their physical shape.
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Indian and Pakistani Doctors Unite to Save a 3-Year-Old Girl

Indian and Pakistani Doctors Unite to Save a 3-Year-Old Girl

5 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Indian and Pakistani doctors save a three-year-old infant's life, who suffered from the chronic liver disease.
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