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This Woman Had Kleptomania As A Side Effect Of Multiple Plastic Surgeries

This is what happens when the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen.

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A lot of women today easily resort to plastic surgery if they feel the need to correct some parts of their body. However, one woman from Brazil got more than just enhancement of her physical appearance—she developed a personality.

The 40-year-old woman went under the knife in 2013 for several procedures, according to a case report found in the BMJ. She had received liposuction, arm lift and breast augmentation. Not long after her surgery, doctors observed that something was not right with the patient.

Following the surgery, the woman was described to be drowsy, disoriented and somewhat had problems with her memory.

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The doctors decided to have her brain scanned and found that there was a disruption of oxygen flow to areas of the brain involved in memory and learning. Brain areas responsible for emotion and behavior control were also affected.

After being released from medical care, the woman began to develop an urge to steal.

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Furthermore, she felt relieved each time she gives in to her urges.

According to LiveScience, the woman even ended up at the police station because of her behavior. Eventually, she had to be released because the police knew about her medical condition.

Fortunately, though, the impulsive urge to steal disappeared in weeks. The doctors then came up with a name for the case—“transitory impulse control disorder.” Since the woman didn’t have a history of substance abuse or mental health condition, the experts blamed the surgery.

It is believed that when the woman went through surgery, her brain may have been deprived of oxygen, which resulted to its damage. Since the damage wasn’t that serious, the brain returned to its normal state and the symptoms disappeared with time.

The authors of the study noted that kleptomania does not directly result from plastic surgery, but they did highlight that there were cases in which the condition resulted from brain surgery or traumatic brain injury.

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Cytosponge, May Soon Replace Endoscopy for Detecting Oesophageal Cancer

A better way in detecting esophageal cancer. Watch how this Cytosponge capsule does its magic.

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Esophageal Cancer or Oesophageal Cancer is a cancer that comes out at the esophagus or the food pipe that connects the throat and stomach.

At present, endoscopy is the procedure done to diagnose this disease. Endoscopy is done by passing a flexible tube with light and camera to inspect the walls of the esophagus.

This procedure is most of the time uncomfortable because of the process how the scope is surveying the esophageal wall. Patients needs anesthesia for the procedure and others prefer to be sedated due to anxiety.

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College Student Recreated the Weasley’s Clock from ‘Harry Potter’ Using Cell Phones

Here’s how to keep tabs on every member of the family…

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A computer science major who happens to be a huge "Harry Potter" fan created a full working replica of the Weasley's magical clock from the boy wizard series using his family's mobile phones.

Trey Bagley, a college student from Duke University, who felt he and his sisters were growing up and growing apart, decided to create something to help bring him and his family closer to one another, by helping his parents keep tabs on all of them wherever they were.

So he recreated the Weasley family's clock which initially appeared in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"...

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Interesting Tiny Creature Frozen For Over Three Decades Comes Back To Life

Behold, the most resilient creature on Earth.

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Tardigrades are microscopic creatures that resemble bears, which is why they are called water bears. These creatures were first discovered in 1773 and have been spotted in deep seas, tropical rainforests, mountain regions and even in ice sheets in the Antarctic.

For those of you who think that they’re kind of cute, you’ll be surprised that as tiny as it is, it is also the toughest animal on our planet and science has recently proven it.

A group of Japanese researchers obtained a sample of frozen moss from Antartica way back in 1983 and stored it on ice. Recently, they took out the sample and thawed it and guess who’s back from being frozen? The waterbear—actually, two of them and, what’s more interesting is that one of them laid eggs.

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