September 26, 2012

Fish Caught Pinky-Handed

1 Trout Swallows Man's Finger

Police tried to return a "little finger" belonging to Haans Galassi, but he declined the trout-swallowed appendage. CNN reports Galassi lost four fingers during a boating accident in a remote northern Idaho lake two months ago. After a fisherman discovered a finger inside the belly of a trout, police traced it to Galassi, 31. It seems that it may be possible for Galassi to reconnect with his finger. Detective Gary Johnston of the Bonner County Sheriff's Department says that the lake where the finger was found is cold and deep, which left the finger in good shape. However, Galassi initially declined to take back his missing finger. Now, Galassi is having second thoughts. He's asked his doctor if he can reclaim his finger. Meanwhile, police are keeping the fishy finger in the freezer.

More at CNN | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Woman Regrows Tip of Pinky Finger

Tags: Trout Swallows Finger, Haans Galassi, Losing Fingers, Boating Accidents, Bonner County Sheriff's Department

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Combined with Daily Exercise

2 Melatonin May Protect Against Alzheimers

Research from Spain has found that daily intake of melatonin may have a beneficial impact on reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease when combined with regular exercise. In an animal study, the synergistic combination of melatonin and exercise appeared to protect against brain deterioration. Both activities are known for helping to regulate circadian rhythm in addition to protecting the brain from oxidative stress. They are also protective against excess amyloid beta peptide and hyperphosphorylated TAU protein which are built up in the brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. While the researchers cannot say yet that melatonin will accomplish the same benefits in humans, other studies indicate that a healthy diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep are all neuroprotective.

More at Science Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Walking Prevents Brain Shrinkage, Memory Decline, Sleep Disorder May Be Early Signal of Dementia

Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimers, Exercise, Melatonin

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NatGeo Goes to Japan

3 Bagel Head the Newest Body Alteration Trend

According to The Sun, Japanese fans of extreme body modification are flocking to participate in the latest trend – affectionately called “The Bagel Head.” The bizarre look, which gives the appearance that someone has an actual bagel in their forehead, is created by injecting 400cc of saline into the area until it swells and then pressing in the center with a thumb. The process may take up to two hours to complete, but only lasts 16 to 24 hours, when the saline is absorbed by the body and the forehead returns to its normal shape. The new body alteration trend, which is featured in National Geographic’s Taboo, was originally “discovered” at the Modcon convention in Canada in 1999 by photographer and journalist Ryoichi “Keroppy” Maeda.

More at Medical Daily | Hat tip to Fox News | Posted 5 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: New Trend in Plastic Surgery: Thinner Toes

Tags: Body Modification, Fashion Trends

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