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30 patients contract tuberculosis after visits to the same acupuncture clinic

Add another drawback to acupuncture: possible infection with primary inoculation tuberculosis. That does not sound good. A new paper is published showing a correlation of acupuncture and electrotherapy with onset of a form of tuberculosis. PLOS ONE: Analysis of 30 Patients with Acupuncture-Induced Primary Inoculation Tuberculosis. Abstract: Primary inoculation tuberculosis is a skin condition that…

Leeching off little kids

An unpleasant story. But it happens. Warning: icky. Live leech lodged in 7-year-old girl’s windpipe Doctors removed a live 5-centimeter leech from the windpipe of a 7-year-old girl, yunnan.cn reported on Thursday. The girl from the city of Zhaotong in Southwest China’s Yunnan province was recovering after being rushed by her parents to Kunming Children’s…