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Latest Foreign Body Stories

2012-12-28 15:16:40

It is a well known fact that children often swallow things. Children aged 6 months to 6 years are most often affected, but even adults sometimes end up with a foreign body stuck in their throats—and not only there.

2012-10-15 16:14:07

A technique called the "mother's kiss" for removing foreign objects from the nasal passages of young children appears to be a safe and effective approach.

Avoid A Trip To The ER, Check That Grille Before You Grill
2012-07-04 12:11:02

When you pull out the barbecue this 4th of July holiday you may want to take a few extra minutes checking the surface of the grill for foreign objects that could pose serious risks to your health.

2011-07-11 09:37:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 11, 2011 Independent studio Vuguru today announced the U.S. release of the multi-platform series The Booth at the End premiering exclusively on Hulu (www.hulu.com/booth).

2010-11-01 16:30:15

A new study from Rhode Island Hospital found that 33 individuals were responsible for 305 cases of medical intervention to remove foreign bodies that were intentionally swallowed, resulting in more than $2 million in estimated hospital costs.

2010-09-20 23:11:44

Severe injury to the esophagus can occur after a child swallows a disc battery.

2009-10-28 21:36:37

Foreign body ingestion is a frequent gastrointestinal emergency.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.