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  • Leeches and Maggots to the Rescue

    02/04/2017 4:53:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | John Lundy
    This is something you may not have given much thought to, but leeches have wonderful saliva. "Within the leech saliva there is a substance in there called hirudin," Jim Tomsche said. "And there's other things in their saliva as well ... which allows blood flow to expand or vessels to open up their blood supply and also has an anesthetic effect." If that news doesn't make your blood flow, it might some day when you need it the most. Medically used for bloodletting purposes for thousands of years, Hirudo medicinalis — the medicinal leech — is back on the job...
  • Doctor: Treatment Using Maggots Saves Lives, Limbs and Money

    11/19/2016 8:13:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KHOU ^ | November 11, 2016 | Shern-Min Chow,
    Sometimes ancient remedies are the best, even if they make you a little squeamish. Maggots are being used again but in a new way: to save lives, limbs and money. Some doctors think the larvae could revolutionize wound care, which costs $10 to 15 billion a year in the U.S. It’s a problem that will grow, with our growing diabetes population. On the Ca-Hil farm out in the small town of Wild Peach in Brazoria County, it is another day. Owner Randy Harang is prepping the fields to bale hay, but for the 59-year-old, it is not just business as...
  • ...Mother Finds Botfly Larvae Peeking Out of Son’s Scalp After Returning From Trip to Costa Rica

    07/30/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/30/2016
    About a week after the Rindone family returned from their tropical summer vacation, 7-year-old Andrew started complaining about a bump on his head. "It did hurt a little," Andrew said. "And, it did itch." The boy's pediatrician thought he had an infection and prescribed antibiotics. But the bump just kept getting bigger, and a small pinhole began to appear. Then one day, Andrew was on the couch when his mother saw something that horrified her. "We kind of noticed something peek out of the hole," Jennifer Rindone said. The small opening was apparently a breathing hole for the larvae growing...
  • Live Maggots Found in Whole Foods Meat Case, Health Officials Say They’re Not Moving Fast Enough ..

    04/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say they’re not moving fast enough to fix the problem Whole Foods claims to be “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” and that they, “maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry.” Such claims might start to be questioned, however, after a disgusting discovery at one of their San Francisco locations on Monday, April 21. Last week, KRON 4 News exclusively reported that maggots were found in a meat case. Now, KRON 4 News is reporting that the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) claims Whole Foods hasn’t worked quickly enough to...
  • Parents warned of alarming new trend of students snorting Smarties that can lead to NASAL maggots

    01/20/2014 10:59:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 11:48 EST, 20 January 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Parents in Rhode Island are being warned that their children could succumb to horrifying infestations of nasal maggots worming in their noses, internal bleeding and lung infections if they continue snorting Smarties candies. The skin-crawling consequences of the unusual trend which seeks to imitate cocaine users seen on television, are caused by a condition called nasal myiasis—which occurs when flies lay larvae eggs inside the nose—attracted by the rotting candy rammed up inside the lining. According to officials in Portsmouth Middle School, the trend is a “widespread phenomenon” that has been sweeping YouTube in recent years and has involved over...
  • Maggots Found in Atlanta Airport Sandwich, Food Inspections Enhanced ("That's NOT Parmesan!")

    08/10/2013 4:11:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    WSBTV.com 2 ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 | Amy Napier Viteri
    Maggots found in Atlanta airport sandwich, food inspections enhanced ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials tell Channel 2 Action News they are enhancing the way they inspect restaurants inside the airport after a man showed Channel 2 Action News a sandwich he purchased from an airport vendor had maggots. The passenger told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he bought a sandwich at an airport restaurant Wednesday morning. When he opened it he said he was stunned to find maggots on it. Joel Woloshuk says he got out his phone and recorded video of the bugs crawling on his focaccia...
  • How Maggots Heal Wounds

    12/06/2012 9:07:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 101 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 6 December 2012 | Paul Gabrielsen
    Enlarge Image Creepy, yet calming. Maggots' excretions soothe inflamed wounds, speeding healing. Credit: Cory Doctorow Yes, maggots are creepy, crawly, and slimy. But that slime is a remarkable healing balm, used by battlefield surgeons for centuries to close wounds. Now, researchers say they've figured out how the fly larvae work their magic: They suppress our immune system. Maggots are efficient consumers of dead tissue. They munch on rotting flesh, leaving healthy tissue practically unscathed. Physicians in Napoleon's army used the larvae to clean wounds. In World War I, American surgeon William Baer noticed that soldiers with maggot-infested gashes didn't...
  • Sex, drugs and hiding from the law at (Occupy) Wall Street protests (criminals crash the party)

    10/10/2011 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/10/11 | LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT and BOB FREDERICKS
    Sex, drugs and hiding from the law at Wall Street protestsBy LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT and BOB FREDERICKS Last Updated: 8:13 AM, October 10, 2011 The criminals are crashing the party. Lured by cheap drugs and free food, creepy thugs have infiltrated the crowd of protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park for Occupy Wall Street, The Post has learned. “I got warrants. I’m running from the law,” boasted Dave, 24, a scrawny, unshaven miscreant in filthy clothes from Stamford, Conn. “I’m not even supposed to be here, but it’s as good a spot as any to hide.” Wanted for burglary, the drug-addled...
  • Italian Butcher Arrested for Selling Decade-Old Meat

    04/17/2011 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    MyFoxDC.com ^ | April 15, 2011 | NewsCore
    (NewsCore) - Italian police arrested a Naples butcher after discovering worm-infested meat for sale in his store that was 10 years past its expiry date, the ANSA news agency reported Friday. Shocked food safety inspectors discovered pasta and biscuits crawling with parasites, rotting meats and dairy products, and olives covered in mold in the store of horrors. The butcher tampered with expiry dates on the products in order to keep on selling the items, even though some were a decade old, the report said. Police arrested the butcher on suspicion of endangering public health.
  • Stripper cop, Deer suit, Drum circle (Dems at Wisconsin Capitol)

    03/11/2011 6:25:12 AM PST · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/09/2011 | jerzybeats
    "Protest Madison Wisconsin: Stripper cop, Deer suit, drum circle"
  • Someone call Samuel L Jackson! MAGGOTS on a plane force U.S. Airways pilot to abort take-off

    07/01/2010 1:05:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2010 | Staff
    Snakes on a plane may just be the stuff of daft action movies, but maggots on a plane are, it seems, all too real a threat. Maggots wriggling from a container of rotten meat forced a U.S. Airways flight to abort take-off and return to the gate in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this week. Passenger Donna Adamo said that she noticed a couple of flies buzzing around on the Monday flight when she got to her seat but didn't think much of it. Then, as the plane was taxiing, she heard a passenger behind her causing a commotion and refusing to...
  • Maggots force plane back to gate in Atlanta

    06/30/2010 2:38:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 62 replies
    APhosted ^ | 6-30-10 | KATE BRUMBACK
    Maggots falling from an overhead bin from a spoiled container of meat forced a US Airways flight to return to the gate so the bin could be cleaned. Passenger Donna Adamo said she noticed a couple of flies on the Monday flight when she got to her seat but didn't think much of it. Then, as the plane was taxiing, she heard a passenger behind her causing a commotion and refusing to take her seat. "Then I heard the word 'maggot' and that kind of got everybody creeped out," she said. "All of a sudden, I felt somebody flick the...
  • Hill Dems set to pivot to job creation

    01/25/2010 6:34:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2010 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    With health care reform in a political "timeout," President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats plan to pursue legislation that would create jobs and strengthen the economy in hopes of winning back a disenchanted public. Democrats hope to release a jobs bill this week or next, said Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa. He said it will likely include funding for construction and infrastructure projects. "We can't just get paralyzed by this health care problem," Mr. Harkin said Friday on Capitol Hill. Republicans, meanwhile, say they have a plan to create jobs as well. "Well, the first thing you do is you...
  • Police: Mom Leaves Kids Alone in Maggot-Filled Home

    07/13/2009 11:36:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies · 1,642+ views
    KTLA 5 Los Angeles ^ | July 8, 2009
    CYPRESS, Calif. -- A local mother is accused of leaving her two children home alone in a house filled with maggots, knee-high trash and overflowing toilets while she smoked pot with a friend.
  • Our 'bat and maggot' wedding (Australia)

    01/12/2009 4:16:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies · 984+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | January 11, 2009 | Brenden Hills
    FRIENDS, family, fine wine, a $30,000 investment and a year and a half of planning: it should have been the perfect Hunter Valley wedding. But Sydney couple Steve and Leigh Buttel claim unwanted guests - including maggots in their wedding bed and bedroom invasions by bats - turned their wedding into a bride's worst nightmare.
  • Maggots Found Growing In Man's Head

    07/22/2008 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 49 replies · 886+ views
    SkyNews ^ | Thursday July 19, 2007
    An American holidaymaker got a nasty surprise when he discovered that the lumps on his scalp were not bites or shingles, but live botfly maggots. 'I thought I was going crazy' Aaron Dallas, from Colorado, US, sought medical advice when the bumps appeared on his scalp after a trip to Belize this summer. But it was not until the bumps started moving that doctors realised Dallas had five live maggots inside his head.
  • Maggots eat up resistant bacteria - Creepy crawlies are the latest weapon in the anti-MRSA arsenal.

    05/04/2007 10:28:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 2,180+ views
    news@nature.com ^ | 4 May 2007 | Katharine Sanderson
    Close window Published online: 4 May 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070430-13 Maggots eat up resistant bacteriaCreepy crawlies are the latest weapon in the anti-MRSA arsenal.Katharine Sanderson It looks bad, but it works: maggots can clean out some foot wounds better than drugs. The drug-resistant bug MRSA has a new adversary — the maggot. Researchers in Manchester, UK, have just won a grant to compare maggots with other more hi-tech treatments for people with diabetes who suffer from infected feet. A quarter of all people with diabetes are at risk of foot ulcers, because of the reduced blood circulation caused by the...
  • [Mexico:] Maggots work their medical magic

    03/25/2007 5:43:01 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 554+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/25/2007 | Dane Schiller
    OAXACA CITY, Mexico — They've been credited with saving lives on battlefields throughout history. Napoleon's surgeon reportedly mentioned them, as did a Civil War officer. The nasty centuries-old remedy has made a comeback, helping save diabetics and others from the threat of amputation from infected wounds. Maggots. Called nature's surgeons, the beige worms spawned from the green blowfly consume dead tissue and bacteria in places not easily or safely reached by a scalpel. In the United States, more than 300 practitioners, clinics and medical centers, including two in Texas, are putting maggots to work, according to the University of California...
  • Pour on 'maggot juice' to help heal wounds

    10/09/2006 1:17:04 PM PDT · by US Navy guy · 29 replies · 940+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | 09 October 2006 | Andy Coghlan
    Bandages containing fluids secreted by maggots could help accelerate the body's healing process, research suggests.
  • Looking for "You Swine. You Vulgar Little Maggot" (The one with links)

    09/16/2006 8:12:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies · 2,127+ views
    This is a standard reply to trolls on Free Republic: You swine. You vulgar little maggot. You worthless bag of filth. As we say in the Army, I'll bet you couldn't pour p!ss out of a boot with instructions printed on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a trial lawyer than be seen with you. You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You...