Los Angeles, California – A team of surgeons has successfully completed the world’s first inter-species head transplant between a human and a moose, successfully attaching the head of the moose to the human’s body. This marks a historic milestone in medicine, and brings human-animal transplant science to the forefront of the public’s attention.
Provo, UT – Late last night when McKinleigh Smith went into labor, she and her husband Chad were as excited and nervous as any new parents should be. Thankfully, the birthing process went smoothly for the couple. The Smith’s received a huge surprise, however, when their baby came with no umbilical cord.
Travis County, Texas – Reported cases of measles so far this year are nearly double the amount of last year and the highest number since 2000. What a fantastic step backwards for humankind! The measles virus is very pleased with its sudden comeback, but one of its old friends, the poliovirus, is not so happy.
Modesto, CA – National Nurses Week always sheds more light on nurse staffing ratios, which are a well-known issue across the nation. The battle between patient safety and the hospital’s bottom line is a constant hell, but two hospital CEOs, though not always the best at showing gratitude, may have just found a solution. By physically stretching nurses thinner, they hope to increase their ability to care for more patients.
Cockeysville, MD – Throckmorton sign has long been used as a joke in the field of radiology and refers to the phenomenon when the penis ‘points’ to the same side as the patient’s pathology, such as a broken bone, on an imaging study. To local citizen Peter Johnson, however, the sign is anything but a joke.
Winterfell, Westeros – The ending to this week’s Game of Thrones episode left many viewers in shock. Those closest to the Night King, however, say he hadn’t slept in decades and was getting really pissed. He was actually trying to die.