More props to KevinMD, as he always scours the web for interesting links.
First, we head to Romania, where a surgeon, “under stress,” cut off a man’s penis during surgery. Geez, and you think American surgeons are mean. (What’s worse: doctors unions are complaining about the surgeon being fined!)
Next, to Samoa, where a tree may lead to the discovery of a new antibiotic. Soooo, how many species have we already wiped out that may have had similar natural compounds that could function as antivirals, antifungals, antibiotics, or other treatments? Causing our own extinction we are. (Karma’s a bitch.)