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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JerryC, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. JerryC

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=3824671

    Didn't India have the baby born that looked like a half duck, platypus baby hybrid thing a year or so ago? Seriously wtf is with this region and birth defects?

    [Insert shameless Goro or Shiva jokes here]
     
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    Wow...

    ...Though pretty bad that a circus tried to buy her...

    ...and as for birth defects, a lot of places get them (think pretty much everywhere). I think it's just one of those things you cannot predict, but bearing in mind the size of India's population, the chances of it happening to someone from India rise quite a bit. Also bearing in mind that it was a case of a dead twin, which happens a lot, albeit mostly less developed twinning.
     
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    0_o thats pretty interesting.
     
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    Yeah whats even worse is that she apparently has extra everything, 4 Kidneys, 2 abdominal cavities and whats most painful to fix; 2 spines.
    Apparently twin embryo's that started out ok but the one didn't make it and somehow merged with the other, your typical conjoined twin in a sense.

    They are going to do some major surgeries on her, the problem is that they have to figure out which muscles, organs, limbs, spine and whatnot are the dominant ones for her because apparently all of them are functioning somehow.
     
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    Isn't she undergoing surgery like right now?

    Apparently the first stage of it is going well. Uber complicated though. They have to replace her kidney with the one in the other body because hers isn't working. Oh and after everythings removed they then have to put her own legs back into place, because they sort of go the wrong way. =/

    Poor kid.

    Oh and here's an interesting picture for you:

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's wierd how most of the more severe birth defects are from India. Maybe that's just an illusion though because there are far more many people there
     
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    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Yeah you could be right.

    Mind you maybe the Indian media make a bigger fuss of it out there, making the news spread to the other countries.
     
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    Actually I've thought about it now. It's probably due to the fact that most alot of India is relatively poor and the hospitals cannot detect/treat defects as quickly as the west.
     
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    but wtf do they do over their....so does she live twice then or wat ( as if she was shot in of the chests)
     
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    If you read the article, it says it is a parasitic embryo.

    This basically means that they were twins, one of the fetuses died and was absorbed by the living one.
     
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    Thats a pretty weird story. Your probably right. Lack of money and hospitals makes it hard to detected something like that.
     
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    Yeah, I read about this as well, and I was shocked about the circus asking to buy her. I think the country itself has a large population, so it appears as if a lot of the defects originate from there, but I have noticed that most of these defects directly reflect the country's region (MEDC or LEDC). Most of these defects seem to occur in LEDCs, as a direct result of poor medical care and hygiene.
    I hope the operation is successful. :)
     
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    I hate to break it to you, but India is getting more and more wealthy.

    Sure, there are plenty of people who are impoverished there, but that's true of literally anywhere. And I don't think it's wise to assume or even rely on our media to accurately portray life in India. Considering there's also plenty of Indian doctors coming into Britain, I would say that India probably isn't short of their own doctors to begin with. In essence, I think this is more a case of chance rather than economic consequences.
     
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    that is right. It is predicted that India will surpass US in terms of economy in few years. the reason is that the indian youth is more academically aware about their future whereas an american child would say" oh, ill get a job at some factory for 10 bucks an hour for rest of my life" i am not being racist but thats the truth.
     
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    You hardly need a specialist to detect THAT, lol.

    I don't believe it has anything to do with India, but if it did, it may have something to do with the extremely high amounts of water and air pollution, and the mass overpopulation of the country.

    But yeah... I'd call this one a freak accident.
     
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    I can understand where you are coming from, but the amount of corruption within the rich means only one thing:

    The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

    I lived in India for a few years before. :)
     
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    Very true, but then that also applies to virtually every country on the face of the planet....

    ...Only it's more hidden in some places (like the UK).
     
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    ok well hi im an indian and i just came from india last december... ok yes india is a rich counrty but it has a population crisis and too many people are curropted in the governementit is very sad but true. My uncle he is a very very famous man in india. he is what they call out there an IAS officer only 2 get picked each year in the country i think and he was one. anyways he was just on the news the other day about firing 200 sumtin police men for taking bribes... INDIA IS CURROPT! I love that country it is my mother country but its true the hospitals differ basically u have a poor place and a rich place. NOTHING IN BETWEEN! and for the goddess thing those are basically just village people with high religon if you go to the "better" places they would think other wise. i am punjabi but i understand the hindu faith and i can see where it is coming from but its not true they are just sort of "uneducated" peopl and i hate to use that term.as for the girl its best to fly her out here i guess but who knows what will happen i just hope she makes it and gets a chance to live...ty all for reading mylong ass paragraph lol :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I agree. Corruption is much more noticeable in some countries than in others.
     

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