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Nursing Textbook Pulled After Stereotyping How Asians, Other Racial Groups Deal With Pain

A nursing textbook has been pulled from shelves after a student posted a page depicting woefully inaccurate stereotypes about different racial groups.

The book, published by Pearson, featured a table on “Cultural Differences in Response to Pain”, which asserted various minority groups handled pain in ways specific to their ethnic backgrounds. One portion asserted that Blacks “report higher pain intensity than other cultures”, Native Americans “may prefer to receive medications that have been blessed by a tribal shaman”, and that Jews “may be vocal and demanding of assistance” and that their pain “must be shared and validated by others”.

Surgeons In China Save Boy Who Stuck 26 Magnets Up His Penis

It took a surgeon two hours to remove 26 mini magnetic balls from a Chinese boy’s bladder. The unnamed 11-year-old from Zhejiang Province in China had reportedly inserted the small spherical magnets to his penis out of curiosity.

According to Kankanews (via Daily Mail), the child was rushed to Yuying Children’s Hospital in Wenzhou after complaining of pain and his private organ began bleeding. After undergoing a cystotomy, all 26 magnet balls, also known as “neodymium magnets” were successfully retrieved from the boy’s bladder. In an interview, resident pediatric surgeon Dr. Wang Yongbiao said that he found the tiny metal pellets stuck in the boy’s penis. “The balls are now aligned into two columns and got stuck in the posterior urethra area,” Dr. Wang was quoted as saying. He explained that the blockage had caused the boy excruciating pain and even caused some bleeding. He also noted how the procedure became quite problematic due to the size of the magnets. “Each magnet ball has a diameter of three millimetres (0.12 inches) and when they align in two rows, its width doubles up to six millimetres (0.24 inches),” Dr. Wang explained in the video. To avoid urethral blockage, Dr. Wang pushed the magnets to the boy’s bladder before attempting removing them using forceps. As he attempted to take out the tiny balls one at a time, they formed a cluster in the bladder and became difficult to separate. The surgeon was only able to retrieve the magnets after making a surgical incision into the bladder.

Taiwanese Homeowner Stops Rescuers From Saving Dying Man Because of Asian Superstition

Firefighters in Taiwan encountered a delay in their attempt to rescue an injured man after a superstitious homeowner reportedly refused to let them pass through. Her reason? She didn’t want her house to become “unlucky.”

The rescue team’s first responders who needed to reach a man in a back alley were stopped by the owner the house. The owner’s decision delayed the rescue by about 15 minutes, rescuers stated.

Chinese Teen Undergoes Surgery to Have Boob-Like Lump Removed

A Chinese teenager underwent surgery to partially remove one of his breasts after it mysteriously grew to the size of an A-cup bra, according to Daily Mail.

The patient, who preferred to go by a false name, Xiao Yang, first noticed the growth when he was 13 years old. For years, his parents would take him to various hospitals, but no one seemed to be able to cure him.

Miami City Attorney Compares Legalizing Medical Marijuana to ‘Having Sex With a Child’

Miami’s deputy city attorney, Barnaby Min, has been taking some heat after he compared the legalization of medical marijuana in the city to pedophilia.

The Miami Planning Zoning and Appeals Board gathered together on Wednesday night to come to an agreement on dealing with zoning regulations for allowing the sale of medical marijuana in retail outlets, HuffPost reported.