A Nose Grows on One Man’s Forehead

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Chinese surgeons at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian grew a new nose on a 22-year-old man’s forehead after an accident left his original one unusable, Reuters reports.

Xiaolian had sustained injuries to his original nose after a traffic accident, which led to a severe infection and deformity.

To craft the new appendage, doctors took cartilage from Xiaolian’s ribs and implanted it under skin tissue on his forehead. When finished growing later this month, the nose will be transplanted to its proper place.

In January, British doctors grew a nose on a man’s arm after he lost his original to cancer.

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Seven-Year-Old Boy Hears for the First Time

Amazing.

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A deaf seven-year-old Guatemalan boy, Henry Rivera, can now hear. It’s all thanks to  missionary Erin Van Oordt, who brought him to America for a life changing operation. Advanced Bionics donated equipment totaling $40,000 so Dr. Disher could perform the procedure at Lutheran Hospital, Indiana. Watch here to see how Rivera reacts to hearing for the first time in his life.

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Firefighters Awarded for Their Bravery on Black Saturday

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MORE than 4470 fire fighters will be awarded a medal recognising their efforts during the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

The National Emergency Medal honours people who served their community during emergencies.

Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells says the CFA members deserve recognition for their efforts.

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Kanye West: “I’m the No. 1 Rock Star — on the Planet”

Well, Kanye’s never been the most modest person in the world….

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Lately, Kanye West has been frustrated.

As he told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe in a wide-ranging, hour-long interview this week, “I’ve reached a point in my life where my ‘Truman Show’ boat has hit the painting … I’ve reached the glass ceiling as a creative person, as a celebrity.”

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