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Poor little thing! She looks so precious with that little pink bandage though.
Sprinkles the koala has a several drooling problem that leaves her skin wet, which later results in bacteria and inflammation of the skin.
Doctors say that the rare disease, called sialosis, had become a "real problem for her" in that it causes skin diseases while also stopping her from eating normally.
Their last resort was to use radiation to stop her excessive drooling. Dr. Rod Straw says:
"The side-effects for the short-term are virtually zero. What we don't know are the late effects. What we hope is that she does have a rapid improvement, that she'll grow and breed and go back to the environment.
This treatment is very important for Sprinkles. Even though she is an otherwise very healthy little girl, she would not survive in the wild with this sort of condition."
This just breaks our hearts! We're really rooting for you, Sprinkles. Get better, you sweet little thing.
We really have to hand to him here! Such a brave kid - and SO dedicated to his fans!
Although a majority of his crew have flat-out refused to participate in his upcoming tour dates in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, due to fear of another earthquake or exposure to nuclear radiation, Justin Bieber has announced that he will go no matter what!
Furthermore, the teen has announced that if he doesn't have enough manpower for his stadium shows, he'll go wherever he can be accomodated, if necessary!
Wow! We really couldn't be more proud of him!
Here's hoping that some of his crew will come around and agree to go with him!
The fans deserve the best show they can get!
[Image via WENN.]
Paranoid about your food? Want to be even more paranoid? Get the Fukushima plate! It tells you how much radiation is in the food you put on it!
The Fukushima plate has a built-in radioactive meter that tells you how much contamination is in your meal.
While this may just cause extra worry in your life, it’s always a good idea to know what you’re putting in your body!
[Image via Nils Ferber.]
Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief!
Courageous workers at the nuclear plant damaged by the tsunami have stopped the leak that was poisoning the water and air in the devastated country.
This is important news for everyone, as it means that the country can begin the process of getting things back to normal without having to worry about more and more radiation seeping into the environment.
Fisherman have been especially affected by the tsunami and resulting radiation crisis, as there have been concerns over fish being infected with radiation. The government has imposed new regulations on the industry as a precaution.
If you still haven’t donated to Japan, do it! The country still needs help!
[Image via AP Images.]
As if the threat of a tsunami or nuclear radiation wasn't scary enough, now Southern California has a deadly superbug to worry about!
According to a new study, bacteria thought to be rare on the West Coast is appearing in large numbers in Southern California.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health has reported 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) in seven months last year.
While it is not known how many people died from infection, previous outbreaks in other states show a 35% death rate. Sadly, only one antibiotic is available to fight the bacteria, but doesn’t always work and can cause kidney damage.
This is the first time CRKP has been observed in the Los Angeles area with an "unexpectedly high" infection rate found exclusively in health care facilities like hospitals or nursing homes.
It doesn't sound like officials know much about this mysterious rise in infections from the bacteria either, as study authors said:
“We do not know if the presence of CRKP in these long-term acute care settings is the result of improper care, or has more to do with the population they serve.”
Great. Just great.
All we know is that those staying, working, or visiting in hospitals can lower their risk of infection by washing their hands frequently!
[Image via AP Images.]