The Drs: Record Breaking 4,550 Piercings
The Doctors shared that an estimated 83% of Americans have pierced ears and 14% having piercings in places other than their ears. But only one man has pierced himself with more than 4,550 surgical needles in one sitting. His name is Matthew and he just shattered the previous world record by 650 needles. He endured the eight hours of insane pain to raise money for a Canadian youth charity. He’s already planning to beat his own record.
Matthew and his body piercer Russ joined The Doctors over the phone. Matthew said to prepare for it, he took cold showers for 10 minutes a day to prevent his body from going into shock. Russ said it wasn’t a matter of keeping everything sterile because everything he used was already sterile hypodermic needles. He used an aseptic technique to install them.
The Drs: Piercing Warning
Matthew said he had no problems afterward and just focused on keeping things clean to avoid minimal scarring. He left the needles in for the eight hours and then took them out right afterward. Dr Rachael Ross said if you’re thinking about getting a piercing, make sure you go to a trained professional and keep the piercing clean, knowing it’s an open wound.
Dr Travis Stork said up to 20% of piercings can lead to infection, and if it leads to infection it can lead to scarring and other problems. The Doctors said they would never condone it, just make sure if you do, you do it the right way.
The Drs: Protecting Your Skin From The Sun
The Doctors then shared that skin cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for 75% of all cancer diagnosis. It’s been known that too much tanning can lead to skin cancer, but now a new study has found a direct link between the skin’s process of tanning and skin cancer. The study found that the darkening of pigment increased reactive oxygen species known as ROS or oxidative stress which has been linked to cancer. It’s yet another reason to be careful around the sun.
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The Drs: Heart Monitoring Car Seat
For their Doctors News in 2:00, they shared that Ford Motor Company is developing technology that can possibly save your life. They worked with engineers in Germany to develop a car seat that can detect if a driver is having a heart attack. In that event, a seat senor would automatically bring the car to a safe stop and notify emergency personal. The seat can also monitor high blood pressure or electrolyte imbalances.
Ford said the heart rate monitoring seat is currently a research project but the technology may be used in future cars.
The Drs: Peanut Allergy Cure?
A probiotic bacteria found in yogurt could offer a cure for peanut allergies. In an 18-month-long trial, scientists in Australia administered a probiotic on children with peanut allergies. About 80% of the subjects were able to tolerate peanuts following the monitored treatments. It could be a step toward finding a cure for all food allergies.
The Drs: Gwyneth Paltrow V Steam
The Doctors then shared that Gwyneth Paltrow had widely shared that oil pulling has given her whiter teeth and clearer skin. Now, the actress is promoting a beauty treatment called the V steam, insisting it’s an energetic release that balances female hormone levels. Dr Jennifer Ashton said “there is zero medical evidence to support the need for or benefits of vaginal steaming and that it is constantly cleaning itself and doesn’t need extra help.”
Paltrow is also promoting the new movie Mortdecai.
The Drs: Radiation Danger
The Doctors shared that x-rays and CT scans are some of the best in terms of modern medicine, but overuse can be harmful. The Doctors said to avoid unnecessary x-rays because the affects of radiation on the body are cumulative over a lifetime. Less is more when it comes to your health.
It’s recommended that adults get new x-rays of their mouth every 2-3 years, but keep a record of all your x-rays and the dates they were taken, to make sure you’re not getting them unnecessarily.