Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chinese doctors remove large dildo from a man's intestines...


Doctors remove dildo from man's intestines
Doctors remove large dildo from man's intestines
A Chinese man had to seek medical help to remove a sex toy lodged in his intestines for five days, according to a state media report that said such cases were on the rise amid loosening attitudes towards sex.
Doctors at Shanghai's Zhongshan Hospital removed the 23cm dildo from the 30-year-old man's intestines using an endoscope, a hospital spokesman and a government-backed newspaper said.
"If we did not remove the dildo in time, the man could have gone into critical condition," said doctor Yao Liqing, quoted by the Shanghai Daily newspaper.
"Doctors were astonished to see such a big item taken out of the patient's body," he added.
He said the object had blocked the man's large intestine and caused tissue damage, and doctors were contemplating surgery if the procedure had failed.
Shops selling sex toys and contraceptives are common in Chinese cities, as greater sexual freedom and a consumer culture take hold in the communist-ruled country.
The Shanghai Daily said medical professionals were warning people to follow manufacturers' instructions for using sex toys and not utilise them in "unintended" ways.
"People must use sex toys properly and avoid ones that are too big as they can hurt people," Yao said.
"There have been three similar cases so far this year," he added, although the report did not make clear whether Yao was referring only to cases at his hospital.
"In the previous two or three years, we only had one such case," he said.
A hospital spokesman confirmed the case to AFP, saying doctors performed the procedure on Saturday, but declined to comment further.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sony suspends defective tablet...

Sony Xperia S
MORE XPERIENCE NEEDED: Sony has suspended sales of its Xperia S tablets, citing a water-proofing defecct.
Sony said it has halted sales of its Xperia tablet PCs, a month after its launch, after discovering gaps between the screen and the case that make some of the machines susceptible to water damage.
The problem with the tablet, which is supposed to be water resistant, is the result of a manufacturing flaw at the Chinese plant where it is fabricated, said Sony spokeswoman Noriko Shoji. Sony has not yet decided when it will resume sales, she added.
Sony began selling its latest Android tablet on September 7 in the United States followed by launches in Japan, Europe and elsewhere. So far it has shipped around 100,000 of the devices. The company said it will fix any of the tablets sold and expects the cost of the recall to have no significant impact on earnings.
The latest tablet from Sony, which like its smartphone has been branded Xperia in a bid to unify its mobile devices under one name, joins a crowded market for tablets that is still dominated by Apple's iPad. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, with its rival Android machine, leads the pack of Apple challengers.
Sony will offer repairs in regions where the device is available, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Oceania and Taiwan, Shoji said.
Acknowledgements:  - Reuters