The experience of living with a stomach parasite is not something a decent person would ever want to share. Which brings me to the point of this article: the parasites I contracted in Guatemala.
This woman swallowed a felt-tip pen in 1986. Back then, she told the doctor and her husband what happened, but they didn't believe her. Now, 25 years later, she went to another doctor and they found the pen intact inside her stomach.
When you lose the tip of your finger in an accident, you figure you'll go through the rest of your life being called Stumpy.
Mankind has been puzzling over the rumbling in our stomachs for so long that even the ancient Greeks came up with a name for it: borborygmi. The word attempts to put the sound of the grumble to mouth.
Forget stomach stapling and lap band surgery. The next big thing in weight loss surgery may be the stomach pacemaker.
To satisfy the unquenchable gullets of America's brand-name coffee drinkers, Starbucks will introduce a 916ml Trenta cup. That's more than the average capacity of the human stomach, and enough caffeine to stand in for a defibrillator.
Washboard abs, previously available only through a diet of one grape a day plus forty billion situps at night, are now available through convenient day surgery. However, you have to be in fairly good shape already in order to get this, which makes us wonder if it's all worth it. When we want our body modification, we…