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Shove a Bacon Tampon Up Your Nose and It Will Stop Bleeding

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From the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology comes news that fashioning a strip of cured pork into a nasal tampon will help prevent nosebleeds for those suffering from chronic episodes. More specifically, it was used in the "treatment of [a] life-threatening hemorrhage."

From the Annals:

Cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon and packed within the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly, effectively, and without sequelae. In both applications, the patient had complete cessation of nasal bleeding within 24 hours, and was discharged within 72 hours after treatment.


Seriously, I don't want to hear another word from bacon naysayers ever again. I mean it. [Annals via UK Guardian via Atlantic Wire]