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Curious Cures - 15 Jul 2015
Unconventional medical and cosmetic treatments from around the world.
USA-SCIENCE/IGNOBELPRIZES
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September 19, 2014
Majordomo Gary Dryfoos demonstrates the Medicine Prize winners' study for "treating uncontrollable nosebleeds,...
Cambridge, UNITED STATES
Majordomo Dryfoos demonstrates the Medicine Prize winners' study for "treating uncontrollable nosebleeds,...
Majordomo Gary Dryfoos demonstrates the Medicine Prize winners' study for "treating uncontrollable nosebleeds, using the method of nasal-packing-with-strips-of-cured-pork" at the 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes awards ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
KASHMIR-LEECHES/
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May 02, 2008
Leeches are placed on the leg of a patient during a leech therapy session inside a hospital in Srinagar...
Srinagar, India
Leeches are placed on leg of patient in Srinagar
Leeches are placed on the leg of a patient during a leech therapy session inside a hospital in Srinagar May 2, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli
BRAZIL/
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April 03, 2014
A spiritual leader (R) of the Huni Kui Indian tribe blows a herbal powder into the nose of a tribal member...
NOVO SEGREDO, Brazil
A spiritual leader of the Huni Kui Indian tribe blows a herbal powder into the nose of a tribal member...
A spiritual leader (R) of the Huni Kui Indian tribe blows a herbal powder into the nose of a tribal member during a ceremony outside the village of Novo Segredo along the Envira river of Brazil's northwestern Acre state, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho
TURKEY/
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August 09, 2009
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot...
Sivas, Turkey
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot...
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as "doctor fish", swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot spa pool in Kangal, 105 kilometers (65 miles) south of the central Anatolian city of Sivas August 9, 2009. The treatment is believed to heal Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease which affects the joints and skins.REUTERS/Umit Bektas
SLOVAKIA/
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May 24, 2011
A newborn baby rests in a box, listening to music played through earphones in Saca Hospital in Kosice,...
Kosice, Slovakia
A newborn baby rests in a box, listening to music played through earphones in Saca Hospital in Kosice...
A newborn baby rests in a box, listening to music played through earphones in Saca Hospital in Kosice, east Slovakia May 25, 2011. The hospital uses music as therapy for newborn babies when they are separated from their mothers. REUTERS/Petr Josek
PALESTINIANS/
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April 09, 2013
A Palestinian boy suffering from Paranasal sinus cries as he receives treatment at a bee venom therapy...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
A Palestinian boy suffering from Paranasal sinus cries as he receives treatment at a bee venom therapy...
A Palestinian boy suffering from Paranasal sinus cries as he receives treatment at a bee venom therapy center in Gaza City, April 8, 2013. The treatment, using the venom of honeybees, is known to be effective for diseases like epilepsy, spinal disorders, hearing problems and nasal allergy, according to Ratib Samoor, an agricultural engineer and owner of the center. REUTERS/Suahib Salem
LEISURE-AUSTRIA/NUNS
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April 15, 2014
Sister Elisabeth provides a Kneipp hydrotherapy to a guest at the abbey retreat in Marienkron April 11,...
MARIENKRON, Austria
Sister Elisabeth provides a Kneipp hydrotherapy to a guest at the abbey retreat in Marienkron
Sister Elisabeth provides a Kneipp hydrotherapy to a guest at the abbey retreat in Marienkron April 11, 2014. The abbey retreat, founded by German nuns, caters mainly for older customers who come to relieve their mobility problems or aches and pains with Kneipp hydrotherapy. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
JAPAN/
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July 18, 2013
Snails crawl on the face of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon...
Tokyo, Japan
Snails crawl on the face of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon...
Snails crawl on the face of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in central Tokyo July 17, 2013. According to a beautician at the salon, the snail slime is believed to make one's skin supple as well as remove dry and scaly patches. REUTERS/Issei Kato
INDIA/
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December 17, 2008
Members of a laughter club participate in a laughing session in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri...
Siliguri, India
Members of a laughter club participate in a laughing session in Siliguri
Members of a laughter club participate in a laughing session in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri December 17, 2008. The group subscribes to the principle of laughter as the best medicine for a happy life. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
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July 02, 2012
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012....
Safed, Israel
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
INDIA/
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June 07, 2012
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the...
Hyderabad, India
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in Hyderabad...
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 8, 2012. This is believed to cure asthma and respiratory problems. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
CHINA/
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August 08, 2007
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic...
Shanghai, China
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic...
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic in Shanghai August 8, 2007. Cupping is a treatment that claims to take the heat out of the body, by using cups that are heated before being placed on the body of the patient. REUTERS/Nir Elias
BRAZIL/
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November 08, 2013
Patient Isabelle Stadella hughs Joca, a therapeutically trained dog, during a therapy session at Hospital...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Patient Stadella hughs Joca, a therapeutically trained dog, during a therapy session in Sao Paulo
Patient Isabelle Stadella hughs Joca, a therapeutically trained dog, during a therapy session at Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo October 18, 2013. A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to patients in hospitals. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
INDIA
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May 21, 2009
Students perform Rubber Neti, an ancient yogic technique, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh May...
Chandigarh, India
Students perform Rubber Neti in Chandigarh
Students perform Rubber Neti, an ancient yogic technique, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh May 21, 2009. Many Indians believe that Rubber Neti controls the common cold, cough and asthma and keeps the nasal passages clean. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
INDONESIA
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July 13, 2011
Residents lie on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province July 13, 2011. The residents...
CENGKARENG, Indonesia
Residents lie on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province
Residents lie on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province July 13, 2011. The residents believe that the electrical energy from the tracks will cure them of various illnesses. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni
EGYPT/
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August 12, 2008
Mohmmed Emad, 41, lies buried neck-deep in the sand in the El Dakrror mountain area at Siwa Oasis, 700...
Siwa, Egypt
Mohmmed Emad lies buried neck-deep in the sand in the El Dakrror mountain area
Mohmmed Emad, 41, lies buried neck-deep in the sand in the El Dakrror mountain area at Siwa Oasis, 700 km northwest of Cairo and 55 km to the Libyan border, August 12, 2008. The people in Siwa believe that being buried in the sand during the hottest time of the day is a therapeutic treatment which can cure rheumatism, joint pain and sexual impotency. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri
PORTUGAL-BATHS/
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February 21, 2008
Men stretch during a Treatment bath session, at Queen Amelia's thermal bath complex, in Sao Pedro do...
SAO PEDRO DO SUL, Portugal
Men stretch during a Treatment bath session, at Queen Amelia's thermal bath complex, in Sao Pedro do...
Men stretch during a Treatment bath session, at Queen Amelia's thermal bath complex, in Sao Pedro do Sul, northern Portugal February 3, 2008. Those who take the 2,000-year-old Roman treatments here say they are a balm for all manner of ailments. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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