Friday, February 10, 2012

Medical Oddities

Leukodermia: Health experts in China say Nong Youhui from Dahua in southern China, has developed a bizarre condition where he can see perfectly in near pitch black conditions, being dubbed "Cat-Boy" by UK tabloid, The Sun. Doctors who studied Nong Youhui's condition say that he could "read perfectly without any light and sees as clearly as most people do during the day." Nong was born with a condition known as luekodermia, leaving Nong Youhui's eyes with extremely high light sensitivity and less protective pigment meaning he is susceptible to heavy sunlight exposure and eye damage. Nong's eyes apparently glow in the dark, such is Cat-Boy's receptiveness to any small amount of light in his eyes. "They told me he would grow out of it and that his eyes would stop glowing and turn black like most Chinese people but they never did," Ling Youhui, Nong's father said.

Fetus In Fetu: A rare condition in which a fetus becomes enveloped by its twin in the womb.

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Occurs after a stroke--the person suddenly has a strange accent.


  1. Emry and I read this article together... He likes Cat-Boy

  2. The cat eyes are cool, the baby makes me sad. Poor child.