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Behind a People's Superhuman Ability to Dive: the Spleen

New study looks at the Bajau people

(Newser) - "They are simply a stranger to the land," an anthropologist says of Southeast Asia's Bajau people, and a new study shows their bodies have changed to account for that. The Bajau, who live in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, sustain themselves by diving for fish, and have... More »

High School QB Died of Internal Bleeding

New Jersey teen suffered lacerated spleen during game

(Newser) - A New Jersey teen died during a football game Friday night, and now the medical examiner has determined the cause. An autopsy found that Warren Hills quarterback Evan Murray died from a lacerated spleen, the Morris County medical examiner says, partly because the 17-year-old had an abnormally large organ that... More »

Surgeons Remove 6 Organs to Save Girl, 7

Child has six vital organs removed so doctors can find a cancerous tumor

(Newser) - A smiling 7-year-old was released from a New York hospital today after surgeons undertook a rare, high-risk operation to save her life, USA Today reports. The operation, performed last month, called for surgeons to temporarily remove her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver and large and small intestines in order to reach... More »

Ginsburg Cancer Has Not Spread

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's cancer was found at the earliest stage and has not spread beyond her pancreas, the Supreme Court said today. The 75-year-old associate justice returned home to Washington after being released from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Doctors removed Ginsburg's spleen and a portion... More »

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