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Man Tears Out Own Eyes In Church

Italian man says voices told him to do it

(Newser) - Hundreds of parishioners looked on in horror as an Italian man ripped out both of his own eyes during Mass on Sunday. Witnesses said the 46-year-old, who told paramedics that he heard voices, calmly stood up and began tearing at his eyes soon after the priest began his sermon, the... More »

Thousands of Self-Harm Videos Live on YouTube

Study warns: Videos could trigger viewers to cut

(Newser) - A disturbing trend on YouTube: Thousands of videos showing—and, in many cases, glamorizing—cutting and other self-injury methods. The videos get millions of hits, and a recent study warns that they could act as a how-to guide for viewers who are looking to harm themselves. The graphic videos often... More »

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