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Bizarre Theft: Cow Gallstones

They're used in alternative medicine

(Newser) - Do a quick scan for "cow gallstones" on the Alibaba website and you'll see that they're quite in demand, whether you want to buy them by the gram, kilogram, or ton. So a 38-year-old Australian man accused of stealing a whole bunch of them must have thought... More »

Mandela Surgery Goes Well

He has gallstones removed as he recovers from lung ailment

(Newser) - Nelson Mandela underwent a successful surgery to remove gallstones today, even as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon recovers from a lung infection. Doctors treating the former South African president waited to perform the endoscopic surgery because they wanted to first attend to his lung ailment. Mandela has been hospitalized since Dec.... More »

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