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Chilling Hockey Injury Has Surprise Ending

Johnny Boychuk needs 90 stitches after a skate cuts through his eyelid

(Newser) - Johnny Boychuk is beyond lucky. The New York Islander took a skate to the face Tuesday that slashed his eyelid but apparently left his eye intact, USA Today reports. "Johnny Boychuk is OK," the team's general manager, Lou Lamoriello, told reporters. "There's been no damage... More »

Carrie Underwood Reveals Her 'New' Face

Country singer says she's 'healing pretty nicely' from fall

(Newser) - Looks like Carrie Underwood's face is healing just fine, People reports. The 35-year-old country singer, who suffered a scary fall last November and needed 40 to 50 stitches on her face, warned she may "look a bit different" next time we see her. She tweeted a photo of... More »

Oops: Mitch Daniels Gets 16 Stitches in Forehead

Gym door swings open on him

(Newser) - The downside of being a presumptive presidential candidate: You get whacked in the head by a door, and it makes the national wires. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels needed 16 stitches today after a door mishap, reports the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette . Seems he had just finished a workout at the... More »

Obama Takes Elbow, Needs 12 Stitches

President gets a fat lip during pickup basketball game

(Newser) - Insert witty political metaphor here: President Obama needed 12 stitches today after taking an elbow to the lip during a pickup basketball game, reports MSNBC . No word on the elbow thrower, but the White House declares the president was "inadvertently hit" during the game at Fort McNair. The AP... More »

Gecko Toes Inspire New Surgical Tape

MIT team duplicates nano-scale ridges on lizards' sticky feet

(Newser) - Inspired by geckos' sticky feet, MIT scientists have developed a bandage that could soon be used in place of stitches or staples during surgery. The waterproof material, coated with a sugar-based adhesive that has the nano-scale hills and valleys found on lizard feet, is flexible enough to be used on... More »

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