Friday, January 21, 2011

love bites can kill!

we all know what love bites are, right? but do you know that these can be dangerous? and girls, i don't mean the situation when your fathers find out about them.

it was reported that a maori woman in new zealand suffered a minor stroke as a result of some vigorous kissing. read here & here.

so, there's a cautionary tale for dating couples & a chance for medical students to impress their examiners & get bonus marks by mentioning neck-kissing as a rare cause of a stroke.

13 comments:

Ryan said...

I better watch out for the wife, she's like a vampire sometimes!!

Mei Teng said...

Didn't know that love bites can be dangerous. Maybe the stroke was just waiting for the right moment to strike?

Yvonne Foong said...

A medical breakthrough! Malaysia needs to catch up.

Our newspapers should report this and warn all the rich tycoons who have written their wife's name as beneficiary of their estate!

Birthmark said...

Must be kena the vein while suckling too hard!

doc said...

Ryan,

don't write off the wife just yet. she could be the one who saves your life. bloodletting can be good for some people. read here:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2004-07-07-leeches-maggots_x.htm

even better is for you to voluntarily donate your blood. read here:
http://healthmad.com/health/the-incredible-health-benefits-of-donating-blood/

doc said...

Mei Teng,

i also think that woman is already prone to have a stroke & it was that love-bite that triggered the process.

doc said...

Yvonne,

more like a medical warning!

i'm also surprised it's not reported in our mainstream papers.

doc said...

Birthmark,

more likely, a clot was dislodged from an artery in the neck where the kissing took place.

doc said...

Yvonne,

it's actually in the last column on page W43 of today's Star.

Yvonne Foong said...

The reporter read your blog.

doc said...

Yvonne,

nah...it's also reported in a few other news portals.

Unicorn Girl said...

Interesting read :)

doc said...

UG,

you ought to exercise caution!

;)