Episode 7 Operation Ouch!


Episode 7

The doctors prove that we all have invisible ink inside our bodies, and Dr Xand sees head lice removed from someone's hair with a vacuum cleaner.


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He's Dr Chris.

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-He's Dr Xand.

-And, yes, we're twins.

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Do you know how brilliant your body really is?

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My finger's got yellow pus in it.

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Well, we're going to show you. Yay!

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In this series we'll be pushing our bodies to their limits...

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I like the sound of this!

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..by doing extraordinary experiments on each other.

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This is my sick.

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To uncover what goes on inside.

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Ah!

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And out.

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Wow, that's amazing!

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From the bizarre...to the incredible.

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So now I'm seeing things.

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It's time to find out what you're made of.

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Chris? Chris? Chris?

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Coming up on...

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Operation Ouch!

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Courtney's ear needs flushing.

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Xand does some painting with his wee.

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And we meet some creepy crawlies that are a bit too

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close for comfort.

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Aww, it's moving!

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Medical teams always expect the unexpected.

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Let's see how they fix our first patient.

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'In Accident and Emergency,

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'nine-year-old Courtney has come in with

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'her mum, her dad and something else.'

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I've got a bit of a pencil stuck in my ear.

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'You what?

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'Did I ear that right?'

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I was messing around with it and I put it in my ear.

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'OK. I did. So what colour is it?'

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It's a yellow pencil.

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-'Never mind the colour, Xand.

-Well, how did it get there?'

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Courtney was in her bedroom with her colouring pens and pencils.

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One in particular caught her eye. It was the yellow one.

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Ooh, is that her favourite colour, Chris?

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The green one looks nice, or the blue one.

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No, Xand, something about the yellow one appealed to her.

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Anyway, she stared at it.

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It stared back, wondering if it would be chosen.

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"Colour in with me," it thought. I'll be your sun.

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I'll be your sand. I'll be your rubber ducky.

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Why would she want to draw a rubber ducky?

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I couldn't think of anything else yellow.

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-Just go with it.

-OK.

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-"That might fit in my ear," Courtney thought.

-Oh, dear.

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-I see where this is going.

-So did she.

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Ouch!

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'That crayon must be hiding. can you see it, dad?'

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'Here's Dr Julian Warren to investigate.'

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What colour's the crayon?

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'Not you as well, doc.'

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-Yellow.

-Is that your favourite colour?

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-No.

-No. OK.

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-'Tell us what is your favourite colour, Courtney?'

-Red.

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'Red. Right. Glad we got that sorted.'

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Shall we have a little look and see if we can get it out?

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'First, Dr Warren needs to check exactly

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'where the missing crayon's hiding.'

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Yeah. We can see that quite clearly.

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'Thank goodness he's found it. So where exactly is it?'

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Your ears are divided into three parts, the inner, middle

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and outer ear, connected by the ear canal.

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The ear canal is roughly 2.5 centimetres long

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and that's where Courtney's yellow crayon is stuck.

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If it's left in there it could cause damage or infection.

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Let's see if we can get that out, shall we?

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'What's the plan then, doc?'

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We'll take her through to the procedure room and we'll try

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and see if we can get a little metal probe behind it

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and hook it out, but hopefully we'll get it out today.

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'In the treatment room, Doctor Warren goes crayon fishing

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'with his special hook, but will he catch anything?'

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It's a case of trying to see if we can get past it.

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'The crayon just won't budge, so Dr Warren has to go to plan B.

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'Find out later what on earth he's going to do with all that liquid.'

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'And now to our lab. Oh!

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'Where we do incredible experiments...'

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Oh, it's disgusting.

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'..to show you how your body works.

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'Just don't try anything you see here at home.

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'Today's lab is all about fluorescence.'

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Our teeth are going under ultra-violet light.

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Oh, yours are blue. Are mine green?

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No.

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'So what's going on? Well, it's complicated, but...'

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You see light in a spectrum from red through yellow, then blue,

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then violet, and beyond violet is ultraviolet which we can't see.

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But... in our bodies we have molecules that are absorbing the UV

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light from these torches right now and doing something brilliant.

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'The electrons and molecules in my teeth get all excited

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'and when they calm down the release a special light that only

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'shows up when these torches are on.

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'This is called fluorescence.

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'So, in normal light your teeth look like this, but if we lower

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'the light they look like this and that's because the molecules in your

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'teeth are admitting a fluorescent light that you can't normally see.'

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'But something else in your body is fluorescent too.'

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-Aww!

-Ugh!

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'Yes, these are escaped splashes of wee.

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'Not very hygienic, but useful for our experiment.

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Best not to try this yourself. We're experts.

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'Some of the waste molecules that come out in your pee also

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'absorb the ultraviolet light and they become fluorescent too.'

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Oh, my goodness, people are being careless.

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Wait, Chris, haven't you been using this toilet all day?

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Xand!

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'So, if wee fluoresces under our UV torches, you know

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'what this means, don't you?

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-'What?

-That your body makes invisible ink.

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'Wow, of course.'

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We're going to do a very special experiment,

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but we're under laboratory conditions.

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Chris, we're in a toilet.

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Look, all I'm saying is we can only do this because we're doctors,

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we're a little bit silly and we're wearing protective gear.

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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'So, now that we've got

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'Xand's wee, it's on with the invisible ink experiment.

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'I'm going to ask Xand three body-related questions

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'and he's going to write the answers in his wee.

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'But we won't see what he's writing because we're about to prove

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'that Xand's wee is invisible ink.

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'It's quiz time.'

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'It's a toughie, this one. Will doctor Xand get it right?'

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I'm done.

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'This is a good question. I know this one.'

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-Are you done?

-I'm done now.

-Good.

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'Hmm. The amount of wee you produce is very related to how much you

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'drink in a day.

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'That's the end of quiz time.'

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It doesn't look like you've painted anything.

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I have. It's there in my own wee. I did it.

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I know, you've painted in your own urine. That's why we can't see it.

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But if we turn on the ultraviolet light it'll reveal how many

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Xand's got right.

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-There you go.

-Yeah, look at that.

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'Now you can see my answers.

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'The molecules in the wee are fluorescing after absorbing

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'UV light.'

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So question one was, "What's the only part of the body that can't

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"repair itself?"

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-Teeth.

-Well, actually it's the enamel.

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-I think we'll give you the point.

-Yes.

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Question two. What is the body's largest organ?

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-Skin?

-The skin is right.

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Finally, how many litres of urine does the average human

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produce in a day?

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I put three.

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Three is wrong.

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The answer is 1.5.

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-So I pee twice as much as an average person?

-That's right.

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You probably drink twice as much as the average person.

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Anyway, two out of three isn't bad.

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Let's turn on the lights.

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You can see the writing's disappeared now.

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'So we've shown that molecules in your body fluoresce after

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'absorbing UV light.

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'You've actually got invisible ink inside your body.

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'And this fact was discovered years ago.'

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Urine used to be used by spies as invisible ink to write secret

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messages that could go undetected by the enemy.

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It's still a bit smelly though.

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Xand.

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Now who doesn't love a kick about in the park?

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I know I do.

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Me too, but football can also be a game of danger.

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You could be in danger of pulling a hamstring.

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Straining a side.

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Or even tearing a ligament.

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Ah! Ooh!

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Which is why we always warm up first.

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Do some gentle leg stretches.

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Loosen that body up.

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And make sure those muscles are warmed up a bit.

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There we go.

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I'm thoroughly warmed up and guaranteed to be injury free.

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In fact I'm not just warmed up. I'm boiling.

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Phew.

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Don't need this any more.

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-Oh, my eye!

-Oh, no. A minor injury.

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'Put something cold on the eye until the pain is gone,

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'but for no longer than ten minutes.'

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But if you've got problems with your vision go to Accident and Emergency.

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-How's that, Xand?

-That's much better.

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I think I'm ready, but hold on.

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PIRATE VOICE: Aargh, I'm going to play in the park with my ball

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until my timbers are shivered.

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Aargh!

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-What are you doing, Xand?

-Just thought I'd try option B.

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'So if you get a whack on your eye,

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'put something cold on it for no longer than ten minutes.

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'If you have problems with your vision,

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'get an adult to take you to accident and emergency.'

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Earlier, Courtney came to Accident and Emergency

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after getting something lodged in her ear.

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Let's see how she's getting on.

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'Back in Sheffield Children's Hospital,

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'nine-year-old Courtney has a crayon stuck in her ear.

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'Courtney was in her bedroom with her colouring pens and pencils.

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'She liked the look of the yellow one.

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'"That might fit in my ear," she thought.

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'Ouch.

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'To remove it, first Doctor Warren tried to hook it out like a fish.

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'But never caught a thing.

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'So far the crayon just won't budge.

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'Doctor Warren's decided to call in a colleague

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'who's a dab hand at flushing things out with water.

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-'Who's that then, Xand?

-You'll see.'

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Have we got a towel?

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'Yellow crayons watch out -

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Sister Julie Morcombe's about.'

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'Sister Morcombe's an expert at this procedure.'

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'And don't worry, This isn't painful, it just feels weird.'

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If you just put the fluid in under pressure, then what tends to happen,

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the water flushes behind and pushes the foreign body closer to the

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entrance to the ear canal and then it just comes out with a second go.

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There you go. Out it comes. Pop!

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All done.

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'She came, she saw, she flushed it out.'

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If there's nothing else in behind, then I'll leave you to it.

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Fantastic. Thank you very much, Julie.

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'Courtney's happy she's got her yellow crayon back.'

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We've got it out now. She looks much more comfortable.

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Watch what you put in your ears now.

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'Especially yellow crayons.

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-BOTH:

-'Bye.'

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'Still to come...

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'I learn how we talk.'

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Buh.

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'This girl's bumped her bonce.'

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'And Xand's got guests.'

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That just came out of my ear.

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'That's amazing! And so is this.'

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'An ordinary department store.

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'With an ordinary mum buying some clothes for her daughter.

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'But why's she buying four of everything?

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'That seems a bit much.'

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'Whoa, she's multiplied.'

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'Meet Georgie, Jessica, Ellie and Holly,

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'and as you might have guessed, they are identical quads, four of a kind.

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When they were born, I couldn't tell them apart

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so I drew their initials on their feet with a marker pen.

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'Well that's one way to tell them apart.

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'So what's it like being a quad?'

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I like having my three sisters because I like to play with them

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and have fun with them.

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-'What do you think, Georgie?'

-I love it.

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'Is it always good? is there a downside?'

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They're great, but sometimes they're not.

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'Holly?'

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I can't believe that we had quads.

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'Ellie, Jess, Holly and Georgie are genetically the same person,

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'just like me and Chris, which means they have the same blood type,

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'the same hair colour and even the same DNA.

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'What do you think of that, Holly?

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'But how did that happen?

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'The quads all came along from the same egg.

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'Normally, one egg grows into a baby,

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'but with the quads the one egg split

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'first into two and then those eggs

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'split into four separate babies.

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'But how does mum tell them apart?'

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Their facial features are slightly different and as they develop

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their personalities are slightly different.

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'While Georgie likes eating all kind of different foods...

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'Ellie is a dancer.

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'..Jessica is always reading story books.

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'And Holly is an artist.'

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When other people get to meet them they don't see it straight away,

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but once you get to know them

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you can see that they are quite different.

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'Now that's amazing.'

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'Your body can need mending in all sorts of ways

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'and we're going to meet some special teams that are trained to fix you.'

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Speaking is one of most complicated things you can do, and while I bet

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you know that your lips and tongue and voice box are all involved,

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I bet you don't know what your soft palate does, or even where it is.

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Well, open your mouth and SAY, "Aah."

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Aah!

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See that? It's where the dangly bit hangs from,

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and most of us use it without even

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thinking about it,

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but today we're going to meet a patient who's learning to use hers.

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'Nine-year-old Millie is in speech therapy after

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'she was born with a cleft palate.

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'This means she had a hole going

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'through the roof of her mouth to her nose.

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'She's had a series of operations to fix this.

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'However, Millie still finds speaking a little bit difficult.'

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There are some sounds that you find really easy

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and some sounds that you find difficult.

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I find the S words more difficult than other words.

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-And that's the one you've been working on today, isn't it?

-Yes.

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'When you make a speech sound

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'like an S, the soft palate needs to lift up and make a seal with

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'the back of the throat.

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'In Millie's case she isn't able to do that,

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'so when air comes up it isn't directed just into her mouth

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'but also escapes down her nose as well.'

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'To help her with that,

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'she's working with speech therapist Jayne O'Connell.

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'Today I've joined the class and Jayne's set us a challenge.'

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Got to make up a sentence for each of these words.

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I bet I'll be better than you.

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I might use powerful adjectives as well.

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-Oh, you might use powerful adjectives?

-Yes.

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I don't think I know any powerful adjectives.

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Saw.

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My dad sawed the wood to make a door.

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'My dad sawed the wood to make a door. Good sentence.

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'Now it's my turn.'

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I saw the sun shining in the sky.

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No that's saw, what you saw with.

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'Millie's having none of it.'

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-So I can't say I saw the sun?

-No.

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No, I meant like I saw the... No, that doesn't work, does it?

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-Well, you tried.

-I think I need my homework more than Millie.

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SHE LAUGHS

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'There are other sounds that most of us take for granted,

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'but again our bodies have to do more than you'd think.'

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Make a "mm" sound for me.

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Mm.

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What happens if I hold your nose? Listen to what happens.

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Buh. Oh, I can't do it.

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What would normally happen is the air would come down your nose,

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but because I'm holding your nose,

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I'm blocking the air from coming down.

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And it almost turns that sound into a "buh" sound.

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So try that at home.

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Make a "mm" sound, and the "mm" sound is a nasal sound where the

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air does have to come out of your nose, and if you block your nose...

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..you can't make the sound, so it becomes a "buh" as the air escapes.

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'The really difficult thing that Millie's having to learn is

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'to consciously control muscles that most people don't even know'

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exist, like the muscles at the top and the back of your mouth.

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So that is quite a skill to master.

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'Before we finish, Millie's got her own speaking challenge for me.'

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OK, so I've got to say, "Red lorry and yellow lorry."

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-Say it fast.

-Fast.

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Red lorry. Yellow lorry, Red worry. Lellow lorry. Red, oh...

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I can't do it.

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'Oh, no, she beat me again. Good luck, Millie.'

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When you get injured, your body is brilliant at mending itself.

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This next boy should know. He's always having accidents.

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# If there's a bone to break he'll break it

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# If there's a knee to graze he'll graze it

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# If there's an ankle to sprain he'll sprain it

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# He's the unluckiest kid. #

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'Food that's gone off or hasn't been cooked correctly can contain

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'harmful bacteria that attack your body.'

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'But your body fights back.

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'Immune cells in your tummy try to kill the bad bacteria.'

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'Oh, watch out! Phew!

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'Then friendly bacteria multiply and release toxins to stop them too.'

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'Then your body gets you to eject them.

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'Sometimes your stomach muscles contract to press them upwards.

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'Or sometimes it's downwards.

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'Your intestines don't absorb water when you have food poisoning,

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'so when diarrhoea kicks in, a lot of liquid is flushed out

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'and you're left feeling dehydrated.

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'So keep drinking water, but not water with bugs in it.

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'Oh, no. Not again.'

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# He's the unluckiest kid. #

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Coming up next, it's...

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Coming up next it's...

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-What are you doing?

-Nothing.

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Coming up next, it's Investigation Ouch.

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Gotcha.

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'Now, this place may look like a hairdresser's, but it isn't.

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'They're getting rid of lice.'

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They're very common. I've had them, and no matter what anyone says,

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they're not dangerous and they don't care if your hair's clean or dirty.

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They just love to live in it.

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'You can use special shampoos to get rid of these troublesome

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'parasites, but this girl has come for the five-star treatment.

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'Meet 11-year-old Courtney. What's it like to have lice?'

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I've had them four times, and they're really irritating cos

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you're always scratching your head in the middle of school lessons.

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My mum's always told me not to worry,

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cos you can always get rid of them.

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'That's good advice from your mum. Lice are totally treatable.

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'Before they go any further I'm going to have a look at what we're

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'dealing with face to face.'

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'Crikey! Now they may look icky, but lice are very common.

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'Studies have shown that as many as one in three children are

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'likely to get head lice during the year, so how do we get rid of them?

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'Meet Justine Armitage.

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'she's a head louse's worst nightmare

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'and she's got a rather special technique.'

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We'll hoover Courtney's hair with the specialist lice hoover.

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'Did she say lice hoover?'

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The specialist lice hoover.

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'That's affirmative.'

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For every live lice there is, we'll catch it in the filter

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so we can count how many there are.

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Is it quite fun doing it? Is it quite satisfying?

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Yes, quite mouth-watering when you see lots.

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THEY LAUGH

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'Let's see what we can suck up.'

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'Make sure you get into the corners.'

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'After a thorough treatment, how's Courtney coping with being hoovered?'

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It's nice.

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'She likes.

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'Time to see what Courtney's bonce has been keeping secret.

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'So we've managed to catch several lice and you can see them

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'crawling around in here.'

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So why do lice love hair so much?

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Well, it's warm, it's near a blood supply, your scalp, which is

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what they feed on, and they can also anchor their eggs to hair

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which means they're very safe and well protected.

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Your hair is the perfect environment for head lice.

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'Lice make you feel itchy because they poo on your head.

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'Now that's disgusting but it isn't dangerous, and in fact it's quite

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'useful because it's the itchiness that lets you know you've got them.'

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'Now we've caught the adult lice, but the next step is to find the eggs.

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'A special fine tooth comb is scraped

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'through Courtney's hair to remove them.

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'Let's see how many we've combed out.'

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Oh! You've got loads.

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'One louse can lay 100 eggs at a time.

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'they're also called nits.

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'A week later they'll all hatch into lice,

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'and those lice just keep breeding,

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'so at the end of the month one louse has become 1,000 head lice.

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'Just as well we've got these guys out.'

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-How are you feeling, Courtney?

-Fabulous.

-'Absolutely.'

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So that's head lice.

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They're not dangerous, but they are unpleasant,

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but there are other things that live on your body.

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Let's investigate.

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'So, I've come to see entomologist Vince Smith

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'from the Natural History Museum.'

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So Vince, lice aren't the only things that live

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harmlessly on our bodies, are they?

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No, that's right.

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We've also got this other parasite called a demodex mite, and with

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these the older that you are, the more likely you are to have them.

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So let's see if we can find some.

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'Vince is scraping the skin around my eyes to try and collect

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'enough gunk to test, but he doesn't get much, so we go into my ear.'

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There's a good pile of gunk on there,

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so let's see what we can find.

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'I'm sort of hoping he doesn't find anything.

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'Vince is looking through the microscope,

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'and I can see everything he sees on this screen here.'

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You're loaded!

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Ugh, look at that! Ugh.

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-Wow.

-It's moving.

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-That's very good.

-That just came out of my ear.

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That's fantastic.

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'What does he mean, fantastic? Who is this guy?'

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In the daytime, those mites are living inside the little

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follicles of your hair cells and then during the night-time they

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come out and they're moving around trying to find all their mates.

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So every night there's a bit of a party in my ear.

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So these mites are pretty disgusting,

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but actually they're not doing me any harm.

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In fact, they're useful because they help clean the gunk from your ear.

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We're carrying around all of these passengers

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and this is just the start.

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There are many other human parasites that we've got too.

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'But remember, don't worry.

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'If you ever get lice, it's quite normal and treatable.

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'I've had them.

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'Plus, we all have other little creatures living on us,

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'helping us out with things like the cleaning.

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'Nice work.'

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But they'd better not keep me up all night with their partying.

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Our next patient's had a rather unusual accident.

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Luckily, she's come to the right place.

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-BOTH:

-Phew!

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'Accident and Emergency, the place to come for treatment of serious

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'injuries and terrible traumas and, hang on, this one looks all right.

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'Looks can be deceiving, Xand.

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'This is ten-year-old Shannon and she's, well, just listen.'

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My friends was having a snowball fight.

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-'Right.'

-And what I've done is I've backed away.

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'OK.'

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I've slipped on the ice.

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'Well, ice is slippy.'

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I've fell onto a...

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'Onto a...? Hold on, let's get this story straight.'

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'OK. So Shannon was playing in the snow with her friends.

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'She was enjoying running about

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'when the others started a snowball fight.'

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'Oh, watch out.

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'As the snowballs were flying, Shannon backed away,

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'trying to avoid getting hit.

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'Look out for the ice!

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'Yeah, well she didn't, and she went flying,

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'whacking her head onto a big telegraph pole behind her.

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'Oh, so that's what it was. Ouch!'

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'So let's see it then.

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'Oh, that's snow joke.

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'Here's doctor Shorav Munjal to sort you out.'

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All right, Shannon. So what time did this happen?

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'Hmm. Mum? Any ideas?'

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It happened about an hour ago.

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I'm just going to have a look in your eyes.

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'Doctor Shorav needs to give Shannon a thorough examination,

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'but if you're wondering why he's not looking at her cut, that's

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'because the biggest worry after a blow to the head is concussion.'

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'Inside your skull your brain is made up of soft tissue

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'cushioned by blood and spinal fluid.'

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'If your head hits something very hard,

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'your brain suddenly shifts inside your skull

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'and can knock against the skull's bony surface.'

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'When the brain moves about like this it can cause temporary brain

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'injury called concussion.'

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'To find out if Shannon has got concussion the doctor tests

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'how her brain is working

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'by checking her eyes respond properly to light...

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'..her muscles work normally.'

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'And he checks her nerves and finally her balance.

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'Luckily, it looks like Shannon doesn't have concussion which

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'means now the doctor can check out that cut.'

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Quite superficial.

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It needs a bit of superglue to close it up.

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'I'd just like to add

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'this isn't the kind of glue you get at the local shop.

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'It's not superglue. this is special skin glue.'

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'But Shannon's not done yet.

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'Wait till you see what the nurse does to fix that hole in her head.

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'Shannon's own hair is being used as stitching thread.

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'Tying it into knots brings the two sides together.

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'Now that's what I call "using your head".

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'Once the knots are in place, there's a dab of skin glue

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'and it's all over. And someone's relieved.'

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Pop your head up.

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Are you feeling OK?

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-Are you feeling all right?

-Yeah.

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'Time to hit the road and head home, but maybe walking backwards

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'is an idea you'll knock on the head in future, Shannon.'

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I would never ever walk backwards, ever again.

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'Best foot forward then, eh? Bye!'

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'Next time on Operation Ouch...

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'Open wide as we find out what it takes to straighten your teeth.'

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She's not very talkative.

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'See what me listening to music has to do with this.

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'And we're mixing up a treat to show you how your stomach works.'

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It looks disgusting.

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Until then, that's all from...

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Operation Ouch!

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The doctors prove that we all have invisible ink inside our bodies, and Dr Xand sees head lice removed from someone's hair with a vacuum cleaner. Meanwhile, over in accident and emergency, one patient has banged her head on a telegraph pole and another has a piece of crayon in her ear...


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