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Bubble tea addict hospitalised after drinking too much in China - 7NEWS.com.au
This time he's promised never to drink 'boba tea' again.
A severe love of bubble tea has left a teenage boy unable to use his hands or even stand up. The unnamed 18-year-old boy was hospitalised from gout caused by his addiction to the drink. In the video above: is drinking black tea good for weight loss? The bubble tea addict at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Credit: AsiaWire / Ruijin Hospital The teen, from the city of Foshan in Chinas southern province of Guangdong, admitted that he has at least one cup of the high-sugar and high-calorie drink also known as boba tea every day. The teenager was taken to Guangdong Second Hospital in provincial capital Guangzhou this month after he suffered pain and serious inflammation in the joints of his hands and feet, Southern Metropolis Daily reported. Bubble tea by Taiwanese teahouse Yi Fang. Credit: AsiaWire / Yi Fang The tea-lover described his feet as having turned to stone due to a build-up of crate crystals in his joints, while a hospital image showed the fingers on both his hands swelling to several times their normal size. Gout presents with symptoms including pain, redness and swelling in joints, the hospitals resident rheumatologist Zheng Shaoling explained. These are the severely swollen finger joints of a teenage boy who could not use his hands or even stand up due to a severe case of gout caused by his love of bubble tea. Credit: AsiaWire / Guangdong 2nd Hospita Doctor Zheng said: When the patient arrived, gout in all four of his limbs meant he was already unable to walk. His uric acid levels were very high. We put him on anti-inflammatory medication and managed to reduce his uric acid figures by about half. The teenage boy from Foshan, Guangdong, China, was discharged from Guangdong Second Hospital in provincial capital Guangzhou on 14 July. Credit: AsiaWire / Guangdong 2nd Hospita Slowly, slowly, hes now able to stand and walk, but we will need to continue to monitor his condition. The teen was discharged on 14th July. The patient revealed he had suffered an episode of gout four years earlier at the age of 14 due to an unbalanced diet, which studies show causes about 12 per cent of all cases. He failed to heed his previous doctors advice but this time promised never to drink bubble tea again. Doctor Zheng noted: Gout cases are increasingly appearing in younger patients, including those under the age of 20. X-ray showing the patient's stomach filled with undigested tapioca balls. Credit: AsiaWire Last month, an 18-year-old girl from Shanghai fell into a five-day diabetic coma after drinking two cups of bubble tea every day for an entire month. In June 2019, a doctor in Zhejiang Province found a 14-year-old girls stomach and intestine filled with undigested starchy balls from her favourite bubble tea drinks, which left her constipated for five days.
Victoria coronavirus cases in healthcare workers at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Sunshine Hospital - 7NEWS.com.au
Two of the employees work at the emergency department of a major hospital.
Four healthcare workers at two different Melbourne hospitals have tested positive to coronavirus on the day parts of the state go back into lockdown. On Thursday, the health department confirmed there were 165 new cases of the virus in the state, bringing the total to 3098. Watch more on Melbournes lockdown in the video above Of those, two healthcare workers at Sunshine Hospitals emergency department tested positive. Contact tracing is underway. Close contacts will be required to quarantine for two weeks. Two healthcare workers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville also tested positive and contact tracing is happening there too. It comes on the first day of a six-week lockdown of metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire where Stage Three restrictions are in place. Residents are only allowed to leave their homes for food and supplies, exercise, care-giving and work or education.
Coronaviurs NSW: Cases rise by six as another coronavirus case believed to be acquired locally - 7NEWS.com.au
There are renewed fears of community transmission of coronavirus, as a new case is believed to have been acquired locally.
There are renewed fears community transmission of coronavirus is occurring in New South Wales. Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the state on Saturday morning. Five were diagnosed in recently returned travellers. The sixth, however, is a man in his 70s from the Penrith area. NSW Health says the source of his infection is under investigation and all of his close contacts have been contacted. A daily record of 23,733 tests were carried out in the 24-hour reporting period prior to 8pm on Friday. However, Saturday marked the third consecutive day a case of COVID-19 had been registered outside of hotel quarantine in NSW. Watch: Sydney school forced to close after COVID positive test Another New South Wales school has been closed for deep cleaning and contact tracing after a year 7 student tested positive to coronavirus. Reporting the infection of a seven year old on Thursday, Health Minister Brad Hazzard said he expected more cases to be locally acquired. We expect in the next 24 hours we will be talking about at least one, possibly more cases of community transmission, he said. He was proven correct on Friday later when another student, a Year 7, tested positive for coronavirus. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard. Credit: DEAN LEWINS/AAPIMAGE To date, NSW has reported 3,174 cases of coronavirus. The state death toll remains unchanged at 51.