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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Tongue pierce death warning

Deadly brain abscesses should be added to the list of risks of having a tongue piercing, say doctors.

'Archives of Neurology' reports how a 22-year-old man who died in hospital following multiple brain abscesses weeks after getting his tongue pierced.

The man's Israeli doctors warn infection can spread in the bloodstream from the piercing up to the brain.

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