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Gibbons’ large, long-term territories put them under threat from habitat loss

Wild gibbons living in the peat swamps of southern Borneo require between 20 and 50 hectares of forest territory for each group, making their populations particularly vulnerable to habitat loss, according to a study publishing July 31 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Dr. Susan Cheyne at the Borneo Nature foundation, and colleagues. Gibbons… Read More »

Mom says botched weight loss surgery abroad turned skin black: ‘Destroyed my life’

A mom was left fighting for her life after having weight loss surgery in Colombia. Beatrix Searles, from Montana, forked out $ 4,000 on liposuction last October. But just days after the operation, the 53-year-old said the flesh around her wound began to rot, and turned black. Searles has since undergone seven surgeries — to try and… Read More »