From Flesh-Eating Fish to DIY Lasik Surgery

 - Mar 2, 2009   Updated: Apr 28 2011
Now that carp fish have been banned from some pedicure salons for health reasons (how do you disinfect the water where the fish live?), it's time to take a look at other silly medical-related “breakthroughs” that are as outrageous as getting dead skin devoured off your tootsies by dozens of itty-bitty fishies. How about Hello Kitty medical supplies, for starters?

Implications - Medicine is constantly trying to adapt new techniques to better the health of the population. No matter how outrageous or disgusting it may be, medicine is still attempting to better understand the complex state of the human body. Therefore, 'silly' medical-related breakthroughs are worth a try to help better the world.