Phobia of the Week
Anuptaphobia: fear of remaining single (unmarried)
A doctor was giving a lecture to a group of medical students at a teaching hospital.
Pointing to an x-ray, he opined: "As you can see, this patient limps because his right fibula and tibia are radically arched."
The doctor then turned to the class and asked a young man in the front row: "What would you do in a case like this?"
The young man replied, "I suppose I would limp, too."
Geographic tongue involves psoriasis-like symptoms of the mouth, most notably harmless but potentially painful lesions on the tongue. Raised red and white patches form, often irregularly shaped and resembling landmasses. The cause is not known, but the condition may result from stress, hormonal disturbances or nutritional deficiencies.