Category Archives: Daily Health FAQ

Can Plants Grow Inside the Body: The Ron Sveden Case

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Can Plants Grow Inside the Body: The Ron Sveden Case. Our daily health question of the day goes like this: Can plants grow inside the human body? Well, if I haven’t heard about the story of Ron Sveden I would go, “What kind of dumb question is that? Of course not!”

But check out this story about a Massachusetts man named Ron Sveden who, apparently, had a pea plant growing inside his body. Good thing doctors were able to catch and remove it before it made things worse for Ron.

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Can Men Develop Breasts?

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Can men develop breasts? Yes some of them can. It’s called gynecomastia. The condition can be found among babies (because of the female hormones from their moms), adolescents, adults, and the elderly. It may be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and intake of some medications.

How common is gynecomastia? According to Glenn D. Braunstein, MD, chairman of the department of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, nearly half of men may experience this condition at some point in their lives.

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