Bums too fat; needles can’t penetrate

OK, occasionally I post the odd completely off-the-wall story on my blog. And this one fits the bill:

People’s bottoms are getting so big they no longer make a suitable target for injections, a study in Ireland has shown.

Many are now so obese that the needles customarily used simply are not long enough to penetrate the fat and reach the muscle, where they are aimed, Victoria Chan told the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of America in Chicago yesterday.

I hardly know what to say. However, if this is true of Ireland and the U.K., what is the story in the US? Or Canada for that matter? I doubt we’re healthier, overall.


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