News Exercise #168


1. Why is this condition particularly problematic for this man?
2. How many British people have this condition?
3. What comment did the reporter say about the razor being used to shave his head?
4. For how long will his recovered condition last?
5. What conditions could this treatment be used for?
6. Why is this method preferable to conventional surgery?

Answers
1. Why is this condition particularly problematic for this man?
His occupation is painter and decorator (that is house interior painting)
2. How many British people have this condition?
About one million people (1 in 60)
3. What comment did the reporter say about the razor being used to shave his head?
He said that even though he was going to have surgery, that razor was the only blade that was going to touch him.
4. For how long will his recovered condition last?
It is permanent.
5. What conditions could this treatment be used for?
It can help with involuntary movements in Parkinson’s, and it could help tremor in multiple sclerosis as well as other neurological conditions.
6. Why is this method preferable to conventional surgery?
It avoids the risks associated with conventional surgery, and recovery is immediate.

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