"20/20: MEDICAL MYSTERIES" REPORTS ON SOME OF THE STRANGEST CASES KNOWN TO MEDICINE
Airing on a Special Edition of "20/20," Friday, March 7 at 9:00 p.m., ET
From stuttering to epileptic fits caused by music to people who can brave unbearably cold temperatures, "20/20" reports on rare medical cases on a special edition of the show, FRIDAY, MARCH 7 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.
"20/20: Medical Mysteries" reports include:
� For as long as she could speak, 17-year-old Rebecca Glass has suffered from stuttering � one of the greatest medical mysteries. Can a tiny device change her speech and erase a lifetime of embarrassment? Chris Cuomo reports.
� Camille is a beautiful woman, talented, smart. But her life has been turned upside down by a medical condition that has not marred her looks in any way -- or even caused her any ill health. Camille's body exudes a strange and overwhelming smell that has resulted in constant embarrassment and years of ridicule. What causes it, and can it be cured? Deborah Roberts reports. (OAD: 8/9/2006)
� College student Stacey Gayle had to drop out of school, moved home and was afraid to leave her house. Why? Because a particular rap song threw her into epileptic fits. They call it "musicogenic epilepsy." Could a risky brain surgery be the unique answer to this very unique syndrome? Deborah Roberts reports.
� Swimming in the icy waters of the Antarctic� Walking around Minneapolis in shorts and sandals when it's minus 20 degrees with wind chill� Immersing your entire body in a vat of ice cubes� Medical science tells us that a person experiencing any of these scenarios should freeze to death. But there are some people whose bodies are not affected by the cold, who seem immune to hypothermia and frostbite. How do they do it? JuJu Chang reports.
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is executive producer.