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US doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this ...

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Medics warn of dangerous ‘kissing bug’ disease as 300,000 Americans already infected

Health experts are warning that the potentially lethal parasitic disease spread by ‘kissing bugs’ has taken hold in the US, with more than 300,000 Americans contracting it. The Chagas disease, which used to be contained in Central and South America (infecting at least eight million people) has reached the US, infecting hundreds of thousands across 27 states. It is also ...

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Fatwa against measles vaccine issued in Indonesia as contagious disease cases skyrocket

Health-conscious holidaymakers considering a trip to Bali may rethink their destination, after Indonesia’s top Islamic body turned against vaccines for a virus that used to kill millions before preventive shots were introduced. In a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), the Measles Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine has been deemed “haram,” with the organization claiming ...

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3,000yo Egyptian cheese infected with deadly disease unearthed at ancient burial site

Connoisseurs say that the taste of cheese improves with age – but what if it was left to age for 3,200 years? Archaeologists in Egypt now have the chance to find out, but it comes with an unexpected bonus: deadly ancient bacteria. A team from the University of Catania in Italy found the cheese at the tomb of Ptahmes, a ...

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Race against time to replace major disease control lab – CDC

The CDC lab in Atlanta – responsible for storing and studying some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens such as smallpox and Ebola – is showing worrying signs of wear and tear decades earlier than planned, the agency says. The 13-year-old site is already wearing down, sparking an official request for a new building to host some of the world’s ...

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‘You may be infected’: Measles alert at Newark Airport as highly contagious disease case confirmed

Passengers who traveled through Newark Airport in New Jersey were issued a measles exposure warning on Friday after the Department of Health confirmed one person with the highly contagious disease had been there ten days ago. “On January 2, 2018, an international traveler with a confirmed case of measles—a highly contagious disease—arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport ...

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Heinz sauce sachet behind 6 years of agony for woman diagnosed with Crohn’s disease

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 13:21 A woman with a serious bowel disease was told by doctors that the cause of her ailment was a Heinz sauce sachet piercing the walls of her intestines. The patient had thought for the past six years that she had Crohn’s disease. The 41-year-old woman was diagnosed with the chronic disease by doctors after ...

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Human strain of Mad Cow Disease found in skin – study

Rogue proteins which cause the human equivalent of Mad Cow Disease have been detected in the skin, raising concerns that the deadly disease could be passed through contact not involving the brain. CJD is caused by abnormal infectious protein aggregates called prions which cause fatal damage in the brain. There is no available treatment for the disease and 90 percent ...

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John Heard died of a heart attack caused by heart disease

“Home Alone” actor John Heard died July 21 of a heart attack brought on by heart disease, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tuesday. An investigation was opened into the 71-year-old actor’s death following his death last month, though there was speculation a recent back surgery possibly played a role. The medical examiner’s office, however, confirmed after an ...

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Lorde compares friendship with Taylor Swift to autoimmune disease

Lorde’s bizarre simile about Taylor Swift forced the singer to apologize — but not to Swift. In a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian, Lorde compared being friends with Swift to “having a friend with very specific allergies.” “There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship,” ...

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