Tag Archives: Disease

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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Baby Born in Bangladesh has Benjamin Button-like Disease (PHOTO)

Real Life Benjamin ButtonOld Man Baby BornIn Bangladesh 5/27/2017 8:00 AM PDT A newborn in Bangladesh has something in common with Brad Pitt — or at least a classic movie version featuring him as Benjamin Button, a person whose age goes in reverse. The baby was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Progeria at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital ...

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Aaron Hernandez's kin to donate his brain for CTE disease study

The family of Aaron Hernandez will donate the former NFL star’s brain to the study of a disease linked to head trauma in athletes, a day after the convicted killer committed suicide in his prison cell. The announcement came after an autopsy confirmed Hernandez died of asphyxia by hanging. The former Patriots tight end, who was serving a life sentence ...

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Danny Masterson reveals wife Bijou Phillips has kidney disease

“That ‘70s Show” star Danny Masterson is opening up about his wife Bijou Phillips’ kidney disease just days after she was rushed to the hospital. Phillips, 36, was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering a blood infection and is in need of a kidney transplant, TMZ reported. Masterson said in a statement to ET that his wife has been battling kidney ...

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World's most tragic tale? Baby born with rare disease REJECTED by her mother as CURSED

The 28-year-old woman, who refused to reveal her identity, gave birth to the girl at a government-run hospital in Patna district of Bihar, in eastern India yesterday. Within hours of the news of the bizarre looking girl’s birth broke, scores of locals flocked to the hospital to have a glimpse of her. Doctors were forced to intervene to remove the ...

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