Teenager declared ‘brain dead’ after contracting Brain-eating Amoeba – ‘Naegleria Fowleri’ while swimming in Minnesota Lake

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A teenager who caught the brain-eating amoeba ‘Naegleria Fowleri’ while swimming in a lake has been declared dead by officials. Hunter Boutain, who was just 14 apparently caught the amoeba while swimming in Lake Minnewaska, Minnesota Health Department officials said. He remained in critical condition at the University of Minnesota Medical Center – where he […]

What does the Semicolon Tattoo Stand for? ‘This too shall pass’

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Project semicolon is trending. Motivated by her own struggle with depression and suicide, Amy Bleuel started the campaign back in 2013 – its a “faith-based non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury,” She decided to turn the semicolon into a symbol of hope […]

Heart Scans Can Show If Patients are Dying in 15 years

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A new study has demonstrated that a simple ‘coronary artery calcification’ scan or CAC can help doctors diagnose heart patients at risk of early death. The procedure is just a simple X-ray test which pinpoints specks of calcium in the walls of the coronary arteries – small diameter arteries which supply blood to the heart […]

Dangers Of Not Vaccinating Your Child – Death Of Six Year Old Boy

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A report came in from Barcelona where a 6 year old boy died on Saturday because of diphtheria. A dormant disease for the past 28 years, it resurfaced and took the boys life in a Barcelona hospital where he was admitted since May 30th. Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection usually affecting the mucous membranes […]

Adults Can Increase Life Expectancy By Eating Good Fats

Findings from a Swedish study have suggested that Adults who eat lots of fish and vegetable will live longer than those who don’t.The study showed that over four thousand men and women who were aged 60 and above, who had the highest blood levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), gained from eating fish and plants, were, […]

PD Linked to 16 Cancers, Research

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In an effort to explain association between Parkinson’s and cancer to the East Asian population, a study was conducted in Taiwan. The conclusion of the study was found to be that Parkinson is related to 16 types of cancer. Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database provided researchers with 62,023 patients who had just recently been […]

Bird Flu Will Worsen If USDA Faces Budget Cuts Of $500 Million

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Bird flu, as the name states, is a viral infection that affects birds and can be transmitted from bird to bird and can affect humans. Humans are known to be affected through handling of infected chicken, turkeys, ducks etc. It cannot be transmitted through consumption of cooked chicken or cooked eggs. Signs and symptoms of […]

Teen Loses His Life To Rare Plague In Colorado!

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A 16 year old lost his life to a rare illness this month. Although investigation is still going on but officials believe that Taylor Gaes somehow contracted a septimatic plague from fleas from a dead rodent or another such animal on his family land in Cherokee Park, Livermore. Septimatic plague can be contracted through flea […]

Longer Waiting Lines For US Veterans Compared to Last Year While They Seek Health

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In 2014 a scandal over false records and extremely long waiting times created havoc in the Department of Veterans Affairs, 40 veterans died waiting for care. Since then the number of veterans that go on waiting lists of minimum one month is more than 50 percent. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA or DVA) […]

Warning Of A Meningitis Outbreak Ahead Of Pride Week Amongst Bisexuals

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National health officials warn of a growing meningitis outbreak in bisexuals. The word meningitis in itself means inflammation of the membrane. Meningitis can be life threatening due to the fact the membranes surrounding the spinal cord and the brain get intensely swollen. Symptom seen in patients affected with this disease are fever, headaches, nick stiffness, confusion, […]