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 An infestation that begins in the mind
An infestation that begins in the mind
Self-described sufferers of Morgellons disease say their skin is infested with mysterious parasites, and they demanded a government study. The Mayo Clinic concludes the symptoms are often delusional. Update to an earlier post. picked by midnightbliss10 3 months ago
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 Is this a disease or an episode of the X Files?
Is this a disease or an episode of the X Files?
The symptoms sound like something from The X Files - sufferers complain of a crawling sensation all over the body, egg-like lumps under the skin and, even more bizarrely, cuts which produce tiny red and blue fibres. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Mysterious African disease is a 'new virus'
Mysterious African disease is a 'new virus'
The virus causes haemorrhagic disease - meaning it can cause internal and external bleeding. The first victim was a woman from Zambia flown to South Africa for treatment. A paramedic who accompanied her and a nurse from the clinic where she was taken also died.
*Yikes!* picked by Bornbad 3 years ago
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 Arctic reindeer may help cure disfiguring disease
Arctic reindeer may help cure disfiguring disease
Finnish scientists hope reindeer living in the Arctic Circle could help find a cure for a disfiguring tropical disease. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 U.S. to study freakish ailment — is it real?
U.S. to study freakish ailment — is it real?
It sounds like a freakish ailment from a horror movie: Sores erupt on your skin, mysterious threads pop out of them, and you feel like tiny bugs are crawling all over you. picked by dollyllama 4 years ago
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 Top 10 Mysterious Diseases
Top 10 Mysterious Diseases
There are many sicknesses doctors can cure with the swish of a pen across prescription pad. But for all we understand now about some illnesses, there are even more that still stump the pros, confound the public and rage on uncontested. picked by karenben 3 years ago
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 Common Disease:  Intolerance to Wheat.
Common Disease: Intolerance to Wheat.
Until recently, celiac disease was thought to be rare in this country. But in 2003, Dr. Alessio Fasano published a study showing that the ailment actually affects 1 in 133 Americans, or roughly 3 million people. Minor symptoms include diarrhea, bloating and abdominal cramping. picked by muppet 4 years ago
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 Popcorn Can Cause Lung Disease
Popcorn Can Cause Lung Disease
The hard-to-treat condition causes vague symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath, and steadily worsens, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. picked by MandolinOrange 3 years ago
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 Nodding disease? Exploding Head Syndrome!?*
Nodding disease? Exploding Head Syndrome!?*
There are a lot of very odd diseases for which no cause is known. Here are a few of them.
*luckily the "exploding" part of this disease is an exaggeration. You only feel as if your head is exploding picked by bernardblack 2 years ago
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 Low IQ a predictor of heart disease, study finds
Low IQ a predictor of heart disease, study finds
LONDON - Intelligence comes second only to smoking as a predictor of heart disease, scientists said on Wednesday, suggesting public health campaigns may need to be designed for people with lower IQs if they are to work. picked by midnightbliss10 2 years ago
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 Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients
Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients
Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.


A sign of things to come? picked by shuallyo 2 years ago
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 Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients
Study Using Structural MRI May Help Accurately Diagnose Dementia Patients
In this new study, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a framework for MRI-based differential diagnosis of three common neurodegenerative disorders: Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, and Lewy body disease using Structural MRI. picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Switch: Chickens Afflicted with Human Disease
Switch: Chickens Afflicted with Human Disease
About forty years ago in Poland, an adventurous strain of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus made a seemingly unprecedented move, a new study shows: it crossed over from humans to chickens and settled in to stay. The disease has since spread worldwide to become the leading cause of lameness in broiler chickens. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 The Skin Disease That Turns People Into Trees
The Skin Disease That Turns People Into Trees
Imagine having a disfiguring disease brought on by a suppressed immune system. You were told the only way you could live a normal life was to have two major surgeries a year for the rest of your life to remove the warts covering your body. This would include, but not be limited to, chemical treatments, soakings, and whittling the warts with a Dremel saw... picked by Bornbad 12 months ago
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 Church Community Fights Alzheimer's Disease
Church Community Fights Alzheimer's Disease
People at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, N.C., organize mind and heart exercising activities for older people to participate in.

Studies show this is the best way to combat Alzheimer's Disease.

See? Not all churches are all bad =P picked by dork 3 years ago
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