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The Michigan man went from "completely healthy to brain dead" in nine days after suffering from a rare mosquito-borne disease, the report says

A man from Michigan went from "completely healthy to brain dead" at nine days after suffering from a rare mosquito-borne disease, according to a local report. Gregg McChesney, 64, died last month after a "nine-day illness," according to his death. McChesney, from Kalamazoo County, reportedly died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The disease is sometimes called Triple E, or sleeping …

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What should young children drink? Mostly milk and water, say researchers

A spokesman for the American Beverage Association, William M. Dermody Jr., said that beverage companies agree that "it is important for families to moderate sugar consumption to ensure a balanced, healthy lifestyle, and this is especially true for young children. . " However, a Juice Products Association spokesman said that for children with limited access to fresh products, juices can …

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Will combo pill catch on US to prevent heat …

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. A cheap, daily pill that combines A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in …

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Student at the University of Nebraska diagnosed with mumps

LINCOLN, Neb. – A student at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has been diagnosed with mumps disease, and it is possible that another student has as well. According to the university, both students are isolated to prevent the disease from spreading. Both students also live off campus. UNL recommends that students take preventative measures, such as washing hands and …

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A common anesthetic medication became a woman's blood blue

A 25-year-old woman on Rhode Island gave new meaning to the phrase "feeling blue" when she developed a rare and sometimes fatal condition called metemoglobinemia that made her blood a deep shade of navy blue. The woman, whose case is described on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, told doctors that she had used a topical pain reliever …

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Research finds a new way to cure the cold

(newser) – It's not a cure yet, but scientists have found a way to stop the spread of viruses that cause half of all colds. Teams at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco used gene editing to prevent cells from providing a protein that the virus needs to replicate, the BBC reports. That method worked in human cell cultures …

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Breakthrough means that cures for colds may be on the way, say researchers

(Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists in California believe that cure for colds can be just around the corner, KGO reports. Researchers on teams at Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco, announced an important first step in finding a cure. They inactivate a specific protein in human cells for a temporary period. What they discovered is that when …

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Cancer cells have "unsettling" ability to hijack the brain's nerves

Neurons (blue) play a surprising part in how some cancers take root in the brain. Credit: Daniel Schroen / Cell Applications INC / Science Photo Library Tumor cells can plug – and feed off – the brain's complex network of neurons, according to a trio of studies. This nefarious ability could explain the mysterious behavior of certain tumors, and point …

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Officials warn of exposure to hepatitis A on Ári's market square

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Tippecanoe County Health Department has diagnosed a case of hepatitis A in an employee who handled food at Lafayette Arni's Market Square. According to a news release, an investigation found that the employee worked while ill on September 13 and 14 prior to diagnosis. The health department said it is rare for a restaurant-protected virus …

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Gliomas network with normal brain cells to grow faster: shoots

Scientists are beginning to understand why some brain cancers are so difficult to stop. Three studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature found that these deadly tumors integrate into the brain's electrical network and then cut signals from healthy nerve cells to drive their own growth. "They're like vampires" feeding on brain activity, says Dr. Frank Winkler, a neurologist at …

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