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Urinary tract infections affect millions. The cure is false.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world's most common diseases, have been easily and quickly cured with a simple antibiotic treatment. But there is growing evidence that the infections that affect millions of Americans a year, mostly women, are becoming increasingly resistant to these drugs, making a single diagnosis of one leading to more hospital stays, more serious …

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Best supplements for weight loss: Fenugreek found to aid weight loss

Weight loss can depend largely on what we put in our bodies. A diet high in fat and sugar has been known to cause weight gain. A healthy diet should consist of five kinds of fruit and vegetables every day, based on higher fiber starchy foods like potatoes and rice, some dairy or dairy alternative, some protein, and unsaturated oils …

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Florida woman says dad died of carnivorous bacteria less than 48 hours after entering water

A Tennessee man died just 48 hours after killing a carnivorous bacterium from Florida water after his daughter says the hospital he was treated to ignored her warnings that he had contracted necrotizing fasciitis. Cheryl Bennett Wiygul, a resident of Okaloosa County, said her parents had come down from Memphis to spend several days with her last week. During their …

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Carnivorous bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he had vacation in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as a seawater heater.

oysters Dianne Manson / Getty Images Vibrio vulnificus species of bacteria thrive in hot salt or brackish water. It can cause a carnivorous disease that sometimes leads to amputation or death. People may come in contact with a Vibrio infection after watering in contaminated water with an open wound or eating raw seafood from the water. Over the past 30 …

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Signs of dementia for family members to notice

Julie Staple was a child when her father, Mark Womack, began to show odd behavior. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack did not follow through for customers or return phone calls quickly. He watched more TV and took more breaks from work. He started drinking and became quick to get angry. The behavior lasted for years and took …

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Maine CDC investigates 6 cases of Legionella

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention released to the public Friday its active investigation of a cluster of six Legionella cases in the Greater Bangor area that has occurred at a rate higher than average for the region. Identity of the common exposure among the cases the correlation of each case. Health care providers have diagnosed approximately one …

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"Selfless" mother died of brain aneurysm after ignoring symptoms

Judy Thorburn (left) died after a brain aneurysm broke (Image: GoFundMe / Lindsey Thorburn) A mother by-two died of a brain aneurysm after ignoring her symptoms for months and thought they were just migraines. Judy Thorburn, 59, died of a ruptured brain aneurysm on July 1 after ignoring consistent migraines and headaches or several months. [19659004] Her daughter is now …

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