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Sixth case of rat lungworm this year confirmed in Hawaii island visitor

Another case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed in an adult visitor to Hawaii island. The state health department said today it received notification of the confirmed case from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the sixth in Hawaii so far this year Of the six cases, three were residents and three were probably contracted the disease on …

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The man goes blind in his right eye after receiving parasitic infection from showering in contacts – Story

Nick Humphreys, 29, of Shrewsbury, U.K., drew a rare parasitic infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in his right cornea. (Photo Courtesy: PA Real Life via Fox News) Nick Humphreys, 29, of Shrewsbury, U.K, drew a rare parasitic infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in his right cornea. (Photo Courtesy: PA Real Life via Fox News) SHREWSBURY, U.K. – An U.K. experienced …

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Mysterious illness that paralyzes healthy kids prompts plea from CDC

Enlarge / 13-year-old boy recovering in a Denver hospital from a suspected case of human enterovirus 68 during a 2014 outbreak After a record number of cases in 2018 of a rare, puzzling illness that causes paralysis in otherwise healthy kids, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging doctors to hasten reporting and boost data collection …

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Tumor lineage forms BRCA-mediated phenotypes

first Wooster, R. et al. Identification of the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2 . 378 789-792 (1995). 2nd Miki, Y. et al. A strong candidate for breast and ovarian cancer receptor gene BRCA1 . 266 66-71 (1994). 3rd Roy, R., Chun, J. & Powell, SN BRCA1 and ] BRCA2 : various roles in a common pathway of penetration. Nat Rev. …

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Every data point has a face: What Michael Becker taught us

ichael becker was a biotechnology executive before he was a patient advocate. When he discovered that he had head and neck cancer, he decided to become general and thus made an impact – both within the pharmaceutical industry and beyond. Cancer, Becker once said, removes much more than it gives. But he wanted his own experience to show people the …

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A common household chemical can cause thyroid problems for cats

Many older cats suffer from health problems caused by a hyperactive thyroid gland, and while there is no single cause of the condition, endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment are considered to be an important factor. A new study with some free volunteers suggests that these chemicals contain fire retardants commonly found in homes. The researchers recruited 78 cats and …

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Avoid these carcinogenic foods

If you ever find endless parade nutrition councils to be dizzy, confusing or just contradictory, you are not alone. In the 2018 edition of the Food Food Report, the Food and Health Report, it was found that 80% of Americans encounter conflicting information on food and nutrition. Of the large group, 59% say that conflicting information causes them to doubt …

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You are blinded by parasites after showering with contacts in

An avid athlete who got contact lenses to improve his vision when playing soccer has told how he was blinded to wearing them in the shower when a parasite began to live in his right eye. Under 18 months of horror, Nick Humphreys, 29, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has had two eye surgery and is now waiting for a corneal transplant after …

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