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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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 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 1 year 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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 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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 Amish and Mennonite with rare disease helped by eerie blue lights
Amish and Mennonite with rare disease helped by eerie blue lights
Rare disease requires some children to sleep under intense blue lights to help them break down waste material in their blood. This disease strikes them more than average because of strict marriage laws in their community. Ironic that the only thing that can help them (electrical lights) is from a world that most of them deny. picked by Moe 4 years ago
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 Meet Millie, 7, who still smiles despite disease so rare it affects just FOUR people worldwide
Meet Millie, 7, who still smiles despite disease so rare it affects just FOUR people worldwide
She was diagnosed at 16 months when tests revealed she had strands missing from her eighth chromosome.

The condition has left the seven-year-old with severe learning difficulties, low muscle tone and visual problems. picked by AutumnLotus 3 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 2 years ago
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  TV pitchman Billy Mays had heart disease, coroner says
TV pitchman Billy Mays had heart disease, coroner says
TV pitchman Billy Mays' death appeared to be from heart disease, not a bump to the head, according to the Hillsborough County medical examiner. The final cause of death will not be known until after toxicology results are available, Dr. Vernard Adams said at a Monday news conference. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 As If Ebola Weren't Enough, Africa Now Has A New Disease
As If Ebola Weren't Enough, Africa Now Has A New Disease
Lujon is a new disease emergent in Africa. Although confirmed cases have so far been limited to 5, 4 of those have died. picked by pocksucket 2 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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 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 4 years ago
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 Doctor gender may matter in spotting heart disease
Doctor gender may matter in spotting heart disease
A doctor's gender could determine how early heart disease is detected in women. picked by Neiako 4 years ago
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 Gene links heart and gum disease
Gene links heart and gum disease
A genetic link between dental disease and heart attacks has been found by German researchers. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Oily fish can halt eye disease
Oily fish can halt eye disease
Those with AMD should eat oily fish twice a day to slow down the progress of the disease in all its stages. picked by makuus 2 years ago
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 Christmas Island Rats Made Extinct By Disease
Christmas Island Rats Made Extinct By Disease
This is the first evidence for extinction of an animal entirely by disease. Humans could be next. picked by tontodiablo 3 years ago
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 Genetics and infectious disease
Genetics and infectious disease
A (for me, at least) very interesting article, titled "Germ of an Idea", in the latest Economist. A nice and quite understandable description of links between germs, genes, immunity, disease, etc. picked by rambler 4 years ago
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 Heart disease: American Women’s number 1 killer
Heart disease: American Women’s number 1 killer
There is no doubt that heart disease is a serious disease that may kill more women than cancer. picked by AutumnLotus 5 years ago
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 Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease
Exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides that were sprayed far and wide by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War might put veterans at increased risk for heart disease and Parkinson's.

An Institute of Medicine report finds "suggestive but limited" evidence of an elevated risk for these two conditions among soldiers who served in that conflict. picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Woman With Alzheimer's Disease Gives Birth
Woman With Alzheimer's Disease Gives Birth
Australian Rebecca Doig, 31, does not recognize her newborn daughter due to rare form of Alzheimer's disease. The rare form of the disease only occurs in 5% of patients. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Scientists prepare for study on cherries
Scientists prepare for study on cherries
After getting promising results from experiments with rats, University of Michigan scientists say they're preparing for a clinical study of whether eating tart cherries can help people reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Foot And Mouth Outbreak At Surrey Farm
Foot And Mouth Outbreak At Surrey Farm
Foot and mouth crisis first struck Britain in 2001, costing the country an estimated £8bn. The epidemic saw 2,000 cases of the disease in farms throughout the UK. Around seven million sheep and cattle were killed in order to halt the spread of the disease.
Now it's happening all over again. picked by Kitsune86 4 years ago
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