Doctors Thought This 25-Year-Old Had COVID-19 After Showing All the Symptoms—But It Was Actually a Flea-Borne Illness

When a 25-year-old man from Southern California experienced headaches, fever, chills, and muscle pain in July, the first thing his doctor did was test him for COVID-19. The patient tested negative, but his symptoms persisted and he sought care at the emergency department. Eventually—after another negative COVID-19 test and almost three weeks of symptoms—he was diagnosed with murine typhus, a […]

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Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail […]

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Woman's contamination OCD means she feels like there's a pandemic 'all the time'

Cyrene Bissick, 23, has obsessive compulsive disorder that centres around contamination. It has made her feel like there’s a pandemic all the time – and long before coronavirus became an everyday threat. Her mental health condition isn’t helped by the fact that her physical illness requires her to be extremely vigilant about infections. Cyrene, from Essex, has Crohn’s disease, enteropathic […]

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Scientists find strong evidence that wasting syndrome is the same for all organisms

An interdisciplinary team of Dutch researchers has discovered that wasting syndrome, a severe byproduct of tuberculosis, is the same for all humans and animals studied. The discovery offers new opportunities to investigate the still insufficiently understood condition. The scientists also developed a promising method for diagnosing and possibly even predicting tuberculosis. Professor of Molecular cell biology Herman Spaink (Institute of […]

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With All The Health Benefits It Provides, You Better Believe That Garlic Is a Special Gift For Mankind

It is impossible to overstate the importance of garlic in the culinary arts. Say what you will, but there is not one single ingredient that can match the aroma that garlic adds to dishes. On top of that, nutritionists now claim that the precious root has many hidden benefits. Wait till you find out what they are. Having garlic breath […]

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