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Chronic Lyme: More Than a Naturally Occurring Disease?

Chronic Lyme: More Than a Naturally Occurring Disease?

Last week there was a protest in Arlington, Virginia where a group of  chronic Lyme Disease sufferers, along with many local news stations, gathered around the sidewalks in front of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) building. This was long expected following a publicized investigation in 2008 by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal who discovered flaws in […]

Lyme Disease May Day Protest Biggest in Years

Lyme Disease May Day Protest Biggest in Years

This month is home of the Lyme disease May Day protest at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, which is the biggest anticipated event in years. Victims of chronic Lyme disease and misdiagnoses are urged to join this two-day protest on May 22. The assembly will demand the IDSA to […]

Brain Can Literally Shrink, Study Finds

Brain Can Literally Shrink, Study Finds

Various lifestyle choices and illnesses have been documented to cause brain shrinkage. Recently, a report revealed that type 2 diabetes can actually shrink the brain as well. This study brings awareness to other conditions that are found to cause similar effects on the brain, as cells are documented to literally shrink in some cases. It […]

Cancer and Chronic Illness Causes Employment Hardships

Cancer and Chronic Illness Causes Employment Hardships

A recent study reports working women who survive breast cancer are much more likely to lose their jobs. This poses a question for people who suffer long-term illnesses, and what happens to their job security as they struggle for treatment and recovery. Cancer and other chronic, or long-term illnesses, can cause employment hardships for Americans. […]

Evolution: Research Finds Mutations Continue

Evolution: Research Finds Mutations Continue

Medical News Today reports on a finding from the body of a 115-year-old woman who died in 2005, and is said to hold key mutations that could further the investigation into evolution. Her body was donated to science, and now researchers have found that her healthy blood cells were identified as having over 400 genetic […]

Chronic Pain or an Under-reported Birth Defect?

Chronic Pain or an Under-reported Birth Defect?

A recent medical discovery has been documented in Atlanta, Georgia last month as a patient with a chronic pain syndrome was found to possess an uncommon, and unnamed birth defect. Kristin Martin, 27, was treated for an Arnold-Chiari Malformation, which requires an invasive surgery at the lower skull and hind-brain area. However, the treatment has […]

Infectious Bacteria Found on Dollar Bill

Infectious Bacteria Found on Dollar Bill

DNA has been studied by researchers for many different reasons, and this week a report was released that focused on the infectious bacteria found on dollar bills. The researchers at New York University’s Dirty Money Project found that currency is a mode of transport and exchange of thousands of different bacterium. The NYU researchers identified […]

Misdiagnosis Threatens Potentially Everyone

Misdiagnosis Threatens Potentially Everyone

A new statistic has been announced in a recent report claiming 5 percent of adults seeking outpatient care are misdiagnosed. This is roughly 12 million people who go to outpatient care clinics and are given a false diagnosis. Six million of those people are put in danger for this reason. Potentially everyone who ever expects […]

Baby Girl Denied Medical Care Due to Stigma

Baby Girl Denied Medical Care Due to Stigma

A young baby girl, six months of age, was brought into a doctor’s office two years ago. The child, daughter of Kristie Tait, presented with hives and rashes that seemed to come and go. The child cried from pain and frantically grabbed at her face, legs, or anywhere else on her body in an attempt […]

Conjoined Twins Are Sometimes a Good Thing

Conjoined Twins Are Sometimes a Good Thing

A mother gave birth to conjoined twins recently, and will be released from Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Jenni Ezell says her family is relieved and overjoyed. The health complications with conjoined twins can sometimes be fatal, and it is a distressing ordeal for many families. However, not everyone finds this condition to be […]

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