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Indiana mother faces felony charges for injecting feces into her son’s IV lines

Indiana mother faces felony charges for injecting feces into her son’s IV lines

An Indiana mother is facing felony charges for allegedly injecting feces into her teenager son’s IV lines while he was undergoing cancer treatment, prosecutors confirmed.

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CWD posing big threat to deer

CWD posing big threat to deer

Deer in Alabama are at risk because of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that isn’t spread from bacteria or virus but by a little minuscule varmint called a prion, the state’s Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) cautioned.

Prions can be described as infectious, single proteins that affected infected animals’ brain by causing sponge like degeneration of brain cells. This microscopic varmint is can ruthlessly withstand long periods of time and a number of decontamination methods.

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A quick look at the disease of prostate cancer

A quick look at the disease of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer, a disease that mostly affects elderly males, is luckily one of the slowest growing cancers to date. Nevertheless, as many as 209,000 U.S. men are diagnosed with the disease per year.

Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in the early stage, and the most vulnerable men are normally 65 years and older.

Speaking about the disease, Oncologist Charles Smith said, “A disease that we are very optimistic about when the diagnosis is made. We can't always unfortunately say that about a lot of cancers, but with this disease we do feel optimistic about treatment.”

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Several developing ‘countries’ hidden within borders of USA: study

Several developing ‘countries’ hidden within borders of USA: study

The United States would look quite different if its fifty states were organized as per their residents’ income instead of geography because several states within the borders of the developed U.S. are still underdeveloped.

A team of researchers from Tennessee State University noted that the median household income for a family of four in the poorest state would have just above the federal poverty line if the states were organized as per their incomes. In addition, residents of the poorest state would be living shorter lives than people in at least half of the world’s countries.

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Insurance firms should be blamed for surprise doctor bills: ACEP

Insurance firms should be blamed for surprise doctor bills: ACEP

Many insurance companies are misleading patients by selling self-styled ‘affordable’ health policies that provide very little coverage until large deductibles are met, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

ACEP President Dr. Rebecca Parker argued that insurance companies and not emergency room (ER) physicians should be blamed for ‘surprise’ medical bills that patients receive after ER visits.

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More women asking about IUDs after Trump’s victory

More women asking about IUDs after Trump’s victory

Amid increased concerns over the potential end of birth control services through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more and more women are searching about long-lasting birth control methods like intrauterine devices (IUDs).

President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly vowed during his election campaign that he would scrap the ACA. He also proposed to punish women who opt for abortions as well as doctors who help in the procedure.

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Brain implant enables ‘locked-in’ ALS patient to communicate

Brain implant enables ‘locked-in’ ALS patient to communicate

A team of researchers in the Netherlands have successfully tested an implantable computer-brain interface that enabled the mind of a "locked-in" ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patient to communicate through brain signaling.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the patient's nerve cells in the brain as well as the spinal cord. It primarily attacks neurons that control voluntary muscles, such as those in the arms, legs and face.

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Healthy living can overcome genes linked to heart disease: researchers say

Healthy living can overcome genes linked to heart disease: researchers say

Healthy living can effectively minimize a person's inherited risks for heart attack or other cardiovascular diseases, a new study suggested.

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War veterans trying to ease PTSD symptoms using creative expression

War veterans trying to ease PTSD symptoms using creative expression

More and more veterans across the United States are trying to ease their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using creative expression, thanks to Congress’ growing support for the Creative Forces NEA Military Healing Arts program.

This year, Congress approved an additional amount of $1.98 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts budget for providing bigger support to the Creative Forces NEA Military Healing Arts program.

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Leprosy bacteria lurking in British squirrels: researchers warn

Leprosy bacteria lurking in British squirrels: researchers warn

Leprosy virtually vanished from Europe in around the 16th century, and Great Britain has not had a case in the past many centuries. But, those who believe that the disease is gone forever may be wrong.

A team of biologists have warned that the disease of leprosy never left the region as the devastating bacteria still lurking in trees. Mysterious marks/sores on red squirrels across England, Scotland and Ireland have been linked to the disease.

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