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Faster Than a Moving Scalpel Doctors Say Maggot Therapy Heals Human Wounds

December 30, 2011 11:01pm by editor

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Maggots devour lots of stuff but that stuff is usually carcasses and decaying life--not humans trying to stay alive. What most consider some of the foulest creatures on earth are ironically proving to rank among the cleanest. Or at least the cleaners. Doctors say the gross-looking crawlers may clean wounds faster than a scalpel in "maggot therapy". Read more

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Save Lives for Christmas Comment Now to Stop Organ Donor Sex Partners Guidelines

December 11, 2011 1:54am by editor

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You’d think organs from those in good health would be readily accepted from those needing them to live. But the CDC wants more than one sex partner per year to equal “elevated risk”. It may sound funny—and certainly sound stupid—but more people who would’ve been able to receive organs to live may die.
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Walgreens Complaint Says Employee Fired Over Bag of Chips in Diabetic Attack

September 15, 2011 7:24pm by copythis

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The diabetic know that low blood sugar can mean life or death. It all makes things bad for employer Walgreens--a former employee suing the company in a complaint that alleges the store fired her over a bag of chips. Josefina Hernandez says she opened the snack when an onset of diabetes symptoms came on, while she was working. And that ended her employment. Read more

Cause of Migraine Headaches Discovered as Three Genes for Treatment

June 14, 2011 5:41pm by copythat

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For those who think of migraines as "just a headache," they've never suffered through the debilitating battle that can cause severe symptoms like nausea and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Researchers have now discovered it really is in the genes--migraine headaches now known to be related to just three. Read more

Mascara Tattoo Makeup Mimic Melanoma for MRI Scans in Cancer Misdiagnosis

June 13, 2011 10:25pm by hearit

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Turns out beauty may be a beast for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mascara with iron oxide or "permanent ink" -- tattoos of eyeliner or eyeshadow -- can pop up as a blotch that mimics melanoma skin cancer on MRI scans or tests. Read more

When Sex Sucks Men Allergic to Their Own Semen Sick After Orgasm

January 23, 2011 2:27pm by hearit

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Being sick really sucks. Being really sick because you’ve had an orgasm really sucks. Doctors now think they know the reason for illness, but how does a man become allergic to his own semen? Read more