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World Health Organization Identifies Gonorrhea Superbug

The World Health Organization has identified a gonorrhea superbug. The sexually transmittable disease has sexual health experts in the United Kingom, Africa, and Asia concerned that without innovative treatments, gonorrhea could potentially become antibiotic resistant. A WHO conference scheduled...

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How to Avoid Spyware and Viruses Online

Viruses, spyware and other kinds of unwanted software (collectively referred to as Malware) have not made the news headlines in the past few years, with the possible exception of the "Conflicker" worm earlier this year. Part of this is because they are no longer "new", a key element to being...

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What Is a Yeast Infection?

A yeast infection is a condition that is brought about by a group of microscopic fungi called Candida. Other names for yeast infection are candidiasis and thrush. While most people think of yeast infections as a woman’s issue, yeast infections can actually occur in many other parts of the body...

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15 Stupid Things People Do to Their Bodies Without Realizing It

Life is full of hazards that can affect our health and well being. It is amazing that most of us are able to hurdle these obstacles and overcome the adversities we are faced with everyday without our bodies succumbing to illness due to these risks and the ever present pressures of life. But we...

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10 Deadly Skin Diseases

Skin diseases are difficult conditions to live with, to say the very least. Though some skin diseases may cause minimal discomfort, the visual effects of the conditions can cause significant self esteem and confidence issues. The majority of skin diseases cause scarring or disfigurement. Skin...

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Los Angeles Squirrel Tests Positive for Plague

A Los Angeles area squirrel tests positive for plague.  The Los Angeles County Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding has reported that the Los Alamos Campground within the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a captured squirrel tested postitive for the plague.  The campground...

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What Is Antibiotic Cream?

Antibiotic cream is a kind of medication that is applied directly on the surface of the skin. This topical medication is used to treat infections that are caused by a variety of organisms. There are a lot of different antibiotic creams available in drugstores today. Many of them are available...

25 Most Strange and Bizarre Facts About Human Bodies

25 Most Strange and Bizarre Facts About Human Bodies

The human body, though absolutely fascinating, does some pretty crazy stuff. Made of rather (absolutely) bizarre compounds, complete with weird behaviors, and often destined to do completely gross things, “People,” as Jim Morrison said, “are strange.” Some are more strange than others. But since...

Meningits Outbreak Linked to Contaminated NECC Steroid Injections Extends to 14 States With Lawsuits to Follow

Meningits Outbreak Linked to Contaminated NECC Steroid Injections Extends to 14 States With Lawsuits to Follow

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that over the 170 meningitis infections reported within at least 14 states have been linked by contaminated steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center (NECC.) The first of what could potentially be many lawsuits...

German Doctors Cure HIV Positive Man

German Doctors Cure HIV Positive Man

A cancer patient battling leukemia and living with HIV, has been "cured" of HIV by a team of German doctors. In a rare and defining medical moment, a team of German researchers led by Thomas Schneider, performed a 2007 bone marrow transplant on a patient battling leukemia and HIV and found, due...