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Poliolike illness tests an overstretched public health system

The mysterious, poliolike disease that has struck 414 people—mostly young children—across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when the public health system already is overstretched. Reported in 39 states and Washington, D.C., acute flaccid myelitis, known as AFM, causes muscle weakness and in some cases paralysis in the arms or legs, terrifying […]

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Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — Nine recent cases of a rare, polio-like disorder in children are being investigated in Illinois, health officials said yesterday. All the patients with the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), are younger than 18 and from northern Illinois, according to the state’s Department of Public Health, CNN reported. Since 2015, […]

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The man who has died NINE times

The man who has died NINE times: 29-year-old’s condition regularly makes his heart stop – and he once had FOUR cardiac arrests in just three weeks Jamie Poole, who lives in London, has had nine cardiac arrests in as many years He has a condition which means his heart muscle is thickened and less effective […]

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Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, MD, Ph.D., professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly match known effects of pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic (RF/MW) […]

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Please stop merchandising mental illness

I was seeing a guy from London, and he told me Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were his favorite couple. He was charming, exciting and "got" me. His choice sounded so romantic, so like him. The 1986 movie “Betty Blue” turned men on to a concept of women with mental illness as impossibly chic. I lay […]