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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Polio outbreaks in DRC set back global efforts to eradicate the disease

quote [ Cases of polio have been reduced by more than 99.9% since 1988, but complete eradication is proving elusive ]
[SFW] [health]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Man gets penis stuck in wrench for 17 hours, dentists delicately drill it off

quote [ The 37-year-old man was brought into the hospital in Linhai city at 9:30 p.m. on June 2nd with his penis turning purple after being trapped inside the wrench for over 15 hours ]
[SFW] [health] [+4 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@2:33amGMT] [20 comments]

Thursday, 8 June 2017

America?s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

quote [ The South also has the highest numbers of people living with H.I.V. who don?t know they have been infected, which means they are not engaged in lifesaving treatment and care ? and are at risk of infecting others. An unconscionable number of them are dying: In 2014, according to a new analysis from Duke University, 2,952 people in the Deep South (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas) died with H.I.V. as an underlying cause, with the highest death rates in Mississippi and Louisiana. Among black men in this region, the H.I.V.-related death rate was seven times as high as that of the United States population at large. ]

Fantastic piece. Really shows shows how entire communities are silenced, ignored, and left to die.
[SFW] [health] [+4 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@12:43amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation

quote [ Burning the midnight oil may well burn out your brain.

The brain cells that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris go into overdrive in mice that are chronically sleep-deprived.

In the short term, this might be beneficial ? clearing potentially harmful debris and rebuilding worn circuitry might protect healthy brain connections. But it may cause harm in the long term, and could explain why a chronic lack of sleep puts people at risk of Alzheimer?s disease and other neurological disorders, says Michele Bellesi of the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy. ]

Did NOT need to know that. Article in extended in case you run into a country-block

[SFW] [health] [+5 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@9:47pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Trump wasn?t always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change?

quote [ In interviews Trump gave in the 1980s and 1990s (with Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Rose, and others), he spoke articulately, used sophisticated vocabulary, inserted dependent clauses into his sentences without losing his train of thought, and strung together sentences into a polished paragraph, which ? and this is no mean feat ? would have scanned just fine in print. ]
[SFW] [health] [+2 Underrated]
[by Bleb@10:01pmGMT] [24 comments]

The Perth dog that's probably smarter than you

quote [ Local ?academic? Dr Olivia Doll ? also known as Staffordshire terrier Ollie ? sits on the editorial boards of seven international medical journals and has just been asked to review a research paper on the management of tumours. ]
[SFW] [health] [+5 Funsightful]
[by arrowhen@4:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 22 May 2017

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

quote [ Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds. ]
[SFW] [health] [+1 WTF]
[by arrowhen@3:31pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 19 May 2017

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

quote [ Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image. ]
[SFW] [health] [+1 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@12:18pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

'Fat but fit is a big fat myth'

quote [ The idea that people can be fat but medically fit is a myth, say experts speaking in Portugal. ]
[SFW] [health] [+1 Insightful]
[by XregnaR@10:34amGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 15 May 2017

India child rape victim in abortion plea

quote [ The 10-year-old, who says she was raped by her stepfather, needs permission for a late-term abortion. ]
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by XregnaR@12:35pmGMT] [0 comments]

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