1. MrRING

    No Anus? No Problem!

    I found out something today that I had never heard before: you can actually live without an anus! Maggie, a brave and quite humorous woman who had much of her colon removed and had a colonostomy bag installed, tells her story on YouTube. For her, a young sufferer with Crohn's Disease, her anus...
  2. ramonmercado

    The Forthcoming Lyme Disease Explosion

    My shin started itching as soon as I read the headline. This is a serious problem wgich will only get wirse. Be careful of where you ramble when wearing shorts. Lyme disease is set to explode, and you can’t protect yourself A new prediction says 2017 and 2018 will see major Lyme disease...
  3. Ermintruder

    The Prevalence Of STDs In Humans

    This is by way of an extended thought experiment rather than any practical lifestyle recommendation (please read on, you are intrigued, or you wouldn't have reached the end of this sentence). Humanity, like all animals, procreates via sex, in all it's various versions. People, for most of our...
  4. ramonmercado

    Ancient / Historical Deaths From 'Modern' Diseases (Cancer, Etc.)

    Edit to amend title.
  5. M

    Mosquitoes: Research Toward Negating Them As Disease Vectors

    http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articl ... to-ON.html File under "WTF?" :wtf:
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  7. M

    Alzheimer's Disease

    Ok, this is only in mice, but I thought it warranted a mention, because this a field of research where there are generally precious few breakthroughs in a rehabilitative sense. I wonder where the origins of the antibody they used lie? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4188677.stm...
  8. T

    Encephalitis lethargica

    Sophie Cameron Trust BBCi News 27/07/04
  9. A

    Bubonic / Pneumonic / Septicemic Plague: Yersinia Pestis

    Bubonic plague suspected in NYC visitors Friday, November 8, 2002 Posted: 12:14 PM EST (1714 GMT) NEW YORK (CNN) -- A New Mexico couple who traveled to New York have been hospitalized with what is believed to be the first case of bubonic plague in the city in a century, said health officials...
  10. A

    Sharks & Cancer?

    I'm sure that I can't be the only one to have heard the story that sharks cannot catch cancer. Versions of the story have it that scientists have attempted to start cancers in sharks, but that bizarrely the cancer just withers away. Today in the Observer, a medical article (discussing the...