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Rising Deer Tick Populations Could Mean Huge Increase In Lyme Disease Cases In 2017

Medical experts are warning that Lyme disease cases in 2017 may be on the way up in the coming weeks and months, due to a huge rise in deer tick populations. Summer is usually the time when Lyme disease is most common, and a report from Time suggests that Lyme disease may become a bigger problem than it usually is ...

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Rising Deer Tick Populations Could Mean Huge Increase In Lyme Disease Cases In 2017

Medical experts are warning that Lyme disease cases in 2017 may be on the way up in the coming weeks and months, due to a huge rise in deer tick populations. Summer is usually the time when Lyme disease is most common, and a report from Time suggests that Lyme disease may become a bigger problem than it usually is ...

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Kissing Bug Chagas Disease: Disgusting Way To Die Just Deemed Deadlier

The kissing bug causes something called Chagas Disease, and it has just been deemed deadlier than previously thought. What is Chagas Disease? Spread by insects given the name “kissing bugs,” they infect humans by biting them on or around the lips while they sleep. After the initial bite, the kissing bugs then defecate into the wound, spreading the Chagas Disease ...

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Warning About Faulty Lead Testing In Children And Mothers Since 2014

Faulty lead testing means that thousands of children may need to be re-tested for lead poisoning, after a report found that standard tests may be inaccurate. On Wednesday, the FDA warned that some blood tests used to check for lead poisoning in both women and children since 2014 may have incorrectly indicated that children were safe from lead exposure. The ...

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Caffeine Overdose Kills South Carolina Teen: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

A teenage high school student in South Carolina died after ingesting too much caffeine over a short period of time, leading to a caffeine overdose. Us News reports that the 16-year-old’s heart was healthy prior to drinking several caffeinated beverages, which led to heart related problems and death. How much caffeine is too much for teens? Gary Watts, a coroner ...

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Caffeine Overdose Kills South Carolina Teen: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

A teenage high school student in South Carolina died after ingesting too much caffeine over a short period of time, leading to a caffeine overdose. Us News reports that the 16-year-old’s heart was healthy prior to drinking several caffeinated beverages, which led to heart related problems and death. How much caffeine is too much for teens? Gary Watts, a coroner ...

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Deadly Hepatitis C Virus Is On The Rise In America

Reports indicate the hepatitis C virus has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and experts say it could very well be a result of the startling opioid epidemic. Over 2,400 hep C infections were reported in 2015 alone, but researchers state the actual number of those infected with the virus could be as high as 34,000. According to statistics, ...

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Deadly Hepatitis C Virus Is On The Rise In America

Reports indicate the hepatitis C virus has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and experts say it could very well be a result of the startling opioid epidemic. Over 2,400 hep C infections were reported in 2015 alone, but researchers state the actual number of those infected with the virus could be as high as 34,000. According to statistics, ...

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Beware The ‘Caffeine Overdose’: Energy Drinks Kill Healthy South Carolina Teen, How Dangerous Is Caffeine?

Where would we be without our caffeine loaded drinks? Many people around the world rely on the caffeine kick, provided by our daily coffee, to start the day. Caffeine laden energy drinks are used to provide a midday boost, and it has even become popular to mix energy drinks with alcohol. Gas stations offer caffeine based pills, to help us ...

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Beware The ‘Caffeine Overdose’: Energy Drinks Kill Healthy South Carolina Teen, How Dangerous Is Caffeine?

Where would we be without our caffeine loaded drinks? Many people around the world rely on the caffeine kick, provided by our daily coffee, to start the day. Caffeine laden energy drinks are used to provide a midday boost, and it has even become popular to mix energy drinks with alcohol. Gas stations offer caffeine based pills, to help us ...

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