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A Kiss Have Caused Baby’s Tragic Death

The headlines earlier this week about an 18-day-old baby in Iowa who died from meningitis are not only heartbreaking, but also alarming. Doctors say the infant, Mariana Sifrit, developed the deadly infection after being exposed to the herpes virus—likely via a kiss from a well-meaning adult. Mariana was born healthy, according to news reports, but

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Sarcoidosis: Uncovering The Mysterious Disease

One of the original Kings of Comedy, Bernie Mac’s life was cut short due to sarcoidosis. Before his death, many didn’t know what the disease was or how it affected the body. Sarcoidosis is a disease caused by small areas of inflammation. It can affect any part of the body but is most common in

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A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread

Scientists in Florida have found traces of rat lungworm in five counties, bolstering the idea that this potentially fatal parasite may be expanding its geographical range on account of—you guessed it—climate change. If this sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of the recent rash of rat lungworm infections in Hawaii. Previously, over the past 20 years, only

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