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Coronavirus Is Spreading, but W.H.O. Says It’s Not a Global Emergency

The World Health Organization on Thursday decided not to declare the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a global emergency, despite the spread of the dangerous respiratory infection from China to at least five other countries. Although the disease has reached beyond China, the number of cases in other countries is still relatively small, and the disease does… Read More »

‘It’s been a rough couple years’: Justin Bieber reveals Lyme disease diagnosis

Singer Justin Bieber, 25, announced in an Instagram post Thursday that he is battling Lyme disease, a bacteria-borne disease transmitted by ticks. “While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like shit, on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious… Read More »

It Looks Like Health Insurance, but It’s Not. ‘Just Trust God,’ Buyers Are Told. – The New York Times

Eight-year-old Blake Collie was at the swimming pool when he got a frightening headache. His parents rushed him to the emergency room only to learn he had a brain aneurysm. Blake spent nearly two months in the hospital. His family did not have traditional health insurance. “We could not afford it,” said his father, Mark… Read More »

Humans co-evolved with immune-related diseases — and it’s still happening

Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. In a Review published November 27 in the journal Trends in Immunology, researchers describe how ancestral origins impact the likelihood that people of African or Eurasian descent might… Read More »

‘It’s just one study’: Why experts say it’s not time to give up on fluoridation

York University psychology professor Christine Till, the lead author of a Canadian study that made waves internationally because it found a link between exposure to fluoridated drinking water during pregnancy and lower IQs in children, is “shocked” at the way it has been characterized. The study measured the levels of fluoride in about 500 pregnant… Read More »