Tag Archive for infection

Leeching off little kids

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An unpleasant story. But it happens. Warning: icky. Live leech lodged in 7-year-old girl’s windpipe Doctors removed a live 5-centimeter leech from the windpipe of a 7-year-old girl, yunnan.cn reported on Thursday. The girl from the city of Zhaotong in Southwest China’s Yunnan province was recovering after being rushed by her parents to Kunming Children’s…

Homeopathic treatment in India ended with amputation

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Woman loses her hand from infection that the homeopathic treatment allegedly caused. Doctor booked for ‘faulty’ treatment – The Times of India. Police booked Mayur Variya, a homeopathy practitioner, for alleged negligence in treatment of Indu Chavda, a resident of Gayatri Nagar Society in Amroli. Chavda’s husband Bharat, a diamond polisher, lodged compliant against Variya…

More evidence suggests Toxoplasma infection may have permanent effects

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Parasites, what fantastic creepiness they bring to our lives! Toxoplasma infection permanently shifts balance in cat and mouse game. The toxoplasma parasite can be deadly, causing spontaneous abortion in pregnant women or killing immune-compromised patients, but it has even stranger effects in mice. Infected mice lose their fear of cats, which is good for both…

Flesh-eating fungus deaths were unanticipated consequence of tornado

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“This is one of the most severe fungal infections that anyone’s ever seen…” Fungus responsible for 5 deaths in the wake of massive tornado. A fast growing, flesh-eating fungus killed 5 people following a massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., according to two new studies based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute…

Cat parasite mind control? Or why I have a dog instead.

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy – Magazine – The Atlantic. Flegr’s thinking is jarringly unconventional. Starting in the early 1990s, he began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his…