Tag Archive for infection

Acupuncture clinic violations show the risk clearly isn’t worth it

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If you must find a way to shutter up acupuncture clinics, this is a good start. Show they are unsafe. Ottawa Public Health has ordered a Wellington Street West acupuncture clinic to shut down immediately after failing two inspections within a week. Source: New Acupuncture Clinic closed by Ottawa Public Health – Ottawa – CBC…

30 patients contract tuberculosis after visits to the same acupuncture clinic

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Add another drawback to acupuncture: possible infection with primary inoculation tuberculosis. That does not sound good. A new paper is published showing a correlation of acupuncture and electrotherapy with onset of a form of tuberculosis. PLOS ONE: Analysis of 30 Patients with Acupuncture-Induced Primary Inoculation Tuberculosis. Abstract: Primary inoculation tuberculosis is a skin condition that…

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…

A severe reaction to dog bite caused catastrophic health issues

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Unique circumstances and a rare reaction caused this woman totally unexpected and terrible health consequences. Woman loses three limbs after minor dog bite. It all began when her little Shih Tzu, Buster, nipped her during a playful game of tug-of-war. A few days later, she felt dizzy. She went to bed on May 21 and…

Boy dies after receiving only “holistic remedies”

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This appears to have been a preventable death. Mother faces negligence charges in seven-year-old son’s death. A Calgary mother is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her seven-year-old son. Police allege the boy, who lived in a suite with his mother, was suffering from a treatable illness, but that he was not…

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…

Epidemic infection zombified Moscow pigeons

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Not avian flu, at least. And it turns out that initial reports of Newcastle disease did not pan out. Autopsies showed it was NOT transmissible to humans. ‘Zombie pigeon epidemic’ in Moscow sparks fears of transmission to humans — RT News. An “epidemic” of pigeon deaths in Moscow has sparked speculation that birds were succumbing…

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…