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Colombia town reports mystery illness in 200 girls but psychogenic illness suspected

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This is what looks to be a textbook case of mass psychogenic illness (crudely known as “mass hysteria”). It is extremely common in schools, the symptoms are vague and non-life threatening and can be psychogenic. The cause is always suspected to be an environmental or medical factor. In this case, the fear of the moment is…

Polio-like syndrome seen in California

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Other than very scary, what IS this? Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California. A mysterious polio-like syndrome has affected as many as 25 California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery. “What’s we’re seeing now is bad. The best-case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all…

Cause of chronic kidney disease in several countries is still a mystery that kills thousands

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As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers A mysterious form of chronic kidney disease — CKD — is afflicting thousands of people in rural, agricultural communities in Sri Lanka, India and Central America. The struggle to identify its causes is baffling researchers across multiple continents and posing a lethal puzzle worthy…