Psoriasis is caused by fungus, now you can cure it.

Psoriasis is caused by fungus, now you can cure it.

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease. You may have periods when your psoriasis symptoms improve or go into remission alternating with times your psoriasis worsens. For some people, psoriasis is just a nuisance. For others, it’s disabling, especially when associated with arthritis. No cure exists, but psoriasis treatments may…

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King Tut died from sickle-cell disease, not malaria, say German researchers

King Tut died from sickle-cell disease, not malaria, say German researchers

King Tutankhamun died from sickle-cell disease, not malaria, say experts. A team from Hamburg’s Bernhard Noct Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) claim the disease is a far likelier cause of death than the combination of bone disorders and malaria put forward by Egyptian experts earlier this year. The BNI team argues that theories offered by Egyptian experts, led by antiquities tsar Zahi Hawass, are based on data that can be interpreted otherwise. They say further analysis of the data will confirm or deny their work. Hawass’ claim, published in the…

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Opioid and heroin epidemic continues to kill in Sarasota

Opioid and heroin epidemic continues to kill in Sarasota

On the eve of a conference to underscore the city’s growing opioid epidemic, the Sarasota Police Department received bad news. Yet another overdose. The total now came to 44 in under three months. “This is one of the most serious things we’re facing in this community,” Lieutenant Randy Boyd said. “In all my years as a police officer, I’ve never seen anything like this.” Dealers are lacing heroin and cocaine with a potentially deadly combination of drugs, including Carfentanil. The Schedule 2 controlled substance is often passed off as heroin,…

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Terrible Pain Draws Trigeminal Neuralgia As The “Suicide Disease”

Terrible Pain Draws Trigeminal Neuralgia As The “Suicide Disease”

Rock Rapids, IA (ABC9 News) – All of us experience headaches now and then, but those passing aches and pains are nothing compared to a condition that’s affecting over 100,000 people. It’s called Trigeminal Neuralgia and has earned its label as the “Suicide Disease.” The pain related to Trigeminal Neuralgia isn’t fatal, but many afflicted with the disease take their own lives due to the intolerable pain. Robbie Korthals and Robert Reemts both attend the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa, but that’s not all that they share in…

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Suffering with peripheral neuropathy is like walking on broken glass…

Suffering with peripheral neuropathy is like walking on broken glass…

I have heard statements like this from hundreds of patients suffering with neuropathy. The worst part is that the majority of these patients have been told that there is nothing that can be done, that they are going to have to live with the pain. The most common methods used for neuropathy sufferers are prescription drugs (neurontin, gabapentin, etc.) that may temporarily reduce the painful symptoms. I can tell you that there is hope… Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves often causing weakness, pain, numbness, tingling,…

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Why Some High-Conflict Personality Disordered Women Kill

Why Some High-Conflict Personality Disordered Women Kill

Theresa Riggi Kills Her Children in Bitter Divorce Battle: Does She Have a Personality Disorder? asks the question what makes the unthinkable thinkable for some high-conflict people (HCPs) and/or some individuals with personality disorders? Why do some cross the line and commit murder, while others are content to perpetrate psychological violence like stalking, harassment, property destruction and parental alienation? How does the kind of woman who kills her children or husband (or gets someone else to do it for her) differ from your HCP wife, girlfriend or ex or your…

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How heroin kills you

How heroin kills you

Using heroin can kill you, but it may not be in the way you think. The numbers Drug overdose deaths in the United States have risen steadily since 1970. Painkillers actually kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but heroin is still one of the No. 1 killers of illegal drug users. Onlyone in 10 heroin overdoses ends in death. Overdose deaths from heroin have increased recently, and heroin use is also on the rise. In 2011, 4.2 million Americans over the…

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Nearly a million people following a gluten-free diet don’t have celiac disease

Nearly a million people following a gluten-free diet don’t have celiac disease

About 2.7 million Americans avoid gluten in their diet, but 1.76 million have celiac disease, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys showed from 2009 to 2014, participants who reported having celiac didn’t exceed 0.77%. During the same period, participants who didn’t have the disease, but avoided gluten more than tripled. A study released in July, said those without celiac who experience abdominal pain, bloating and fatigue after eating wheat and related products could have a weakened intestinal barrier,…

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Man Dies From Lyme Disease: ‘No One Wants to Talk About It’

Man Dies From Lyme Disease: ‘No One Wants to Talk About It’

Tara Geraghty observed a contemporary phenomenon while she watched her husband’s health decline and doctors reject even looking into the possibility of her husband having Lyme and not ALS: “There’s something about Lyme disease that no one wants to talk about it,” she told The Valley Breeze. Indeed, there seems to be an inexplicable culture of squashing investigation into Lyme disease. Many today think that people who have persistent or late-stage Lyme are either pretending or imagining it, and dismiss them offhand. While this happens often in the United States,…

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Why MS scientists are taking aim at Canada’s new science minister

Why MS scientists are taking aim at Canada’s new science minister

nne Kingston on how the criticism levelled at Kirsty Duncan over a controversial MS treatment is surprisingly unscientific. It was only a matter of time before Kirsty Duncan’s appointment to the newly created science-minister portfolio would come under fire from the multiple sclerosis establishment for her past support of research into a proposed theory and treatment of MS posited by Italian venous specialist Paolo Zamboni. And, with “three-two-one” precision, it arrived this week. First, in an interview with Vice on Wednesday, retired MS neurologist Jock Murray questioned whether Duncan could possibly “be aware of the difference…

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