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Wife totally allergic to the scent of her husband

Johanna Watkins (29) can no longer be in the same room as her husband but this is no marital spat. The Minnesota native suffers from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), which is a rare immune system disorder that renders her allergic to almost everything, including...

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Drive to prevent spread of Zika virus

Canada Zika virus was initially introduced to the Americas in 2013, with widespread transmission occurring since late 2015. The study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal last week and those involved claimed that its findings highlight the...

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Mercury pollution still being felt in Ontario

Ontario, Canada The effects are still being felt from the mercury pollution that came from a pulp and paper mill, poisoning hundreds of kilometres of waterways in northwestern Ontario.  The Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation, also known as Grassy Narrows, frequently...

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Brain implant enables ALS patients to communicate

New England, USA Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys motor capabilities by affecting the nervous system. One life-altering side effect of the disease is that the patient’s ability to communicate is removed,...

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Keeping it sweet helps slimming

Japan Experts have discovered that SPP, found in sweet potatoes, suppresses appetite as well as controlling lipid metabolism in mice. Japanese scientists have discovered that the leftover starchy water from cooking sweet potato might have positive slimming effects as...

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Woman suffers rare allergy to water

Derbyshire, England At least 60 per cent of the human body is water, yet, bizarrely, a small percentage of people are allergic to the substance. Rachel Warwick is one such person who suffers from Aquagenic Urticaria, a painful immune system reaction upon contact with...

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