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  • This Woman Lived In A Cave Without Health Care While A Parasite Ate At Her Face

    This Woman Lived In A Cave Without Health Care While A Parasite Ate At Her Face0

    This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― For Hellen Ruttoh Tarko, living in a cave for 16 years in a remote part of Kenya was bearable until a mysterious flesh-eating disease started taking over her face. At night,

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  • Experts May Have Finally Found The Cause Of Crohn's Disease

    Experts May Have Finally Found The Cause Of Crohn's Disease0

    People with Crohn’s disease know the uncomfortable symptoms of the chronic condition all too well: diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue, among others. But what doctors have not been able to tell the approximately 565,000 people in the U.S. with Crohn’s is why they’ve developed the inflammatory bowel condition in the first place. Most

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  • Finding the Origin of Human Disease

    Finding the Origin of Human Disease0

    We’re still trying to eradicate diseases that have plagued humans for centuries. References to malaria, for instance, have been found in recorded history in 2700 BC China. Riaan Rifkin, a prehistoric archaeologist, together with geneticists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa gets down to the root of origins of human disease pathogens in sub-Saharan

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  • What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

    What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic0

    If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued. The concept of race in such research is “problematic at best and harmful at worst,” the researchers argued in a new paper published in the journal

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  • Update on Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger

    Update on Two Heroes Against Cancer and Hunger0

    There is some inspirational news to share as we close out 2014. During Thanksgiving week, I wrote about Lauren Hill and Natalia Marsh-Welton, two heroes who battled brain cancer this year. These two young people made a huge impact fighting hunger and cancer. Here is the latest. Yesterday, Lauren Hill’s fundraising efforts for brain cancer

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  • Nutrition Vital to Stopping Ebola, But Funding Is Low

    Nutrition Vital to Stopping Ebola, But Funding Is Low0

    If a child or adult is already weakened by malnutrition, they have far less chance of resisting any illness. So it’s clear that nutrition would play a vital role when combating the deadly Ebola virus. That’s why the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a mission to feed over a million people in the

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