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4 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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State confirms 10 new West Nile virus cases

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has confirmed 10 new cases of West Nile virus. Seven of the new cases were neuroinvasive disease infections - the most serious type of the virus, infecting the brain and spinal cord. It can lead to death, paralysis and brain damage. ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Teens' friendship blossoms amid terminal disease

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The boys don't say much as they burn through another Friday night playing video games. They're both 18, settling in for a long evening of playing a medieval fantasy video game replete with evil skeleton warriors, magic spells and heroic missions. Darius Martin sits ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Church cautions schools on ice bucket challenge

CHICAGO (AP) - The Archdiocese of Chicago is telling principals of its schools that if they take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease to ask the ALS Association to direct the money to non-embryonic cell research. Archdiocese officials say the ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Brazilian ticks that carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever passed the disease to animal hosts in as little as 10 minutes if they had recently fed on another animal, a new study found. “The current literature, including medical textbooks and guidelines for the general public, has repeatedly advised that an infected tick requires ...

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7 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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6-year-old surfer girl won't let disease wipe out her serious skills

Nicknamed “The Flying Squirrel," 6-year-old Quincy Symonds is making waves not only for her incredible surfing skills, but also for her courage while coping with a genetic condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia.With a growing social-media following both on Instagram and YouTube, the Australian phenom might just be the best 6-year-old surfer in the world.

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