Between 2003 and 2004, Marion Le, a Canberra-based lawyer, made regular trips to the remote island of Nauru in the South Pacific. But she wasn’t going for a beach holiday.
LORI CROWN THOUGHT she was doing the right thing last year when she moved to a dryer climate in Bakersfield, California, after being plagued by asthma attacks during her six years in Hawaii. A few months later, Crown, 35, was suffering from severe headaches, a prolonged fever of 102 degreesF, swollen feet and painful bumps on her hands and legs.
It’s mid-March in Muzaffarpur, and the lychee trees are almost in bloom in this remote corner of northern India. When the flowering begins, beekeepers like Manoj Kumar Singh will take their hive boxes to the edges of the nearby orchards, leaving their bees to produce the region’s renowned lychee honey
The nervous system is somehow involved in so many diseases and disorders, from fleeting, no-account headaches to crippling paralyses, that doctors are often at a loss to know what part of the patient to treat first.
Imagine what it must be like to stroll down a street and then suddenly lurch like a drunkard. To see double images of a coffee cup, a friend’s face, a newspaper.
Among the top Nazis, Heinrich Himmler was the leading racial fanatic. As Reichsfuhrer and SS chief, he personally set up the Lebensborn program in 1935 to turn the German population into a superrace through selective breeding.
You’ve heard or read the headlines: that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is deadlier than AIDS; that the killer bug is alarmingly more widespread than anyone thought; that it’s in your kids’ locker rooms and at your gym. Stories abound of young high-school athletes becoming infected with MRSA and dying within weeks, and you’re starting to worry about whether that nick or scrape you just got could be your last
The Great Recession turned out to be quite good at keeping troubled unions together. Divorce rates fell every year in America during the economic downturn
The west side of Killeen, Texas is like countless other places in America’s heartland, freshly carved out of prairie pastures with wide streets in bucolic neighborhoods like “Sunflower Estates” and “Bridgewood.” But on a glorious cloudless fall day, the flags at the home sales center nearby are at half mast in honor of the 13 fallen at Ft. Hood, victims of a gunman whose deadly attack was stopped thanks to a petite, long-haired blonde mom from the neigborhood.
Swine flu vaccines are rolling out this month — finally.