What causes teeth to turn black?

May 12, 2018

Black teeth can be a sign of an underlying decay or cavities that should be addressed as soon as possible. However, black teeth may also be the result of staining. Different foods and drinks can leave behind a bit of pigment, causing the teeth to turn black. Teeth owe their color to the high amount of calcium found in the outer layer of the teeth, known as the enamel. Over time, additional…

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Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

May 12, 2018

A large-scale, 24-year-long study focuses on the incidence of type 2 diabetes among lesbian and bisexual women. It found that they are almost a third more likely to develop it. Lesbian and bisexual women may be up to a third more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that more than 30 million people in the United States live with type 2 diabetes….

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He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

May 12, 2018

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that. Harrison, known as the “Man With the Golden Arm,” has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man “retired” Friday. The occasion marked the end of a monumental chapter. According to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, he has helped saved the lives of more…

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WHO preparing for worst-case Ebola scenario

May 12, 2018

The World Health Organization is preparing for the “worst-case scenario” as it continues to respond to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Peter Salama, deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response at the WHO, said in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday that it’s “going to be tough and it’s going to be costly to stamp out this outbreak.” There have been 34 cases of Ebola virus disease reported during the…

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A dying woman calls emergency services. She is told ‘everyone’ dies

May 12, 2018

In pain too agonizing for her to describe, a young woman calls emergency services. “I’m going to die,” she says. “You will die, certainly, one day,” the phone operator replies, “like everyone else.” A few hours later, the woman — 22-year-old Naomi Musenga — dies. And now, officials in France have launched an investigation into why her call wasn’t taken more seriously. The call The incident happened in the city…

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This SI Swim Model Shared a Powerful Post About Going From a Size 2 to a Size 8 and Overcoming Her Eating Disorder

May 9, 2018

Mia Kang doesn’t hold back. The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and professional Muay Thai fighter has been open about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia. Just last year, Kang told Health that she had previously binged and purged and also abused laxatives as a young model striving for the “perfect” body. All that changed when she discovered Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, and began to shift her goals toward getting strong, not skinny. Now Kang…

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Nurse Allegedly Used Her Own Drug Needles on Patients, Leading to Hepatitis C Infections

May 9, 2018

A Washington emergency room nurse is accused of stealing narcotics and infecting two hospital patients with hepatitis C using the same needles that she used to inject herself. Cora Weberg, 31, who has since been released from the Pierce County Jail, was booked early Friday on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault, the Puyallup Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page. She has not been formally charged,…

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How This Mother of 2 Made a Full Recovery After Almost Dying from Toxic Shock Syndrome

May 9, 2018

Aimee Haller Follis hardly knew anything about toxic shock syndrome before she nearly lost her life because of it. Besides reading the standard warning that comes on every box of tampons, Follis, 37, told PEOPLE she hadn’t really heard anything about TSS since grade school, and assumed it was “kind of an old wives’ tale.” But in May 2017, Follis spent 11 days in the hospital after contracting TSS, an incredibly rare disease…

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