Archives for: October 2019

Scientists Find Virus May be to Blame for AFM

October 30th, 2019
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles, but quickly paralyze children. Virus Causing AFM Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, but serious condition. It aff… more »

Are Alternative Meat Products Good for You and the Environment?

October 23rd, 2019
  Alternative meat products are rising in popularity as consumers look to eat a more sustainable diet. Types of Products Generally alternative meat products fall into two categories: plant-based protein and cell-based protein:   Plant-based prote… more »

Sia Opens up About EDS Diagnosis

October 16th, 2019
Famed singer Sia opened up to fans about living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). What is EDS? On October 4, Sia discussed on Twitter that she is living and dealing with EDS. EDS is a disorder that deals with the connective tissue. The disorder ca… more »

October is SIDS Awareness Month

October 10th, 2019
  Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of an infant younger than one year of age. Causes of SIDS SIDS is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year of age. Although the cause is unknown, it appears… more »

Death Toll From Rare Mosquito Born Virus Rises

October 3rd, 2019
At least 11 people have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a rare disease spread by mosquitoes. What is EEE? Eastern equine encephalitis, commonly known as EEE, is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. There are typically five to 10 human case… more »