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I believe God gave me herpes to turn my life around — now I’m happier than ever

I believe God gave me herpes to turn my life around — now I’m happier than ever

She believes it is divine intervention. A Las Vegas mother says God gave her genital herpes as a “wake-up call” to change her life. Alexandra Harbushka, now 39, was diagnosed with the STI in 2011 after contracting it from her then-boyfriend. The Nevada native, who now runs the LifeWithHerpes website, was in her early 20s …

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TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment — If You Can Get It

TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter (Health day) WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — What if a rare viral disease with the potential to cause excruciating pain was indeed treatable, but the only drug for that use was nearly unavailable, despite be in abundant supply? That is precisely the dilemma now facing thousands of monkeypox …

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I’m one of 4 people who survived the rare brain-eating amoeba

I’m one of 4 people who survived the rare brain-eating amoeba

A Florida student said he lost most of his motor skills after contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a stagnant pond. “It was hard. I had to learn to walk, to write again, to do all the basic things again,” Sebastian Deleon, 22, told Click Orlando of the harrowing saga. The Weston native …

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The TB Vaccine Mysteriously Protects Against Lots of Things. Now We Know Why

The TB Vaccine Mysteriously Protects Against Lots of Things. Now We Know Why

When babies in the African countries of Guinea Bissau and Uganda received the tuberculosis vaccine, something extraordinary happened. Instead of the vaccine only protecting against the target bacteria, Myocbacterium tuberculosis – The tuberculosis vaccine offered broad protection against a range of unrelated infections, including respiratory infections and serious complications such as sepsis. Australian researchers have …

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NYC infection control specialist claims ‘retaliation’ in monkeypox dispute

NYC infection control specialist claims ‘retaliation’ in monkeypox dispute

A veteran infection control specialist at the city’s Health Department said he was reassigned in “retaliation” after getting into a dispute with bosses over monkeypox messages. Surveillance director Dr. Don Weiss was transferred to another unit after publicly criticizing the department’s advice to gay men on reducing monkeypox transmission. He repeated his quibbles in a …

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