Mar 25, 7:11 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 03/25/19 AT 7:11 AM A 21-year-old U.K. student suffers from a rare neurological disorder which sometimes causes her to sleep for three weeks at a stretch.Rhoda Rodriguez-Diaz was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin syndrome, also known as “sleeping beauty syndrome,” which causes her to nap for 22 hours a day. At times, her sleeping episodes last for up to three weeks.“It's really annoying when people call me lazy. I do struggle to deal with the effects of it. But I'm determined to not let it have a big impact on my life. It is one part of me and not who I am. It's frustrating because I can't help it,” she said, Daily Mail reported.Rodriguez-Diaz said she started sleeping more at the age of 15 and would also end up sleep in school. Things got worse early 2018 when she suffered from a number of sleep episodes. She was … [Read more...] about Kleine-Levin ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Syndrome: 21-Year-Old Sleeps For 3 Weeks Straight
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Dec 11, 8:56 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Suman Varandani @suman09 11/21/18 AT 3:05 AM A freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, died Sunday of complications from adenovirus, sparking concerns among students and parents. Olivia Paregol's death raised questions if the College Park campus dormitory played a role in her fatal illness.The University Health Center said it became aware of a student's adenovirus case Nov. 1. and had been closely monitoring for other reported cases. On Monday, University of Maryland health professionals said they learned one sample from a student sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was found to be Adenovirus 7.“I don’t know if the mold was a contributing factor or a primary factor or a nonfactor,” Ian Paregol, the 18-year-old's father said.The university said “it appears … [Read more...] about Adenovirus Symptoms: University Of Maryland Freshman Dead From Complications
By Olga Grigoryants | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: October 22, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm On a windy night in February 2016, Jennifer Tung was on her way from the Bay Area when she stopped by her empty house in Porter Ranch to pick up her mail. Tung had been staying in a Woodland Hills hotel after the largest discharge of methane in United States history settled over homes and schools in her neighborhood near the Aliso Canyon gas storage field. That night, she jumped out of her car, opened a few envelopes, grabbed two pairs of jeans and threw them into a trunk. By the time she pulled into a driveway at her hotel, she felt so tired, she headed straight to bed. When she woke up a few hours later, her body was covered with large red bumps. Her face and neck were swollen. “I started feeling worse and worse,” the 45-year-old actress said. “I couldn’t sleep or sit, wear clothes, get medication or food. I knew … [Read more...] about 3 years after the Aliso Canyon gas leak, why are more people than ever moving to Porter Ranch?
THE Ebola virus claimed more than 11,000 lives when it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in an outbreak beginning in December 2013. Now the disease has reared its ugly head once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking fears of a pandemic. Here's what we know. Where is the latest outbreak of Ebola? Dozens of people have been killed by an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the second outbreak so far this year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced in October 2018 that 118 people had died from the illness and a further 188 people had contracted the virus. Despite the sobering numbers, WHO has praised the DRC for "doing an outstanding job in an extremely difficult situation". Director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said they were at a "critical point" in the outbreak after introducing experimental treament to sufferers. Nine neighbouring countries have been put on alert following the outbreak. Fifty-two patients had received an … [Read more...] about What is the Ebola virus, how bad is the latest outbreak in the DR of Congo and what are the symptoms?
First of two partsSeptember 28, 1918 was to go down as a great day in Philadelphia. Some 10,000 people were expected to watch the latest Liberty Loan parade – a patriotic spectacle designed to boost public financing for World War I.But amid growing excitement that the war was nearing an end, 200,000 people flooded Center City, loudly cheering as thousands of military personnel, industry workers, relief workers, scouts and veterans marched down Broad Street.That so many people came out astounded the local press, which did not hold back any praise in its coverage. The Philadelphia Inquirer lauded the parade for its pageantry and the enthusiasm of its onlookers, often in flowery prose. “The energies of the city – its wealth, its brawn, its intellect, its patience, its skill in the works of brain or of hand – these were seen, as they never had been seen before in such a time and under such stress,” The Inquirer wrote in a front-page story. “Yet in every … [Read more...] about 100 years ago, ‘Spanish flu’ shut down Philadelphia – and wiped out thousands