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Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Why the Rare 'Sleeping Beauty' Illness Is No Fairytale
Offbeat  (tags: Syndrome, Kleine-Levin, Health, Sleep )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
BBC Inside Out meets a young woman whose extremely rare illness causes her to sleep for weeks on end, While many of us dream of a few extra hours' sleep due to the pressures of work and family, such an idea is the stuff of nightmares for one young woman.
Sick Man Reunites With Beloved Chihuahua, Sparking Remarkable Turnaround for Both
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, environment, health, humans, pets, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
From his hospital bed, frail James Wathen, 73, told a health care worker that he missed his dog, Bubba. Wathen hadn't seen Bubba, his faithful one-eyed Chihuahua, since he arrived at Baptist Health Corbin
Ebola: Is Bushmeat Behind the Outbreak?
Offbeat  (tags: Meat, Animals, Bats, Ebola, Health )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim's family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis?
'Scandalous': 1.6m UK Pensioners Living in Poverty - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Health, Human rights, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
More than one and a half million British pensioners are "floundering" on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.
Muzzled: New UK Laws Punish Owners of 'Dangerous' Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Health, Politics, Security, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Owners of dangerous dogs could face fines of up to £20,000 under new laws designed to prevent dog attacks.The laws, which will come into effect next week, will also mean animals deemed 'dangerous' must be muzzled or microchipped.
The Old Photos Helping Trigger Memories in People With Dementia
Offbeat  (tags: Photo's, Health, Dementia )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Pictures taken by a little-known photographer between the 1930s and 1960s have found a new use helping to trigger memories and reminiscences among people with dementia.
Go Aboard A Fleet Of Military Ghost Ships Decaying Off The Coast Of San Francisco - Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: americans, design, environment, government, health, humans, oceans, odd, photos, pictures, pollution, protection, world )

Caree
- 7 days ago - msn.com
Since 1946, the United States' government has maintained fleets of various "mothballed" ships, which can be readied and used in case of a crisis. Today, 10 ships remain, rusting in the California sun, leaving toxic chemicals in the water. Because of this,
Life After Death? Scientists Gather 'Out-of-Body' Evidence in 'Largest-Ever' Study
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, Health, Medicine )

Ray
- 9 days ago - rt.com
It seems that scientists have finally offered evidence that consciousness after death really could exist, as the largest-ever study into the issue showed that patients could recall intricate details despite being officially declared clinically dead.
Designer Makes Helmet to Combat Work Stress
Offbeat  (tags: work, stress, health, helmet, Japan )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Japanese designer Tomomi Sayuda has made a special role-playing kit for office workers, to help relieve stress at work - an important issue in Japan.
Dallas Damage Control: Ebola-Positive Man Possibly Infected 10 in Texas
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Biology, Ecology, Health, Obama, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak.
US Ebola 'Blunder' Stokes Anger
Offbeat  (tags: Virus, Ebola, Health, Anger, Dallas, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Until Tuesday the US plan for responding to the presence of the Ebola virus on its soil existed only on paper. When Thomas Eric Duncan ended his journey from Liberia in Dallas, Texas, last week that hypothetical situation became a reality.
The Promise of Antidepressants in Brain Cancer Fight
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Health, Healthcare, Cancer, Brain )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Brain cancer is one of the least-funded types of cancer in the UK, according to cancer charities, but kills more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer.
GMO Lies Debunked: Food Labeling Will Not Significantly Raise Prices for Consumers - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, GMO, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Mandatory labeling of genetically-engineered foods available to consumers would result in a cost increase of $2.30 per person each year, according to a new study that analyzed research on labeling costs ahead of Oregon's ballot initiative on the issue.
Less Media, More Sedatives: Oklahoma Reviews Capital Punishment Protocols After Botched Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state's new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Seek Home for Agoraphobic Dog
Offbeat  (tags: agoraphobic, health, animal, dog, Battersea, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An animal charity is appealing for a new home for a dog who cannot be walked. Whisper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is agoraphobic and "terrified of people and the outside world".
 

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