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    • Experts Estimate 400 Million People Have Hepatitis - VIDEO - 1 December 2015
      "Viral hepatitis infections kill nearly one million people a year. The majority of cases are in Asia and in African countries south of the Sahara.
      A vaccine and treatment for some forms of hepatitis are now available. But they can be costly."


  • PLAGUE :

    • See The Great Plague of London

    • Yosemite National Park closes campsite after squirrels die of plague - 15 August 2015
      "The 304-site Tuolumne Meadows Campground will be closed from noon Monday until noon Friday so that authorities can treat the area with a flea-killing insecticide. The substance will be sprayed into rodent burrow holes, according to the California Department of Health (CDPH).
      Plague is carried by rodents and other animals, and is spread by fleas...
      A total of 42 people have contracted plague in California since 1970, resulting in nine deaths. Until this summer, the most recent three cases occurred in 2005 and 2006, with all of those patients recovering."



  • SUGAR :

    • Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade - Article + Videos - 17 August 2015
      "he number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns...
      The inability to control the level of sugar in the blood can lead to blindness and amputations and is a massive drain on NHS resources...
      Roughly 90% of cases are type 2 diabetes, which is the form closely linked to diet and obesity."


    • Scientific experts: Sugar intake 'should be halved' - Article + Video - 17 July 2015
      "Nutrition experts say no more than 5% of daily calories should come from added sugar - about seven teaspoons.
      Most people consume at least twice this limit."

    • How much sugar is bad for you ? - VIDEO - 17 July 2015





    • Top 10 Strangest Mental Disorders — TopTenzNet
      "Throughout history, mental disorders have been regarded with fear, bias, and ignorance. Though medicine has drastically improved for the mentally ill in the last century, mainstream society still has a relatively uninformed and biased view against individuals with mental disorders.
      This is particularly harmful because every year up to ¼ of Americans fit the criteria for being mentally ill."

      + Text version
      10. Type One Bipolar Disorder
      9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
      8. Factitious Disorder
      7. Schizoaffective Disorder
      6. Depersonalization Disorder
      5. Trichotillomania
      4. Specific Phobia
      3. Antisocial Personality Disorder
      2. Dissociative Identity Disorder
      1. Schizophrenia


    • Mental disorders of cartoon characters






    • Watching TV 'harms back muscles'
      "Slumping in front of the television or a computer for hours at a time may damage important back muscles, according to scientists."


  • DIRT :


    • Microbes and trolleys at the supermarket
      "In 2004 shopping carts were identified as a source of germs and became a major public health concern. This was primarily because of the media spotlight on a Japanese research study[17] indicating a large amount of bacteria was found on shopping carts.[18] This was confirmed in 2007 when the University of Arizona released a study called, "Research Report on Shopping Cart Bacterial Contamination - Dr. Charles P. Gerba".[19] Now sanitary wipes, for cleaning hands and shopping carts, are seen near the entrances of most retailers."

    • Microbe Zoo(
      DirtLand | Animal Pavilion | Snack Bar | Space Adventure | WaterWorld
      "Discover the many worlds of hidden microbes"