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Fungal Meningitis: Know the Subtle Symptoms

Fungal Meningitis: Know the Subtle Symptoms

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Health officials are urging thousands of back pain patients to be on the lookout for symptoms of fungal meningitis amid an outbreak that has killed five people and sickened 42 across seven states.The outbreak has bee…

‘Mini Strokes’ Can Lead to Major Disability, Study Finds

‘Mini Strokes’ Can Lead to Major Disability, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, occurs when symptoms of a stroke come and then go away within 24 hours. The cause is often a clot in a vessel in the brain that temporarily blocks blood flow.What makes TIAs and m…

West Nile Virus Signs, Symptoms

West Nile Virus Signs, Symptoms

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Dallas County, Texas, has been hit hard by West Nile, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne infection. This summer health officials have recorded 465 cases and 17 deaths, on pace for the worst year ever for West Nile….

What Dad Didn’t Know Best: Heart Attack Signs

What Dad Didn’t Know Best: Heart Attack Signs

ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser and his father, Bill Besser (ABC News)By Dr. Richard Besser
(NEW YORK) — It’s the phone call you never want to receive.”Hi, it’s Mom. We’re at the hospital. They are admitting Dad. Give us a call.”My dad is a doctor. He is…

Concussion Symptoms in Children Can Last Up to a Year

Concussion Symptoms in Children Can Last Up to a Year

Dorling Kindersley RF/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Concussion symptoms in children could last much longer than you think.  Study findings, published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, show that some children who suffe…

Man’s Only Heart Attack Clue — Nonstop Hiccups

Man’s Only Heart Attack Clue — Nonstop Hiccups

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hiccups can mean many things to many people.  Maybe you’ve had too much to drink, eaten something a bit too spicy or just can’t catch your breath. But one man’s hiccups served as a rare, importan…

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