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Friday, June 20, 2014

6/20/14 Health News: SHIGELLOSIS CASES IN TEXAS ♦COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER ♦Wikipedia Articles on Medical Conditions Contain Inaccuracies ♦Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the America

Many more residents than normal from the Coastal Bend area of Texas have reportedly come down with Shigellosis, a bacterial infection that can cause serious diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps a day or two after being exposed. The Coastal Bend area is on the southeastern part of the state and includes Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Kingsville,... Continue Reading
The week of July 16 is being celebrated as National Pollinators Week in an effort to bring more awareness to the integral role that pollinators such as bees, birds, and the other flying creatures play in the life cycles of an estimated 75 percent of the world’s crop varieties and 35 percent of total crop... Continue Reading
Study: 9 in 10 Wikipedia Articles on Medical Conditions Contain Significant Inaccuracies
Wikipedia is one of consumers' top online sources for health information, and about half of physicians admit having used it as a reference. However, a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggests the medical information found on Wikipedia is often inaccurate. Continue Reading
Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Spreads in the Americas

Since December 2013, when the World Health Organization first reported local transmission of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere, local transmission has been detected in 17 Caribbean or South America countries or territories, according to a report published in the June 6 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The disease is seldom fatal but often debilitating, and the concern is that imported cases could spread locally‏. Continue Reading

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  1. Interestingly he also tested quite a few electric skateboardmotors whilst trying to determine the ideal wattage to use for his boards and what he found was that quite a few of them actually rated quite a bit under what they were labeled as (one of the leading brand's 500 watt motors only rated at 220 watts).