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10 Rare Diseases That Are Almost Like Super Powers

10 Rare Diseases That Are Almost Like Super Powers

Sometimes -- a one in ten million or more sometimes -- a person is stricken with a disease so rare, so peculiar, and so oddly beneficial that it could almost be considered a superpower instead of a debilitating problem.

15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases (NSFL)

15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases (NSFL)

The world is out to get you. That's how I ended up feeling after compiling this list of horrifying, permanently scarring, eternally terrifying rare diseases. Genetic, infectious, parasitic and everything in-between, these 15 diseases scar their victims for life and scar us mentally having looked...

15 Medical Conditions With Benefits

15 Medical Conditions With Benefits

There are a number of diseases, infections, viruses, and medical conditions that come with some surprising - if occasionally dubious - side benefits.

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How to Fight Obesity - Tips for You and Your Children

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe. More than 1 billion adults are overweight with 300 million labeled clinically obese. An alarming 22 million children around the world under the age of five are estimated to be overweight. Of even greater concern is the fact that these...

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10 Deadly Skin Diseases

Skin diseases are difficult conditions to live with, to say the very least. Though some skin diseases may cause minimal discomfort, the visual effects of the conditions can cause significant self esteem and confidence issues. The majority of skin diseases cause scarring or disfigurement. Skin...

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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...

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What Is Fibrosis?

Fibrosis is a condition that is characterized by the formation of scar tissue that results either from an injury or from a long-standing inflammation. Physicians have classified fibrosis into two main types – pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis refers to the hardening,...

16 Incredible North American National Parks

16 Incredible North American National Parks

Do you ever dream of getting away for an exotic vacation, but feel constrained by obstacles such as cost, distance, the hassle of traveling with small children, or fun diseases like malaria? Well, you need not look any further than you can drive for the next “Most Amazing Vacation Ever!”...

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What Is a Pessimist?

A pessimist is persistently negative in attitude and always expects the worst of situations and people. A pessimist has a very bleak outlook on life regardless of the reality that may be positive. Pessimists view the world from the perspective of a ‘half empty glass’ as opposed to the optimists...

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What Is Commotio Cordis?

Commotio cordis Commotio cordis is a Latin term which translates to "agitation of the heart." Commotio cordis is the sudden disruption of heart function which results from a direct blow to the chest during a critical cycle of a heart beat. Commotio cordis is a rare medical phenomenon discovered...