Suicide bombing kills nearly 100 soldiers in Yemen
By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press–11 minutes ago
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — “A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal Monday in Yemen’s capital, killing 96 soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in years……Military officials said the suicide bomber in Sanaa was a soldier taking part in the drill, lining up with fellow troops at a main square in the capital…….”
“In recent years, the popularity of marathons has grown significantly and although the risk of dying during a marathon or soon after is extremely low – about 0.75 per 100,000 – men are two times more likely to die than women, say researchers at John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In addition, the number of individuals to complete grueling 26.2 mile marathons in the United States increased dramatically between 2000 and 2009, from 299,018 to 473,354….”
The incidence of orthostatic hypotension among febrile children in the PED is high, and may explain common symptoms such as dizziness or syncope. Such patients should be instructed to drink properly and to avoid rapid changes in body posture.
Hidden Epidemic: Tapeworms Living Inside People’s Brains
Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse. So why isn’t anyone mobilizing to eradicate them?
by Carl Zimmer
From the June 2012 issue;
published online May 15, 2012
“…..These parasitic worms are best known in their adult stage, when they live in people’s intestines and their ribbon-shaped bodies can grow as long as 21 feet. But that’s just one stage in the animal’s life cycle. Before they become adults, tapeworms spend time as larvae in large cysts. And those cysts can end up in people’s brains, causing a disease known as neurocysticercosis……”