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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP May 21, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

Yemeni witness: “There are piles of torn body parts, limbs, and heads. This is unbelievable. I am still shaking. The place turned into hell. I thought this only happens in movies.”

AP

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…….”



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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 12:56 pm

US Weather: Live!!

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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 9:29 am

FEMA SitRep, 5/21/12

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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 9:26 am

(Audio) 5/21/1960: Disastrous Earthquake in Chile

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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:57 am

At least 87 killed in suicide bombing at central security headquarters in Sana’a, Yemen

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Log on to: http://edition.cnn.com

 for the latest news



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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:12 am

Dopo il terremoto in Italia……….

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CNN:  “Thousands of survivors are huddling in tents or in their cars
under rainy skies following an earthquake that killed seven
people across northern Italy.”
…. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/20/world/europe/italy-earthquake/index.html



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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:09 am

Marathons & death

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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/245586.php

“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….”

 

“Mortality Among Marathon Runners in the United States, 2000-2009 “
Simon C. Mathews, MD, David L. Narotsky, BA, David L. Bernholt, BS, Matthew Vogt, BS, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, PhD, Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD and Julius Cuong Pham, MD, PhD
The American Journal Of Sports Medicine , May 2012, doi: 10.1177/0363546512444555



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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:08 am

Orthostatic Hypotension in Kids

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Orthostatic Hypotension in Children with Acute Febrile Illness
Published online: 14 May 2012
Tzippora Shalem, Michael Goldman, Rachel Breitbart, Wendy Baram, Eran Kozer
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.02.045
Journal of Emergency Medicine, The, http://www.jem-journal.com/article/S0736-4679%2812%2900336-8/abstract

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.



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May 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:06 am

Neurocysticercosis: Click on the link for an amazing photograph showing what the disease does to the brain…..

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http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jun/03-hidden-epidemic-tapeworms-in-the-brain/article_view?b_start:int=0&-C=

The Brain

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……”



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