4 Insects Used to Treat Wounds and Diseases

Tick in Spiderweb

(DGIwire) – Think bugs are annoying and have no redeeming qualities? Well, think again. A slew of research has exposed an amazing fact: insects can help address a wide variety of human ailments. More are being studied for use to treat wounds and diseases. Here are four examples of how insects have been shown to alleviate […]

Why Is the Zika Virus Leaving Some Patients Paralyzed?

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(DGIwire) – Although concerns that the Zika virus will cause serious birth defects have grabbed most of the headlines, The Lancet recently reported evidence that an encounter with the virus can leave some people temporarily paralyzed. In March 2016, the journal published the first systematic study of a possible link between the virus and . […]

A Teary-Eyed Look for Clues About an Autoimmune Disease

Young woman with problems

(DGIwire) – Tears of sorrow could turn to tears of joy if scientists’ work on an autoimmune disease bears fruit. In June 2016, Ophthalmology Times reported that research on the composition of tears is generating insights that could lead to earlier detection and treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome— an inflammatory disease that can affect many parts […]

Brown Pee?! Read This

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(DGIwire) – Imagine going to the bathroom and noticing the color of urine is darker than it’s ever been before—almost a tea-colored, dark brown. It might be nothing to worry about—but there is a slight chance it could be a symptom of a serious condition. Known paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), it’s an ultra-rare, life-threatening and […]

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