Tag Archives: Rare

Michigan man went from ‘perfectly healthy to brain dead’ in 9 days after contracting rare mosquito-borne disease, report says

A man from Michigan went from “perfectly healthy to brain dead” in nine days after contracting a rare-mosquito-borne disease, according to a local report. Gregg McChesney, 64, died last month after a “nine-day illness,” according to his obituary. McChesney, of Kalamazoo County, reportedly died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The disease is sometimes called Triple E, or… Read More »

Breast Implants Crackdown: France Becomes First Country to Ban Prosthesis Linked to Rare Cancer; Canada Decides to Suspend Its Sale

Representational Image (Photo credits: Twitter/LaddAtkins) After their arrival on the cosmetic surgery market, back in the 1960s, both silicone and saline breast implants quickly became a hit in the plastic surgery procedure for women. Despite the increasing number of females favouring this prosthetic implants, debate continues to swirl about their safety. Recently, after several types… Read More »

Christmas Disease: What is the famous 'Christmas disease' and how rare is it?

Christmas is a time of celebration for many, as the occasion warrants feast and family, and the festive spirit is contagious throughout the country. Christmas disease is a much less joyous feature in people’s lives, but again is a heavy feature in families. Most famously, a type of Christmas disease had a noticeable appearance in… Read More »