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Everything Is Terrible And This Girl Has Worms Crawling Around Inside Her Body

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Suffering from an intestinal infection called pinworm, this patient really gave doctors the runaround. When the young girl entered the hospital complaining of pains fitting of an appendicitis diagnosis, they didn’t hesitate to operate. But when they opened her up and started looking around, they didn’t just find an infection. They discovered something way more disturbing. (via Mirror) If that doesn’t make you lose your appetite, there’s something wrong. If you’ll excuse me, I need to take a walk. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pinworm-operation/

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Studies Show That There’s A Good Chance You’re Overmedicating Your Children

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Getting your kids to swallow medicine when they’re sick is hard enough, but could the way you administer medicine actually make them sicker? According to a study published by Dr. Shonna Yin, an associate professor from the NYU School of Medicine, parents are four times more likely to make a dosage error when using the cups that accompany many over-the-counter drugs. “Our study found that parents with lower health literacy are at greater risk for making dosing errors,” Dr. Yin told CNN. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’);…

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This Mom Didn’t Realize How Necessary Flu Shots Really Were Until Her Daughter Died

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Teen Drug Use May Be Down, But The Number Of Babies Born With Addiction Problems Is Skyrocketing

Can you imagine being so reliant on drugs that even the thought of a new life growing inside of you isn’t enough to make you quit? According to a report by the CDC, more babies than ever are being born with opiate addictions, particularly in small, rural communities. In America, a baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is born roughly every 19 minutes. A study conducted in the early 2000s found that there was approximately one case of NAS in every 1,000 births. Today, that number has grown to seven…

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Deep In The Peruvian Rainforest Is A River Full Of Boiling Water

In 2016, the world might seem like a very small place. You can learn anything you need to know instantly, or video chat with someone on the other side of the world at a moment’s notice. But that doesn’t mean Mother Nature doesn’t have a few tricks up her sleeve. It’s one of those secrets — a river of boiling water, to be exact — that has driven and inspired geologist Andres Ruzo for most of his life. When he was 12 years old, Ruzo’s grandfather told him about a…

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Look At These Images And Tell Me Again That Climate Change Isn’t Real. You Can’t.

If you don’t think our planet’s climate is rapidly changing, turn off the AC and open your eyes. They say “seeing is believing” and the images below do a pretty good job of showing what’s going on with our world. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but facts are facts. Even if people disagree on exactly why the climate is changing, they should be able to acknowledge that it is happening. The changing climate will only continue to get worse if we don’t begin to change our ways. This issue…

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Incredible Little Girl Survives Italian Earthquake After Being Trapped For 17 Hours

According to Italy’s Civil Protection Department, at least 247 people have lost their lives since a magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked central Italy on August 25. Although tremors were felt as far away as Rome, the small town of Amatrice, which is about 87 miles from the capital city, was among the hardest hit. The devastation has proven to be so brutal, in fact, that Mayor Sergio Pirozzi said the town simply “isn’t here anymore.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); When the sun came up that day, officials realized that the situation was…

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28 Dog And Cat Species That You Had No Idea Existed

Pretty much everyone loves dogs and cats, which is why you can find at least one of the two in most households. They are so common, in fact, that upwards of 47 percent of Americans have dogs, and 37 percent have cats. By this point, you probably feel like you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Take these beautiful dogs and cats, for example. They are some of the rarest and most endangered species in the world. They haven’t been domesticated or anything, but learning more about them can help us…

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Be Careful Around Fresh Bodies Of Water This Summer…They Could Kill You

When we think of perishing in a body of water, most of us probably imagine that it’s the ocean that kills us, and why not? It is a large, dangerous place full of horrible creatures beyond our worst nightmares. With that in mind, it makes sense to prefer swimming in a lake over the deep blue sea. Of course a lake or river is going to be less dangerous than the ocean…right? Well, that’s where you’re wrong, oh so very wrong. I’ll use the story of 18-year-old Lauren Seitz to…

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This Woman With Breast Cancer Already Has It Rough, But Then Was Humiliated By TSA

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents are very important when it comes to flight safety, but some have been known to take security measures way too far. One recent incident left a radio host and mom with breast cancer feeling violated and completely humiliated. When Denise Albert was traveling through Los Angeles International Airport on December 4, she received terrible and insensitive treatment at the hands of two agents who repeatedly ignored the fact that she had special items to carry on board because of her illness. The co-host of SiriusXM…

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