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Arkansas girl Kali Hardig...
July 29, 2013

A 12-year-old Arkansas girl is in critical condition after contracting a rare but deadly brain-eating amoeba. Kali Hardig is thought to have contracted the rare form of meningitis, known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, from a sandy bottom lake at Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. She was admitted to Arkansas Children's Hospital about eight days ago. The infection is caused by a microscopic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri, which

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Girl, 12, in critical condition after contracting deadly brain...
July 29, 2013
By | A 12-year-old girl is fighting for her life in critical condition after contracting a rare and extremely deadly brain-eating amoeba while swimming at an Arkansas water park. Karli Hardig is the second person to have come down with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis in three years after swimming in the sandy-bottom late at Willow Springs Water Park near Little Rock, Arkansas. Only one...
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Parasitic Meningitis Confirmed In Arkansas: Water Park Shut...
July 27, 2013
According to the CDC, parasitic meningitis is caused by brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. The amoeba can be found in warm freshwater and soil. In people, the Naegleria fowleri usually enter the body by contaminated water, perhaps from an improperly cleaned pool, through the nose. The amoeba move from the nose to the brain, usually causing death. Death, of course, is what Kali...
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Girl, 3, with rare genetic disorder speaks first words after...
July 18, 2013
By | 17 shares 9 View comments A girl with a rare genetic condition has finally spoken her first words thanks to a diet that involves eating four tubs of cream cheese a week. Three-year-old Fields Taylor from Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, suffers from a disorder called Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome, which affects her ability to speak. But miraculously, after starting a high-fat, low-sugar diet...
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Food writer left in a coma...
June 24, 2013

By | 56 shares 38 View comments A food writer has slipped into a fat-induced coma after suffering a 'butter overdose' when he tried to eat a record number of super-calorific biscuits. Kevin Shalin, better known as The Mighty Rib, collapsed and began convulsing after he scoffed 413 at an American restaurant - the equivalent of 62,000 calories. Mr Shalin had been told the record number of Cheddar Bay biscuits eaten at Red Lobster in Little Rock, Arkansas, was 415, but he became dizzy and

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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Our pick of the 10...
July 12, 2013
Here's our pick of the best 10 beaches within two hours of your doorstep. We have chosen a mixture of family-friendly beaches, some sandy and some with stone and rock features. If you are looking for a quiet stroll, to explore sand dunes, a beach ready for children to safely games and sand castle building or a swim in the sea then there should be something to suit you in the shortlist....
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Girl, five, who could eat herself to death
April 30, 2013
The five-year-old’s parents fitted a gate to the kitchen door because they fear she might eat herself to death while desperate for food. Ava is always hungry. She’d eat whatever she could lay her hands on. She’d eat until she was sick. Her stomach could even burst Ava's mum Ava has been on a strict low calorie diet since doctors diagnosed Prader-Willi Syndrome at nine weeks old. It means...
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Big Brother's Nikki Grahame Confesses She Was...
July 09, 2013
Former Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has spoken out about her battle with depression and anorexia in a new interview, admitting that she had to be sectioned by her father after overdosing on pills last year. In an interview with Closer magazine, Nikki has said that she was only eating around 1,200 calories a day when she attempted to commit suicide, before her father had to take drastic action...
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UK Coal hits rock bottom
July 10, 2013
The company, which was hit by the closure of its largest mine Daw Mill in Warwickshire after a fire in March, said a restructuring of its business under administrators PwC would see its pension scheme taken over by the Pension Protection Fund and its remaining working mines operating under a new firm called UK Coal Production. PwC said 350 jobs at Daw Mill would be lost.
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‘Doctors missed 9 chances to save girl’
July 17, 2013
Tragic Alice Mason, two, had been treated for a brain tumour two months before she was rushed to hospital with vomiting and fever. Doctors initially thought she had an infection and treated her with antibiotics. But she died a week later from damage caused by water on the brain. Her parents Rosalind and Gareth Mason claimed staff at Kingston Hospital in south-west London might have saved her...
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Fields Taylor, Mute Girl, Talks After Eating Cream Cheese For...
July 22, 2013
Glut 1 Deficiency, or Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome, is a rare, genetic disorder that targets the brain's metabolism. This impairment in the brain is caused by the lack of glucose that is needed for it to grow and function, G1DFoundation explains. Common symptoms associated with Glut 1 Deficiency are seizures and movement disorders, which are what caused Fields'...
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U.S., Arkansas sue Exxon over Pegasus pipeline spill
June 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed a joint lawsuit with Arkansas on Thursday against oil producer Exxon Mobil Corp over the pipeline spill in March of thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil in a suburban neighborhood. The 95,000 barrels per day Pegasus line has been shut since spilling the oil in Mayflower, Arkansas, where cleanup operations continue....
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Federal judge blocks Arkansas 12-week abortion ban
May 18, 2013
A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Arkansas law that would have prohibited abortions in the state from 12 weeks of pregnancy, pending a legal challenge from pro-choice groups. US district judge Susan Webber Wright granted a request Friday for a preliminary injunction against the introduction of the ban, which was set to take effect in August. It is the latest twist in the passage of the...
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