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What is PANDAS, the disorder some say can cause extreme behavioral changes in kids?

What is PANDAS, the disorder some say can cause extreme behavioral changes in kids?

Health
Alexia Baier was an eager-to-learn, 4-year-old girl beginning pre-K in a suburb outside of Chicago. She thrived academically -- counting, painting and playing with other children. But five months after starting pre-K, she was infected with a bacteria that several millions of people get every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria, group A strep, caused Alexia to get strep throat, a condition children usually recover from easily with treatment. After 10 days of antibiotics, the infection disappeared but so did Alexia's bubbly personality. Within two days after completing antibiotics, Alexia began showing behavioral changes at home and eventually at school. She suddenly became defiant and explosive. "It was a lot of screaming, a lot of hitting and...
Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Health
Multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests.Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as drying hands.It was also more likely to be found on damp towels or those in households where meat was eaten. Multiple use increases the chance of cross-contamination of potential pathogens that can spread bacteria and lead to food poisoning.The government recommends washing or changing dish cloths, tea towels, sponges and oven gloves regularly and letting them dry before re-use. The research is being presented at the annual meeting of t...
Noel Edmonds 'negative thoughts cause cancer' comment sparks backlash

Noel Edmonds 'negative thoughts cause cancer' comment sparks backlash

Entertainment
Noel Edmonds cancer comments have landed the Deal or No Deal presenter in very hot water on Twitter.The presenting stalwart has become known in recent years for being very outspoken on a range of topics – such as his call to scrap TV licences – and he has landed himself in the firing line once more.In 2016, he posted a controversial tweet in response to a cancer patient – he said that the disease was caused by a "negative attitude".At the time, Noel clashed with Phillip Schofield on This Morning after revealing his medicine to battle prostate cancer was little more than a yoga mat and positive mindset.He also said being a victim of fraud, which led him to attempt suicide after his business was destroyed, left him with "negative forces" that "imp
Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Technology
Crypto-currencies are killing people in a "fairly direct way", Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.He was referring to the way digital currencies like Bitcoin are used to buy drugs like synthetic opioid fentanyl.In an "ask me anything" session on news website Reddit, he said that the anonymity of digital currencies meant they were linked to terrorist funding and money laundering.Some criticised him, saying he was ill-informed about the technology.Asked by one user for his opinion on the technology, Mr Gates replied: "The main feature of crypto-currencies is their anonymity. I don't think this is a good thing. The government's ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing."Right now, crypto-currencies are used for buying fentanyl and other drugs so...
Four triggers could cause a huge cryptocurrency crash

Four triggers could cause a huge cryptocurrency crash

Finance
If it's true that the bigger they are, the harder they fall, then cryptocurrencies have been gearing up for a tremendous decline.But, then again, maybe this is just the start for the great crypto bull market.As of Monday, the entire cryptocurrency market stands at approximately $ 563 billion, according to industry site CoinMarketCap, which represents a more than 3,400 percent increase from the beginning of 2017.With some cryptocurrencies soaring several thousand percent, Google search results for the space coming in at all-time highs and lots of people hoping for overnight riches in nascent markets, it begs the question: Just how far can this growth be sustained and are we in a crypto currency bubble?I'm not going to argue whether or not the space is dangerously overinflated, but I am in t...