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The Itch

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/06/30/080630fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all
This is an astounding story about a woman whose head itched so much that she scratched all the way through her skull and damaged her brain.

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neptunia67
Oct. 9th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, God. This story made me sad and sick. Poor woman!

I had shingles once. It was awful.
liveonearth
Oct. 9th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah....she really went from OK to bad to better to worse, much much worse......

I keep hearing that more and more younger people are getting shingles....several of my friends have reported it....this is a sign that our immune systems are not as resilient as they were before...perhaps due to the toxic burdens we carry from plastics, drugs, poor water and air quality, icky food, etc... Hope you don't get it anymore....FYI: lysine-containing immune support supplements are good for beating back anything herpetic.

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