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Boy infected with flesh-eating bacteria during trip to Maryland beach, mom says

A boy became infected with flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Maryland beach last week, his mother has confirmed. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that the boy developed the infection after swimming near Ocean City. In a Facebook post on June 29 the boy’s mother, Brittany Carey, explained that the day after her son… Read More »

Nearly 12% of Women Report Consuming Alcohol During Pregnancy

While different countries may have different attitudes toward the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken a firm stand against the use of alcohol during pregnancy. In the report entitled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” the AAP identified prenatal exposure to alcohol as the leading preventable cause of birth defects… Read More »

Medical News Today: What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

A person can experience visual hallucinations for many reasons, including consuming hallucinogenic substances or as a symptom of schizophrenia. But what are the brain mechanisms that explain hallucinations? New research aims to reveal more about how hallucinations manifest in the brain. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines hallucinations as “perception-like experiences… Read More »