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January 22, 2013

Fibromyalgia in Danger of Being Labeled a Mental Disorder

The problem with the DSM-5 is they have added a new diagnostic category called “Somatic Symptom Disorder.” According to the diagnostic criteria, a person can be diagnosed with Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) if for at least six months, they have had one or more symptoms that are...

Camp Lejeune: Scientists find Camp Lejeune water contamination went back to 1953

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  Confirming the presence of human carcinogens on the base as far back as 1953 will expand the eligibility of veterans and family members who can receive health benefits under the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, said Sen. Richard...

Agent Orange in New Jersey: EPA to outline plans tonight for removal of dioxin-laden mud from Passaic River

For decades, the only large amount of dioxin — a highly toxic industrial chemical and a known carcinogen — in the river was next to the former Diamond Alkali plant in Newark where the infamous Vietnam War-era defoliant Agent Orange was manufactured and dioxin was discharged....

Rare Autoimmune Disease: ‘Brain on Fire:’ Rare disease causes woman to suffer hallucinations, paranoia and memory loss

Still, no one could figure out what was wrong with her. A million dollars worth of medical tests were performed on Cahalan, but they all came back ‘normal.’ Dr. Souhel Najjar, who was known for solving mystery medical cases, came to examine Cahalan. He didn’t believe she suffered...