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Nodding Disease Origins Remain Unexplained

A strange illness has been killing thousands of young people each year, and recently it has started claiming even more victims in Africa. Called nodding disease, it usually strikes children at the age of 4 or 5 years and starts with occasional bouts of uncontrolled nodding. As the disease progresses through adolescence, the nodding often [...]
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'One pill can kill': Effects of unintentional opioid exposure in young children

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

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Uganda: Nodding Disease Continues to Mystify

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

While health experts try to identify the cause of East Africa's unexplained nodding disease, children continue to suffer.http://thinkafricapress.com/uganda/nodding-disease-continues-mystify Read Post

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Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

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