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Dancing Mania: Dancing Plague

Dancing mania (aka dancing plague, choreomania, St John’s Dance and historically St. Vitus’ Dance) was a phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between...

Stendhal Syndrome: Illness Caused By Intense Beauty

Stendhal syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art that is particularly...

Aquagenic Urticaria: Water Allergy

Aquagenic urticaria, also known as water urticaria and aquagenous urticaria, is a very rare skin disorder that causes a painful reaction to the body...

Cure For HIV

German researchers who used a bone marrow transplant to treat a cancer patient with the AIDS virus, have declared him cured of the virus....

Cancer Proof Naked Mole Rats

With its wrinkled skin and bucked teeth, the naked mole rat isn’t the prettiest of animals. But the burrowing, desert rodent is exceptional in...

Trichobezoar: Rapunzel Syndrome

Trichobezoar is a rare intriguing disorder in which swallowed hairs accumulates in the stomach. First reported in 1779, trichobezoar is a combination of “trich”...

Polydactyly: Extra Digits

Polydactyly (from Ancient Greek (polus) “many” and (daktulos) “finger”) is a condition in which a person (or animal) has more than five fingers per hand or five...