Veggies More Dangerous Than Beef
At least when it comes to carrying diseases
Some 8 million people have Chagas disease, a life-threatening illness passed to humans by “kissing bugs,” or triatomines, living in Latin America. In the US, few people know about the disease—but the CDC figures that some 300,000 people may be infected here. In countries like Bolivia, which has the highest rate of Chagas in the world, it’s standard practice to screen expectant mothers for the disease, since they could pass it on to their children. But in the US, doctors rarely think to check for the illness
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Meanwhile, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is demanding in a new video this week that the government free extremists in return for the girls. President Goodluck Jonathan continues to refuse. At the same time, the parents and Jonathan are again planning to meet after a failed attempt last week, the BBC reports.
An Illinois woman who shared photos of her eye-catching new dress on Facebook was arrested after the pics caught the eye of people who knew the boutique she had allegedly stolen it from. Police say Amanda Saxton, 27, shared the photos just a few hours after stealing a distinctive leopard-pattern dress and other items and still had stolen clothes in her hand when officers arrived at her home