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Medical crowdfunding steers millions in donations to dangerous snake oil

October 24, 2018 Posted By Categories Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. We’ve written extensively about the dark side of medical crowdfunding — how donations meant to help desperate patients may perversely promote useless and dangerous interventions. We’ve also looked at the news industry’s complicity with these misguided campaigns… Read More »

Blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' spreading dangerous parasitic disease in US, health officials warn

This bug, commonly known as triatomines, spreads Chagas, a disease that originated in Latin America.  (REUTERS) Insects known as triatomines, also known as “kissing bugs,” are starting to become more common in the U.S. — but don’t let their seemingly affectionate nickname fool you. These blood-suckers spread a dangerous illness called Chagas disease. The disease, which has spread… Read More »