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This woman is allergic to water

Rachel Warwick suffers from aquagenic urticaria, an immune reaction to contact with water. According to the BBC, it “is like being stung by a bush of particularly pernicious nettles, combined with the malaise of hay fever, every single day.” From the BBC: It’s a world where relaxing baths are the stuff of nightmares and snorkelling in tropical seas is …

Mylan CEO raises price of EpiPens over 400% in 9 years, is rewarded with 671% raise

The head of the pharmaceutical company that makes EpiPens raised the price of the life-saving device by over 400%. She was rewarded with a 671% raise. EpiPens are drug-filled devices that people with severe allergies and their caregivers can use to inject epinephrine quickly, to halt potentially deadly allergic reactions. Mylan Pharmaceuticals CEO Heather Bresch and other execs are under fire for …

This is the country's largest collection of brains

When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, the Harvard Brain Bank will resemble the scene at a cheap casino buffet’s peel-and-eat shrimp table. report this ad The Associated Press filed Freedom of Information requests with the US government to find the evidence behind the Surgeon General’s admonition to floss regularly for dental health and found that there was no good evidentiary basis for flossing. …