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What was the cause of the black death?

What was the cause of the black death?

Plague: Yersinia pestis is the micro-organism that jumps from rats to humans and causes this deadly infection. The social causes had to do with crowding, and I'm told also to cats going out of fashion -- they're our friends as they kill off the rats that carry plague. Genetic archeology has identified the Yersinia subtypes causing each of the great plagues. ...Read more

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What's the leading cause of death in the us?

What's the leading cause of death in the us?

Heart disease: Number of deaths for leading causes of death •heart disease: 599, 413 •cancer: 567, 628 •chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137, 353 •stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128, 842 •accidents (unintentional injuries): 118, 021 •alzheimer's disease: 79, 003 •diabetes: 68, 705 •influenza and pneumonia: 53, 692 •nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48, 935 •intentional self-harm (suicide): 36, 90. ...Read more

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What were the symptoms of the black death?

What were the symptoms of the black death?

Grim: Bubonic plague first manifested a tiny sore where the flea bit, then the microbes grew in the regional lymph nodes, producing a swelling and ulcer. The microbes would then invade the bloodstream, depleting some of the proteins that keep blood liquid, causing parts of the body to turn black (nose, digits, fingers) and fall off; the aggressive phase traveled as a lung infection like the 'flu. ...Read more

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What were the causes of the black plague?

What were the causes of the black plague?

The same as now: Septicemic illness due to Yersinia pestis, the plague bacillus. ...Read more

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Whats the current leading cause of death in the country?

Whats the current leading cause of death in the country?

Atherosclerosis: This disease features accumulations of cholesterol and other substances on the inner surfaces of arteries. It still probably kills more people through heart damage and stroke than all cancers combined. A public health expert might cite "lifestyle" instead -- or even "getting older" -- as deaths from malnutrition, violence, childbirth and infection are less common than in the old days. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden loss of taste?

What could be the cause of sudden loss of taste?

Nasal congestion: Loss of taste can be due to disease of the tongue but is most often due to a simultaneous loss of the sense of smell due to nasal congestion. Nasal congestion may be due to a viral upper respiratory infection, nasal allergies, or nasal polyps. Nasal sprays containing zinc & head trauma are less common causes for loss of smell and taste. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

What is the leading cause of deadly childhood poisoning?

Medications: The most common cause of childhood poisoning is swallowing drugs. 1 out of 180 two year-olds will visit the emergency room because of medication poisoning. How can we keep our kids safe? Lock up your medications. Keep poison control number 1-800-222-1222 near every phone and on your cell phone. Read the label on the medication bottle. Get rid of old medicine. ...Read more

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What's the leading cause of death in young women?

What's the leading cause of death in young women?

Accidental injuries: For women less than 35 the leading cause of death was unintentional injuries. Visit the cdc website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/women/ for complete data. ...Read more

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Falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly. Do they remove part of the skull in them?

Falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly.  Do they remove part of the skull in them?

Yes.: Sometimes with a head injury the brain will bleed and a large clot is formed (hematoma). This can cause neurological symptoms that may necessitate removing part of the skull to remove the clot and relieve the pressure. Sometimes the bone can be replaced and some people have plates put over the area. ...Read more

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Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Car crash: From 1-10, the leading cause of preventable death in the us in automobile crashes. Lack of, or inappropriate use of passenger safety seats is a contributing factor. While most understand infants need a protective seat, even that group has ~90% errors in proper use when evaluated at car seat checks.Morbidity is highest when parents are those that choose not to use a seat belt ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

Cataract: The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract., nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of death in america for women?

What is the leading cause of death in america for women?

Heart Disease: The #1 cause of death in women is heart disease. It is a universally under-appreciated problem, but specifically in the United States. Diet, excercise, "baby aspirin", and regular checkups with your doctor are good preventive measures, particularly if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease. ...Read more

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What the cause of black spot in tongue?

What the cause of black spot in tongue?

Many: Black spots on tongue may be caused by the natural pigmentation of the tongue, but it can also be a warning sign that you are developing a more serious condition such as hairy tongue. I would visit your dentist to have this checked. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more

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What is the cause of death in a tension pneumothorax?

What is the cause of death in a tension pneumothorax?

Cardiac arrest: Usually, the buildup of pressure from the pneumothorax causes the heart to stop. ...Read more

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What’s the major cause of death in africa. Starvation or aids?

What’s the major cause of death in africa. Starvation or aids?

STARVATION VERY: Closely followed by death. Both are trending downwards though. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden infant death ?

What are the causes of sudden infant death ?

Unknown: Although researched for decades the actual cause eludes us. In theory something in the breathing center of babies brain may be vulnerable. At most we understand associations. Prematurity, poverty, smokers in household, multiple birth & the big one, sleeping on the belly, are all associated with higher risk. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of sudden enlarging of the papillae on the back of the tongue?

What could be the possible cause of sudden enlarging of the papillae on the back of the tongue?

Probably normal: Everyone has 10-14 large papillae (circumvallate papillae) on the far back of the tongue. They can be hard to see, and when first noticed it is easy to believe they have just appeared or enlarged. Google "circumvallate papillae photos" and compare with what you have noticed. If that's not it or if in doubt, ask your doc or or dentist. Almost certainly this is nothing serious or harmful. ...Read more

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