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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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Additionally, the scientists involved in studying the consequences of the radiation share the opinion that radiation doesn't cause sleepiness and sleeping sickness was never observed in the areas contaminated by radiation.
The lack of reference to medical practice before 1890 makes it difficult to judge whether policies engendered to combat sleeping sickness are rooted in early approaches and understanding of colonial medicine, or if they represent a distinct phase in its development.
These diagnoses were reported to the National Sleeping Sickness Control Program of the Ministry of Health (4,6).
Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is endemic in 36 African countries and around 60 million people are at risk of being infected.
There is the homozygous disadvantage of susceptibility to sleeping sickness with the normal version of the APOLl gene, and the heterozygous advantage of resistance to the infection with the genetic variant.
In Gambian sleeping sickness, patients can be infected for months to years without noticing symptoms, however when symptoms emerge, the patient is typically in the advanced disease stage.
Yet, even by Rambert's innovative standards this true story of an early 20th century flu pandemic - with sleeping sickness at the heart of the plot - along with the victim's apparent rescue by the imagination and foresight of one man, is indeed a challenge.
Among people of African descent, APOL1 can appear in two variant forms that protect against African sleeping sickness but increase the risk of kidney failure, Pollak and his colleagues report online July 15 in Science.
ASLEEP: THE FORGOTTEN EPIDEMIC THAT REMAINS ONE OF MEDICINE'S GREATEST MYSTERIES provides the true account of a sleeping sickness epidemic that b lends case studies and interviews with family members with the story of a group of New York doctors who spent their lives seeking the cause, treatment and cure for the disease.
During my recent trip to Africa, two of my personal goals were to learn about the state of sleep medicine in Tanzania and see firsthand African sleeping sickness.
Clr Sheard's comments in the Examiner (Feb 12) echoed the very predictions I made a decade ago when councillors at the time were afflicted by contagious sleeping sickness during public meetings on housing.
BioAlliance Pharma SA, which develops medications for infectious diseases in cancer and HIV patients, agreed to pay Immtech Pharmaceuticals Inc (New York) as much as $16 million for an experimental pill for African sleeping sickness.