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Postby Pyrrho » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:39 pm

http://www.statnews.com/2015/11/27/scurvy/
“There is a population that is vulnerable to developing scurvy,” Meisel told STAT. “But it’s probably unrecognized.”

The condition is showing up in populations that are often cut off from adequate diets. In addition to the low-income housing residents, Meisel found seven other cases in rural Michigan. While these cases don’t necessarily indicate a resurgence of scurvy, where and how this old disease is turning up says a lot about nutrition in America today.
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Re: Scurvy

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:49 pm

Even with no decent supermarket close by, the local convenience store has some OJ. I don't care for patronizing solutions, but it is a fact that uneducated poor people often do not know how to take care of themselves.
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Re: Scurvy

Postby Witness » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:40 am

Call back the Limeys!

(That being said, I heard a MD who cares for the homeless in Paris say that ailments forgotten since the Middle Ages were back…)

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Re: Scurvy

Postby robinson » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:56 am

A daily dose of ascorbic acid costs about 5 cents.
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Re: Scurvy

Postby gnome » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:01 pm

Soon as someone wants to take kids off constant junk food they're called communist, though, so guess there's nothing we can do.
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Re: Scurvy

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:23 am

and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, homeless,college students,...


Ramon noodles don't contain vitamin C? Who'd a thunked it.

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Re: Scurvy

Postby ed » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:39 am

We need a federal program.
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Re: Scurvy

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:38 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, homeless,college students,...


Ramon noodles don't contain vitamin C? Who'd a thunked it.


That's another group that don't know how to take care of themselves.
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Re: Scurvy

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:22 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
and doctors say its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, homeless,college students,...


Ramon noodles don't contain vitamin C? Who'd a thunked it.


That's another group that don't know how to take care of themselves.


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Re: Scurvy

Postby sparks » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:32 am

Give them all government subsidized Screwdrivers or Greyhounds for breakfast.

Eating reasonably has never been easier and yet it seems more and more people simply don't know how.



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Re: Scurvy

Postby Bruce » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:20 am

Such potential!

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Re: Scurvy

Postby Ben Trovado » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:14 pm

The 21st Century is not turning out as I hoped.

But at least I got the flying car. So there's that.

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Re: Scurvy

Postby robinson » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:28 pm

You never know what's going to happen

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Re: Scurvy

Postby Ben Trovado » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:33 pm




124 mph top speed in the air?

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