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Clinical Vignette 43

A young woman who was 33 weeks pregnant presented with 2 weeks of low-grade fever associated with an enlarged right cervical lymph node. Fine needle aspiration of the lymph node had been performed by an ENT surgeon, showing an epithelioid granuloma and reactive follicular hyperplasia. 156 palabras más

Clinical Vignette

A feral cat free Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island took its place on the national stage at the recent Threatened Species Summit.

Presiding Member of the KI Natural Resources Management Board, Richard Trethewey, spoke about the community support for a feral cat free island, and the collaboration by the board and Kangaroo Island Council to get the job done. 357 palabras más

Kangaroo Island

My insane body.

For several years now I have not been feeling well. I struggle with constant and severe fatigue, memory loss, stomach pain,  joint pain, and other issues, both physical and mental. 388 palabras más

DDT and herbicides found in Central Queensland dolphins

Brisbane Times Tony Moore June 24, 2015

Traces of the banned pesticide DDT and the man-made PCB chemicals have been found in dolphins in Gladstone Harbour, in the Whitsundays,Townsville and the Fitzroy River near Rockhampton, a long-time dolphin researcher said. 53 palabras más

Environmental Toxicology


Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that infects the brain of its end host. All mammals, including humans, can be end hosts. You may have heard that you can get it from cat poop. 236 palabras más

Cat ownership in childhood linked to greater risk of later-life mental illness

Two studies published in the journals Schizophrenia Research and Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica attribute this association to Toxoplasma gondii – a parasite found in the intestines of cats. 592 palabras más

What am I allowed to eat?

A couple of days before I took the pregnancy test I had an enormous brie panini for lunch. I felt a bit naughty, because I had suspicions I might be pregnant, but it hadn’t been confirmed and I forgot brie was on the ‘naughty list’ until after I’d chomped through the whole thing. 457 palabras más