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Rare and Unusual diseases

Spatial orientation phenomenonIn the United States, a rare disease is a condition or a disease that affects less than 200, 000, in Japan the number is less than 50, 000, the European Commission defines it as a disease that affects 1 in 2000 people but there is no single cutoff number. This is because a disease could be considered rare in one part of the world but be common in another. In this section, Buzzle's articles profile some of the rarest diseases in the world.

Weird Medical Conditions

There are many illnesses that fascinate us. They are either rare, incurable, weird, mysterious or simply strange. Here is an article that will tell you a little about some really weird medical conditions known to humans.

Cerebellar Ataxia

Cerebellar ataxia refers to loss of movement and coordination, due to damage or degeneration of the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls motor functions. Find out the possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options for...

Rare Genetic Diseases and Disorders

Genetic diseases are present throughout the life of an individual, some of which appear very early in life. They result in many chronic conditions that have no cure. Here are the rare genetic diseases and disorders that are seen in...

Mysterious Medical Conditions

There are quite a few mysterious medical conditions that confuse medical experts out of their wits' end. We shall have a look at some of these unexplained medical conditions by going through the following article.

Rare Bone Disorders

Some of the rare disorders affecting the bones of less than 0.5% people around the world are discussed below. Read the following article and know more about these rare bone diseases.

Uncommon Diseases

The uncommon diseases and disorders which affect normal functioning of our body are described in this article. Information about Microcephaly, Morgellons and other important diseases are presented below.

Pompe Disease Treatment

Pompe disease is caused by an inherited deficiency of an enzyme called acid alpha glucosidase. Its treatment involves a team of doctors and therapists as the disease starts affecting many of the body's systems and organs. Read on...

Rare Diseases List

Are you looking for information on very rare diseases list? The following article will enlist the names of some really rare diseases and disorders list, that will help you know the names of some extremely rare conditions affecting...

Weird Diseases

There are several diseases that cannot be classified under the normal category of ailments, but are definitely weird in sense of there characteristics. Read this article to gain more information about such diseases.

Prosopagnosia - Face Blindness

Prosopagnosia is quite an unusual disorder, where the affected individual is unable to recognize faces. The article provides information about the unique characteristics of this disorder, and its causes.

Scleroderma Symptoms

The treatment of scleroderma can vary significantly, depending on the type of the disease, its symptoms, and severity. Find out more about this condition, and its causes and symptoms, through this Buzzle article.

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Oral sex and jerk offs

by Deb_ISIS

Dear Saphr500,
There is pretty much no disease risk from jerking off a guy, except for the rare transfer of skin-to-skin diseases. In San Francisco, staph infections have been on the rise in the gay community - staph is one of the skin-to-skin infections.
Oral sex on a man has a small risk of transmitting HIV from an infected partner. Unprotected oral sex on an infected partner can transmit syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes. The good news is that both syphilis and gonorrhea are treatable, so if you are having unprotected oral sex and/or you have any unusual signs or symptoms of an STD, go get a full STD checkup

Three things I've seen

by grad-student

1. The overall percentage of pets who get vaccinated has always been low. Heck, the overall percentage of pets who ever even see a vet is low! But in the past, virtually all of those fortunate "vetted" pets got vaccinated. That is changing, as owners choose for whatever reasons not to get their pets vaccinated. So it makes sense to me that vets are now seeing in their patients diseases which were very rare 10 years ago. 10 years ago their patients were vaccinated!
2. There used to be little contact between animals in institutional settings and vetted pets. 25 years ago people got a new pup from a hobby breeder or a bridge partner whose pet dog had had a litter

Are there people who eat poop?

by -

Yes, we all have, at one point or another. One of the main ways that diseases and parasites spread is through the consumption of food and water contaminated with feces. This happens because people don't wash their hands carefully after pooping or changing a diaper or scratching their butt. It can also happen through careless disposal of diapers. Our microbiologist here on Guam says that one dirty diaper in Tumon Bay can send the bacteria count through the ceiling.
But of course, what you want to know is, are there people who eat poop on purpose? Again, the answer is yes

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