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March 23, 2013

Swiss acupuncurist intentionally infected patients with HIV through contaminated needles

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      GENEVA — A court in Switzerland has found a self-styled acupuncturist guilty of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A regional court in the canton (state) of Bern said the man was sentenced Friday to 12 years and 9 months in prison. Prosecutors had asked for a 15-year sentence for causing serious bodily harm and spreading human diseases. They accused him of…

Michigan mom, 47, addicted to super-strong tea, loses all her teeth and develops rare bone disease

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      A Michigan mom addicted to drinking super-thick tea has lost all her teeth and is now battling a rare bone disease. The 47-year-old had consumed at least a pitcher of the popular hot drink, made from at least 100 tea bags, every day for the last 17 years. It led to her developing skeletal fluorosis — a bone disease caused by consuming too much of the mineral…