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Kids Are Showing Up in ICUs With Odd 'Inflammatory' Syndrome

15 NYC kids hospitalized in cases perhaps tied to COVID-19, with similar cases across US, abroad

(Newser) - Initial research suggests that kids don't seem to be as hard hit by the coronavirus as adults are, but a group of children hospitalized in New York City underscores that there's much we still don't know. Per CNN , a Monday alert issued by the city's health...

Teen Went to Sleep on a School Trip. She Never Woke Up

16-year-old Sara Manitoski died from toxic shock syndrome in March 2017, coroner finds

(Newser) - An overnight school trip last year turned tragic for a Canadian teen, and now a coroner has confirmed why. People reports 16-year-old Sara Manitoski, who was found unresponsive in her cabin bed after friends came back from breakfast, died of toxic shock syndrome, with the coroner's conclusion based on...

Toxic Shock Syndrome Took Her Leg. She'll Lose the Other

Model Lauren Wasser spreads the word about Toxic Shock Syndrome

(Newser) - Model Lauren Wasser believes she'll be able to run without pain again—just as soon as doctors amputate her left leg. It's a brutal surgery she's already undergone once, on her right leg, after developing toxic shock syndrome from a tampon in October 2012. The Washington Post ...

Michigan Sees 'Cluster' of Toxic Shock Cases

5 cases have been reported since December

(Newser) - Cases of toxic shock syndrome have been falling since the 1980s, partly due to increased warnings about tampon use. That's why a sudden bump in cases in Michigan is so startling. Greenville's Rylie Whitten was put on life support in early January with one of the worst cases...

Student Almost Died After Forgetting to Remove Tampon

Weeks later she still needs crutches

(Newser) - Emily Pankhurst is alive today thanks to her mother's sage advice and a round of antibiotics after she discovered that her fatigue, headaches, and fevers weren't mere stress during final exams but the result of leaving a tampon in for nine days. A month later, as she is...

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