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A week after globalist Bill Gates warned of "Smallpox terrorism", vials of smallpox were found in a Merck research facility in Pennsylvania.

The FBI seized 15 suspicious vials -- 5 labeled "smallpox" -- and sent them to the CDC for analysis.
 

What is Smallpox?

Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The virus was eradicated from earth in 1980. 15 million people were infected every year and 30% of those infected died.

Smallpox has proven to be one of the most devastating diseases to humankind.

In June, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug to treat smallpox -- even though smallpox is eradicated.

Government and health agencies keep samples of smallpox virus for research purposes.
 

What Are the Symptoms of Smallpox?

Symptoms of smallpox usually appear about a week to 17 days after exposure to the virus (incubation period).

After the incubation period, the following flu-like symptoms occur:

  • high fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • severe back pain
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting

 
The symptoms go away after three days and the patient feels better. Then a rash appears.

The rash starts on the face and spreads to the hands, forearms and the trunk of the body. Within two days, the rash develops into raised abscesses filled with fluid and pus.

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The abscesses break open and scab over. The scabs eventually fall off, leaving pit mark scars. The patient is contagious until the scabs fall off.
 

How Does Smallpox Spread?

Smallpox is an airborne disease that spreads via coughing, sneezing, or direct contact with bodily fluids. The virus can also be spread by touching contaminated clothes or bedding.
 

Is There a Treatment for Smallpox?

There is no known cure for smallpox. Vaccination within one to three days can keep the illness from becoming severe.

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Travis Scott continued to perform for 40 minutes as concertgoers tragically died during his Astroworld Festival on Friday night.

8 people are confirmed dead and hundreds were injured during a crowd surge and stampede at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on Nov. 5.
 
READ ALSO: 8 dead, 300+ injured after stampede at Travis Scott's Astroworld
 
In dozens of videos uploaded to the Internet, Scott looked on as paramedics performed CPR on unresponsive young people.

He continued performing for another 40 minutes while kids as young as 14 were loaded into ambulances. He reportedly encouraged concertgoers to make "the ground shake" as bodies lay at their feet.

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Scott claims he didn't know what was happening, but there is video evidence that he was at least aware that something was wrong.

The crowd repeatedly chanted "Stop the show!" In one video, Scott says, "Who asked me to stop?"

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The 29-year-old rapper has a troubling history of violence and injuries at his concerts.

He was arrested in Chicago in 2015 and again in Arkansas in 2017 for urging fans to storm the stage and inciting a riot in the mosh pit that left a security guard and concertgoers injured.

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In 2017, Scott was sued by a fan who was paralyzed after the rapper urged people to jump off a balcony at a concert in New York.

Kyle Green's lawyers say the deaths in Houston could have been avoided if Scott had learned his lesson in the past.
 
In a video posted on Reddit.com, Scott urged his fans to beat up a young man who stole one of his sneakers.
 

 
In a video uploaded to social media on Saturday, Scott shows no remorse as he claims to care about the well-being of his fans.
 

 

What is a High-Functioning Sociopath?

A sociopath is someone over 18 who exhibits antisocial behaviors, has little regard for others, and a disturbing lack of conscience.

They may be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) as adults or conduct disorder as children.

They engage in risky behaviors that typically harm others for the benefit of themselves. They often lie, cheat, are manipulative, and show no remorse for their behavior.

According to Healthline.com, people who have an easier time engaging in these dishonest behaviors may be called high-functioning sociopaths.

Sociopaths harm others and pretend to show remorse only when they are caught or in trouble.

Sociopaths typically break rules or make impulsive decisions without feeling compassion or empathy for others.

Sociopaths only care about the outcome of their behavior, not the consequences.

Sociopaths will urge someone to jump off a roof because they want to see the outcome: injuries. They only consider the consequences afterwards -- and only if they get into trouble.

A reasonable person would expect serious injury or death if someone jumped off a roof or a balcony.

Sociopaths have a "callous indifference" or disregard for the pain and suffering of others.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Antisocial Behavior in Sociopaths:

Sociopaths exhibit behaviors that show a pattern of at least three of the following:

  • Never learning from their mistakes
  • No respect for social norms or laws; Constantly break rules
  • Lie and deceive others for personal gain
  • Exhibit risky behavior without considering the consequences
  • Aggressive or aggravated behavior
  • Don't consider the safety of others
  • Irresponsible; often late for appointments or not paying their bills on time
  • Lack of guilt or remorse when they harm or mistreat others
  • A sense of superiority over others
  • Inability to maintain longterm relationships
  • Taking risks at the expense of others
  • Getting into trouble with the law
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Threatening suicide without ever acting on the threats

 
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The popularity of sexual choking is soaring, but health experts say erotic breath play can be deadly if precautions aren't taken.

The practice of sexual asphyxiation -- depriving a partner of oxygen during sex -- is more popular with men than women. It is also more popular among ghey males than lesbians.

People who are into breath play say it can heighten sexual arousal and make orgasms more intense.

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According to a 2020 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 20% of men say they choked a partner to near unconsciousness during sex. Only 12% of women said they choked a partner during foreplay.

Women and girls have reported being choked during sex without their consent and it has been used in controversial "rough sex" defenses.

One man was acquitted of murder when he successfully convinced a jury that his partner accidentally died during rough sex.

Here's what experts say about Erotic Asphyxiation (EA):

"EA is truly very risky and may lead to serious injury, including cardiac arrest, brain damage from lack of oxygen, and death," says Janet Brito, PhD, LCSW, CST, who specializes in sex therapy.

"Knowing EA may lead to experiencing irregular heart rate, cardiac arrest, and death, most experts advise against it."

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"Before a couple considers EA, it's best to set time aside to communicate their interests in detail — specifically what types of boundaries are needed," added Brito.

She said couples should use nonverbal cues to alert a partner if they come dangerously close to passing out.

  • holding something in your hand, such as your keys, and dropping it when you'd like to stop
  • tapping three times on your partner's hand or nearby surface
  • snapping your fingers

 
Brito also says it is important to give consent before erotic breath play begins.

You and your partner should discuss your boundaries before you're in the heat of the moment, and consent should be given at each stage of play.

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Kim Kardashian's 8-year-old daughter North West is already showing signs of narcissism by making fun of her home to upset her mother.

The TV reality star – who has North, Saint, 5, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two, with estranged husband Kanye West – said her eldest child has learned how to hurt her feelings.

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Kim claims the child knows one of the easiest ways to hurt her feelings is to mock the "ugly" way she decorates their spacious $60 million mansion.

"Every time I get into some kind of disagreement with my daughter North, she thinks this is a dig to me and she'll say, 'Your house is so ugly. It's all white. Who lives like this?'

"She just thinks it gets to me and it is kind of mean because I like my house."

Mental health experts warn parents to be aware of signs of narcissism in children who have been raised on social media.

Hurtful, vindictive words that are meant to cause emotional pain in adults are typical of children with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
 
READ ALSO: Medical Minute: Are You Raising a Narcissist?
 
Narcissism is the prevailing attitude that a child is superior to others and is entitled to things that she wants.

The narcissistic child is characterized by extreme selfishness and attention-seeking behavior.

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According to WENN.com, the former "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star is guilty of offering her children a "good bribe" in order to win their cooperation and affection.

Speaking on the new Ellen Digital series Mom Confessions, she admitted: "My biggest parenting fail is I give in too easily sometimes and bribes. I'm guilty of a good bribe."

But Kim tries her best not to lie to her children.

"I really try not to lie to my kids," she said. "I was doing that at the beginning to try to get them out of the house or to try to go into a playdate or things like that, and I just realized quickly it wasn't going to work for me and I'd rather be honest with my kids."

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What are the warning signs of narcissism in children?

1. Attention-seeking behavior

The child seeks attention, but does not express gratitude to the parents for being kind and nice to them.

2. Entitlement

The NPD child believes that she is entitled to have everything she asks for. She believes she is superior and that others (including parents) are beneath her.

3. Unreasonable expectations

The child has high and unreasonable expectations from others. They are opportunists who constantly look for weakness in others to take advantage of them.

4. Inability to maintain friendships

The NPD child finds it difficult to make and maintain friendships. She seeks inappropriate friendships with older children and adults who can provide her with the things she wants.

5. Selfishness

The NPD child is extremely selfish with high levels of self-importance. They are exploitative by nature and are envious of others' achievements.

6. Can't take criticism

The NPD child can't take constructive criticism and is easily insulted. She blame others for her failures.

7. Behaves formally

The narcissistic child behaves formally (too grown) in the presence of adults. She is then praised by adults for being "more mature" than other children.
 
What causes NPD in children?

1. Narcissistic parents who are self-indulged, detached, or emotionally unresponsive to a child's needs

2. Parents who are too permissive

3. Excessive and constant praising of a child's beauty (you're so pretty; you're so handsome).

4. Too much negative criticism

5. Irrational expectations of a child

6. Excessive abuse (physical and mental)

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Are you in a narcissistic relationship? Living with a narcissist can be bad for your health, according to mental health experts.

Narcissists are evil personified. They are soulless humans who lack empathy and harbor an exaggerated sense of entitlement.

Narcissists are in love with an idealized self-image. They use their victims to project that idealized self-image back to them.

When a victim worships a narcissist it validates the narcissist's sense of self importance.

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"In this industry, you come across all kinds of narcissists," Jada Pinkett Smith said on an episode of her popular Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk.

"Definitely. Big time. Big time. Devastated. Because you bring people into your inner sanctum. They make you believe that they're one thing, and then something happens, and you realize that they are something completely and utterly different. It can be very painful and dangerous."

You don't have to be a celebrity to be a narcissist. Pathological narcissism is on the rise in America thanks to the Internet. Social media is a breeding ground for narcissism. Children as young as 5 have access to social media which instills a superficial sense of importance in the child.

Children who were exposed to the harmful influence of social media are now young adults terrorizing their partners.

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Psychology Today listed warning signs to watch for.

1. Lack of Empathy

Narcissists have a stunning lack of empathy for the suffering of humans and animals. Their lack of empathy makes it easy for them to prey on people or take advantage of family members.

2. They Are Very Charming

Narcissists can be extremely charming. They can make you feel very special and wanted and desired. They hone their skills by watching others and then they practice their charms on their victims (you). They can be very persuasive and seductive and overpower you in a process called "love bombing."

3. Conversation Interrupter

The narcissist constantly interrupts conversations and switches the focus of the discussion back to them. What you have to say is not interesting, so stop talking and listen.

4. Silent Treatment

The silent treatment is one of the tools in the narcissist's sinister arsenal. It is the ultimate rejection. The narcissist can ignore you for days, weeks, or even years. The narcissist usually ignores you until you apologize to them -- even though they were the cause of the conflict!

5. Rule Breaker

Narcissists frequently break rules because they believe rules and laws don't apply to them.

6. Grandiose

The narcissist has an exaggerated sense of self importance. They believe they are extremely handsome or beautiful -- and how lucky you are that they "chose" you. They can be extremely convincing, but watch out for their lies. Remember, you are just a part of their fantasy world. Nothing they say or do is real.

7. Entitlement

Narcissists have a distorted sense of entitlement. They insist on having the best of everything. They don't have to wait in line or follow rules - rules are for peasants!

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8. Conversation Hoarder

Narcissists love to talk about themselves. But more importantly, they love to hear you talk about them. They dominate conversations so you can't get a word in. If you do get a word in, your comments are dismissed as insignificant.

9. Fixation On That Mirror

Narcissists live in the mirror. They can't pass a mirror or a storefront without looking at their reflection. You might joke about their love for mirrors, but they're not laughing inside. The mirror validates their idealized self-image. They need the mirror because their internal self-image is so distorted.

10. They Mirror You

Watch out for this one! Be careful of narcissists who mirror you. When a narcissist mirrors you, she wants to manipulate you into loving her by acting as if she is your perfect twin. You are her narcissistic supply.

She copies your style of dress, your hairstyle, how you walk and talk, your hand gestures, etc. Your friends might say you two are twins (but don't take it as a compliment). She is learning your strengths and weaknesses and all your insecurities. Eventually, she will replace you by taking your man, your job, or your life. Mirroring is a red flag. Proceed with caution!

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, were hospitalized in Chicago after testing positive for Covid-19.

Both Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline, 77, received Covid-19 mRNA vaccines in January, and are fully vaccinated.

They join millions of people who tested positive or fell ill with Covid-19 after receiving the vaccines. A small percentage of those people required hospitalization or died.
 
DOES THE VACCINE CAUSE COVID TO MUTATE?
 
Researchers say the vaccines do not cause the Covid-19 virus to mutate into variants.

In July, the CDC released alarming data that shows around 35,000 vaccinated people reported symptoms from Delta variant infections each week.

The list of celebrities, athletes, and lawmakers who contracted the Delta variant after receiving the vaccines is growing longer by the day.

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  • Melissa Joan Hart tests positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated
  • Hilary Duff Reveals She's Tested Positive for COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated
  • Slipknot star Corey Taylor 'very, very sick' after testing positive for Covid
  • Gov. Greg Abbott, Fully Vaccinated, Tests Positive for COVID
  • "THE WAR HAS CHANGED"
     
    The so-called "breakthrough cases" are worrisome to researchers. Breakthrough infections caused by the less lethal but highly contagious Delta variant signaled to the CDC that "The war has changed."

    Some merchants and retailers have banned fully vaccinated people from their stores due to fears that they are "shedding" the virus and infecting the unvaccinated.
     
    HOW THE mRNA VACCINE WORKS
     
    The messenger RNA vaccine works by instructing your immune cells to produce spike proteins that would normally be produced by the Covid-19 virus.

    Ideally, vaccine-induced spike proteins cause an immune response that hunts and destroys the virus.

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    However, Covid-19 also has spike proteins -- those red spikes that you see on the surface of the virus in this illustration.

    Covid uses its spike proteins to latch onto ACE2 receptors to enter human cells and cause infections.

    Our God-given immune system blocks Covid's spikes from attaching to ACE2 receptors, thus preventing infections.

    Natural immunity last longer than man-made antibodies, which, according to the CDC, only last 6-8 months before wearing off.

    Studies show spike proteins harm cells by causing inflammation and vascular endothelial damage. There have been multiple reports of blood clots and cardiac inflammation, particularly in teenagers.

    The CDC and World Health Organization received extensive safety data from vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna that shows millions of doses given with no significant side effects.

    Pfizer and Moderna insists their vaccine-induced spike proteins do not cause harm because the vaccine is administered in the deltoid (arm) muscle where the muscle cells take up the mRNA to produce spike proteins.

    Health experts downplay reports that vaccine-induced spike proteins cause blood clots in the heart, lungs or blood vessels.

    According to the CDC about 49% of Americans are fully vaccinated. 60% of Americans have received at least one vaccine dose.

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    Sylvester Stallone was seen dining at Craig's restaurant in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The 74-year-old actor is best known for his sensitive portrayal of a fictional boxer Rocky Balboa in the '70s Rocky film franchise.

    Men with barrel chests typically have unusually large, round rib cages. The term "barrel chest" refers to a rounded chest that's shaped like a barrel.

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    A barrel chest is not a disease, but it can indicate an underlying medical problem.

    The rounded chest shape is caused by the rib cage naturally protruding as a man ages. It is typically seen in obese men and men who have an exaggerated forward rounding back (kyphosis).

    Barrel chest can be caused by medical conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or osteoarthritis.

    Barrel chest occurs because the lungs are overinflated with air, and the rib cage remains expanded rather than retract when a man exhales.

    When the rib cage remains expanded or protruding, it can cause breathing irregularities and shortness of breath because air is trapped in the lungs and can't be fully expelled.

    A barrel chest by itself does not require treatment. But it is a cause for concern if a barrel chest is accompanied by respiratory symptoms.

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    Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL), where the tech billionaire revealed he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.

    "I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak, which I'm told makes for great comedy," he said, before adding, "I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host SNL. Or at least the first person to admit it."

    Actually, former "SNL" cast member Dan Akroyd also had the disorder.

    Critics ripped Musk for not apologizing for comments he made about the Covid-19 vaccine or transgenders.

    Despite the criticism, over 3 million people viewed a YouTube video of his monologue over the weekend.
     

    What is Asperger's syndrome?

    Asperger's syndrome -- also known as high-functioning autism -- is a developmental disability that affects many people in many different ways. In fact, many adults with Asperger's are never diagnosed.

    Some adults are only diagnosed with Asperger's when their symptoms interfere with their personal and work relationships.

    "People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people," according to the British National Autistic Society.

    "Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that's just how my brain works," Musk said during the SNL episode.

    High functioning autism (HFA) generally refers to autistic people who have significantly developed language and independent living skills. They may seem normal because they tend to be highly intelligent, very successful in life, or have a special talent that sets then apart from others.

    However, as children they are obsessed with a particular subject or activity, and become upset when that activity is interrupted.

    Doctors and parents miss the signs and symptoms of HFA in childhood because the child seems normal except for their obsession with a particular subject or activity. Many HFA children channel their obsessions into successful careers.

    Those with Asperger's may also find it difficult to express their feelings, but can be more empathetic or emotionally aware than non-autistic people.

    Autism is diagnosed in toddlers and adolescents who have difficulty with interpersonal and communications skills.

    Starting in the 1990s, milder forms of autism were recognized in adults, including high-functioning autism.
     

    Signs and Symptoms of High-Functioning Autism

    Below are some of the signs and symptoms of high-functioning autism (this is not a complete list).

    1. Socially awkward

    2. Hyper sensitive to bright lights or certain noises (loud music)

    3. Depression or anxiety

    4. Repetitive actions or behaviors

    5. Easily upset when a task is interrupted in the middle

    6. Can't handle even minor changes

    7. Prefer to be alone

    8. Mood swings

    9. 70% surveyed say they are LGBT+

    10. Repeats words or phrases during conversations

    11. Intensely focused on specific interests (gaming, social media, etc.)

    12. Have a talent or gift (art, music, writing, etc.)

    13. Have a tough time interacting with others

    14. Have trouble maintaining eye contact

    15. Staring disorder
    You sometimes stare without realizing it (until someone tells you or reacts negatively)
     

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    Earlier this week, Twitter users criticized Tariq Nasheed for posting a viral video of a Holiday Inn employee being berated by a customer.

    The employee, Caleb. C., is seen beating himself up after a customer berated him over a reservation error.
     

    Caleb later wrote a Reddit post explaining that he suffered from bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. He also revealed he was in a same-sex relationship.

    Studies over the years have revealed a strong link between homosexuality and autism.

    One recent online survey of 309 individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) reveled nearly 70% of the respondents were LGBT+.

    Research suggests that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) report increased homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality, but decreased heterosexuality.

    Caleb didn't include autism syndrome as one of his mental disorders. However, most homosexuals with high functioning autism are never diagnosed.

    Why is the link between homosexuality and autism important?

    The link is important because Caleb should have been at home collecting disability payments rather than working the night shift where he is subjected to abuse.

    In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (ASA) voted to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. As a result, people like Caleb, who are autistic and suffer from other mental disorders, can't apply for disability payments.

    Most people who viewed the video of Caleb's meltdown agree that he shouldn't have been working a front desk job -- even though he was working the overnight shift.

    He beat himself up -- first with his fist and then with a computer monitor -- because lacked the coping skills to withstand the harassment from the customer.

    A GofundMe account created for Caleb has raised $130,000. But it's clear that he can't work a public-facing job again.

    If you are LGBT+ and have ever wondered "Am I autistic?", the following signs and symptoms may apply to you:

    1. Socially awkward

    2. Hyper sensitive to bright lights or certain noises (loud music)

    3. Depression or anxiety

    4. Drawn to repetitive actions or behaviors

    5. Easily upset when told to stop a task in the middle

    6. Can't handle even a minor change

    7. Prefer to be alone

    8. Common phrases confuse you ("No man is an island")

    9. You don't recognize sarcasm

    10. You repeat words or phrases during conversations

    11. You are intensely focused on specific interests (gaming, social media, etc.)

    12. Have an exceptional talent (art, music, writing, etc.)

    13. Have a tough time interacting with others

    14. You're lactose intolerant

    15. You sometimes stare without realizing it (someone tells you you're staring)

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    Emmy-winning news anchor Jovita Moore underwent surgery to remove two small brain tumors early Friday morning.

    Jovita worked as a news reporter and anchor at Channel 2 Action News for two decades.

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    Just before going on the air Monday, Jovita told Channel 2's Justin Farmer that she wasn't feeling well.

    Later, as she walked through a grocery store parking lot, she felt lightheaded. "I was walking. I remember walking across parking lot and feeling like I wasn't going to make it to the door. I was walking like in quicksand," Jovita said.

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    She was rushed to an emergency room, where a brain scan revealed two small brain masses.

    Jovita told co-workers she was sometimes "forgetful, disoriented and just not feeling myself."

    What is a Brain Tumor?

    A brain tumor occurs when abnormal brain cells clump together to form a mass. As the tumor grows, it presses on the surrounding tissue. Eventually, the pressure on surrounding structures causes symptoms, such as in Jovita's case.

    Brain tumors can remain in the brain or metastasize (spread) elsewhere in the body.

    Cancer in other parts of the body, such as the lungs, can metastasize to the brain.

    Tumors may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

    What are the risk factors for a brain tumor?

    A family history of cancer is one of the risk factors. About 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are hereditary.

    Brain tumors are diagnosed more often in Caucasians and biracial, mixed people.

    Certain chemicals, such as industrial cleaners, solvents, or medications can increase your risk for brain cancer.

    Exposure to radiation can also increase risk.

    According to the American Brain Tumor Association, people who never had childhood chicken pox are at greater risk of getting brain tumors.

    Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor

    Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor within the brain. The space surrounding the brain inside the skull doesn't allow for much wiggle room. A tumor, or even an aneursym, will press on surrounding tissues causing noticeable signs and symptoms.

    Signs & symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Confusion, disorientation
  • Change in mental status
  • Memory loss
  • Hand tremors
  • Difficulty walking
  • Numbness or tingling on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking
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    How are brain tumors diagnosed?

    Your doctor will order diagnostic tests and perform a physical exam. The doctor will use an ophthalmoscope to visualize your optic nerves inside your eues. The scope shines a light in your eyes to see if your pupils are unequal or dilated.

    Diagnostic tests include CT scan, MRI, angiography and skull X-rays.

    How are brain tumors treated?

    Treatment depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the tumor.

    Surgery can also be combined with chemotherapy and radiation.

    There are risks involved with brain surgery, such as loss of mobility, loss of speech and paralysis. Post-surgical infection is also likely.

    Patients may temporarily lose the ability to walk or speak after surgery, depending on the location of the tumor that was removed.

    Some patients will require physical therapy or speech therapy after surgery.

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