Table of Contents Medical Mysteries 2007

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Adolescents sleep for weeks solid, sometimes bingeing or becoming hypersexual.
Open wide for buttered cigarettes, Brillo pads, and lots of gooey junk food.
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Narcolepsy may be caused by the body attacking part of the brain.

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Thomas Bolte solves the medical mysteries no one else can.
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America’s alternative-medicine guru on self-healing, aging gracefully, and the problem with modern medicine
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Mysteries solved by combining detailed histories and modern knowledge
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Adrift in the ocean without food or water, some people last only a few hours. Others endure for weeks, even months. Is it chance —or are some built for extreme survival?
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