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Ever wondered what a splinter in your stomach might look like? Turns out it might include a sharp object piercing through the digestive tract and traveling to the liver. CALIFORNIA BOY, 9, DIES AFTER COMPLICATIONS FROM COMMON COLD, FAMILY SAYS That’s essentially what happened in a 2012 BMJ case report involving a 45-year-old woman who […]

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday paving the way for an overhaul of the way kidney disease, which affects 30 million Americans, is treated in the U.S. The president’s move would lead to sweeping changes in treatment as well as prevention, including improving access to dialysis treatment in the home and enabling people with failing […]

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Boys with asthma are twice as likely as girls to visit their GP with worsening symptoms during the first weeks of the new school year, research suggests. It found a tripling of appointments related to “back to school” asthma in England. Being exposed to new viruses at school and a relaxed use of inhalers over […]

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Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists. Despite the clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds. Smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with non-smokers, […]

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Face transplant helps suicide victim get his life back Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Cameron Underwood was struggling with depression when he shot himself under the chin, but he miraculously survived. Yet he was left with deep injuries to his face which made it difficult for him to speak, eat and smile. Underwood went on and […]

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The spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia is often called an epidemic, but the fight against the disease has a peculiar enemy: denialists who say it’s all a hoax. They aren’t just bloggers and celebrities, but influential medics too. The human immunodeficiency virus was first discovered in 1983 in the US and France. As newspaper headlines announced […]

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(Reuters) – Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT.O) surged 15% on Friday after some safety concerns were raised in a small, early-stage study of a competing gene therapy for a rare muscle-wasting disorder from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N). FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland […]

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Firefighters who feel burned out often experience sleep issues, which also increases their risk of emotional fatigue, exhaustion and health problems, researchers say. Nearly half of U.S. firefighters are likely experiencing burnout and associated health problems, the study authors report in the Journal of Sleep Research. “Burnout can have a negative impact on the individual […]

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(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Monday offered to divest Celgene Corp’s psoriasis treatment Otezla to allay concerns raised by the U.S. competition regulator, and pushed back the closing of their $74 billion deal. FILE PHOTO: Logo of global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb is pictured on the blouse of an employee in Le Passage, near […]

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