Tag: illness

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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Ministers are reportedly planning to issue guidance on how much sleep people should be getting every night. The recommendations are expected as part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health in the UK. According to a leaked draft of the plans seen by The Times, up to three in four adults do […]

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A second lawsuit involving one of the three couples whose in vitro fertilization process resultedin embryos implanted in the wrong woman is suing the California fertility clinic after they discovered their biological son was born to another set of parents who live in New York. Anni and Ashot Manukyan, who claim they found out about their […]

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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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Media playback is unsupported on your device The family of a woman who died from motor neurone disease is calling for an end to a disability benefit assessments for the terminally ill. Susan Hill was 63 when she died, 18 months after she was diagnosed. She had applied for personal independence payment (PIP) to pay […]

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(Reuters Health) – Children and young adults with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD may be more likely to develop mental illness than youth who don’t have physical health problems, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed more than 48,000 youth without any diagnosed mental health disorders for two years, starting when they were between […]

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Chickens peck fox to death, because they’re dinosaurs After sneaking into a chicken coop at a farm school in Brittany, in northwestern France, a young fox became trapped with 3,000 hens as the automatic hatch door closed behind it. Chickens, like all birds, are descended from dinosaurs so it comes as no surprise that they […]

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A “root and branch” review of hospital food has been ordered by the health secretary after two more patient deaths were linked to an outbreak of listeria. Public Health England (PHE) confirmed on Friday the total number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads had risen from three to five. It said all but […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – One in five people in war zones has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, with many suffering severe forms of these mental illnesses. FILE PHOTO: A woman sits on a bench overlooking Aleppo’s ancient citadel and the old city, Syria April 13, 2019. […]

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