Tag: symptoms

A Tennessee man died just 48 hours after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria from waters in Florida after his daughter says the hospital he was treated at ignored her warnings that he had contracted necrotizing fasciitis. Cheryl Bennett Wiygul, a resident of Okaloosa County, said her parents had come down from Memphis to spend several days with […]

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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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(Reuters Health) – Women who fill prescriptions for custom-blended hormone therapy may get capsules or creams that don’t contain the correct amount of medicine, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as compounded hormone therapy – prescriptions that are custom-blended by pharmacists instead of factory-made by drug companies and approved for sale by […]

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(Reuters Health) – Overall, men know the transition through menopause can bring difficult symptoms for their wife or partner and that there may be ways to ease some of them, a small survey suggests. But if men knew more about the symptoms and therapeutic options, they might feel less negatively affected by their partner’s transition […]

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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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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – At least 129 children have now died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the town of Muzaffarpur in the eastern Indian state of Bihar since an outbreak earlier this month, a medical official said on Sunday. The death toll from AES, a fever that affects the central nervous system, has risen […]

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Scientists hope a new type of medication could boost healthy growth in children born with dwarfism. Sam Short, nine, from south-west London has been on the treatment for three years as part of a global trial. It is experimental but experts hope the drug can stop some of the medical complications linked to stunted growth. […]

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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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(Reuters Health) – Flashing light effects that have become the norm for electronic dance music concerts could bring on epileptic seizures in young people who may not know they have a vulnerability, Dutch researchers say. Young people flock to electronic dance music festivals that are popular for their loud music and intense stroboscopic light beams […]

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(Reuters Health) – Mid-life women with weak upper and lower body fitness may be more prone to depression and anxiety, a study from Singapore suggests. In particular, poor handgrip strength and needing a long time to stand from a chair were associated with higher depression or anxiety symptoms, the study authors reported in the journal […]

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