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Father finds cancerous lump while helping daughter with homework about lymphatic system

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A British father who was helping his daughter study for a biology test made a shocking discovery when the pair was reviewing the body’s lymphatic system: a cancerous lump. Jonathan Jenkyn, 43, was helping his 17-year-old daughter, Alice, study for her General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam in biology last May. When reviewing the Read More

California cyclist hit by truck, nearly killed, befriends driver who hit him: Bitterness ‘doesn’t help anything’

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A California man and avid cyclist who was hit by a truck last May and suffered serious injuries as a result – some of which he is still recovering from – can personally attest to the power of forgiveness. During Memorial Day weekend last year, Jack Keith, 46, of West Garden Grove, was driving along the Pacific Read More

Brazil police investigate craft brewer after two poison deaths

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Two men in Brazil are believed to have died from drinking local craft beer contaminated with a chemical compound used in antifreeze and other products, police in the state of Minas Gerais said on Wednesday. Belorizontina Backer beer bottles is pictured at a restaurant bar in Belo Horizonte, Brazil January 15, Read More

UnitedHealth bets on government health plan growth in 2020

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(Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, and said it expects strong sales of its government health plans this year. FILE PHOTO: A UnitedHealth Group health insurance card is seen in a wallet in this picture illustration October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Illustration/File Photo The company Read More

Japan confirms first case of infection with new China coronavirus

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan confirmed the first case of infection from the new China coronavirus that has killed one person and prompted a travel alert from the U.S. State Department. A man in his 30s from Kanagawa prefecture, next to Tokyo, tested positive, Japan’s health ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The man had Read More

Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

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We all know what it is to feel pain. Acute pain, that is, such as slamming your finger in the door or grazing your knee. Chronic pain is different. It might be triggered by arthritis, an injury to your back or by an operation you never completely recover from. According to the British Pain Society, Read More

HIV infection rate falls by 73% in the UK

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The number of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK has dropped substantially since 2014, according to figures released by Public Health England. Gay and bisexual men have experienced the most dramatic decline in new infections, with rates falling by 73%. It has been attributed to a rise in the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep). Read More

NHS tells betting firms to stop ‘vicious gambling cycle’

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The head of mental health services in England has written to five major gambling companies, demanding urgent action on tackling gambling addiction and its impact on people’s health. Claire Murdoch said incentives such as free bets and tickets should be banned to stop the “vicious gambling cycle”. The industry said it was determined to make Read More

Rare narcolepsy-linked disorder paralyzes teen when she laughs: ‘You have no control over your body’

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A British teen reportedly suffers from a rare disorder that causes uncontrollable muscle paralysis when she exhibits strong emotions such as laughter. Speaking to the New York Post, Billie Hodgson, 17, said she was officially diagnosed with cataplexy, a neurological disorder linked to narcolepsy, last spring but first noticed symptoms at age 14 when she “fell Read More

This year’s flu shot doesn’t match virus circulating: report

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There’s more bad news about the flu: The main strain of flu that’s circulating right now doesn’t exactly match what’s in this year’sflu shot, according to a new report. However, the strain in the vaccine may still be close enough to offer some protection, officials said. The news comes amid a particularly severe flu season Read More