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Baby born weighing less than 1 pound goes home from NICU nearly 5 months later

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One of the smallest babies born in the state of Arizona finally went home from the hospital on Monday, nearly five months after she made her early debut. Kallie Bender, who was born at 25 weeks gestation, weighed just 13 ounces at birth, and was facing a heart defect, Fox 10 Phoenix reported. “The scariest Read More

After miscarriages, woman discovers condition was giving her uterus ‘an acid bath’

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A 22-year-old British woman who suffered two miscarriages and a failed round of IVF learned a condition was preventing her from becoming a mom by essentially giving her uterus an “acid bath,” she claims. Callie Hayes, of Kent, told South West News Service (SWNS), a British news agency, that she was eventually diagnosed with hydrosalpinx, a Read More

Woman diagnosed with breast cancer after museum thermal camera reveals hot spot

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A visit to a popular tourist spot in Edinburgh, Scotland, was life-saving for one English woman after a thermal imaging display revealed a spot in her breast later diagnosed as cancer. Bal Gill, 41, visited Camera Obscura & World of Illusions in May and has since had two surgeries to get rid of the cancer, according Read More

Johnson & Johnson CEO testified Baby Powder was safe 13 days before FDA bombshell

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. FILE PHOTO: Johnson & JohnsonÕs Chief Executive Alex Gorsky speaks during a recorded deposition in New York, Read More

Canadian election clears path for universal drug plan

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal government is more likely to pass a universal prescription drug plan after losing its majority in Monday’s election, setting the stage for what would be the biggest shakeup of the country’s public healthcare system since it was created in the 1960s. Liberal Party supporters flash V-signs while watching the live Read More

South Korea warns against ‘grave threat’ from liquid e-cigarettes

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s health minister on Wednesday “strongly advised” the public to stop using liquid e-cigarettes as growing health concerns fuel a global backlash against vaping. A man vapes in Seoul, South Korea, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Heo Ran Countries around the world have been pulling electronic cigarette products from markets and restricting advertising Read More

Heavy social media use linked to poor sleep

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Teenagers using social media for more than three hours a day are more likely to go to bed after 23:00 and wake during the night, UK research suggests. This affects one in three teens – with one in five spending five hours or more on apps like Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook every day, the study Read More

Blood pressure pills ‘work better at bedtime’

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To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed, say researchers. It’s a simple tip that could save lives, they say in the European Heart Journal. The pills offer more protection against heart attacks and strokes when taken at bedtime rather than in the morning, Read More

Babies born at 22 weeks ‘can now survive’

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Improving survival rates for extremely premature babies mean it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, guidance says. Previously it was recommended that only babies born at 23 weeks or later were given treatment to save their lives. But there is now evidence those born earlier can survive – Read More

Antibiotics caused man’s ‘drunkenness disease,’ report says: ‘No one believed him’

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A 46-year-old man developed the rare, but very real condition known as auto-brewery syndrome (ABS), colloquially referred to as “drunkenness disease,” after finishing a round of antibiotics, according to a recent report. The man, a U.S. resident who otherwise was not identified in the case study published in BMJ Open Gastroenterology, was a “previously active, healthy, Read More