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Infant left fighting for life after contracting herpes from kiss at christening, mom says

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A 4-week-old baby in the U.K. was left fighting for his life in the hospital for over two months this fall after his mother claims he contracted the herpes virus from a kiss at a friend’s christening. Ashleigh White, of South Yorkshire, said she is sharing her son Noah Tindle’s scare in an effort to Read More

Woman who suffered 13 miscarriages in 10 years celebrates ‘miracle’ baby

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A woman who suffered 13 miscarriages in 10 years finally had her miracle baby after taking steroids to strengthen her womb. Laura Worsley, 35, lost every baby she conceived, with many pregnancies lasting just a few weeks. But she never gave up hope of realizing her dream of having a child with husband Dave, 48. INFANT Read More

Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade

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FILE PHOTO: Chicken are pictured at a poultry factory in Lapa city, Parana state, Brazil, May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil’s poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. Brazil Read More

U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads

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FILE PHOTO: Used blister packets that contained medicines, tablets and pills are seen, in this picture illustration taken June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/Illustration (Reuters) – U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements. The lawsuit Read More

Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

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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 Read More

Deadly Ebola outbreak ‘not global threat’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The World Health Organization has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Ebola was “very much an emergency” in the region, but it did not pose a global threat. However, it was damning of countries Read More

End-of-life care not ‘culturally competent’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A study has been launched to try to boost the number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services. Figures suggest black and Asian patients are 20% less likely to seek palliative help than their white counterparts. There is concern they feel excluded by the way the Read More

Paraguay man with massive tumors has life-changing surgery in California

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A 27-year-old man in Paraguay who endured a lifetime of bullying due to massive tumors that had grown on his upper body overheard his friend talking about a humanitarian organization that was providing medical care in his area and decided to book a consultation. That’s how Enrique Galvan, who has neurofibromatosis – a rare skin condition that causes Read More

Breast implants linked to rare form of cancer, but FDA declines to ban

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Breast implants tied to rare cancer to remain on US market A type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer will remain on the market, according to U.S. health authorities. Due to a recently confirmed link to a rare cancer and thousands of unconfirmed complaints of other health problems women are attributing Read More

Patient dies after fecal transplant, prompting FDA safety warning

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety warning over fecal transplants after one patient died following a procedure, and another became severely ill. In a safety alert posted Thursday to its website, the FDA said the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) carries the “potential risk of serious or life-threatening Read More