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Woman with severe eczema said sheets were filled with dead skin each morning: It was ‘like a sandpit’

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A 23-year-old British woman with eczema says the skin condition “was controlling life” and affecting her mental health after steroid-based creams failed to alleviate her severe symptoms, instead making them worse. Alice Burleigh, a Ph.D. student at University College London who’s studying inflammatory diseases, told the Daily Mail she has long dealt with eczema and Read More

Moment deaf baby hears mom’s voice after hearing aids switched on

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A4-month-old baby girl who was born deaf lights up with joy every morning when her parents switch her hearing aids on, often breaking out in happy squeals. CONSTRUCTION WORKER SAVES TODDLER CHOKING ON COIN: ‘I AM SO THANKFUL’ Georgina was born deaf and fitted with hearing aids just a few weeks after her birth. (SWNS) Read More

Why is your stomach making noises?

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Are you just hungry, or is there a more serious issue behind the noises? (iStock) Dear Dr. Manny, Why is my stomach making noises? I think it’s embarrassing, but my 3-year-old son thinks it’s funny. Is there any way to stop the gurgling? Do pregnant women experience the same problem? Thanks for your question. WHAT Read More

Bristol-Myers, bluebird therapy for multiple myeloma succeeds in mid-stage trial

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(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and bluebird bio Inc said on Friday their experimental therapy for a type of multiple myeloma met the main goal in a mid-stage study. The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of the therapy, Ide-cel, in patients who had received three prior treatments for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the Read More

Weight-loss surgery between pregnancies tied to better outcomes

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(Reuters Health) – Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined hospital records from 2002 to 2014 for more than 1.6 million women 15 to 45 years old in New South Read More

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Read More

‘I was addicted to exercise’

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When does something healthy, such as exercise, become an unhealthy obsession? And can apps make things worse? Sprinting around trees, fallen leaves crunching underfoot, Valerie Stephan looks focused and peaceful on her morning jog. “When I run, I feel like I’m achieving something,” the amateur athlete says. “I’m getting faster, stronger. It’s like a series Read More

Doddie Weir: The rugby legend who won’t give in to MND

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Three years ago, Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir was given the devastating news he had motor neurone disease. Doddie’s doctor told him he would be in a wheelchair within a year. Half of sufferers can expect to live for about 18 months. But the former Scotland and Lions star never left the rugby field without Read More

Florida chef, wife and 17-year-old son diagnosed with separate cancers

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A community in Florida is rallying around the owner of a popular French-American restaurant as well as his wife and 17-year-old son as all three of them face separate cancer diagnoses. Kathy Desclefs, the wife of chef Benoit Desclefs, was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma five years ago, according to News4Jax.com. PERMANENT HAIR DYE, INCREASED Read More

Norovirus outbreak temporarily closes Wisconsin elementary school: officials

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A suspected norovirus outbreak has temporarily closed an elementary school in Wisconsin, school officials said this week. Early Thursday, officials at Johnson Creek Elementary school in Johnson Creek, Wis., began receiving calls of students being sick with a gastrointestinal illness, which included vomiting. As the day went on, other children began showing similar signs. COLORADO Read More