'Lack of homecare means I am trapped in rehab bed that could be lifeline for another patient'

Cathy Mahon occupies a rehabilitation bed that would allow another patient to finally leave hospital. But despite the 51-year-old being ready for discharge six months ago, no homecare support has been secured, meaning she cannot return to her family. Two weeks ago the Irish Independent revealed that Helen Grace has been trapped in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, for a year […]

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Is LASIK Surgery Safe? A Former FDA Adviser Raises Doubts—But Here's What Eye Docs Have to Say

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision, but a retired adviser who was on the FDA committee that approved the procedure in 1996 is calling for it to be banned. According to Morris Waxler, PhD, LASIK has left many people with bad vision, and even driven some to suicide. “Essentially we ignored the data on […]

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Nine Ways Real Moms Make Gift Buying For Parties Easier

Kid’s birthdays are trying under the best of circumstances: they usually involve some combination of melted ice cream, cloying music, and the screeches of other people’s children. While there might not be a way to get rid of chocolate ice cream stains and unsettling clown performances, there is one thing in your control that can get better: the gifts. Because […]

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Uninfected individuals born to mothers living with HIV at risk of obesity and asthma

Adolescents and young adults who were born to mothers with HIV but remained uninfected themselves still face a greatly heightened risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a study published in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), the team revealed for the first time that HIV-negative teens and young adults with […]

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Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer’s disease, too

Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. The researchers were able to predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease by using the Disease State Index, DSI, that combines patient-specific data from various sources. The results were […]

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Stomach ache and colic in babies: These home remedies help

Colic can be a burden on babies and parents. Because in most cases, it is unclear where the complaints come, the treatment is difficult, and many parents are resorting to home remedies and alternative therapies. Some of them are of a new Review that is helpful while others are ineffective. An analysis of 16 studies for the treatment of infants […]

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The aftermath of a national game: A spider-like creature stabs a woman and she becomes very ill

The attack happened in the Grass: The young woman had accompanied her friend to a football game and lay on the floor. Then she noticed something Strange: Between her Index and middle finger had drilled a tick similar to Arachnid. You removed the attacker and gave the stitch first, little attention. Until the complaints started. Six days later, she got […]

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Debbie McGee health: ‘I think stress caused mine’ – early signs of breast cancer

Debbie McGee, 60, is a television, radio and stage performer and burst back onto the screens as one of the contestants on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The former ballet dancer astonished judges and fans of the show with her boundless energy and impressive rhythm. Looking the picture of health, it came as a shock for all when she was […]

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At-Home STD Testing Is a Thing, So You Don't Need Dr. Google

It’s not all that uncommon to turn to the Internet when you’re looking for answers. Whether it’s hunting down the best local take-out, figuring out why your car is making that weird sound or even a panicked “what side is my appendix on again?” quick-search, the sage wisdom of various blogs, search engines or friendly Internet strangers can offer at […]

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