UK mom bitten by Lyme disease-carrying tick develops 'bullseye rash,' warns others about common signs of illness

Lawmakers demand probe into ‘tick weaponization’ Stanford School of Medicine science writer Kris Newby weighs in on whether some disease carrying ticks are product of Cold War experiments. A mom from Leicester, England, is warning others to be on the lookout for a common sign of Lyme disease this summer after she contracted the tick-borne illness. Kate Allen told SWNS […]

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Student’s headaches from ‘exam stress’ caused by a BRAIN TUMOUR

Student whose crippling headaches were dismissed as ‘exam stress’ discovers she has a golf ball-sized BRAIN TUMOUR during an eye test at Vision Express Rhiannan Harris had just graduated from university when symptoms appeared She never imagined regular headaches and blurred vision were due to a tumour Opticians referred her to hospital during a check-up in July 2018 Doctors believed […]

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Autism largely caused by genetics, not environment: Study

(HealthDay)—The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are responsible for just 20% of the risk. The findings could open new doors to research into the genetic causes of autism, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

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Kratom herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain found unsafe by researchers

The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it’s not safe to use as an herbal supplement, according to new research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Binghamton University, had been seeing more and more patients presenting with toxicity […]

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They’re cutting opioid prescriptions by stopping pain before it starts

Doctors today are reducing their patients’ need for strong opioid medications after surgery by pre-treating patients with other pain relievers before they even enter the operating room. While opioids relieve patients’ pain and suffering, between 8% and 12% of those who take these drugs develop an opioid use disorder. At Keck Medicine of USC, health professionals are part of a […]

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Cholesterol levels below 50 can RAISE stroke risk by up to 170%

Low cholesterol can RAISE risk of stroke: LDL levels below 50 linked to 170% greater risk of fatal vessel ruptures The American Heart Association recommends keeping your ‘bad’ cholesterol low to prevent heart disease  But new Penn State research suggests that there is such a thing as too low  An LDL below 100 is considered ‘good’ and linked to a […]

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Number of cigarette smokers in England drops by 1.8million

Number of cigarette smokers in England has dropped by around 1.8MILLION since 2011 as health chiefs say a ‘smoke-free generation is now in sight’ Statistics released today show one in seven people in England now smoke This is down from one in five in 2011 and a lower rate than Scotland or Wales Health officials said smoking is ‘in terminal […]

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Girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by ‘half delivery’

Twin girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by ‘half delivery’: Doctors pulled her out half-way to fit a breathing tube before delivering her and her sister Parents Theodora and Epimenio were given terrible news at the 13-week scan for their twin girls Jenessa and Genesis Chicago doctors had spotted a teratoma, a benign but fast-growing tumor, on […]

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Men sent to cookery lessons by GPs so they can look after sick wives

Men are being sent to cookery lessons by their GPs so they can look after their sick wives Norman Johnson, 79, from Surrey, attends the Man With A Pan cookery course   His wife’ multiple sclerosis has left her in a wheelchair and barely able to move Mr Johnson is one of many encouraged by a doctor to attend the cookery […]

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Million deaths due to too little fruit and vegetables

Preliminary results of a new study suggest that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption each year causes millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes. According to estimates, one out of seven deaths could be due to plenty of fruit cases, avoid, and one of twelve by enough vegetables. Based on data from the year 2010, scientists at the Tufts University […]

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