Thread veins: Eight things you may not know about the condition

Thread veins, known medically as telangiectasia, are small clusters of blue or red veins that sometimes appear on the face or legs. They’re harmless and, unlike trunk varicose veins, don’t bulge underneath the surface of the skin. In rare cases, they can cause burning or itching. According to Dr Munir Somji, there are eight important points to bear in mind […]

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Mikey North health: ‘I’m a really bad sleepwalker’ – common triggers of the condition

Mikey North, 32, is no stranger to eventful storylines. His character Gary Windass has been a roguish presence on the cobbled streets of Coronation street, getting into one scrap after another. Last year North shared his own eventful story. Speaking with Rochelle Humes on the Lorraine show, he revealed he suffers from a sleep disorder that has caused him to […]

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Acupuncture causes a 79-year-old woman’s lung to COLLAPSE

Acupuncture causes a 79-year-old woman’s lung to COLLAPSE prompting doctors to warn of the life-threatening complication of the trendy treatment The unnamed woman had her first ever session to help with back pain She didn’t think much of shoulder pain in over the next two days But went to her GP with shortness of breath and tiredness Scan revealed a […]

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Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open. CDKu is considered an epidemic in Central America […]

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9 causes of cloudy urine

Each underlying cause of cloudy urine has additional symptoms, which can help a doctor make a diagnosis. In this article, learn about the possible causes of cloudy urine, as well as how to treat them. Causes Causes of cloudy urine can include: 1. Dehydration Cloudy urine, especially if it is dark, could indicate that a person is not consuming enough […]

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Gene involved in colorectal cancer also causes breast cancer

Rare mutations in the NTHL1 gene, previously associated with colorectal cancer, also cause breast cancer and other types of cancer. Researchers from Radboud university medical center, Leiden University Medical Center and the Princess Máxima Center in the Netherlands report this new multi-tumor syndrome, in collaboration with international colleagues, in Cancer Cell. Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, professor of Hereditary Cancer at Radboud university […]

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