Woman has a rare vaginal clamping syndrome that prevented sex

Woman, 25, who discovered she has vaginal clamping syndrome while trying to lose her virginity celebrates FINALLY being able to have sex with her husband Mary Staud, 25, was horrified when a tampon got stuck inside her in 2010 It had to be surgically removed at hospital while she was in agony Four years later, she tried to consummate her […]

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Encephalitis identified as rare toxicity of immunotherapy treatment

After a cancer patient receiving an immunotherapy developed encephalitis and died 18 months into treatment, researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigated why the complication occurred, performing a molecular analysis of the disease’s pathology and mining data to determine the incidence of similar occurrences. The molecular analysis revealed the presence of T cells known to react to Epstein-Barr virus in […]

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Abby Lee Miller Survives Rare, Aggressive Cancer That Attacked Her Spine and Left Her Unable to Walk

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller announced she’s won her battle with Burkitt lymphoma. “The cancer is completely gone,” the 53-year-old reality TV star told People. Miller told People that she’s thankful to those who have helped her through her debilitating illness. “I’m more than grateful. I’m thankful. I was always grateful, but I think I must say, ‘Thank you,’ a hundred […]

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This Woman Went to the Dentist With a Bump in Her Mouth—It Turned Out to Be a Rare Cancer

American tennis star Nicole Gibbs announced earlier this week that she had pulled out of the French Open to undergo surgery for salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old said her diagnosis came after her dentist asked her about a growth on the roof of her mouth during a routine appointment last month.  Gibbs, currently ranked number 117 globally by the Women's Tennis Association, shared on Twitter that she's scheduled to […]

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Mum lost twin babies and needed organ transplant because of rare condition

But after making the brave decision to try for another baby with her now husband Max, 30,  she fell pregnant with Ava following a year wait. Louise wasn’t convinced little Ava, who is now one, would be born alive until being welcomed into the world on March 20, 2018. She said: ‘I never thought I would have another child. When […]

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Scientists define the role for a rare, influential set of bone marrow cells

Researchers have defined the roles of various cells in the bone marrow that are thought to control the fate of the nearly half million blood cells that develop there each day. Scientists at NYU School of Medicine behind the new work say little had been known about the fraction of cells examined in the study, the “microenvironment” that makes up […]

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Spitting Image! Cardi B Gives a Rare Glimpse of Daughter Kulture’s Face

Twins! Cardi B keeps her 9-month-old daughter, Kulture, out of the public eye, but she showed the little one off on Thursday, April 11 — and she looks just like her mom. “Good morning, pretty girl,” the rapper, 26, said in a black-and-white video on her Instagram Story as her baby babbled. She captioned the rest of the footage, “She […]

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Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers

People with rare cancers have been out of luck—not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don’t pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal study that pools these folks gives them strength in numbers and new options. The first results from this novel effort were revealed at an American Association for Cancer Research conference […]

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Pennsylvania woman with rare bone disease donates skeleton to Philadelphia museum

Carol Orzel wanted her skeleton to be displayed at Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum (pictured) alongside Harry Eastlack, who suffered the same rare bone disease that Orzel did. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File) Carol Orzel knew she wanted her skeleton to be displayed in a museum back in 1995. She had seen the skeleton of Harry Eastlack on loan from Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, […]

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