California man with 'Elephant Man' syndrome once joined circus, has had over 30 surgeries: 'I was dead inside'

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 16 Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 16 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com When Eddy Newton was 3 years old, he developed a red blotch on his face. Then a lump under his right eye. His mother shuffled him from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital until a biopsy […]

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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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Caution: Grapefruit juice may impose risk on patients with long QT syndrome

Grapefruit juice is already listed as a substance to avoid when taking QT-prolonging medications because it increases the toxicity of many drugs. Investigators have now confirmed the QT-prolonging effects of grapefruit juice in a new study and call for a stronger warning to patients who are taking QT-prolonging drugs or who have long QT syndrome because of the potential risk. […]

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Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams syndrome

Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about one in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and extreme friendliness, or hypersociability. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have garnered new insight into the molecular mechanisms that underlie this hypersociability. They found that loss of one of the […]

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This 30-Year-Old Woman Is Fighting for Her Life After Losing Multiple Limbs to Toxic Shock Syndrome

Just over a week ago, Anna Norquist was a healthy 30-year-old woman with a passion for gymnastics. On December 14, everything changed. She developed toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare, potentially lethal condition that has resulted in multiple limb amputations. Now, Norquist is struggling to stay alive. It all started when Norquist went to Chicago last weekend to see a concert, […]

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New research questions role of gut parasite in intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome

New University of Kent-led research on the way a common gut parasite behaves could help lead to a better understanding of its role in the development of intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. A team at the University of Kent, working with researchers from other universities, found that the microbe Blastocystis, commonly found in the guts of both humans […]

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