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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The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

Former social media influencer and “wellness guru” Belle Gibson first caught public attention after claiming she cured herself of terminal cancer by rejecting conventional medicine in favour of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Her story was documented on a blog and social media, which became the basis for a successful book and app, featuring lifestyle advice and healthy recipes. In […]

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Detailed brain map uncovers hidden immune cells that may be involved in neurodegenerative disorders

Brains contain a variety of immune cells that play an important role for brain function. A team led by Prof. Kiavash Movahedi (VIB Center for Inflammation Research at VUB) has developed a comprehensive cell atlas of the brain’s immune compartment. This revealed not only the striking diversity of brain macrophages, but also uncovered microglia where they were not expected. Remarkably, […]

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Study shows that artificial neural networks can be used to drive brain activity

MIT neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain’s visual cortex. Using their current best model of the brain’s visual neural network, the researchers designed a new way to precisely control individual neurons and populations of neurons in the middle of that network. In an animal study, the team then showed that the […]

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Rheumatic fever: An entirely preventable disease that kills

Like her mother and grandfather, young soccer player Trishanne Miller, 15, has rheumatic heart disease. Credit:Wolter Peeters Trishanne Miller, 15, is a "germophobe". At the Sydney Royal Easter Show last week the promising young soccer player refused to drink from the bubblers. Hand rails were also off limits. She has reason to be wary. Trishanne is the third generation in […]

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This 2-Year-Old Has a Grapefruit-Sized Tumor That Makes Her Look Pregnant

Cleo Keenan, a 2-year-old from the U.K., suffers from a rare cancer called adrenal carcinoma. The condition starts out in either one or both adrenal glands, which are on top of the kidneys. Keenan has stage 3 adrenal carcinoma, and that’s caused her stomach to swell to an alarming size. Keenan’s mother Shannon Latham told the Daily Mail that, as […]

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Researcher reports skin properties that may limit cancer and aid stem cell regeneration

Two images published in a Cell Stem Cell paper in September 2018 summarize years of relentless questioning on how skin stem cells regenerate, which has driven much of the research of Valentina Greco, Ph.D., Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics and professor of cell biology and of dermatology, and her lab members. The side-by-side images feature individual mouse cells in […]

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Here’s Everything That Happened In Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s Real-Life Interview From Prison

Gypsy Rose Blanchard spoke to 20/20 in January 2018 about her experience dealing with her mother, Dee Dee, who suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Gypsy Rose spoke to ABC News’ Amy Robach from Missouri Chillicothe Correctional Center, where she’s serving a 10-year sentence. Gypsy’s true story is the basis for Hulu’s newest show, The Act. Since Hulu’s The Act […]

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There's a new blood test that could detect up to 90% of cases of endometriosis

The Mitomic Endometriosis Test, which was developed at MDNA’s Newcastle lab, looks for biomarkers of endometriosis in the blood through the close examination of mutations in mitochondrial DNA. A study published in the journal Biomarkers in Medicine found that these newly-identified biomarkers can accurately detect endometriosis in blood samples in up to nine out of 10 cases, even in the […]

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The qualities that make a good psychotherapist

You can study and get the best training, but it is unlikely that you are going to be a good psychotherapist unless you have the qualities that are outlined in an article in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. In psychotherapy, clinician empathy is fundamental for guiding supporting behavior in response to the patient’s emotional plight. This study was […]

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