A reverend's miracle: Man's sight restored after going blind 14 years ago

West Virginia Reverend can now see after 14-years of blindness Medical Mysteries and Marvels: After being diagnosed with macular degeneration 14 years prior, Rev. Philip Dunn experienced something of a miracle when another serious problem with his eye seemingly cured him of the disease and restored his sight. In August 2018, Dunn needed surgery after his cataracts had ruptured. Following […]

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Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 years longer than adults to access new drugs

Cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical trial in adults to the first trial in children, according to a study at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The study was published in the May issue of the European Journal of Cancer. “Despite […]

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Teenage girl freed of her phobia of chewing after 14 years suffering

‘But luckily since she has had her hypnotherapy, Danielle has been able to go out for family dinners and sit around the table with us.’ Despite Danielle’s phobia having been present since she was a young child, Jayne claims that it was most noticeable from the age of nine. She said: ‘Danielle would always have issues with other people eating, […]

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Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after 2 years

Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with these drugs, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. The findings back up those of previous studies, and highlight the need for personalised medicine to tackle high cholesterol and lower the significantly increased risks of future heart disease and […]

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The average anxiety sufferer doesn’t seek help for eight years

Like many Australians, it took years for Gemma Latter to seek help. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, and we are better at talking about it than we have ever been. So, why does it still take the average person diagnosed with an anxiety disorder more than eight years to seek help? A new survey by […]

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'London patient' second patient in nearly 12 years appeared to be cured of H.I.V.: report

FILE: A technician picks up a test tube filled with blood. (HIV.gov) A man known only as the "London patient" appeared to be cured of H.I.V., making him the second known patient in nearly 12 years, giving scientists new hope that an eventual cure is possible, reports said Monday. The "London patient" who was infected with H.I.V. and suffered from Hodgkin's lymphoma, received a bone […]

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Slow start, but it’s not over yet: 5 things to know about this year’s flu season

As influenza season trudges on, public health officials report fewer cases than last year’s severe and deadly season. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released recently shows a more effective vaccine compared with the previous two seasons and called this season a low-severity year so far for influenza—classified as having a fever, cough and body aches. But local […]

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Mother has ear amputated after skin cancer misdiagnosed as wart

Mother, 43, who was told her skin cancer was just a wart has her ear AMPUTATED after doctors took five years to diagnose the deadly disease Anthea Smith saw her ear become covered in a black warty growth which bled A GP ‘reluctantly’ referred her and a biopsy showed stage 3c melanoma  Mrs Smith had her whole ear removed in […]

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