The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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Researchers pinpoint hierarchy of breast cancer cells as potential cause for treatment resistance

You might have heard the old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” University of Cincinnati instructor Syn Yeo, Ph.D., thinks the same analogy applies when it comes to cells and the growth of cancer, particularly breast cancer. In his recent study, published in the journal eLife, Yeo, research instructor in the department of cancer biology at the […]

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‘Shopping addiction’ can cause harm, and it’s moved online

(HealthDay)—The holidays are peak buying time, and perhaps the worst time of the year for people who simply can’t control their urge to shop. Now, research shows that the ease of online purchasing could be making things worse for people with so-called “buying-shopping disorder” (BSD). BSD is still debated as a stand-alone diagnosis, and hasn’t yet been included in the […]

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Tick bites can cause potentially fatal and permanent allergy to meat

Tick bites can cause potentially fatal and permanent allergy to meat and there is no cure, medics warn Five patients bitten by ticks in the UK have developed meat allergy, medics say Potentially fatal reaction stops them from eating beef, pork and lam  There is no cure and suffers will have to avoid meat for the rest of their lives […]

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US vaping illness count tops 500, but cause still unknown

U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory. The total number of illnesses is up from 380 a week ago. Seven deaths have been reported. […]

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Scientists identify genetic factors that may cause some people to become obese

Obesity is a major public-health problem in the United States and around the world, with an estimated 650 million people suffering from the condition. One of the biggest challenges of this ever-worsening condition is figuring out why people become obese in the first place, and why some people are more vulnerable to obesity than others. Now, scientists at The Rockefeller […]

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Assisted dying methods can cause ‘inhumane’ deaths

Assisted dying can cause ‘inhumane’ deaths for patients who don’t pass out and some take as long as a WEEK to die Patients may not get the correct dose due to difficulty swallowing or vomiting  International researchers said there is no defined way to achieve humane death Assisted dying is legal in some European countries and US states Assisted suicide […]

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Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world. This pathogenic entity—exosomes from activated polymorphonuclear leukocytes, or PMNs—caused COPD damage when the […]

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