Carpenter's condition causes ulcers on his face, chest and arms

Carpenter says he looks like a ZOMBIE because of a rare condition that causes pus-filled ulcers on his face, chest and arms Steve Young, of Devon, was diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum in August The carpenter has since had to give up his job because of the ulcers on his body The 32-year-old claims that he spends half-an-hour every day dressing […]

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Gut instincts: Researchers discover first clues on how gut health influences brain health

New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first time by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Over the last two decades, scientists have observed a clear link between autoimmune disorders and a variety of psychiatric conditions. For example, people with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel […]

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Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon

A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study found that measuring levels of TIMP-1 and D-lactic acid in vaginal secretions may be a non-invasive, cost-effective way to assess the risk for preterm birth due to a […]

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Central African countries in talks on boosting anti-Ebola fight

Health ministers in 10 central African countries have held talks on boosting data sharing and cross-border surveillance in the fight against Ebola, the Democratic Republic of Congo announced Tuesday. Health Minister Eteni Longondo and counterparts from the nine countries bordering the DRC met on Monday to swap views on “developing a framework for cross-border collaboration,” the health ministry said. The […]

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Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumor recurrence

One of the largest global studies in the field of anesthesia, in which the MedUni Vienna has participated, showed that, following curative breast cancer surgery under regional anesthesia, the risk of recurrence was not reduced in comparison to general anesthesia with opioids. These data disprove the assumption that anesthesia might have a negative impact on breast cancer recurrence. The results […]

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Taking the long view on health: Tracking the impact of aging in rural South Africa

Population aging is a growing challenge worldwide, and African is no exception. The World Health Organisation estimates that the continent is home to almost 65 million people aged 60 years or older, and that this number will increase to over 100 million by 2050. This rapid population aging will certainly lead to an increase in non-communicable diseases. This, in turn, […]

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Mom could 'see skin blistering and peeling' after hot water bottle exploded on legs

Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 9 Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 9 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW A mother in the U.K. said she watched paramedics pop “100 blisters on my stomach and legs” after a hot water bottle exploded in between her legs, leaving her with severe burns. […]

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Deadly IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds

Serious IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds as the number of blunders at fertility clinics reaches a four-year high (including one woman who was given the WRONG sperm) 156 cases of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in 2018-19, up from 135  In same time, there were 294 ‘serious’ incidents at fertility clinics across the UK They involved damage […]

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