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Why Should Patients Attend Healthcare Conferences? Patients Included?

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“Years before my heart attack, I freelanced for a hospital that created a note pad …

Health Care

This man had a 31/2-pound kidney tumorand a few months to live. Here’s how he survived.

Oncologist Nizar M. Tannir has seen kidney tumors larger and more aggressive than the 8-inch, 31/2-pound behemoth surgeons removed from Philip Prichard. But not many. By the time the two met in February 2013 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Prichard had just months to live.

Despite the …

Medicine

More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer.

These newer kinds of drugs have transformed treatment of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. Studies presented …

Cancer

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Seoul confirms seventh MERS case

South Korea confirmed its sixth and seventh MERS cases Thursday, surpassing Iran as the country with the fifth-highest n

FDA asks dermal filler makers to indicate risk of serious injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked manufacturers of dermal fillers to update their labeling to reflect the possible risk of serious injuries caused by unintentional injection of the fillers into the blood vessels in the face.

The agency said on Thursday it had reviewed information …

Filler

Guest Blogger: 1st International Congress on Clinical Genetics And Genetic Counselling In Rare Diseases

The 1st International Congress on Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counselling in Rare Diseases was held in April 2015 in Seville, Spain. The Orphan

Genetics

Crescent Mills family takes a bite out of Lyme disease

Carly spends one of her “good days” hanging out with her horse, Bunny Bonita, at her home in Crescent Mills.Photo by Miriam S. Cody Miriam S.

Lyme Disease

How to Combat Child Poverty in the U.S.

Our nation's leaders must do better than simply accept or ignore that 14.7 million, or 20 percent, of our nation's children are living in poverty. The consequences of poverty and depravity to a child's health, their education, safety, nutrition, and overall well-being limits their opportunity and …

Poverty

New Jersey Lassa Fever Death Reveals Holes In Ebola Monitoring System

A man died of a hemorrhagic fever in New Jersey this week. This by itself is fairly unusual in the Garden State. Making the case even more odd was that the man was being monitored for Ebola by New Jersey health officials, and the case should have been caught earlier.

The events expose a hole in a …

Viruses

Rob Kardashian has checked himself into rehab

The 28-year-old reality TV star was urged by his friends and family to seek professional help for over a year for his addiction to drinking, …

Rob Kardashian

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

Globe-like agglomerations of human neural cells look and act strikingly like real, living grey matter.The post ‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells …

The Brain

Mers virus: Concern growing in South Korea

Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.

Seven people have been infected …

Asia

Red Cross, WHO Send Medical Teams To Guinea-Bissau, Guinea After Possible Cross-Border Ebola Contamination

The worst Ebola outbreak in history may be on the decline, but it’s not over. A recent case in Guinea has health workers rushing to the border of …

Viruses

10 ways we damage our teeth – without realising

We Brits are notoriously known for our ‘bad’ teeth, however I prefer to think that British people have a more natural, quirky and individual smile. …

FLOSS

The huge, hidden costs of untreated borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) deserves as much attention as bipolar disorder (BD), says a study published in the British Journal of …

Personality

Cholera Surges In Haiti As Rain Arrives Early

At a government-run clinic in Diquini, near Port-au-Prince, doctors are treating a handful of cholera patients.

One of them is Givenchi Predelus. For five days, the high school sophomore has been lying on a cot with a towel over his midsection and an IV in his arm, listening to tinny music on his …

Haiti

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Autism And Medical Marijuana: Michigan’s Big Maybe – The Weed Blog (blog)

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Michigan’s six-year old medical marijuana law does not allow doctors to recommend it for patients suffering from autism, but you …

Marijuana

Manchester doctor killed in Sydney bike crash after moving to Oz to start new … – Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News
According to local reports, Dr Sueke, whose wife had recently given birth to their fourth child, was a keen triathlete who had …

Australia

Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma

What is a common mole?

A common mole is a growth on the skin that develops when pigment cells (melanocytes) grow in clusters. Most adults have between …

Melanoma

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Cure Cancer Now on Twitter

MRI Brain Cancer Picture: Cross-section (image taken from the top of the head) of a brain tumor in a young girl. pic.twitter.com/DGlKZgA

Cancer

Hospital FORGOT to tell dad he had advanced cancer after visit

The family of a beloved grandfather only found out he was suffering from advanced cancer when they spotted the diagnosis in his hospital discharge …

Cancer

Google launches program to help people with disabilities

Google has launched a program to help people living with disabilities.

The company is putting $20 million in Google.org grants behind nonprofits that use emerging technologies to increase independence for people living with disabilities.

And it wants your help: Google is issuing an open call to …

Google

Health reform Chinese style

Imagine a health care system in which hospitals make ends meet by selling drugs. They supplement their income from treating patients by providing …

Health Care

Teacher shares lessons in love from son with rare disability

Jeff Wright stoops to lift his 92-pound son out of a wheelchair. "And up," he groans. "Oomph!"

Adam dangles from his arms, dead weight. Wright plods up the stairs in their home, carefully swinging the boy's head over a banister. "Don't want to bump your noggin," he says with a smile, cradling the …

Education

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Why Lyme Disease Cases Are Spiking

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Daily Burn

When Jennifer Farrell suffered from fever, chills and fatigue a couple of years ago, she chalked up the flu-like symptoms to crazy spring weather fluctuations that went from hot to cold almost overnight. Then the back of her neck started aching. Within …

Lyme Disease