Kim Kardashian West ‘Physically Couldn’t’ Move Her Hands Due to Her Psoriatic Arthritis

Kim Kardashian West’s journey to learning that she has psoriatic arthritis all started with a scary morning when she suddenly couldn’t use her hands. The reality star and fashion mogul said that she woke up one day and “physically couldn’t pick up my phone.” Kardashian West, 38, detailed that morning in a post on sister Kourtney Kardashian’s lifestyle website, Poosh, […]

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Man’s penis rots after the 45-year-old injected VASELINE

Man, 45, gets a gangrenous penis after he injected petroleum jelly into his member to try and make it bigger, doctors reveal The unnamed man had become unwell and had itchiness around his penis Examinations found he had a ‘grossly deformed’ penis due to gangrene The man had multiple surgeries to remove rotting flesh and skin grafts A man’s penis […]

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AI estimates a person’s risk of dying from heart disease

AI can estimate a patient’s risk of dying from heart disease by analysing just 15 minutes of scans, scientists claim Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a system called RiskCardio The technology was made for patients with acute coronary syndrome Draws on sample of ECG data to sort a patient into a ‘risk category’  Scientists in the US are using artificial […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Best bread to have at breakfast to lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that can cause the body to lose control of the amount of glucose in the blood. The body doesn’t respond to insulin properly and may not produce enough, causing a person’s blood glucose level to rise too high. If the condition is left untreated, serious complications can arise, including kidney failure, nerve damage, foot […]

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3-D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes

A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery and a shorter stay in the hospital afterward. Previous studies involving 3-D models have largely asked qualitative questions, such as whether the models gave the surgeons more confidence heading into […]

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Bacteria injections may fight cancer by rallying up immune cells

Controversial injections of bacteria such as salmonella and listeria could fight cancer by ‘rallying up’ tumour-fighting cells, scientists claim Studies injected cancer-ridden mice with salmonella, clostridium and listeria  Caused pathogens to accumulate in their tumours, attracting immune cells Approach may stop cancer cell growing and spreading, and boost survival Cancer Research UK argues there is ‘no solid evidence it reliably […]

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Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children

Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a sleep study; this can help determine whether their child has obstructive sleep apnea, which is often treated with surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids (adenotonsillectomy). Often pediatricians make surgery recommendations based on the results of […]

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