Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo SPREADS to Uganda as five-year-old is confirmed to have the killer virus in neighbouring country An unnamed five-year-old boy tested positive for the killer virus in Uganda More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the DRC since August  Official figures show the death toll in the African nation now […]

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This 17-Time Paralympics Champion Grew Up Walking On Her Hands Because She Didn't Have A Wheelchair

One quick look is all it takes to know with 100 percent certainty that Tatyana McFadden is really, really strong. Her arms are rippling with muscles—muscles that have not only propelled her to 17 Paralympics medals and 20 World Championships medals, but multiple first-place finishes in the Chicago, London, Boston, and New York marathons. For the earliest years of McFadden’s […]

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Molecular chatter makes for a ‘hot tumor’

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has deciphered a complex molecular conversation between cancer and immune cells that is key to orchestrating the successful invasion of tumors by T cells that kill cancer cells. “We show that two key chemokines, CCL5 and CXCL9, are universally implicated in T cell infiltration across all solid tumors,” said George Coukos, who directs the Lausanne […]

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Night owls can ‘retrain’ their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ — people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits — could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. New international research by the Universities of Birmingham and Surrey in the UK, and Monash University in […]

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Boy is ‘half a human’ with one lung and kidney

‘Medically impossible’ boy born with just one lung and kidney and his heart on the wrong side defies slim odds to survive and reach his third birthday Frankie Shopland was born ‘half a human’ and there is no name for his rare case Parents Amie Grant and Kerry Shopland refused a termination Frankie was born eight weeks premature and has […]

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Type 2 diabetes: How to keep your portion sizes in check to avoid risks

Type 2 diabetes is a condition caused by abnormally high levels of blood glucose resulting from either the body’s inability produce enough insulin to control glucose levels or a natural resistance to the effects of insulin. If untreated, it can cause a host of serious health problems related to eyes, the heart and nerves. Over 3.8 million people are diagnosed […]

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Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition

Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected. The research is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. Compared with people who got […]

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'I have cystic fibrosis but get accused of being a smoker when I cough'

Just because someone who is using a disabled bathroom or a priority seat looks healthy, it doesn’t mean you should challenge them. They could be suffering from a condition you can’t see – an invisible illness. You Don’t Look Sick is our weekly series about hidden conditions – looking at diagnosis, the symptoms, the treatment and the judgement people with […]

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