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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage  -  4 hours ago
A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the disease.

Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors  -  4 hours ago
Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.

Boy gets gene therapy to reverse blindness in Miami  -  4 hours ago
Nine-year-old Creed Pettit of Florida became one of the first people to receive a new a newly-approved gene therapy for his blindness at the University of Miami's Bascom Eye Institute yesterday.

Michigan boy diagnosed with a Gorham-Stout bone disease  -  4 hours ago
Leonardo Aguillon, two, of Zeeland, Michigan, was admitted to the hospital on March 9 for pneumonia. A routine chest X-ray and a CT scan revealed that half of his left rib cage was missing.

Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'  -  5 hours ago
Excess weight now causes 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011, a study suggests.

Woman, 98, Works Out At Gym For Those With Heart Disease Risk  -  6 hours ago
Three times a week you'll find Loretta Jensen working out at a gym for people who have a high risk of heart disease.

TB is on the rise in New York for the first time since the 1990s  -  8 hours ago
There was a 6.3 percent increase in tuberculosis, the world's number one infectious killer, in New York between 2016 and 2017, marking the first time the state has seen an increase in over 25 years.

Forced sterilization in California harmed more than 20,000  -  9 hours ago
Data reveal 20,000 people, were sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research from the Universities of Iowa and Illinois shows Latinas were disproportionately targeted.

Depression linked to higher risks of a heart rhythm disorder  -  9 hours ago
Those who suffer from depression may be at a 30 percent higher risk of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder in the US, new American Heart Association research says.

Long-term antibiotics increase women's risk of death by 27%  -  9 hours ago
Those who are prescribed a dose that spans two months or more are 27 percent more like to die early. Their risk of heart-related death raises 58 percent, according to the Tulane study.

Opioids wrong way to treat lower back pain, researchers say  -  10 hours ago
Lower back pain is the world's leading cause of disability globally, but it is improperly treated with pain medication instead of physical therapy and exercise.

Four ex-NFL players unite to launch largest ever CTE study  -  10 hours ago
The program, launched today, is the passion project of another former player Jim Joyce, who played for the Denver Broncos before founding a biotech firm to investigate CTE and related diseases.

16-Year-Old on Life Support Walks Around, Eats Tacos  -  10 hours ago
"Not to be dramatic, but I think the fact that she's able to walk is why she's still here."

Ontario man back home in Toronto rehab centre after being stuck in U.S. hospital  -  10 hours ago
An elderly Toronto man who was stuck in a Florida hospital because his insurance company said there were no beds available back home is now in a rehab hospital in the city’s east end.

Second-hand weed smoke has the same effect on arteries as cigarettes  -  11 hours ago
Blood vessel impairment lasted three times longer after researchers at the University of California, San Francisco exposed them to secondhand marijuana smoke than with tobacco smoke.

Ontario failing to recover millions in fraudulent OHIP billings by doctors  -  11 hours ago
Ontario's Ministry of Health is doing little to crack down on doctors who improperly bill OHIP, according to information obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada.

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed  -  11 hours ago
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.

Man who donated kidney to stranger feeling 'right as rain'  -  12 hours ago
A Nova Scotia man who gave one of his kidneys to help a total stranger is recovering well and says he's touched by the outpouring of support for his decision.

Mystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with a combination of rare genetic defects  -  12 hours ago
In the fourteen years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the bizarre six-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of its unearthly origins. Now genetic science makes clear she was a human.

Mum-of-two's labia fuses together because 'she wasn't having sex'  -  13 hours ago
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The 76-year-old woman had to have surgery to separate it

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