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Mysterious genetic disease causes sufferers to swell to double their size at random

Hereditary angioedema (or HAE) is a condition that deprives the blood of protein. For some reason, this leads sufferers to have spontaneous attacks of swelling that could stop them from breathing.
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The NHS is set to miss its £500m-a-year target for payments from overseas patients treated in England.
The chance of surviving a stroke is linked to the number of trained nurses immediately available to treat patients, researchers find
The paper, analyzing more than 400 patients at two major trauma centers, was commissioned after the 2011 shooting in Arizona of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords - who survived.
Clients and friends often ask me how to cultivate empathy in their children. Instead of only understanding their own point of view, parents want their children to learn how to share, take others' pers
How do you know when your child is just going through a downcast phase or seems more nervous than usual or if something more significant is brewing? What are the signs of a problem that is significant
Photo: Imagine a beautiful girl with thousands of followers on Instagram who leads a glamorous life with incredible photos of traveling the world while she indulges in the riches of life,
(Reuters Health) - Digital distractions, and a more classical one, talking on the phone, are linked to shorter sleeping time and greater daytime sleepiness for teens, Canadian researchers say.
Image Credit: Sarah Khan Imagine you're walking down the street with your child and a stranger shouts, “Get out of my country.Go home terrorist!” You're at the playground, and you notice a mother pull
It's the first rigorous head-to-head test in kids of two generic prescription drugs also used for adults' migraines: topiramate, an anti-seizure medicine, and amitriptyline, an anti-depressant.
Researchers said it was clear that amitriptyline and topiramate hadn’t done better than a placebo. But some doctors were not ready to give up on drug treatment.
It's the first rigorous head-to-head test in kids of two generic prescription drugs also used for adults' migraines: topiramate, an anti-seizure medicine, and amitriptyline, an anti-depressant.
A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark. The probe is a genetically modified form of luciferase, the enzyme that a number of other s
HealthDay News Some athletes have a higher risk of skin infections, but there are simple ways to reduce that risk, athletic trainers say.
Weed among kids aged 12-17, which is still illegal, has 'been above the national average and rising faster than the national average', says a report by Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News People who undergo an amputation often experience pain and sensation from the limb that's no longer there, a phenomenon doctors call "phantom limb pain."
First of all, I want to thank you. When I wrote this Instagram post, I only expected to recieve comments from other stepmoms who feel the same way about their stepchildren. Your comment, accusing m
In a new study, researchers from the US and Canada have linked increased levels of cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, to enhanced low-light vision in vertebrates.
HealthDay News A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of medicines commonly prescribed to prevent migraines in children and teens.
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Many American women swear by cranberry juice as a home remedy to help prevent urinary tract infections, but a new study finds no evidence it works.
It’s funny how once you get to know someone, it becomes easy to peg them: “Oh, Sara’s not like that.” “Ah, James, he’s a different type.” But when it comes t
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A birth control shot for men shows some promise, but researchers are still struggling to improve its effectiveness and deal with severe side effects.
My profession often finds me outside, walking around in search of the best nature shots and fishing spots. While I tend to get plenty of walking in, my wife and I have found that by using free walking
Ryan MaassCOVENTRY, England, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Doctors may soon be able to use a blood test to diagnose patients with early-stage arthritis years before irreversible symptoms take hold.
Parenting isn't for the faint-hearted. At one point, I was a youth pastor, professional sign language interpreter, wedding photographer, radio host, husband, and father. In that order. Long days a
Eyelash extensions are the beauty trend that’s been picking up steam in the mainstream, so it only makes sense to see what all the fuss is about firsthand.  The concept of eyelash extension
Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Adding vitamin D supplements to asthma medication may be able to significantly reduce the severity of attacks, according to a recent Cochrane Review.
Cuba has a reputation for world-class healthcare. Now, since the thaw in relations between the US and Cuba, US officials are hoping to snap up one of its most important innovations.
OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to disrupt the Mediterranean region more than any droughts or heatwaves in the past 10,000 years, turning parts of southern Europe into desert by the end of
(Reuters Health) - Veterans may be more likely to commit suicide during the first year after they leave the military than after more time passes, a U.S. study suggests.
Who wants to argue with science, right?  A decade ago, Penn State University researchers tested a sampling of 65+year-olds. Revisiting those subjects 10 years later, they found that
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have conducted a meticulous genetic comparison of humankind's closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and found that much as humans once interbred with Nea
(Reuters) - Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site on Thursday in a move that could esc
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given a Buffalo cancer hospital permission to proceed with a historic clinical trial of a lung cancer treat
HealthDay News The "scrubs" of intensive care unit nurses often pick up disease-causing germs, including those resistant to antibiotics, a new study reports.

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