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CNN
After 15 years in vegetative state, man responds to nerve stimulation
CNN
(CNN) A car accident at 20 years old left a French man in a vegetative state for 15 years. But after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator in his chest, the man, now 35, is showing signs of consciousness, according to a study published ...

Washington Post
Doctors in three countries tried to save the 'world's heaviest woman.' Now they mourn her.
Washington Post
An Egyptian national believed at one point to be the “world's heaviest woman” died Monday at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, putting a tragic end to a months-long campaign — spanning three countries — to save her life. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty ...

WKMS
This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy
WKMS
Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision. Michelle Kondrich for NPR ...

Crave Online
There's a 'catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic,' and it's cutting lives short, expert says
Sacramento Bee
Yawning may be a symptom of a host of problems more severe than a bad night's sleep. That's because losing shut-eye doesn't just make it hard to get through the day without a nap — it can also heighten the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer and ...

Washington Post
Travelers beware: Meth-laced 7Up reportedly causes death in Mexico
Washington Post
Methamphetamine-laced 7Up has reportedly caused one death and sent seven other people to the hospital in northern Mexico, prompting warnings to travelers from U.S. health professionals. Mexican authorities have removed the soft drink from shelves in ...

Baltimore Sun
Flu Scan for Sep 25, 2017
CIDRAP
State and county health officials in Maryland are investigating influenza in 11 pigs that were recently shown at a fair in Frederick County, the second time flu has been detected at the state's county fairs in as many weeks. In the latest developments ...

Los Angeles Times
Death toll from West Nile climbs to 7 in LA County, officials say
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County health officials warned residents Monday to protect themselves against the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, as the number of people killed by the disease in L.A. County this year reached seven. The department launched a ...

NPR
Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise
NPR
Flu symptoms can be more severe when you're pregnant, landing women in the hospital, threatening their lives and even leading to preterm birth or miscarriage. The virus is a risk to the woman and the baby. So, it's particularly important that people ...

BBC News
Doctors warn of rare but serious liposuction complication
BBC News
Doctors are highlighting a rare but serious complication of liposuction, which can lead to fat globules entering the lungs. They reported on the case of a 45-year-old woman who developed respiratory failure after fat was sucked out of her lower legs ...

Reuters
US FDA joins Interpol crackdown on illicit online pharmacies
Reuters
FILE PHOTO - A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo. (Reuters) - Authorities from a record 123 countries, including the U.S. Food and Drug ...

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