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Teenag who 'switched off' half her brain has to relearn how to talk

When Imogen Golder was four years old, she began to have life-threatening seizures. It took 12 years for her to finally get a diagnosis of rasmussen’s encephalitis, a rare inflammatory neurological disease that can cause dementia. Sufferers of the illness experience frequent and severe seizures, loss of motor skills and speech, weakness on one side

How people would choose who gets scarce COVID-19 treatment

As COVID-19 cases begin climbing again in the United States, the possibility arises of a grim moral dilemma: Which patients should be prioritized if medical resources are scarce? Researchers from the United States and China asked more than 5,000 people from 11 countries how they would make one version of that ethical decision. Study participants

For Kids Who Hit Puberty Early, Risk of Self-Harm Rises

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — Kids who reach puberty earlier than other kids are at an increased risk of harming themselves as teens, British researchers report. “Our study is the first to investigate the relationship between the timing of puberty and self-harm using an objective measure of pubertal timing in boys,” said lead author Elystan

Prevalence of lung condition more than double WHO figures, students find

Around 550 million people have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to two University of Manchester medical students. The figure more than doubles the previous estimate of 251 million people with the illness linked to smoking by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Study. University of Manchester students Emily Hammond and Charles

Lazy Keto Is the Diet for People Who Find Keto Restrictive

Sticking to the high-fat ketogenic diet is no easy feat. Say good bye to eating popcorn at the movies, or even sweet potatoes. The extremely low-carb plan eliminates many foods, making it difficult to follow long-term. A new spinoff called “lazy keto,” which as the name implies, requires less work, attempts to make the diet

Who Knew? Sia Reveals She Has 2 Adopted Sons

Mom mode! Sia revealed that she is the mother to two teenage boys after quietly adopting them in 2019. “I actually adopted two sons last year,” the Australian singer, 44, said during the Tuesday, May 19, episode of SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. “They were both 18 — they’re both 19 years old now.” The

WHO, IMF say saving lives ‘prerequisite’ to save jobs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted Friday that saving lives was a “prerequisite” to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemic—a crisis they called “one of humanity’s darkest hours”. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva said getting the COVID-19 virus under control first

Honeymooner who got coronavirus on Diamond Princess blasts government

’78 Brits, what the hell do they matter? They forgot us’: Honeymooner who caught coronavirus on doomed Diamond Princess blasts botched government evacuation and tells how his wife is ‘struggling’ on ship Alan Steele, from Wolverhampton, attacked UK Government for treating dozens of Brits onboard ‘badly’ Lorry driver feels betrayed by Foreign Office after US, Canada,

Stars Who Welcomed Babies Later in Life

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Boss Babes! 14 Celeb Moms Who Started Their Own Businesses

Always empowrering. Jessica Alba, Kylie Jenner and other celebrity moms have started their own businesses while raising their little ones. Although the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star created Kylie Cosmetics in 2015, three years before her and Travis Scott’s daughter Stormi’s birth, she launched Kylie Skin in May 2019 after becoming a mom. “KYLIE