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Solving a medical mystery: Cause of rare type of dwarfism discovered

For children born with Saul-Wilson syndrome, and their parents, much of their lives are spent searching for answers. First defined in 1990, only 14 cases are known worldwide. And the cause of the syndrome—characterized by short stature, microcephaly (small head), hearing loss and early developmental delays—remained unknown. Today, these individuals have answers. “This is the […]

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I noticed that when I am in PE class or just when I walk home from school, I sweat a lot while my friends don’t seem to sweat. Why do I have rings under my armpits?

Rings around your armpits can be embarrassing for sure but there is an explanation and treatment. Sweating is common especially during puberty because this is the time when your sweat glands become more active. It is not only normal but also natural for everyone’s body to sweat when they are hot, after exercising and also […]

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Patrick Cummins commentates Australian women's T20 opener

Australian fast-bowling sensation Pat Cummins will take up an expert commentary role as the Aussie women take on the White Ferns on Saturday September 29. Cummins said he was looking forward to getting behind the microphone at North Sydney Oval: “The Australian Women’s T20 side has been hugely successful in recent years and I can’t […]

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It's 2018. Why Is There No Cure for Herpes?

In general, talking about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is kind of a mood-killer. But the word “herpes” in particular invokes a special kind of fear and paranoia. Even though genital herpes is fairly common (roughly one in six Americans has it, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [CDC]), it’s highly stigmatized, in […]