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The woman with NO vitamin D

The woman with NO vitamin D: 58-year-old loses 20cm in height, breaks bones and endures crippling pain due to a never-before-seen mutation that prevents her absorbing the ‘sunshine supplement’ Unnamed woman endured decades of pain in her back, neck, shoulders and hips Blood sample revealed she had ‘almost undetectable levels of vitamin D’  Does not […]

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A silver lining like no other

Vaccinations are the world’s frontline defence against infectious diseases yet despite decades of interventions, unsafe injection practices continue to expose billions of people to serious infection and disease. Now, new technology from the University of South Australia is revolutionising safe vaccination practices through antibacterial, silver-loaded dissolvable microneedle patches, which not only sterilise the injection site […]

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This 50-Year-Old Grandmother Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Until Two Months Before She Gave Birth

Imagine being told as a 50-year-old woman that you’ve officially entered menopause, only to learn a few months later that—surprise!—you’re pregnant. And if that’s not already shocking enough, the cherry on the cake is that you’re 26 weeks along and only have two months to prepare to bring a newborn into the world. Congratulations! Wait, what? According to Naples Daily […]

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Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]