Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine

A teenage runner and gymnast will travel to Germany on Saturday for ground breaking spinal surgery which is not yet available on the NHS. Erin Morgan-Ring, 14, from Heath, in Cardiff, has been diagnosed with scoliosis, which means her spine twists and curves to the side. She is the third Welsh child to travel abroad […]

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Bee sting acupuncture kills woman from allergic reaction to venom

A woman hoping to get the healing effects of “bee acupuncture” ended up dying from the treatment, SF Gate reported. The 55-year-old Spaniard was getting “apitherapy,” which the National Institute of Health describes as an alternative therapy used for pain relief. The woman had been undergoing treatment for stress and muscle tightness once a month for two […]

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Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice

Packing on pounds seems to dull people’s sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to figure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds. If Tuesday’s findings pan out, “this could be a whole new kind of target in treating obesity,” said Cornell University food scientist Robin Dando, whose […]

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Hepatitis C killing Arizona death row inmates, not lethal injection

Five death row inmates in Arizona whose executions were put on hold in 2014 have died since, according to a report in AZ Central. They all died from “natural causes” related to Hepatitis C infections, their relatives and lawyers told the outlet. The most recent case happened to inmate Brian Dann, who died on March […]

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Double amputee could become the first to climb Mt. Everest with no legs

After a change of heart, authorities in Nepal are allowing a double amputee who was banned from climbing Mt. Everest to reach his lifelong dream. Hari Budha Magar was originally denied permission by the Nepalese tourism office to climb the world’s tallest peak because he doesn’t have legs. The decision was part of a blanket […]

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