Woman allergic to everything, even laughter

She could literally die laughing. Natasha Coates suffers from a rare condition in which anything from sweating to laughing can trigger a potentially fatal allergic reaction — an affliction so dangerous she planned her own funeral at 20. Despite her debilitating disease, she has managed to excel at gymnastics and become an online inspiration to … Read more

Monkeypox spreading at large LA events, health officials say

The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Los Angeles County has jumped to 22, which health officials said has largely been spread among men who have sex with other men who have recently attended large events. Most of the recent cases involve individuals who have not traveled out of the country or out of the … Read more

A stranger diagnosed my stomach pain after I couldn’t eat for 9 months

A woman left wasting away with crippling stomach pain was finally diagnosed by a stranger after doctors failed her for months. Annie Marshall, 20, dropped 35 pounds after being unable to eat for nine months, leaving her desperate for answers. The finance broker, from Epping, Essex, England, first went to her doctor in March 2020, … Read more

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in practice and editor for … Read more

Omicron less likely to cause long COVID, UK study says

People walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than … Read more

North Korea sends aid to 800 families suffering from intestinal epidemic

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials prepared aid to send to 800 families suffering from an unidentified intestinal epidemic, state media reported on Friday, as the country also battles its first COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea revealed this week it was facing an “acute enteric epidemic” on … Read more

This is how tall you need to be before becoming at risk of more than 100 diseases

Height is something most deem desirable – especially men. But they may reconsider the appeal of being tall after scientists have found it could raise the risk of more than 100 diseases. Being tall has been linked with unfavorable outcomes in previous work, including cancer and stroke. The most recent study is the largest of … Read more

Shanghai revives after two-month COVID lockdown, wary of a new one

Residents celebrate, go shopping, return to work Car traffic, trains and buses resume in Shanghai Some residents wary COVID curbs may return City govt issues ‘thank you’ letter, some demand apology SHANGHAI, June 1 (Reuters) – Shanghai sprung back to life on Wednesday after two months of bitter isolation under a ruthless COVID-19 lockdown, with … Read more

Shanghai edges towards COVID reopening as Beijing plans to ease curbs

Shanghai aims to essentially end lockdown from Wednesday City of 25 million under strict curbs for two months SHANGHAI, May 28 (Reuters) – The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai inched further towards a gradual reopening from two months of grinding COVID-19 lockdown, while officials in Beijing prepared to ease curbs in parts of the capital, saying … Read more

I planned my own funeral after ignoring deadly signs – don’t make my mistake

A mom spent two weeks planning her own funeral after ignoring the signs of bowel cancer. Tasha Thor-Straten, 49, brushed off the blood in her stool as a symptom of “work or parenting stress.” But, when the blood became “too much to bare”, Tasha reluctantly went to the GP – who referred her for a … Read more