Author Archives: Rachael Rettner

{FD} Woman complaining of ‘electric shock’ in her legs had tapeworm in spine

When the 35-year-old woman arrived at a hospital in France, she told doctors it felt like electric shocks were running down her legs. Continue reading

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{FD} Will you catch the flu? Answer could be in your blood

During last winter’s severe flu season, you may have found yourself worrying about whether you’d catch the notorious virus. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen’s sore muscles actually life-threatening condition

A Texas teen who felt extremely sore after a hard gym workout turned out to have a rare and potentially life-threatening condition called rhabdomyolysis. Continue reading

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{FD} Smallpox-related virus found lurking in Texas rodents

A never-before-seen virus that’s a relative of the notorious smallpox virus has been found lurking in rodents in Texas, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} How man’s donated blood saved millions of babies

A man in Australia helped save the lives of more than 2 million babies by donating his “special” blood, which was used to make a medication that can prevent life-threatening problems in newborns. Continue reading

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{FD} Man’s lurking parasitic infection ‘woke up’ in his brain

A large mass in a man’s brain turned out to have an unusual cause: a parasitic infection lurking in his body that had “reawakened” in his brain, according to a new report of the case. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl battling bone cancer has leg reattached backward

When Amelia Eldred, an active 7-year-old in England, needed her leg amputated to treat bone cancer, doctors performed an unusual surgery: They removed the middle part of her leg and then reattached the lower part of her leg — but backward. Continue reading

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{FD} A single concussion may increase Parkinson’s risk

Having a single concussion may increase a person’s risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests — but the overall risk of developing the disease still remains low. Continue reading

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{FD} Why did the whites of this man’s eyes turn blue?

Blue eyes are pretty common, but what about blue in the whites of your eyes? Continue reading

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{FD} Why flesh-eating bacteria can look like the flu

An Arizona woman who was initially diagnosed with the flu ended up having a “flesh-eating” bacteria. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters may face increased skin cancer risk

Firefighters may have a higher risk of skin cancer than the general public, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Striking image shows ****** in man’s eye socket

A striking new image shows a ****** lodged in a man’s eye socket. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman’s ‘missing’ IUD turns up in her bladder

A woman’s IUD that appeared to be “missing” from her ****** turned up in an unusual place: her bladder. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman contracts rare bacterial infection on 12-hour flight

In a rare case, a woman contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection while on a 12-hour flight from Japan to Germany, according to a new report. Continue reading

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{FD} New drug to protect infants from whooping cough shows promise

A potential new drug might protect infants from whooping cough in their first few months of life, before they can be vaccinated, early research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Young people face stroke risk with methamphetamine use

Using methamphetamines may increase the risk of stroke among young people, according to a new review. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors brace for rise in ER visits ahead of solar eclipse

As potentially millions of Americans travel to see the total solar eclipse on Monday (Aug. Continue reading

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