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Dad left completely paralyzed after stroke triggers rare locked-in syndrome: ‘Like being buried alive’

A 50-year-old man left paralyzed from a devastating stroke is completely aware of the environment around him, but can no longer eat, talk or move after the episode triggered a rare syndrome that leaves patients feeling “buried alive.” Continue reading

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Nursing student born with massive birthmark caused by rare disorder undergoes life-changing surgery

A 37-year-old nursing student from Iran who spent years of her life in and out of doctors’ offices and enduring callous remarks from strangers is rebuilding her life in New York after undergoing life-changing surgery on a birthmark that was taking over… Continue reading

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Parents’ plea to help infant born with brain sticking out of nose

A family in Pakistan is desperate for surgeons to save their infant son whose brain is growing out of his nose. Continue reading

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Siblings with rare genetic disorder receive new kidneys on same day from same donor

A pair of Texas siblings born with a rare genetic disorder got the call they needed recently when they found out a deceased donor could provide them both with life-changing kidneys. Continue reading

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Mongolian couple die of bubonic plague after eating marmot, triggering quarantine

A Mongolian couple died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot, prompting a six-day quarantine that left a number of tourists stranded in the region. Continue reading

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California infant diagnosed with incredibly rare, incurable genetic disorder

The parents of a nearly 8-month-old California boy are searching high and low for answers after he became one of an estimated 50 people to ever be diagnosed with a genetic disorder that currently has no treatment or cure. Continue reading

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Florida toddler with spina bifida uses ‘Baby Shark’ tune to learn how to walk

Two-year-old Harper Comparin is battling the odds, stepping along to the catchy “doo doo doos” of the kids song Baby Shark as she undergoes pediatric rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Continue reading

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Florida toddler with spina bifida uses ‘Baby Shark’ tune to learn how to walk

Two-year-old Harper Comparin is battling the odds, stepping along to the catchy “doo doo doos” of the kids song Baby Shark as she undergoes pediatric rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Continue reading

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Woman unable to close mouth, eyes after alleged botched surgery defies odds

A 28-year-old Virginia woman has defied doctors’ expectations to become a disability rights advocate and health and fitness blogger after her parents were allegedly told that she wouldn’t survive birth, and if she did, she wouldn’t be able to walk or t… Continue reading

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Woman born with rare cyst condition defies odds, becomes disability rights advocate

A 28-year-old Virginia woman has defied doctors’ expectations to become a disability rights advocate and health and fitness blogger after her parents were allegedly told that she wouldn’t survive birth, and if she did, she wouldn’t be able to walk or t… Continue reading

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Ohio man recovering from flesh-eating bacteria infection after visiting Florida

An Ohio man who was visiting family in Florida on spring break when he suddenly felt ill is miraculously on the road to recovery with all limbs intact after doctors diagnosed him with a flesh-eating bacteria infection in his foot. Continue reading

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Hawaii confirms third case of rat lungworm disease in Big Island resident

State health officials have confirmed a case of rat lungworm in a resident on Hawaii’s Big Island. Continue reading

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Dad dies days after complaining of swollen tonsils while on vacation

The 34-year-old had only just returned from a three-day trip to Amsterdam when he collapsed on the kitchen floor. Continue reading

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3-year-old born with ‘backward’ legs takes first steps after pioneering surgery

A “one-in-a-million” 3-year-old born with both legs bent backward has walked for the first time after the public helped raise $234G for “miracle” surgery. Continue reading

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St. Jude doctors claim cure for ‘bubble boy’ disease

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system. Continue reading

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Girl’s feet infested with parasitic sand fleas after running through pigsty barefoot

A 10-year-old girl who had developed itchy, painful brown-colored papules on the bottom of her feet was actually suffering from a parasitic sand flea infestation. Continue reading

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Texas woman with rare disorder that causes massive swelling hopes to inspire others

A Texas woman who was born with a rare disorder that has caused her leg to swell so large that she can no longer wear pants has refused to let it cause her shame. Continue reading

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Health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. Continue reading

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