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Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections, suggests study

In a new study, researchers determined that for an infant less than eight weeks old, having a fever was associated with a doubled risk for developing serious bacterial infections, including meningitis and infections of the blood or urinary tract. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage parents of infants younger than eight weeks old to […]

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This teenager had a piece of glass stuck in his face for a month without knowing it

The 14-year-old boy went to the emergency room after experiencing pain while chewing and trouble opening his jaw for about a month, according to the report, from doctors at the Virgen del Rocio University Hospital in Seville, and published June 21 in The Journal of Emergency Medicine. The boy said that, about four weeks earlier, […]

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Know about the dreaded ‘Holiday Heart Syndrome’ and how to handle it

The top portion of the heart doesn’t beat in conjunction with the bottom portion of the heart; and the heart beats irregularly. For some people, the condition is temporary, but others might need to be electrically or with medicine converted back to a normal heart rhythm. In either case, it is important to be able […]

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Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon bursts

There’s no question that constipation is uncomfortable. But sometimes it can be downright dangerous, as detailed in a paper published in BMJ Case Reports this month. As the report explains, a 24-year-old man’s colon burst from storing too much faeces. According to the report, the unidentified patient visited the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain […]

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