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Teen’s bizarre sudden-onset schizophrenia & hallucinations caused by something millions of us own

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In 2015, a 14-year-old patient developed rapid-onset schizophrenia with hallucinations, thoughts of suicide and homicide. He also believed his cat was trying to kill him, which was closer to the truth than you might think. His pet cat was not, in fact, a homicidal maniac but it did harbor the pathogen Bartonella henselae, which is Read More

‘Super smeller’: Woman can sniff out Parkinson’s, leading scientists to create early detection test

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A former nurse who can smell the “musky odour” of Parkinson’s disease has helped scientists develop a new test that can detect the condition before symptoms appear. People with a heightened sense of smell have reported a musky odour from patients with Parkinson’s disease, and “super smeller” Joy Milne, 68, from Scotland claims she first Read More

Exclusive: Sanofi says working on CEO succession plan

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PARIS (Reuters) – Pharmaceuticals group Sanofi is working on a plan to find a new CEO in agreement and consultation with current chief executive Olivier Brandicourt, a spokesman for the French drugmaker told Reuters on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sanofi is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, Read More

Interfaith kidney swap: Muslim, Hindu families in India form close bond after exchanging organs

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A pair of Indian families waiting for kidney transplants may have found the secret to ending religious strife: interfaith organ sharing. The Hindu and Muslim households are now close friends after swapping their innards. Nadeem and Nazreen Patel forged an unbreakable bond with Ramswarth Yadav and his wife Satyadevi after a doctor proposed that the Read More

World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China

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A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports. The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on Read More

Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

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(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc (AAPL.O), demonstrating a potential future role for wearable consumer technology in healthcare. Apple watches are seen at Read More

Global recycling crisis shows West can’t use poorer countries as dumping grounds

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India has followed China’s lead and banned imports of solid plastic waste from in an effort to tackle its own environmental crisis — but the move has added to an ever-growing global recycling and plastics crisis. One year ago, the Chinese government implemented its ‘National Sword’ policy, which put a stop to the massive flow Read More

Marijuana industry tops charts with HIGHEST growth rates in job market

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The nascent cannabis growing-industry is expanding the most in the US, according to new data. With over 64,000 new jobs added since last year, the weed market is causing its competitors to go up in smoke. Now that 34 states have approved Medical marijuana and ten have legalized it for all adults, the weed business Read More

Could light and sound cure Alzheimer’s? Exciting mice experiment suggests promising potential

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Neuroscientists have removed Alzheimer’s causing plaques from mice brains using just light and sound. Is that really possible? We explain. The MIT-led research found strobe lights and a low pitched buzzing sound can recreate brain waves that are lost in the disease, which then remove the clumps of harmful proteins that build up around the Read More