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A 'Broken Heart' Might Never Physically Heal

Scientists find that broken-heart syndrome can have lasting impact

(Newser) - Time may heal wounds for some, but for others, the damage is permanent, and it's physical. So say researchers at the University of Aberdeen after examining MRI scans of the hearts of patients with takotsubo syndrome, otherwise known as broken-heart syndrome. The syndrome, which nine out of 10 times... More »

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome Is Real

The scary disorder distorts perceptions of big and small

(Newser) - When she's lost in Wonderland, Alice shrinks down to doll-size and grows to massive proportions—and the real-life syndrome named after her creates pretty much the same perceptions. Helene Stapinski learned about Alice in Wonderland Syndrome when her 10-year-old daughter complained "everything in the room looks really small"... More »

Artist Star Uggie Has Mystery Syndrome

Little dog with the shakes retiring next month

(Newser) - Uggie's time in the spotlight could just about be over: The heart-stealing Jack Russell terrier who stars in the hit movie The Artist is suffering from a puzzling debilitating condition, and will retire next month, says his devoted trainer. "It's very sad, but he is suffering from... More »

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