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Odd Symptoms, COVID, Then a Fall: An Unsolved Medical Mystery

Ex-Gawker editor Tom Scocca details his lengthy ordeal for 'New York Magazine'

(Newser) - The only thing worse than having a frightening debilitating condition is not knowing what exactly that condition is. That's the predicament that former Gawker and Slate editor Tom Scocca details in a lengthy essay in New York Magazine , laying out the mystery malady that has plagued him now for...

Researchers Unlock the Mystery of 'COVID Toe'
Researchers Unlock the
Mystery of 'COVID Toe'

Researchers Unlock the Mystery of 'COVID Toe'

It's believed to be a consequence of the body's immune response

(Newser) - Some people infected with COVID-19 develop painful, itchy lesions on their feet and hands , which can last for months—and often they experience none of the more common symptoms associated with the disease, like cough, fever, or loss of taste and smell. The European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology described "...

Inside Newborn's Large Tummy: Parts of a Twin

It's likely a rare case of 'fetus in fetu' in Israel

(Newser) - A baby girl born in Israel this month is doing well after surgery to remove what is thought to be at least one embryo from her stomach, likely from a twin she absorbed. When the child's mother arrived at Ashdod's Assuta Medical Center to give birth, "we...

Doctors Warn of Odd Malady: 'Feather Duvet Lung'

Scottish man now clear of the form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis

(Newser) - While US doctors are raising the alarm about lung scarring caused by vaping, medical experts in Scotland are warning about lung scarring caused by … feather duvets. A case study published Monday in BMJ Case Reports describes a 43-year-old non-smoker who suffered three months of "malaise, fatigue, and breathlessness"...

Mass Inside Teen Had Hair, Teeth, and Bone

Indian doctors diagnosed her with 'fetus in fetu'

(Newser) - About that lump in your abdomen—it was likely your unborn twin. So a teenager in India was told after surgeons removed "hairy cheesy material" from her abdomen two years ago, LiveScience reports. More precisely, the mass measuring 14 by 6 by 4 inches contained apparent ribs and vertebrae...

After Dozens of Surgeries, 'Tree Man's' Prospects Bleak

Doctors thought he was cured, but growths are returning

(Newser) - In February 2016, Abul Bajandar underwent his first surgery to remove giant warts that looked like tree bark from his hands and feet. Roughly one year and 16 surgeries later, things were looking up . A year past that, with the Bangladeshi man's surgery tally at 24, the news isn'...

Mysterious Outbreak in Wisconsin Infects 44, 18 Die

Almost all affected are over 65

(Newser) - A mysterious blood infection is spreading in Wisconsin, and officials don't know how or why. Members of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now on the ground alongside state investigators hoping to find exactly what is causing the spread of the bacteria Elizabethkingia, which has so...

Why a Teen Track Champ Faints After Most Races

Sam Peterman has a medical condition, but keeps on running

(Newser) - Sam Peterman has won two sectional titles in high-school track races this season. She also collapses into her father's arms after nearly every race, because the 15-year-old—who's described as unassuming, quiet, and easy to smile—has a condition that screws up the relationship between her brain and...

In Rarest of Cases, Baby Born Without a Nose
In Rarest of Cases,
Baby Born Without a Nose
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In Rarest of Cases, Baby Born Without a Nose

Eli Thompson was born March 4, and is thriving

(Newser) - "We're finally home & getting ready for our first real bath, then it's cuddle time!" It's the kind of Facebook post you'd expect from a new mom. Except this one, made last night, is more significant than most. Eli Thompson was born to Alabama...

Baby Boy Born Unable to Open His Mouth

And doctors have no fix for Wyatt Scott's rare disorder

(Newser) - Nine months ago, a Canadian baby was born normal in every way but one: Wyatt Scott has a disorder that keeps him from opening his jaw, the CBC reports. The condition, called congenital trismus, is so rare that his Ottawa doctors still aren't sure how to help him. "...

School Kicks Out Boy for Having Cystic Fibrosis Gene

Colman Chadam's parents want their day in court

(Newser) - Two California parents are crying foul over a school's order to transfer their son because he has the gene for cystic fibrosis, Today Health reports. Officials at the Palo Alto school are moving Colman Chadam, 11, because another boy there has the disorder—which experts say is normally a...

Doctor: Lack of Exercise Is a Medical Condition

It's time to treat it as 'deconditioning,' he argues

(Newser) - Didn't exercise this week? You're not just lazy, you have a medical condition, argues one physiologist in the Journal of Physiology . Michael Joyner thinks it's time doctors made a serious push against "deconditioning," he tells NPR's Shots blog . The sedentary lives many of us...

'Most Unlikely' HPV Shot Killed UK Teen

Health officials cite 'serious underlying condition,' though girl's school disputes it

(Newser) - The British teen who died after being vaccinated against human papillomavirus had “a serious underlying medical condition,” health officials said today, and it is “most unlikely” that the shot, intended to prevent cervical cancer, killed 14-year-old Natalie Morton. An official at Morton’s school is skeptical. “...

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