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Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis

Today 11:45 GMT

Many living with the condition sent words of support to Blair on social media, including journalist Victoria Brownworth, who wrote on Twitter:. The actor and activist Rose McGowan also tweeted her best wishes, writing: “You are a stellar being, Selma Blair.

Blair, who will appear in the Netflix series Another Life, said the “profound” help she received from costume designer Allisa Swanson had inspired her to speak openly about her condition.

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Source: Fox News

Global warming will ruin beer, scientists warn

Sunday 15:24 GMT

A new study, published in Nature Plants, highlights that extreme weather conditions, such as droughts and heat waves, in conjunction with global warming, will cause "sharp declines" in barley crops, the primary component of beer. "The world is facing many life-threatening impacts of climate change, so people having to spend a bit more to drink beer may seem trivial by comparison," said co-author Steven Davis, UCI associate professor of Earth system science, in a statement.

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Source: Washington Post

Parents of children with AFM warn about rare polio-like condition

Saturday 00:36 GMT

AFM affects the gray matter in the spinal cord and can lead to paralysis, but is so rare that fewer than 1 in 1 million people, mostly children, contract it.

In some very rare cases, the virus gets through the gastrointestinal system and invades the nervous system, potentially causing inflammation of the spinal cord, which causes AFM symptoms. Usually the virus enters an individual’s gastrointestinal tract or respiratory track and causes such symptoms as vomiting and diarrhea, or cough, congestion and a runny nose, said Dr. Ashanti Woods, attending pediatrician at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.


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