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Source: BBC

Treatment for girl who cries blood

Wednesday 10:52 GMT

An AVM is an abnormal collection of blood vessels where high-pressure arterial blood feeds directly into low-pressure veins.

Nikki told me: "It can be very scary as the blood not only comes out of my nose but can flow down my throat and mouth and if it is really bad comes out of my tear ducts as well so I cry blood instead of water. She has an AVM on the right side of her face and skull and can have a severe bleed at any time.

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Source: CBS News

New treatment shows potential for those suffering from peanut allergies

Thursday 07:02 GMT

Aimmune Therapeutics says research shows the daily use of its peanut protein capsules could desensitize children to the allergy, which can range from mild to severe.

Aidan Robertson, 12, and his mother, Lisa, didn't know he was allergic until he ate peanut butter at age two, reports CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. But there are still some hurdles to overcome before the drug hits medicine cabinets.

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Source: Global News

Aaron Carter says he ‘definitely hit a rock bottom’ before seeking treatment

Thursday 16:22 GMT

Carter, who has spoken in the past about having an eating disorder, gained 45 pounds during treatment, going from 115 lbs. to 160 lbs.

The pop singer spent two months in a treatment facility after undergoing many stressful situations including the death of his father — who died suddenly from a heart attack in May. He also broke up with his girlfriend Madison Parker, and was arrested for a DUI and for marijuana possession and faced much criticism from people online about his appearance.

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Source: CBS News

Patients, doctors turn to acupuncture amid America's opioid crisis

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

Although long derided as pseudoscience and still questioned by many medical experts, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors, sometimes as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.

Many opioid addictions begin with patients in pain seeking help, and acupuncture is increasingly seen as a way to help keep some patients from ever having to go on opioids in the first place.

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Source: New York Times

Dry Winter Hair Is the Worst

Wednesday 17:18 GMT

“In the winter, you’ll want to leave your product on your hair a little longer to really let it penetrate,” Mr. Abergel said, adding that getting ends trimmed more often than usual can also help maintain hair health.

His simple solution: Use pure argan oil before blow-drying to prep the hair and again afterward to finish the style.

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Source: Fox News

Judge orders transgender teen placed in grandparents' custody after parents refuse hormone treatments

Thursday 16:24 GMT

An Ohio judge has placed a 17-year-old transgender teen in the custody of his grandparents after the teen's mother and father, reportedly citing their religious beliefs, refused to let him undergo hormone treatment as part of his transition from female to male.

The judge added that a psychologist not affiliated with the hospital must evaluate the teen first to corroborate the diagnosis before any hormone treatments can start.


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