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Model Jessica Bennett left bed bound after medics failed to diagnose Lyme disease

Jessica Bennett, 31, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, suffered seizures, speech problems, hair loss, chronic insomnia and severe bloating due to Lyme disease she caught from a tick.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Billero V, Miteva M Abstract Traction alopecia (TA) affects one-third of women of African descent who wear various forms of traumatic hairstyling for a prolonged period of time. The risk of TA is increased by the extent of pulling and duration of traction, as well as the use of chemical relaxation. The frequent use of tight buns or ponytails, the attachment of weaves or hair extensions, and tight braids (such as cornrows and dreadlocks) are believed to be the highest risk hairstyles. TA can also occur in the setting of religious and occupational traumatic hairstyling. In its later stages, the disease may p...
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Insomnia;   Chronic Pain Intervention:   Device: Sterile acupuncture semi-permanent (ASP) gold needles Sponsor:   Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Restoration of vitamin D is one of the most powerful health strategies to have come along in years. Combine this with other Wheat Belly strategies and you have an exceptionally effective way to reverse the factors that allow numerous modern health conditions such as diabetes (type 1 and 2), hypertension, bone thinning, arthritis, depression, and autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D is such a crucial factor in health that you would therefore think that most doctors would be experts in vitamin D. Sadly, that is not the case. The majority of mainstream medical doctors are woefully ignorant, do not read the science nor try to unders...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune calcium Inflammation vitamin D Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
We report 2 cases of BPP cicatricial alopecia with histopathology of subepidermal blister formation, different clinical presentation, and different salt-split test results. One patient had features of bullous pemphigoid (BP) with important oral mucosal involvement (not yet reported in the literature), and the second patient had typical features of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA). The secondary cicatricial alopecia may be due to different antigens associated with either BP or EBA. The phenomenon of epitope spreading could explain the association between 2 distinctive bullous diseases in the same patient, justifying th...
Source: Skin Appendage Disorders - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of reviewThe purpose of this review was to explore the different sleep disorders associated with MSA, their mechanisms, and their treatments.Recent findingsStridor is a red flag for the diagnosis of MSA. Recent findings show that its presence in early stage of the disease is associated with a reduction in life expectancy. Its management should be fast and adapted. Its treatment with continuous positive airway pressure or tracheostomy is efficacious.SummarySleep disorders in MSA are frequent and severe combining insomnia, daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome (RLS), REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), an...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Children with Lyme meningitis are often treated with intravenous ceftriaxone, although oral doxycycline may be effective. Parents were surveyed after observing a video describing a hypothetical Lyme meningitis treatment trial. Eighty-four of 102 (82%) would consent to their child participating. Parents would accept 2 additional days of symptoms (noninferiority margin) with doxycycline even if ceftriaxone hastened symptom resolution.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
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