Tag Archives: Disease

Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal battle

After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby born with a disabling medical condition, his parents have given up a legal challenge to take him to the US for the treatment. British and European courts had sided with English hospital officials who sought

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Why was this medieval leper buried with this holy artifact?

Researchers have uncovered the grave of an unusual leprosy patient from medieval England. His bones tell a story that could help rewrite our understanding of leprosy and how victims were treated. Researchers excavating the graves at St. Mary Magdalene hospital cemetery in Winchester, England have discovered the bones of a medieval leper. He has no

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Faith, science or a miracle? Doctors baffled at nun’s high function despite aggressive Alzheimer’s

Sister Bernadette was a famous participant of a Nun Study focused on understanding the horrors of Alzheimer’s. What she contributed to the medical community changed everything previously believed about the debilitating disease According to the Nun Study, Sister Bernadette was one of 678 participants who suffered the effects of Alzheimer’s. Each patient was a Sister

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Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2014 / 04:58 pm .- President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew praise from relief workers involved in the region. “The situation in West Africa requires an unprecedented response, and we appreciate President Obama’s commitment to scale-up U.S.

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