Case Report

January 8th, 2020 A woman's skin-lightening face cream put her in a coma because it was contaminated with mercury, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. The report details the case of a 47-year-old Mexican-American woman in Sacramento,...

December 11th, 2019 Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nevada, learned that the DNA in his blood had changed. According to a report in The New York Times, it had all been replaced by the DNA of his donor, a younger German man he had...

October 9th, 2019 A French quadriplegic man has walked again thanks to an artificial intelligence (AI) breakthrough. The Daily Telegraph reports that the man, who has been paralysed for four years after falling 50 feet from a nightclub roof, was strapped into an...

October 9th, 2019 Political events can take a serious toll on mental health, a doctor has warned, after treating a man with a brief episode of acute psychosis, triggered by the 2016 Referendum on Brexit – the process of the UK leaving the European Union (EU)....

April 17th, 2019 A 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, showed increased levels of creatinine, suggesting kidney damage or malfunction. After referral to a kidney specialist and further...

January 9th, 2019 An unnamed Glasgow patient had to be treated in hospital after the pharmacist dispensed an erectile dysfunction cream instead of an eye lubricant, due to the similarity in names. She suffered from blurred vision, a swollen eyelid and redness and...

October 3rd, 2018 High velocity neck manipulation has been shown to result in stress on the eye and lead to spotty vision. The risk is rare, but one that Dr Yannis Paulus, a retina specialist at University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre, reports on. The energetic...

July 4th, 2018 Rapunzel syndrome, the rare and extreme presentation of ingested hair, was found in a series of five patients, reports the SA Medical Journal. According to a Sunday Times report, two hairballs removed from women’s stomachs in Cape Town...

June 27th, 2018 Getting a tattoo may have some unexpected complications if your immune system isn’t up to scratch, doctors at the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, warn. The warning comes after they treated a woman for chronic pain in her left hip, knee and...

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