7-year-old girl’s ‘childhood dementia’ leaves her in constant pain, unable to speak

7-year-old girl's 'childhood dementia' leaves her in constant pain, unable to speak

Most people think of dementia as an illness that only affects the elderly, but one family is sharing the heartbreaking story of their daughter, who suffers from a childhood version of the debilitating condition. In 2020, Haidyn Fowler was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome, a genetic condition that causes the entire body to deteriorate, leading to … Read more

My daughter, 7, has ‘childhood dementia’ — but she still smiles, laughs, loves life

My daughter, 7, has 'childhood dementia' — but she still smiles, laughs, loves life

Most people think of dementia as an illness that only affects the elderly, but one family is sharing the heartbreaking story of their daughter, who suffers from a childhood version of the debilitating condition. In 2020, Haidyn Fowler was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome, a genetic condition that causes the entire body to deteriorate, leading to … Read more

‘Stray’ — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet

'Stray' — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet

The cat is out of the bag — and probably all over your Twitter feed. “Stray,” a new videogame for Sony’s SONY, +3.42% PlayStation and Microsoft MSFT, +2.08% Windows, lets players explore a subterranean, cyberpunk city as ginger tabby that’s trying to claw its way back to its family. The $29.99 third-person platform adventure and … Read more

‘What’s monkeypox?’ Woman with ‘insane rash’ turned away for testing

'What's monkeypox?'  Woman with 'insane rash' turned away for testing

A woman went viral for describing the lengths she went to—including calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—to figure out whether or not she has monkeypox. In a TikTok video with the name Halle, a woman said that she woke up Sunday with an “insane rash” on her forehead and chest. When she went … Read more

‘What’s monkeypox?’ Woman with ‘insane rash’ turned away for testing

'What's monkeypox?'  Woman with 'insane rash' turned away for testing

A woman went viral for describing the lengths she went to—including calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—to figure out whether or not she has monkeypox. In a TikTok video with the name Halle, a woman said that she woke up Sunday with an “insane rash” on her forehead and chest. When she went … Read more

Patients have turned to ‘blood washing’ to treat long COVID

Patients have turned to 'blood washing' to treat long COVID

Desperate to have their lives back, long COVID patients are turning to an expensive “last resort” therapy to cure the mysterious illness. Apheresis, or “blood washing,” is a process in which a component of blood, such as plasma, is separated and then filtered back into your body via giant needles inserted into a vein. Gitte … Read more

I have a scar on head from eating my twin in the womb

I have a scar on head from eating my twin in the womb

No one can get in your head quite like a sibling. A woman revolted viewers after showcasing a peculiar forehead scar, which she was left with after “eating her twin in the womb.” A now-viral clip detailing her accidental sororicide currently boasts more than 5.1 million views on TikTok. “I was a hungry fetus,” quipped … Read more

If you breathe this common way you could be in danger: doctor

If you breathe this common way you could be in danger: doctor

Welcome to Ask Doctor Zac, a weekly column from news.com.au. This week, Dr. Zac Turner talks about why breathing through your nose is better than breathing through your mouth. QUESTION: Hi Dr Zac, Have I been breathing wrong my whole life? Over coffee a friend told me they stayed up all night watching YouTube videos … Read more

I took Ativan to help sleep — and my life spiraled out of control

I took Ativan to help sleep — and my life spiraled out of control

Melissa Bond was caring for two infant children — a newborn, and a year-old toddler with Down syndrome. It was 2009, and she had recently lost her magazine job. Her marriage was disintegrating, and she spent night after night pacing her house in Salt Lake City, watching the hours tick by. When a physician gave … Read more