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Family discovers unusual source behind boy’s lead poisoning

For over two years, an 8-year-old boy from Australia baffled doctors with high concentrations of lead in his body. It started when the unnamed boy complained of a stomachache severe enough to warrant a doctor visit. Doctors then found over 50 lead pellets trapped inside the boy’s appendix—with no explanation for how the pellets got there from… Read More »

Dementia: Having this unusual bladder symptom could mean you are at risk – do you have it?

There are more than 40,000 people under the age of 65 who have dementia and the most common causes of the disease include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. Diagnosing dementia, and which type of dementia, is important as it ensures a person can get the right support and treatments plan for… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: The ‘unusual smell’ you shouldn’t ignore – are you at risk?

Diabetes is characterised by having high blood sugar, insulin resistance and a relative lack of insulin in the body. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90 per cent of cases of diabetes and is partly preventable by staying a normal weight, exercising regularly and eating well. Treatment of type 2 diabetes involves exercise and dietary… Read More »