News tagged with medical problems

New findings on gene regulation and bone development

The patients have single short fingers (metacarpals) and toes (metatarsals) and can be restricted in growth due to a shortened skeleton. This hereditary disease is called brachydactyly type E (Greek for short ...

Nov 05, 2012
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US state: Execution table can support obese inmate

(AP)—The warden of the prison where Ohio puts inmates to death says the state's execution table can easily hold a 400-pound (181-kilogram) condemned inmate who has argued he is so big it might collapse.

Oct 23, 2012
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School hearing tests: Are they as good as they sound?

Should every primary school pupil in the UK be given a hearing test and what's the most effective way of doing it? These are questions that a team of academics from Nottingham and Exeter will be tackling as part of a new ...

Oct 09, 2012
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