Medical News Today: What to know about white blood cells

White blood cells circulate around the blood and help the immune system fight off infections. Stem cells in the bone marrow are responsible for producing white blood cells. The bone marrow then stores an estimated 80–90% of white blood cells. When an infection or inflammatory condition occurs, the body releases white blood cells to help…

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Vaping Kills a 15-Year-Old in Texas

Cases of lung illness and deaths from vaping have tapered off since peaking in September, health officials said on Thursday, but the outbreak also reached a grim new milestone: The youngest death, of a 15-year-old, was reported by Dallas County Health and Human Services. The teenager had “a chronic underlying medical condition,” Texas officials said…

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Losing Meghan, Prince Harry and (Potentially) Billions of Pounds

“The short answer is that it is rather hard to say, given no one yet knows the exact terms of Megxit,” said David Haigh, chief executive of brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance. The company calculated that the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex generated £1 billion for the British economy in 2018 alone,…

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Going Rogue: Prince Harry and Meghan Caught the Palace Off Guard

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, failed to get clearance from Queen Elizabeth II before announcing their unorthodox plan to become part-time, financially independent royals and divide their time between Britain and North America. But the couple had been planning the move for months before it popped up, out of the blue, on…

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Body Temperature 2.0: Do We Need to Rethink What’s Normal?

We seem to be getting cooler. Since 1851, when the standard was set at 37 degrees centigrade, or 98.6 Fahrenheit, the average human body temperature has steadily declined. Researchers studied three databases: 23,710 readings obtained between 1862 and 1930 in veterans of the Civil War; 15,301 records in a national health survey from 1971 to…

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Medical News Today: What is water brash?

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may experience a symptom called water brash. Water brash occurs when a person produces an excessive amount of saliva that mixes with stomach acids that have risen to the throat. A person experiencing water brash can get a bad taste in their mouth and feel heartburn. Doctors sometimes refer to…

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All The Best Spring 2020 Fashion Campaigns

A bright light shining at the end of January’s frigid tunnel is Gigi Hadid in a pastel Max Mara set. The spring 2020 fashion campaigns are here, and your favorite designers are featuring everything we plan to wear next season. From Gucci horses swimming in pools to Zadig & Voltaire’s shoot with Kate Moss, click…

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When the Cobra Bites, You’ll Be Glad Someone Sequenced Its Genome

Scientists have sequenced the genome of one of the deadliest snakes in the world, the Indian cobra, and have taken a big step toward developing new and better treatments for their bites. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that thousands of people are bitten by snakes in the United States every year,…

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