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February, 2019


Surge of 20pc in narcolepsy cases is linked to swine flu jab as families seek damages

The number of people presenting with symptoms of narcolepsy from the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix has soared by more than 20pc in the wake of an Irish Independent exposé. Support group Sound said they were dealing with around 100 families whose children had taken Pandemrix but more than 20 new families have contacted them in the past six months. A major Irish Independent investigation in August revealed some children received a double dose of Pandemrix when swine flu vaccine stocks were used from January 2011 amid fears of a winterRead More

Mother-of-two who survived cancer has to rely on insect repellent to prevent her becoming seriously ill

  Most women carry make-up or hairspray in their handbags in case they need a touch up at work or on a night out. But for Kate Mason there’s another essential item she must take with her wherever she goes – insect repellent. The 42-year-old has to apply it every day as just one insect bite could leave her seriously ill. But the cautious mother-of-two doesn’t have a fatal allergy to bugs. Her vigilance is due to the effects of cancer treatment that involved having some of her lymph nodesRead More

People with type A personalities attract narcissists, but a relationship between the two is a recipe for disaster

Type A people are the go-getters in life. They’re impatient because time is an important resource to them to achieve all of their goals and meet their incredibly high standards. They have many strengths, like being inspirational and pushing others to succeed. But their traits can also make type A people targets for narcissists. One reason for this, according to psychologist and dark personality expert Perpetua Neo, is they tend to want to give somebody more than what they receive. “Someone who is extremely type A with a problem receiving… will sayRead More

A Letter for Anyone Who Doesn’t Realize The Challenges of Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy

Another issue which is probably related to both the lack of focus and lack of linear thinking is the tendency people with IH/narcolepsy have with finishing things before moving on to something else. Yep, it can be pretty normal for someone with IH/narcolepsy to have a house full of unfinished projects. Nagging them about it won’t help the situation. Anticipating it and helping them stay on track will.  People with IH/narcolepsy may get medications to help them with energy, mental clarity, etc., but there is no replacement for restorative sleep. Healthy people can’t stop sleepingRead More


1. I love it when my roommate’s gone because I never have to wear clothes. 2. I want to show you how much I love you. 3. All I’ve thought about all day is your mouth. 4. I’ve always wanted to try rock climbing! Now that I know an expert, wanna be my instructor? 5. I find it incredibly sexy that you’ve been patient with me about taking things slowly. Trust me, I’m worth the wait! 6. Congrats. You’ve leveled up. I won’t be holding back the next time IRead More

Motor Neurone Disease linked to rugby?

A new study shows people playing top-level contact sport are eight-and-a-half times more likely to develop motor neuron disease. Former Springboks Joost van der Westhuizen and Tinus Linee were diagnosed with MND in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Linee passed away in 2014, while Van der Westhuizen lost his battle against the illness in 2017. Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions forward Doddie Weir is also fighting the crippling disease. According to the DailyMail, the study – done by a group of scientists from various medical establishments worldwide – is the most definitiveRead More

Get the Facts About Lymphedema Prevention

If this fluid stays in one place for too long, lymphedema can turn into inflammatory edema which can eventually lead to fibrosis. Fibrosis is a condition where the natural flow of nutrients and oxygen is hampered, allowing pathogens to run rampant. The elimination of toxins is just one important aspect of the lymph system as a whole, however. The lymph nodes are also one place where important immune system substances, such as Natural Killer Cells, are created. Whether or not to have lymph node removal surgery if you have breastRead More

Get the Facts About Lymphedema Prevention

March is Lymphedema Awareness Month. Those who have had conventional cancer treatment such as radiation therapy are always at risk for developing this sometimes debilitating condition. Breast cancer patients who have gone through radiation, chemotherapy, and especially lymph node removal surgery are at an even higher risk. Yet, breast cancer patients in particular often get mixed messages about their risk of developing lymphedema. What is the real deal when it comes to lymphedema? And, most importantly, what can you do to make sure it doesn’t affect you? Confusion About Lymphedema and Breast CancerRead More

Woman with Lymphedema Defies Bullies

Carmen, 30, told Barcroft TV: Be what you wanna be, not stuck in this weird box society wants to keep us in. Our differences make us beautiful. I always tell my followers on Instagram to embrace their bodies at every step of our journey. Lymphedema is most commonly seen after a lymph node dissection, surgery and/or radiation therapy, but it can also be inherited or caused by injury to the lymphatic vessels.

How To Beat A Narcissist Who Plays Mind Games

When you try to attack a narcissist, it’s most likely that they will attack you even worse than they did before. Here’s what you need to know about revenge against a narcissist. It’s a painful and emotionally damaging experience when you have a narcissist in your life. They can make you constantly doubt yourself and push you to the point of breaking. But there’s no reason why you should let yourself suffer because of the mind games of a narcissist. You might want to make things right in your lifeRead More