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Fears of diphtheria spreading after dozens of migrants suspected to have been infected with highly-contagious disease were moved from Manston processing centre to hotels across the country

Dozens of migrants with suspected diphtheria have been moved from the Manston processing centre to hotels around the country, prompting fears about the spread of the highly contagious disease. Concerns grew after the Home Office yesterday confirmed that a migrant who died at the former military base in Kent last...
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Diphtheria cases rising after disease linked to migrant’s death at Manston

Diphtheria cases among asylum seekers in the UK have risen, as the Home Office said the death of a man held at the Manston processing centre may have been from an infection of the bacteria.Officials are expected to confirm on Monday that the number of infections has risen to about 50, amid concerns about the spread of the disease as migrants were moved from the Kent facility to hotels around the country.The Government said on Saturday that a PCR test on the man who died after being held, possibly unlawfully, at the centre for a week indicates that “diphtheria may...
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Doddie Weir: What is motor neurone disease?

Scottish rugby international Doddie Weir has died at the age of 52 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in December 2016.Weir was among several players diagnosed with the degenerative disease in recent years.Here we take a look at the disease, the symptoms, potential causes, fundraising efforts and the risk to rugby players.– What is MND?It is a fatal neurological disease which attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work, according to the MND Association.The charity says these nerves – motor neurones – control muscle activity like walking, speaking, swallowing and breaking.We’re sorry to hear that...
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Cross-Country Cyclist Raises Funds For Kidney Disease Awareness

Will Kleemeier knows there is no cure for what he has, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which can lead to renal failure. But that doesn’t stop the 58-year-old married father of three from not only achieving his dreams, but also helping others along the way. On Saturday, he triumphantly arrived...
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Rugby star and ALS campaigner Doddie Weir dies at 52

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir has died at the age of 52. The Scottish Rugby Union announced Weir’s death on Saturday. He was diagnosed in 2016 with Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS. Weir then led a widely praised campaign for more research into the disease, which is also known as motor neurone disease. The lock played 61 times for Scotland and was famed for his crunching tackles and thunderous carries. His family said the disease “took so much” from Weir “but never his spirit and determination.”
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Research Links Inflammatory Disease to Circadian Rhythm

Did you realize that all your body’s systems run on an internal clock? It’s called your circadian rhythm, and you’ve probably read about its relationship to sleep. However, other bodily functions take direction from this unique 24-hour schedule. When your body deviates from this routine, it can cause inflammatory disease.
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