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FOP: Instagram and my one-in-a-million illness

[ad_1] Instagram is awash with perfect bodies, perfect clothes and perfect hair. But what if you’re an influencer and fighting a one-in-a-million condition? Zoe Buxton’s muscles are slowly turning to bone because of Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), but she sustains a following of fashion and lifestyle enthusiasts. [ad_2] Source link

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Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malaria cases are rising, after years of steady declines A key fund which finances the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is seeking fresh investment worth £11bn. The French President Emmanuel Macron is launching the latest round to replenish the Global Fund in Paris. It is being called […]

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Prep: The battle to access 'game-changing' HIV drug

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prep reduces the risk of HIV-negative people acquiring the infection A “game-changing” drug in the fight against HIV reduces the risk of acquiring the condition. But those at high risk of contracting the virus have struggled to get hold of the medication, despite the NHS trialling it across […]

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The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Is there something in your cupboard that could extend your life? If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested? Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as type-2 diabetes. And […]

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The refuge for children with microcephaly

[ad_1] In the coastal town of Kilifi in Kenya, an abnormally large number of children born with microcephaly – a condition that leads to improper development of the brain causing an abnormally small head. Many local communities believe that the children are outcasts who cause natural calamities and are often left to die. But a […]