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Preeclampsia can be fatal for pregnant people and babies. New blood tests aim to show who's at risk

Jun. 24, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

When you're expecting a baby, you hope nothing goes wrong. But at least one in 20 people who are pregnant develop a scary complication called preeclampsia, a high blood pressure disorder that kills 70,000 women and 500,000 babies worldwide every year. There was no way to know when it...

What to know about Bell's palsy, the facial paralysis affecting Joel Embiid

Apr. 26, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a condition that can strike out of the blue and cause muscles on one side of a person's face to become weak or paralyzed, distorting expression. Here’s what to know about the mostly temporary...