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Nash retires from NHL, citing concussion symptoms

Former No. 1 overall NHL draft pick and six-time All-Star Rick Nash has retired because of concussion-related symptoms, his agent said Friday. FILE PHOTO: Apr 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;Boston Bruins left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of game one of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Until his retirement, Nash trailed only Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Marleau with career goals scored among active…

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Overactive immune system ‘may trigger ME-like symptoms’

Image copyright dragana991 Image caption Researchers linked an overactive immune system with ME-like symptoms An overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King’s College London have suggested. Many sufferers of CFS, or ME, say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The scientists studied 55 patients with Hepatitis C who were given a drug that causes a similar response to a virus. Eighteen of those patients had an overactive immune system and went on to develop CFS-like…

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Tips for reducing hay fever symptoms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trees, grass and weeds all produce pollen that can cause hay fever Pollen levels are set to soar across parts of England and Wales over the next week, which means hay fever sufferers are in for a tough time. Experts are predicting that this year could see particularly high pollen counts because of recent rainfall followed by warm weather. So what can be done to reduce hay fever symptoms? One in five people in the UK is thought to suffer from hay fever, and…

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