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Man, it's been forever! He must be so relieved.
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has been suffering from HUGE kidney stones throughout pretty much all of the competition.
Now, after having all sorts of treatments to alleviate the stones, he's finally gotten the surgery he needed.
This is no good!
Cher is suffering from a pinched nerve!
Apparently it has put so much pain in her neck that she's been having SLEEPLESS nights because of it!
OUCH! Here's what she tweeted:
"Wanted to check in say hi! Pinched nerve in my neck & am in real pain! Am going dr. in am so hi & bye lovelies! F**k! Pain Intense! Cant sleep! roll over & Ouch!"
Ugh! We don't even want to try and imagine how much that must suck!
Feel better soon — maybe it'll be a quick fix!
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Oh no! We hope everything's okay, Bono!
The U2 frontman was taken to the hospital, but rumors are being denied that it was because of heart-related issues.
The 51-year old singer, who performed last month at Glastonbury and recently completed a world tour of 30 countries was reportedly ordered to rest by doctors after suffering chest pains on Wednesday, according to the Irish Independent newspaper.
But a spokesman for the singer told Reuters that the singer was well and healthy, and that his visit to hospital in the tiny South of France principality Monaco had simply been routine.
"Despite press stories to the contrary, Bono has not suffered a recent health scare. Reports of his being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment are untrue. Bono is in good health and enjoying a family holiday in the south of France."
Well that's good news! We hope it WASN'T heart-related, that's for sure.
Hope you're enjoying France!
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In a controversial move, the German Parliament has come to a decision on a debate that's been ongoing for a while: they have given the OK to genetically test embryos that are going to be used for in vitro fertilization!
This means that doctors can test the embryo for genetic disorders before they implant it into the womb, but on a case by case basis:
Under the law approved Thursday, an ethics commission will have to decide on a case-by-case basis whether couples can use the procedure.
A large minority of lawmakers had favored a total ban on the practice, with some saying even limited permission for genetic selection set a bad precedent.
"This is about variety: do we want to allow it in our society?" asked Katrin Goering-Eckardt of the opposition Greens, one of those advocating a ban.
That's an interesting thought about variety, but, not everyone is going to be allowed to do it. Only those that have an extreme history of defects:
"I am firmly convinced that we should not choose to close our eyes to how we can use modern medicine appropriately to support and help these long-suffering families."
We agree with that!
We'd be a little less for it if, say, everyone could do it on a whim or if it were required for those trying to get preggers. But it isn't, so we aren't.
Let's hope this helps some people out!
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Good news for frequent travelers who are part of the 40 million Americans who suffer from allergies!
Hotels are now offering "hypoallergenic" rooms that are thoroughly cleaned to reduce dust mites, bacteria and other irritants — for a price that is.
We knew there was a catch! Ha!
For a $25 premium, allergy sufferers can book a room that has been specially cleaned with eco-friendly disinfectants, air purified, and includes beds with linens that protect from dust mite allergens.
According a 2010 survey by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, 38% of hotels have an allergy-friendly option and hotels providing air purifiers more than doubled to 25% of respondents, up from 12% in 2008.
However, not everyone is jumping up and down about the increased premiums for increased protection.
Paul Williams, an allergy specialist, believes hotels should be offering "reasonable options" for allergy sufferers, instead of an expensive premium, saying:
"There really isn't any scientific evidence to support some of those (hypoallergenic claims). People are paying money they don't need to pay, but it's their choice."
Exactly! At least it is a choice, unlike paying for checked baggage on airlines.
If your allergies are so bad that you'll need to fork up a little extra dough for the added insurance you won't be breaking out in hives or sneezing up a storm, these premiums can only benefit you.
However, if an Allegra is all you need, than maybe it's a better idea to save your $25 for a nice dinner instead.
Oh no! We hope he's alright!
Sources are reporting that Charlie Sheen was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. just before 7 AM this morning.
Around 6:30 AM, someone called 911 and said Charlie was suffering from severe abdominal pains. When the ambulance arrived, they transported Charlie out of the house on a stretcher, while he tried to cover his face with a towel. Two women were spotted exiting the house at the same time Charlie was loaded into the ambulance. There have also been reports from Charlie's neighbors that the Two and a Half Men actor threw a pretty wild party last night that lasted until the wee hours of the morning.
We haven't heard much more about his condition so far, but we know his father, Martin Sheen and his publicist, Stan Rosenfield are in the emergency room with him.
Poor guy. We hope he pulls through whatever he is going through .
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