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Michael Bublé's Son Diagnosed with Liver Cancer: How Rare Is It in Kids?

Singer-songwriter Michael Bublé's young son Noah recently started treatment for liver cancer, a condition that is very rare in children. This week, Bublé's sister-in-law said that Noah, who is 3 years old, was diagnosed with liver cancer and that he's started a chemotherapy treatment that is expected to take four months, according to the Argentine magazine Gente. Bublé and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, initially revealed their son's cancer diagnosis in a Facebook post on Nov. 4 but did not specify the type of cancer.


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Constipation Linked to Risk of Kidney Disease, New Study Finds

In what may not make for the sexiest headline, a new study shows there's a link between constipation and kidney disease. They also found that the more severe the participant's constipation, the higher their risk of developing these kidney conditions. "We cannot really say that we were very surprised," said Dr. Csaba Pal Kovesdy, chief of nephrology at the Memphis VA Medical Center and one of the study's co-authors.


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Red Squirrels Harbor Leprosy-Causing Bacteria

Researchers were intrigued by an increasing number of sores on red squirrels in the United Kingdom and Ireland, so they decided to run tests on the animals to find out what was causing these mysterious marks. After investigating, they now say they have found the cause: Some squirrels harbor the same bacteria that caused leprosy in humans in medieval Britain. In the study, the researchers conducted genetic screening and blood tests on more than 100 red-squirrel cadavers from England, Ireland and Scotland.


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