When You Can’t Stop Throwing Up

For most people, an unsettled stomach is a passing inconvenience; at its worst, a vomiting episode is at least followed by relief. But for those who suffer from a seemingly rare chronic vomiting illness, no amount of throwing up can stop the nausea. Such is the case with Natalie Robertson of Chico, Calif. One of the…

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Doctor offers diagnosis in Charles Darwin medical mystery

Author of On the Origin of Species suffered from cyclical vomiting syndrome, says Australian doctor  Charles Darwin. Photograph: Corbis “Survival of the fittest” may have been the phrase adopted by Charles Darwin to dramatise his ideas, but the proponent of evolution was himself rarely a healthy man. Now an Australian doctor has offered a belated diagnosis of…

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