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UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease

A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration ...

Royal Holloway sheds light on those with rare diseases 'left in the dark'

Experts at Royal Holloway, University of London showcased on 28 February 2011 the experiences of people affected by rare diseases - and ...

Technique measures 'postural sway' to diagnose neuromuscular disorders

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new technique might be used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis or impairment from concussions by detecting and measuring subtle oscillations in a person's standing posture. ... Full story

Does a Common Parasite Play a Role in Rage Disorder?

University of Maryland School of Medicine Study Finds Link Between Rage Disorder and Exposure to a Common Parasite ... Full story

Participants wanted for polycystic ovary syndrome study

Researchers are seeking females with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who want to improve their physical activity and nutrition behaviours. ... Full story

Survival rates way up for adults with acute liver failure

Study suggests improved response to acetaminophen overdose is improving survival ... Full story

AAOS recommends a multi-faceted approach to diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome

ORLANDO, Fla. —New guidelines approved by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors recommend the collective use of a thorough patient history and specific physical examination maneuvers, in addition to observation and specific diagnostic tests to more definitively diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a common source of hand numbness and pain affecting approximately 3 million Americans—primarily women—each year. ... Full story

UQ researchers unlocking mysteries of rare diseases

University of Queensland researchers are working to find causes and treatments for some of the world’s rarest diseases – which collectively affect more than 1.2 million Australians. ... Full story

Research Finds Botox May Reduce ‘Dry Mouth’ Following Radiation Therapy

A researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that botulinum toxin (Botox) protects the salivary glands in mice, reducing the impact of “dry mouth” following radiation therapy. ... Full story

New formulation of FDA-approved drug may help treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease

Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. NPC primarily strikes children before and during adolescence and affects one in every 150,000 children. ... Full story

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