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A new tool brings personalized medicine closer

Scientists from EPFL and ETHZ have developed a powerful tool for exploring and determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, which overcomes ...

The science of food addiction: is it for real?

Sweet tooth? Midnight muncher? Constant cravings? You could be addicted to food. The study of food addiction is still in its infancy, ...

Listening to lupus

Lupus is a mysterious chronic illness that primarily affects women in their prime of life. In people with lupus, the immune system goes awry, attacking healthy tissue. ... Full story

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 between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept. ... Full story

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 revealed exciting new developments in Gene Therapy – at the same time as a report found that more than half of people with rare conditions are ‘left in the dark’ over medical needs, according to Rare Disease UK (RDUK). ... Full story

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

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