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20 years later, doctor uncovers cause of syndrome that bears his name

TORONTO – After two decades of searching for answers, a multidisciplinary group of researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has ...

Research shows treatment for rare bleeding disorder is effective

Researchers in Manchester have demonstrated for the first time the relative safety and effectiveness of treatment, eltrombopag, in children with persistent or ...

Teens With Bulimia Recover Faster When Parents Are Included in Treatment

Findings of Largest Randomized Clinical Trial Challenge Old Belief to Only Treat Patients Individually ... Full story

Dynamic Braces for Kids with Scoliosis Now in Development

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3% of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. ... Full story

Parents of children and young people with eating disorders need help too

(Vienna ) Approximately 200,000 Austrians suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their lives; one woman in fifteen will be affected in the course of her life. Around one per cent of all young girls suffer from anorexia or bulimia. This equates to at least 2,500 young Austrian women aged between 15 and 20. It is not only the children and young people themselves who suffer, however. The stress results in many parents developing conditions such as depression or anxiety. Parents’ actions can also contribute to the persistence of symptoms in young people. ... Full story

Stem Cell-derived “Mini-brains” Reveal Potential Drug Treatment for Rare Disorder

Using “mini-brains” built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say they have identified a drug candidate that appears to “rescue” dysfunctional cells by suppressing a critical genetic alteration. ... Full story

UCLA doctors perform life-changing surgery on woman plagued by internal sounds of her body

State-of-the-art technology allowed doctors to correct her rare disorder ... Full story

New Study Indicates Magnetic Stimulation Effective in Reducing Bedwetting

Non-Invasive Treatment Shows Promise in a new Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Report ... Full story

How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

Scientists at the University of York have taken a leaf out of nature’s book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone. ... Full story

Otago research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger

People who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their gout to flare up are likely to welcome new University of Otago research that has, for the first time, found a biological basis for this belief. ... Full story

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