Tag: condition

Prevalence of lung condition more than double WHO figures, students find

Around 550 million people have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to two University of Manchester medical students. The figure more than doubles the previous estimate of 251 million people with the illness linked to smoking by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Study. University of Manchester students Emily Hammond and Charles

Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging

Frailty is not simply an adjective associated with old age, it is a medical condition all on its own. And it has significant medical, social and economic implications. A landmark study published today (August 2) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, led by researchers at Monash University in Australia, explored

Kate Mara Had This Terrifying Pregnancy Condition

I’ve birthed three children and have experienced weird pregnancy symptoms that really ran the gamut. And at one point during my second pregnancy, my doctor became concerned when I couldn’t stop scratching at my skin. I was so itchy. My doctor muttered something about a rare condition that could have been the cause of my

Toddler proves doctors who said he would never crawl wrong

Toddler with rare chromosome condition proves doctors wrong as his mother reveals he can crawl – despite being told he would never be able to Ethan Bothe, one years old, has distal chromosome 18q deletion syndrome Parents Jennifer and Kyle Bothe were told their son would never be independent He has weak muscles, stunted growth,

Hope for children left paralysed by mysterious condition

Hope for children left paralysed by mysterious condition which prompted a Government investigation as pioneering surgery is proven to restore muscle function Nerve grafts could be used to bring children’s paralysed muscles back to life  It is being tried in patients with acute flaccid myelitis/paralysis, which is rising At least 28 Britons and 168 Americans

Ophthalmologists link immunotherapy with a serious eye condition

New immunotherapy treatments offer a remarkable chance for survival for patients with advanced melanoma and hard-to-treat cancers of the bladder, kidney and lung. But the treatments, designed to unleash the immune system to attack cancer, can also spur an assault on healthy organs, including the eye. The cases of three recent patients, published by University

Could statins ease deadly heart condition in rare neuromuscular disease?

In preclinical studies using cell models that mimicked liver cells of patients with the rare disease Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug increased a precursor of HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the “good cholesterol,” according to new research published in PLOS ONE from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Decreased HDL