Rare disease that attacks immune system

Rare disease that attacks immune system

Reference: Kim Ann Zimmermann, LiveScience Contributor | January 24, 2013 06:53pm ET The job of the immune system — which is a collection of structures and processes within the body — is…
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Rare diseases of the muscular system

Rare diseases of the muscular system

Reference: Kim Ann Zimmermann, LiveScience Contributor | February 04, 2013 07:06pm ET Related : Ready for Med School? Test Your Body Smarts You use your eyes to see, your ears to hear and your muscles to do the heavy lifting. Well, sort of. In fact, most…

Rare diseases of the excretory system

Rare diseases of the excretory system

In the last two newsletters, we explored both the anatomy of the urinary system and the physiology of the urinary system. In this issue, we ll examine what can go wrong. My intent here is not to explore the details of diseases of the urinary system, but…

Rare diseases impact report

Rare diseases impact report

We have a health crisis on our hands, and we re finally taking strides to make a difference. The way we are doing so: The Rare Disease Impact Report, to which I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to contribute. In the United States, rare diseases…

Rare diseases of the urinary system

Rare diseases of the urinary system

Animals usually have no signs of kidney disease until they are at Stages or IV, when their kidneys are working at less than 25% of their usual capacity. Exceptions to this include other illnesses that affect the entire body along with the kidneys, or…

Conference on rare diseases

Conference on rare diseases

Seltene Krankheiten – Stck fr Stck zur Lsung In den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten konnten wir immer mehr Einzelaspekte der Bedrfnisse von Patienten mit seltenen Krankheiten und ihrer Angehrigen identifizieren. Jetzt stehen wir vor der Herausforderung…

Rare diseases affecting the immune system

Rare diseases affecting the immune system

If you re healthy, have a strong immune system, and practice good hygiene and proper wound care, your chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis (“flesh-eating” bacteria) are extremely low . Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious bacterial infection that spreads…

Rare diseases are Common

Rare diseases are Common

I had the privilege of interviewing two public health advocates in my Manhattan office recently, Mary Dunkle and Denis Costello. These two enthusiastic and dedicated educators brought me up to speed on an issue I knew little about: rare diseases. A rare…

Rare form Crohns disease

Rare form Crohns disease

Burrill B. Crohn You or a member of your family has been confronted with the diagnosis “inflammatory bowel disease” or IBD. In most cases, this means either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. At first, these names seem strange and you probably wonder…

GSK rare disease unit

GSK rare disease unit

The Brazilian state of So Paulo is to create a Centre of Excellence for research in sustainable chemistry. The Centre, financed jointly by UK pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the So Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), is expected to usher…

Rare diseases of skeletal system

Rare diseases of skeletal system

The human form is comprised of 206 bones that are held together by a series of ligaments and connective tissue attachments. Beyond allowing locomotion, the skeleton protects vital organs such as the brain, heart and lungs and abdominal organs. However…

Rare disease collaboration

Rare disease collaboration

Switzerland’s THERAMetrics holding and Turkish drugmaker Centurion Pharma plan to cooperate in the… In order to access this content you need to be logged into the site and have an active subscription or trial subscription. Please login, take a free trial…

Rare diseases of the Senses system

Rare diseases of the Senses system

THE STRENGTH OF MANY: The rare disease community needs the help of the general public to muscle out rare diseases. The rare disease community looks to the general public for strength and support. Awareness is key to the future success of rare disease…

Rare diseases in the immune system

Rare diseases in the immune system

In spring of 2014, she again started to turn into the hairless donkey. Upon examination, I found that the donkey had hair loss with areas of ulceration and crusting over her entire body. The lesions extended onto her face, axillary, and groin regions…

Rare disease Therapeutics Nashville

Rare disease Therapeutics Nashville

Awards and Recognition Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc., has been recognized in the community as a leader in the area of rare diseases. Below are some of Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc.’s recent achievements. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)…

Novartis rare disease Day

Novartis rare disease Day

In aggregate, rare diseases arent all that rare. For example, as many as 30 million people in the European Union may be affected by rare diseases, according to RareDiseaseDay.org. Its estimated that 80 percent of these diseases have genetic origins; others…

FDA rare diseases Medication

FDA rare diseases Medication

Get Consumer Updates by E-mail If you ve ever had a skin reaction when taking acetaminophen, don t take the drug again and discuss alternate pain relievers/fever reducers with your health care professional. Consumer Updates RSS Feed Print and share (PDF…

Rare diseases of the lymph system

Rare diseases of the lymph system

Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, generally affecting the lower extremities extending from the hips to the ankles secondary to the deposition of fat; upper extremities are affected in 30% (1) of the cases. Lipedema is not…

Rare 'polio-like' disease reports

Rare 'polio-like' disease reports

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK 7 months ago In this photo taken with a mobile phone, Jeff Jarvis of Berkeley, Calif., holds his 4-year-old daughter, Sofia Jarvis, during a news conference at Lucille Packard Children s Hospital at Stanford University on Monday, Feb…

Rare disease Day in Canada

Rare disease Day in Canada

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February to raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact on real people’s daily lives. In 2012, a relay style torch run, linking the work sites of Genzyme in Massachusetts, was started to draw attention…