Tagged: disease

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The Kid Brother

Caudal regression syndrome is a broad term for a rare complex disorder characterized by abnormal development of the lower end of the spine. The spine consists of vertebrae that collectively form the spinal column....

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Balancing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats

Most people know about omega-3 fatty acids, the polyunsaturated fats in fish (and some plants) that help protect the heart and may have other benefits. Some research suggests, however, that it isn’t just the...

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Managing Ménière’s disease

Ménière’s disease is characterized by intermittent and sudden attacks of vertigo (a spinning sensation), often accompanied by tinnitus (typically a ringing or roaring sound) and a feeling of fullness in the ear. Fluctuating hearing...

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Hirschsprung’s disease

Hirschsprung’s disease is a blockage of the large intestine. It occurs due to poor muscle movement in the bowel. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present from birth. Causes Muscle contractions...

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Neu-Laxova syndrome

Neu-Laxova syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait (two copies of an abnormal gene must be present in order for the disease or trait to develop). The...

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Shell Shock

 “Shell shock,” the term that would come to define the phenomenon, first appeared in the British medical journal The Lancet in February 1915, only six months after the commencement of the war. In a...

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World’s fattest boy

A morbidly obese ten-year-old, who is reduced to wearing just a sarong as clothes do not fit him, has been put on a crash diet over fears he may die. Arya Permana, named the...

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Pose for the camera

Dr Yash Banait at Lata Mangeshkar Medical College. Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe genetic disorder that mainly affects the skin. Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin covering most of...

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Stomach tap

A device that allows people to empty a portion of their stomach contents into a toilet after a meal has just got the go-ahead from the US Food and Drug Administration. The device is...

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Thousands of Indians force-fed live fish

.. to cure asthma. An estimated 100,000 people received an infamous cure for breathing problems in Hyderabad’s Exhibition Ground, Wednesday, as they were given live fish to swallow. Asthma is characterized by episodes of...