Rare disease
A rare disease, also referred to as an orphan disease, is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population.Most rare diseases are genetic, and thus are present throughout the person's ent...
How the original Siamese twins had 21 children by 2 sisters
Chang and Eng Bunker - the conjoined siblings who provided the name for all who suffer this accident of birth - triumphed over extraordinary odds and prejudice in 19th-century America and Britain.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims for Compensation
If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation. Learn more here.
Brother And Sister Inherit Disease That Will Stop Them Ever Sleeping Again
A brother and sister have inherited a disease that will stop them from ever sleeping again - and which will eventually kill them. Lachlan and Hayley Webb from Queensland, Australia, suffer from a r...
Discovery Of A Gene Associated With A Set Of Poorly Understood Rare Diseases
The genomic sequencing of hundreds of patients with diverse types of ciliopathies has revealed that “in many cases the gene responsible is not known”, says Travis Stracker, head of the Genomic Instabi...
Little People Of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May Unlock Cancer, Diabetes Cure
In the remote villages of Ecuador, 100 very small people may hold the key to a huge medical breakthrough. They all suffer from Laron Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder that stops them from ...
New Therapy Halts Progression Of Lou Gehrig's Disease In Mice
Researchers have essentially stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly two years in one type of mouse model used to study the disease, allowin...
BBC Future - The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping
A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?
Old-looking Newborn Rejected by Parents, Being Fed Goat’s Milk by Grandpa
One baby born in a village in Maharashtra, western India looked so different from most babies that no one wanted to hold her as they were afraid to catch whatever disease it was that afflicted her. St...
Bubonic Plague Confirmed In Oregon Teen
A teenage girl in Crook County, Oregon is in the ICU recovering from a case of bubonic plague. According to a press release, the young woman began feeling sick on October 21 and was hospitalized in Be...
Mom Of Conjoined Twins Gives Birth Despite Knowing Only One Child Will Survive
Amber McCullough delivered her girls, named Hannah and Olivia, Wednesday at the Children's Hospital of Colorado, where they immediately underwent a 5-hour surgery to separate the two girls. Olivia who...
Ice bucket challenge helped spur ALS discovery, scientists say
Money raised from the ice bucket challenge, which went viral on social media last year, is boosting research into ALS, scientists at Johns Hopkins say.
Might Alzheimer’s Disease Be “Foodborne”?
By Dr. Mercola Mounting research shows there’s a compelling link between a particular kind of protein and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease. What’s ...
Mystery of Kazakhstan's 'Sleepy Hollow' disease tracked to uranium mine
A closed uranium mine was pinpointed as the culprit behind the outbreaks of a mysterious sleep-inducing disease that has plagued the residents of two villages in Kazakhstan since 2013. disease... ...
‘Jumping Genes’ May Drive Oesophageal Cancer
Cancer Research UK scientists have found that ‘jumping genes’ may add to the genetic chaos behind more than three-quarters of oesophageal cancer cases, according to research published in BMC Genomics ...
Back to Sleepy Hollow: RT returns to Kazakhstan for new theories on mysterious disease
An RT documentary crew has returned to the Kazakhstan village whose inhabitants have been mysteriously falling asleep for over two years now, in a new attempt to find an explanation for the anomaly.
Mom Catches 2-Year-Old’s Eye Cancer By Snapping Photo
Julie Fitzgerald had been worried about strange spots on her 2-year-old's eye, but she initially brushed them off. But then she saw viral story on Facebook about how a white glow that appeared someone...
Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), or simply arthrogryposis, describes congenital joint contractures in two or more areas of the body. It derives its name from Greek, literally meaning "curvin...
Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma (or, more precisely, malignant mesothelioma) is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the bod...
Supernumerary body part
Supernumerary body parts are most commonly a congenital disorder involving the growth of an additional part of the body and a deviation from the body plan. Body parts may be easily visible or hidden ...
List of disorders included in newborn screening programs
This is a list of disorders included in newborn screening programs around the world, along with information on testing methodologies, disease incidence and rationale for being included in screening pr...
Congenital insensitivity to pain
Congenital insensitivity to pain (CIP), also known as congenital analgesia, is one or more rare conditions in which a person cannot feel (and has never felt) physical pain. The conditions described he...
Triple-A syndrome
Triple-A syndrome (AAA), also known as Achalasia-Addisonianism-Alacrimia syndrome or Allgrove syndrome, is a rare autosomal recessive congenital disorder. In most cases, there is no family history of ...
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
Lesch–Nyhan syndrome (LNS), also known as Nyhan's syndrome, Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome, and juvenile gout, is a rare inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosph...
How the original Siamese twins had 21 children by 2 sisters
Chang and Eng Bunker - the conjoined siblings who provided the name for all who suffer this accident of birth - triumphed over extraordinary odds and prejudice in 19th-century America and Britain.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims for Compensation
If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation. Learn more here.