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2011-10-27 14:00:00

Karen Steward, whose own daughter suffered fourteen years from adhesions, understands the overwhelming dilemma ARD sufferers face: a public who is largely unaware of the condition, little to no medical help for the disorder in the USA, and insurance companies who refuse to pay for treatment that is available out-of-country. (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Thanksgiving this year will bring a chance for improved life and health for Angela Patterson of Hillsborough, New Jersey. Angela, who suffers...

2011-10-26 13:02:12

Amount of men seeking treatment lower than estimated number of sufferers Binge eating is a disorder which affects both men and women, yet men remain underrepresented in research. A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has found that the medical impact of the disorder is just as damaging to men as it is to women, yet research has shown that the number of men seeking treatment is far lower than the estimated number of sufferers. "Binge eating is closely...

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2011-08-15 12:05:00

A new study has found that if a child has autism, the risk of a younger sibling also developing the disorder is higher than previously thought. Researchers from the University of California, Davis studied 664 infants up to the age of three during the study. They found the average risk was 18 percent for siblings who have other siblings with autism.  Previous research says the average risk was 3 to 10 percent. The study involved infants from 20 different places across the U.S. and...

2011-08-12 06:54:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Siblings of those who have been hospitalized with potentially lethal blood clots in the legs or pelvis are more likely to also suffer the disorder than those with healthy siblings, according to this study. The Swedish study is the first to show a direct correlation between venous thromboembolism (VTE) and family risk in a nationwide setting, sorted by age and gender. VTE consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which typically involves blood clots that form in the deep...

2011-07-18 15:58:28

Northwestern Memorial is among the first medical centers to offer sacral nerve stimulation A new procedure is now available for the treatment of chronic bowel incontinence, a disorder impacting the lives of more than 18 million Americans. The treatment, called InterStim® Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure which uses electrical impulses to stimulate the sacral nerve and improve muscle function. It is one of the only effective long-term treatments for bowel incontinence...

2011-07-01 13:03:51

First study of genome-wide significance shows variation in the BAZ2B gene linked to increased risk of the heart disorder that kills more than 250,000 in the US and 5 million worldwide each year A study by a global consortium of physician-scientists has identified a genetic variation that may predispose people to double the risk of having a sudden cardiac arrest, a disorder that gives little warning and is fatal in about 95 percent of cases. Although previous, smaller studies have identified...

2011-06-21 16:38:00

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hair Today... Gone Tomorrow: How to Help Your Child Deal with Trichotillomania By James Costabile Losing 100 to 300 hairs from your head every day is normal and no reason for concern. Washing, combing, styling, and even running your fingers through your hair cause many to fall out. But what if you lost enough hair in one day to create a bald spot...or if you lost nearly all your hair in a single day? That's exactly what happens to people...

2011-06-16 12:16:05

    * A new study examined the reliability of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnosis of alcohol dependence (AD) in a population-based sample.     * Characteristics relevant to the disorder "“ number of AD symptoms, treatment seeking, duration of most severe episode, and spending a great deal of time to obtain, use, or recover from alcohol use "“ predicted a reliable diagnosis of lifetime history...

2011-06-15 22:24:31

When Noah and Alexis Beery were diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 2, their parents thought they at last had an answer to the problems that had plagued their twin infants from birth. However, that proved only a way station on a journey to find an answer to the children's problems that combined their mother's determination, the high tech world of next-generation sequencing in the Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center and the efforts of talented physicians from across the country. In a report...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.