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2013-10-09 23:19:26

Each rosacea patient's case is unique, but a survey of NRS members shows some initial symptoms are more common. Barrington, Illinois (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Although the progression of rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another, flushing and persistent redness are by far the most common early signs of the disorder, according to a new survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society. In the survey of 1,072 rosacea patients on the order of appearance of rosacea signs...

2013-10-07 13:48:49

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Inger Sundstroem Poromaa on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Improved understanding of the role of female sex hormones on the drivers and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) may shed light on the complex interactions between sex hormones and mood, potentially helping to explain the increased prevalence of mood disorders in women. Most women are unaffected by the hormonal changes of...

2013-10-07 12:26:33

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Theodore E. Weltzin, M.D., F.A.E.D., F.A.P.A., the medical director of Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, addresses the issue of males and eating disorders in a general session of the 2013 National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) conference on October 12 in Washington, D.C. The NEDA conference brings industry professionals, researchers, educators, people in recovery and families together to connect and learn the...

2013-10-03 23:23:55

Deletions may be linked to miswiring of brain neurons. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Using powerful genetic sequencing technology, a team of investigators, led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, scanned the genome of hundreds of individuals, and discovered those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have gene deletions than were people without the disorder. That means those individuals — seven percent of the study group...

2013-09-17 23:32:16

Advancements in Treatment and Research for Cystic Fibrosis (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Causing severe damage to the lungs and the digestive system, Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disorder affecting nearly 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. Those inflicted with the disorder have an inherited defective gene which converts the mucus, typically a thin substance surrounding the tissues, into a thick and sticky substance. The thick mucus blocks the lungs, leading to lung infection and...

2013-09-05 23:01:59

An international team of scientists, including University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado researchers, has discovered a new disease related to an inability to process Vitamin B12. The disorder is rare but can be devastating. Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 An international team of scientists, including University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado researchers, has discovered a new disease related to an inability to...

2013-09-04 23:03:01

Residents of New England appear to suffer the highest incidence of rosacea in the United States, while those in Hawaii may be affected the least, according to a geographic analysis of National Rosacea Society (NRS) membership data. This conspicuous, red-faced disorder is now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans. BARRINGTON, Illinois (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Residents of New England appear to suffer the highest incidence of rosacea in the United States, while those in...

2013-09-02 23:03:34

Although the recession caused more people with eating disorders to avoid spending money on treatment, industry revenue still grew slightly during the five years to 2013, partially due to increasing understanding and awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Eating Disorder Clinics industry to its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2013 Today, more than 11 million...

2013-08-13 23:28:51

Robin Fleck, M.D., founder and medical director of Vein Specialties specializes in the treatment of varicose veins. Recently, her practice has seen a rise in younger patients with this disorder. Prescott, Arizona (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that appear on the legs and ankles of middle aged and older adults. In a normal vein, deoxygenated blood gets pumped back to the heart. However, in those patients with venous insufficiency, due to damaged valves,...

2013-08-05 23:02:40

A new study by Abt Associates shows wide geographic disparities in the treatment of ADHD which suggests flawed management of the disorder. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 The use of amphetamine medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States varies widely from state to state and even more dramatically from one county to another, according to a new study by Abt Associates, showing treatment disparities are greater than previously assessed in...