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2014-01-31 16:23:40

PKU uncle will cycle across Canada in 71 days this summer to raise awareness and $25,000 TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - A young father will ride his bicycle more than 7,300 kilometers coast-to-coast this summer to draw attention to a rare, brain-threatening disorder which affects his newborn niece, Avery. The Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) non-profit association is proud to announce Avery's Ride for PKU. This Ride is the brainchild of Kevin Dube, of Kitchener,...

Schizophrenia Genetics Untangled
2014-01-22 15:55:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found a system of genetic mutations and signature patterns underlying schizophrenia, according to two studies published this week in the journal Nature. One study examined gene sequences from 2,500 patients with schizophrenia and 2,500 healthy volunteers. The other study looked for mutations in protein coding genes from over 600 schizophrenia individuals with the disorder along with their...

2013-12-09 10:01:39

Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere's disease and how to attack it. According to Carol Foster, MD, from the department of otolaryngology and Robert Breeze, MD, a neurosurgeon, there is a strong association between Meniere's disease and conditions involving temporary low blood flow in the brain such as migraine headaches. Meniere's affects approximately 3 to 5 million people in the United States. It is a disabling disorder...

2013-10-24 23:19:12

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: General Anxiety Disorder Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 General Anxiety Disorder Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “General Anxiety Disorder Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the General Anxiety Disorder clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical...

Sunny Climates Associated With Lower Prevalence Of ADHD
2013-10-21 14:09:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder, yet also one of the least understood. A recently published study in the journal Biological Psychiatry may shed new light on the condition, literally, as scientists have found sunny climates appear to have a preventative effect on children developing the disorder. "The reported association is intriguing, but it raises many questions...

2013-10-15 23:26:18

About 10% of the population is thought to suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). Changes in lifestyle, as well as the use of pressure stimulation on the legs, such as through a weighted blanket from Mosaic Weighted Blankets, can help reduce leg pain at night. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Stretching, pressure therapy and massage are just a few RLS patient favorites for reducing the disorder's symptoms. Weighted blankets (think of a blanket with dozens of little bean...

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...

2013-10-03 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...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'