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2012-06-28 06:27:32

It’s hard enough sleeping with someone who tosses and turns at night, but imagine if they kicked and punched instead! Thankfully, researchers may have possibly identified risk factors associated with this rare sleep disorder.

2012-06-13 10:05:12

The velvety voice of Elvis Presley still makes hearts flutter—and in a new study with people who have the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome, one of the King's classics is among a group of songs that helped to cast light on part of the essence of being human: the mystery of emotion and human interaction.

2012-05-04 09:11:14

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University have identified the first gene to be linked to a rare condition in which babies are born without a spleen, putting those children at risk of dying from infections they cannot defend themselves against.

2012-04-26 22:26:38

In the spring of 2010, Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Brendan Lee received a desperate email from the mother of one of his patients.

2012-04-26 05:39:38

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which there is a recurring collapse of the upper airway during sleep with an ongoing effort to breathe. OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 5 adults in the United States.

Progress Being Made In Autism Research
2012-04-26 05:12:17

Out of four million children born each year in the United States, 400,000 to 600,000 are born with neurodevelopmental disorders - including autism. With this alarming rate, there has been an increase in the amount of research done to examine the disorder.

2012-04-23 22:19:47

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which there are recurring episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep with ongoing effort to breathe.

Researchers Find PTSD May Be Genetically Based
2012-04-02 11:01:31

A new UCLA study, published in the current online edition of the Journal of Affective Disorders, may shed light on why some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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