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2014-04-29 23:21:12

Energy NADH, an industry leader in fatigue relief products, receives a best-in-class 5-star rating from TopConsumerReviews.com. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Energy NADH, an industry leader in fatigue relief products. Fatigue is one of the top complaints of most adults today. Hectic schedules, sedentary life styles and poor diets all contribute to the list of common complaints. For many, energy drinks...

2014-04-29 23:14:57

The 5p- Society is joining with families around the globe that have been affected by Cri Du Chat, to send a message to the world. That message is that these individuals deserve to be recognized for what they can do versus what they cannot do. Lakewood, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 May 4-10, 2014 is Cri Du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week May 5 is officially designated as Cri Du Chat Day in the United States. The 5p- Society of North America, along with support organizations from Argentina,...

2014-04-29 23:05:57

New American Heart Association guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease seek to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease. Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The important guidelines released by the AHA recently aim to improve care for babies with congenital heart disease while they are in the womb. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects, affecting one in 120 babies. As a leading Cardiac Center in the U.S., and renowned...

Gulf War Illness Likely Caused By Toxins - RAC Findings
2014-04-29 05:09:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a Congressionally-mandated panel of scientific experts and veterans has found that Gulf War illness is most likely the result of exposure to toxins. The panel added research surrounding treatment of the condition has been advancing at an “encouraging” rate. Gulf War illness was established as a legitimate condition in 2008 by the same Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC) that presented...

2014-04-28 16:28:11

OTTAWA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the appointment of Audrey McFarlane to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term. Ms. McFarlane is currently the Executive Director at the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Cold Lake, Alberta. She obtained her degree in Community Rehabilitation and has spent nearly two decades working with children and adults with developmental...

2014-04-22 23:01:58

Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically typical peers. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have shown that children with Down syndrome have significantly better in-hospital survival rates after surgeries for congenital heart disease (CHD) than their genetically...

2014-04-22 11:46:28

A new prediction tool can help doctors better identify patients who are at highest risk for respiratory failure after surgery and therefore prevent the often deadly condition, suggest data from a large multi-center study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology. Affecting nearly 200,000 Americans a year, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a sudden failure of the lungs caused by a number of issues ranging from smoke inhalation to pneumonia or blood infection. High-risk...

2014-04-22 10:07:14

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of respiratory failure after surgery. Patients who develop the lung disorder postoperatively are at higher risk of dying in the hospital, and those who survive the syndrome may still bear its physical effects years later. A Mayo Clinic-led study is helping physicians better identify patients most at risk, the first step toward preventing this dangerous and costly surgical complication. They found nine independent risk factors, including...

2014-04-21 13:46:28

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why. Now, a team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between the two conditions. In a study posted online today by the journal Nature Genetics, the researchers track the genetic chain of events that links a chromosomal abnormality in Down syndrome to the cellular havoc...

2014-04-21 08:26:07

- Clinical results appear to correlate with reduction in anti-PLA2R antibodies ANAHEIM, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that results from an investigator-initiated clinical study involving two major academic research centers examining the dosing and effectiveness of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin) in 20 patients with nephrotic syndrome due to idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) have been published in the...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'