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2014-07-07 16:24:20

- MPS IV A patients and families urge swift, publicly funded access to life-altering drug VIMIZIM(TM) - VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Inc. (Canadian MPS Society) is thrilled by Health Canada's recent approval of VIMIZIM(TM) (elosulfase alfa), the first and only pharmaceutical treatment option available for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS...

2014-07-07 08:27:54

Approval delivers first pharmaceutical therapy for children and adults with ultra-rare, life-limiting disorder TORONTO, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) announced today that Health Canada has approved VIMIZIM(TM)(elosulfase alfa) for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA), also known as Morquio A syndrome. The approval makes VIMIZIM the first and only pharmaceutical...

2014-07-02 15:13:09

University of Southampton One in three severely affected adults with ME in England have no access to local specialist services, new research has shown. Published in the British Medical Journal Open, the research by the University of Southampton reveals NICE guidelines, which say severely affected patients with ME, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), should have access to specialist care, are not being met by many NHS Trusts across England. Over a third of specialist...

2014-06-30 11:45:29

New York University HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly reported study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that HIV infection among heterosexual non-injecting drug users (no hypodermic syringe is used; drugs are taken orally or nasally) in New York City (NYC) has now surpassed HIV...

2014-06-27 08:24:40

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis announced today the dosing of the first patient in clinical study PC025, which is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diazoxide choline controlled release tablets (DCCR) in obese Prader-Willi syndrome patients. "Although we are announcing today the dosing of the first patient, fully one third of the patients for the study have already been qualified and are scheduled for dosing and another third are currently...

2014-06-25 10:16:46

The Lancet Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study surveyed 374 individuals (256 men and 118 women) diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as adults between 2004 and 2013 at the Cambridge Lifetime Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) clinic in Cambridge UK....

2014-06-24 10:57:10

University of Oxford Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs; looks for similarities with facial structures for various conditions, such as Down's syndrome, Angelman syndrome, or Progeria; and returns possible matches...

2014-06-22 23:03:40

Research reported by clinical director at Hands-On Physical Therapy of Astoria NY, suggests use of decision making aids may lower use of elective surgery. Astoria, New York (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Aylin Mahmut, PT, DPT, clinical director at Hands-On Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY, recently completed research into how Decision Aids help patients understand their health conditions and available options for treatment. Most of the time, patients do not get to speak to our doctors enough to...

2014-06-22 23:02:46

Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia is a new program that provides people with natural remedies, and detailed instructions on how to get rid of headaches and sleep disturbances naturally. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Natural Cure To Fibromyalgia is a new program developed by Jane Thompson, who has over 10 years of experience in the health industry. The program provides people with natural remedies, and...

2014-06-18 23:16:27

Carpal Tunnel Master designed by Hilma Volk, who claims to give people natural techniques, remedies and tips that help them eliminate their carpal tunnel syndrome with ease. The full review on the website hynguyenblog.com shows whether this system is useful or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Carpal Tunnel Master is the newest method that provides users with natural techniques, tips and remedies that guide them on how to treat their carpal tunnel syndrome with ease. In this system,...


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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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'