Tag Archives: Disorders

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with autoimmune diseases — conditions that cause a person’s immune system to turn against the body — appear to have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new British study suggests. Researchers found that 18 out of 25 …

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Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

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Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans have eating disorders, but it can be difficult for family and friends to detect these problems in loved ones, a doctor warns. For example, many people with anorexia are skillful at hiding their weight …

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Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Obama Defends Health Care Law, Offers Fixes

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with adult stem cells harvested from blood or bone marrow may benefit some patients with certain kinds of cardiovascular disorders and autoimmune diseases, a new U.S. analysis shows. There are two types of stem cells, according to background information in the study. Embryonic …

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Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders

Bill Clinton Has Coronary Artery Procedure

TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who used family trees dating back to 1811 to estimate the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders say their findings can help doctors determine when to screen and treat today’s patients with these disorders. Sudden cardiac death can occur in …

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Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

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Latest Mental Health News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Getting care at a hospital for a psychiatric disorder may be linked to a higher risk of stroke in the following weeks and months, new research suggests. People who sought care at a …

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Report Urges Broader Effort to Stem Emotional Disorders in Youth

Gay Black Men Often Face Added Family Hurdles When Coming Out

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) — Mental, emotional and behavioral problems in young Americans cost the nation about $247 billion a year, says a report that urges the federal government to make preventing these disorders and promoting mental health in young people a priority. …

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Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who discovered a gene that links the thickness of the brain’s gray matter to intelligence say their finding might help improve understanding of brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. The team looked at the cerebral cortex, which is the outside layer …

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Scientists Spot Antibody That Might Help Diagnose, Treat Autoimmune Disorders

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who have pinpointed an antibody linked to life-threatening autoimmune disorders in children say their discovery could lead to faster diagnosis and treatment of these patients. The investigators identified the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in their study of 535 children with central …

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Antibody Found That May Help Autoimmune Disorders

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who have pinpointed an antibody linked to life-threatening autoimmune disorders in children say their discovery could lead to faster diagnosis and treatment of these patients. The investigators identified the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in …

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Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders

Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a 27-year-old woman wanted to have a baby using in vitro fertilization, there was one major problem — she was a carrier of Gerstmann-Straussler-Sheinker syndrome. This rare, degenerative neurological condition is usually diagnosed in mid-life and is always …

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