Child dies in France from rare disease linked to virus
A nine-year-old boy has died in France from a Kawasaki-like disease believed to be linked to coronavirus, his doctor said Friday, the first such death in the country as similar child fatalities are being investigated in New York and London. ...
What Is Aspergillus Meningitis, The Rare Disease Linked With Tainted Steroid Injections?
What is Rare Disease Day?
Rare Disease Day is dedicated to bringing widespread recognition of the challenges faced by people living with rare diseases. There are nearly 7,000 rare dis...
This is What It's Like to Live with the Disease Linked to the Zika Virus
Gwen Hartley feels "deeply blessed" to have two daughters with microcephaly.
20,000 Malaysians die each year from diseases linked to smoking
GEORGE TOWN: It is estimated that about 20,00 people in this country die each year from diseases linked to the smoking habit while the number of smokers is
Advice from the Rare Disease Community
Today is World Rare Disease Day. Launched in 2008 by Eurordis, a patient-driven alliance representing 738 rare disease patient organizations across the globe, World Rare …
What strange and rare diseases lurk within neurology?
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an already-difficult situation even worse. A review by SISSA researchers gathers together the state of the art of what is known in this field, paying particular attention to the brain mechanisms involved. The information may be used for understanding…
What is it like to have a rare disease?
Any disease that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans is considered rare. In addition to facing devastating medical problems and symptoms, people who suffer ...
What Causes Gluten Intolerance? Celiac Disease Linked To Virus
Celiac disease could be triggered by reovirus, an intestinal virus that affects babies.
Tips for Coping with Rare Disease
Though there are over 7,000 rare diseases, there is one thing that all rare disease patients and families have in common- the need to cope with whatever challenges their disease throws their way. T…
What is the Definition of a Rare Disease?
What is the universal definition of a rare disease?
Rare Disease Clinical Trial Recruitment
For some parents, as soon as their child is diagnosed with a rare, progressive disease, the first thing they do is research whether there is a cure, a treatment, or an open clinical trial or one in…
Genetic Testing 101 for People with Rare Diseases
Do you want to learn more about how genetic testing can be helpful in the diagnosis and management of rare diseases? These topics and more were covered in a ...
What Causes A Rare Disease That Paralyzes Kids? Researchers Home In On A Virus
It starts out like a common viral respiratory illness but leads to terrifying symptoms, including paralysis. Could a common virus be behind the illness?
Top 10 Rare Archaeological Finds From France
The story of France goes back thousands of years. Unsurprisingly, the region is packed with ancient remains. Certain villages contain secret codes, weird graveyards lurk inside kindergartens, and some towns even turn out to be lost cities. History also has a dark side. From shackled bodies to massacres, the violence of ancient France left a disturbing trail throughout the archaeological record. 10 Oldest Muslim Graves Photo…
10 Years of Rare Disease Day
At the forefront of medicine, Gene Therapy brings you the latest research into genetic and cell-based technologies to treat disease. It also publishes Progress & Prospects reviews and News and Commentary articles, which highlight the cutting edge of the field.
How many rare diseases are genetic?
Is it true that 80% of rare diseases are genetic? We tried to track down the origin of this oft-used statement. It was a surprising journey.
How rare disease research is changing cancer treatment
Rare diseases may only affect a handful of people but their treatment benefits everyone.
The Lessons I’ve Learned From My Children’s Rare Disease
When I imagined having children, I imagined a lot of things: the kind of mom I’d be, the things I’d do with my kids and the things I wanted to expose the...
How are concussions and Alzheimer's disease linked?
Findings reveal that head injuries trigger a type of chronic swelling in the brain that could be at play in Alzheimer’s.
How The Internet Helps Rare Disease Patients
Doctors inform where rare disease patients can look online to find reliable, accurate information.