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Baby boy with a rare condition has a tiny head

Mother of baby boy whose head is smaller because of the same rare condition that can be caused by the Zika virus reveals the incredible bond between him and his sister ‘who sees past the imperfections’ Grayson Taylor has microcephaly, where the head and brain are smaller Doctors thought labour complications had caused temporary problems  […]

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Boy, 11, with a rare blood cancer is told nothing more can be done

Parents of ‘the only boy in Britain’ with a rare blood cancer are told there is NOTHING else doctors can do for their 11-year-old after a second bone marrow transplant failed Oliver Brown has myelodysplastic syndrome; affects four in 100,000 people  Over the past three years, Oliver has undergone two bone marrow transplants Youngster was […]

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In rare cases, immune system fails despite HIV suppression

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually very effective at suppressing HIV in the body, allowing a person’s immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare, paradoxical response to ART known as extreme immune decline, or EXID. Five individuals evaluated at the National Institute of Allergy […]

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Rare genetic change provides clues to pancreas development

Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas. The study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Exeter and collaborators also identified a previously unexpected pathway involved in the development of the human pancreas, and confirmed this in mice. Understanding […]

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Mother, 31, reveals rare condition made her dread breastfeeding

Mother’s rare condition made her dread breastfeeding as she reveals it felt like she was ‘killing the family dog’ whenever she released milk Deena Todd was left in tears every time she had to breastfeed her baby, Isla She even had feelings of regret as doctors suspected post-natal depression Ms Todd then read about dysphoric milk […]

Health Problems

FDA-approved drug effectively treats rare chronic immune disorders

A drug approved to treat a severe form of asthma dramatically improved the health of people with rare chronic immune disorders called hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) in whom other treatments were ineffective or intolerable. This finding comes from a small clinical trial led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part […]

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Innovative imaging technology effectively measures disease severity in rare neurodegenerative disorder

A rapid, non-invasive eye exam that uses innovative imaging technology effectively measures the severity of disease in patients with a rare neurodegenerative disease called Friedrich ataxia, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers. The results suggest that the exam, known as corneal confocal microscopy (CCM), could be a […]