A Surgery To Treat Obesity Found to Significantly Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
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A Surgery To Treat Obesity Found to Significantly Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

According to EMJ, findings from an analysis spanning 20 years has found that weight loss surgery used to address obesity also significantly lowers a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer.…

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People with IBD are Concerned Their Medication Raises Their Risk of Coronavirus
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People with IBD are Concerned Their Medication Raises Their Risk of Coronavirus

As reported in EMJ Reviews, the world is on alert, being told to wash their hands and keep distance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)…

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Emmaus Life Sciences Makes Drug For Sickle Cell Disease Free For Those That Can’t Pay
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Emmaus Life Sciences Makes Drug For Sickle Cell Disease Free For Those That Can’t Pay

As reported in PR NewsWire;  in an effort to help the entirety of the sickle cell disease community, Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc has announced a program that will provide their…

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A Batten’s Disease Flair Up Took Their Christmas Spirit. Their Small Town Gave It Back.

As originally reported in the BBC; In Leyland, Lancashire, Mother Melanie Moffatt describes feeling miserable on Christmas. She was spending it alone with her 10 year old daughter Matilda who…

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Why The FDA Cautions Rare Neurological Disease Patients About Dental Amalgams

In a press release from the FDA; the FDA has new recommendations for a common mercury-based filling, dental amalgams. While the mercury in the tooth treatment isn't significant enough to…

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Patients with Parkinson’s to Receive Free Genetic Testing in New Nation Wide Study

In a press release by the Parkinson’s Foundation, the non-profit has announced an exciting collaboration with Sanofi, the global pharmaceutical company, which will dedicated $1 million to the nonprofit to…

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The Genetic Pattern that puts IBD Patients at Risk of Fatal Blood Clots
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The Genetic Pattern that puts IBD Patients at Risk of Fatal Blood Clots

According Newswise, in a new study first published in Gastroenterology, researchers at Cedars-Sinai have identified a set of genes, made up of rare genetic deviations and more common genetic patterns,…

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Stem Cells Could Cure the Most Common Cause of Irreversible Blindness 
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Stem Cells Could Cure the Most Common Cause of Irreversible Blindness 

As reported in Medical Xpress; Fight for Sight, a charity in the UK dedicated to vision, has an exciting announcement for people with macular diseases: they have just granted funding…

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His Son was Taken Off the Shield List, and Now They Feel Unprotected from COVID-19
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His Son was Taken Off the Shield List, and Now They Feel Unprotected from COVID-19

As reported in the BBC; Aaron Bradley is concerned that returning to work will endanger his son’s health. This follows the Scottish governments decision to move his toddler off of…

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Study Suggests Charcot Marie Tooth Disease Causes Structural Reorganization in the Brain
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Study Suggests Charcot Marie Tooth Disease Causes Structural Reorganization in the Brain

A recent study in Frontiers in Neurology published findings on brain changes in patients with Charcot Marie Tooth disease Type 1A, a rare neurological disease that affects the muscles. The researchers have…

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Watch “Walk In My Shoes” And Learn How Chandler Keeps Smiling With Cystinosis
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Watch “Walk In My Shoes” And Learn How Chandler Keeps Smiling With Cystinosis

The documentary "Walk in My Shoes” takes viewers through a lifetime with cystinosis with Chandler and his family. After Chandler was diagnosed with the rare disease as an infant, making…

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The FDA Rejects New Drug for SR-aGVHD, Shocking Scientists and Patients
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The FDA Rejects New Drug for SR-aGVHD, Shocking Scientists and Patients

As reported in BioSpace, the FDA shocked Mesoblast executives, a stem-cell research company, when this October, they rejected the Biologics License Application (BLA) for the drug Ryoncil, meant to treat…

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Natural History Study on Metachromatic Leukodystrophy To Use Innovative Methodology
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Natural History Study on Metachromatic Leukodystrophy To Use Innovative Methodology

As reported in Biospace, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has just opened registration for patients to take part in a natural history study on metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), a…

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Comic Book Artist J.G. Jones on His Project Illustrating Patients with Rare Blood Cancers

J.G. Jones is a renowned comic book artist, illustrating covers of beloved superhero novels like Batman and Robin, Doc Savage, and Frankenstein. He has probably worked for all of the…

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