Misc. Diseases and Conditions News

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6/22/2017
When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

6/21/2017
Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases

Most people with Lou Gehrig's disease have no known family history of it

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/16/2017
High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels

Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

5/30/2017
Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

5/12/2017
People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

5/11/2017
Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

4/28/2017
U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

4/28/2017
Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

4/27/2017
Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

4/18/2017
Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

4/17/2017
New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says

For now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome

4/6/2017
FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

4/6/2017
For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll

Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

4/6/2017
'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope?

Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

4/5/2017
Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

3/30/2017
Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease

New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

3/9/2017
U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

2/23/2017
How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health

The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

2/23/2017
More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/3/2017
2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility

Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

1/31/2017
Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

1/26/2017
Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

1/23/2017
Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds

4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

1/20/2017
8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

1/19/2017
Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

1/12/2017
Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

12/29/2016
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition

17 of 24 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 saw improvement, but more study needed

12/23/2016
Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

12/5/2016
'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

11/23/2016
Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

11/14/2016
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study

Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

11/4/2016
MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes

Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

10/5/2016
Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study

Virus detected in body fluids of Colombians with Guillain-Barre syndrome

10/5/2016
Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

10/4/2016
New Clues to Sleeping Sickness

Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

9/20/2016
Smoking Leaves Lasting Marks on DNA: Study

Changes related to disease found in more than 7,000 genes, though many 'recover' five years after quitting

9/15/2016
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

8/28/2016
Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC

New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

8/23/2016
'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

Mold, fungi can collect in wind instruments, researchers explained

8/10/2016
For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability

And black women appear to be hardest hit, study finds

8/1/2016
4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

7/29/2016
Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep

Itchy skin condition also linked to a number of other ills, skin specialist says

7/28/2016
Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes

Shared habits and environment contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure and depression, study reports

7/23/2016
How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

7/21/2016
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

7/15/2016
Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem

6/30/2016
E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

6/17/2016
Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'