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Li Fraumeni Syndrome - A Family Cancer Odyssey

Latest Articles<p>Kathleen Higgins has lost 2 of her 3 daughters to Li Fraumeni Syndrome. In this video clip, she explains how the genetic condition …

Cancer

Monty Python Alum Terry Jones has Rare Disease

Terry Jones of Monty Python’s Flying Circus has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a type of Frontotemporal Dementia. <br>The …

Terry Jones

Hara Hachi Bu: The Japanese Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

Health

Japan Inc. taking steps to get workers to sit less

More and more Japanese companies are taking aim at sedentary working patterns, amid rising awareness of the health benefits of standing up and …

Japan

Sports for those with disabilities

September 27, 2016 5:00 AM<br>When businessman Raja Singh, 54, competed in wheelchair-racing events from 1984 to 1994, there was less awareness of …

Wheelchairs

Funding needed to responsibly care for individuals with developmental disabilities

The U.S. Census reports that over 3 percent of the population experiences a severe developmental or intellectual disability. These disabilities are …

Disability

Surfing Dog Makes Waves in Her Community by Empowering Children With Disabilities

Part of the magic is in Ricochet's power to gauge how to best help each surfing buddy: "She changes her surfing style based on the person's ability."

Solon Schools Seeking to Identify Children with Disabilities

Districts across Ohio are seeking to meet federal and state mandates about providing appropriate education to these children.

Ohio

Biomedical Slides Video: 9 Ways To Control Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

Your Chances of Dying in Childbirth Are Increasing in the U.S.

Though maternal-mortality rates fell globally by more than one-third between 2000 and 2015, in the United States, the rate is rising. Maternal …

Pregnancy

5 Ways Experts Prioritize Their Brain Health And How You Can Do The Same

Here’s the magic formula for keeping your brain healthy into old age: There isn’t one.<p>Modern society is obsessed with the prescriptive elements of …

Jeans For Genes Day 2016

Jeans for Genes is known by most as the day when people don their denim. But more importantly, the fundraising event run by Genetic Disorders UK, …

Farnham Student's Brave Battle for Life After Rare Disorder Leaves Her a 'Ticking Time Bomb' — CheckOrphan

FARNHAM, United Kingdom - Laura Sylvester, 23, was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in 2014 and had only a month to raise £75,000 to pay for …

Surgery

FDA approves first medication for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — CheckOrphan

JACKSON, United States - The Trovillion family said their son was one of 12 boys involved in a drug trial for the first-ever medication to hit the …

Disease Advocates Establish First

SAN DIEGO, United States - A group of concerned patients and care providers for a rare disease have announced the formation of the first-ever …

Health

PKU Practice Guidelines Now Available in Six Foreign Languages from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics — CheckOrphan

BETHESDA, United States - The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine has recently published translations of ACMG's Phenylalanine …

Medicine

More money needed to care for folks with disabilities

More than 3 percent of the population experiences a severe developmental or intellectual disability, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.<p>These …

Nonprofits

Funding medical research in Oxford is good for the health of our city

THE UK has always been at the forefront of health research – we’re the country of the world’s first smallpox vaccine, who in Alexander Fleming …

Facebook CEO and wife commit US$3 billion to medical research

THE Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said on Wednesday it would commit US$3 billion over the next 10 years to help cure, prevent or manage all diseases by …

Facebook

Orphan designation of new medicines could help in fight against antimicrobial resistance, says expert

AMR is a growing problem which governments and scientists around the world are recognising. Many bacterial diseases are evolving in a way which makes …

Wife from real-life 'Fault In Our Stars' couple dies 5 days after husband

Katie Prager, the wife in the real-life "The Fault in Our Stars" marriage, has died from cystic fibrosis just five days after her husband, Dalton, …

New ABC Sitcom Highlights Disability Issues – Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

Set to premiere Wednesday at 8:30 pm on ABC, <i>Speechless</i> is the network’s newest family sitcom, and the only one of its kind on the air. It follows a …

Cerebral Palsy

Disability is 'last taboo' in kitchens — I want to break it down, says Great British Menu chef

Ronnie Murray, group head chef for Mark Hix, told the Standard: "I'd love to see more disabled access in kitchens. There's no reason if you're in a …

Restaurants

Blind pilot overcomes disability to fly planes

- One pilot in Indiana didn't allow a physical disability to prevent him from pursuing his passion for flying.<p>"Right now I 've got less than five …

Airplanes

Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor is sending millions of dollars to states and organizations, all earmarked to improve the employment odds facing people …

Disability

Demand for disability workers on rapid rise

Career changes made as exposure to disability jobs through training inspires new workers.

Employment

4 steps to start your clients’ disability program

Among the many hats you wear each day, counseling clients about how to effectively use their benefits programs may be one of the most important. One …

Calley and Bernstein team up for disability

Politics was pushed to the rear Tuesday as Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein came together to discuss an …

Disability