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Amazing Treatment Options For Sickle Cell Disease

I was surprised when chatting recently with Leslie Lehmann, MD, clinical director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC). She turned to me and asked, “Did you know there’s been a cure for sickle cell disease for nearly 40 years?” I had to admit that I didn’t. I’ve always thought...

New asthma drug fevipiprant shows promise in early trials-Term Life

It may not be the wonder cure for asthma, but things are looking up for the drug called fevipiprant, and its status as the first new asthma pill in close to two decades.Early tests on fevipiprant appear to be very encouraging, with a “sharp improvement” noticed in terms of the illness’ symptoms, and no...

20 Secrets of People Who Live With Borderline Personality Disorder

There are many things you may not know about borderline personality disorder (BPD). Like how it affects 50 percent more people than Alzheimer’s disease. Or how research has shown people with BPD who engage in treatment have good outcomes. Or how just because you’ve seen one media portrayal of someone with BPD, doesn’t mean you know...

7 Black Celebrities You May Not Know Have Sickle Cell Anemia

Larenz Tate Actor Larenz Tate, who is best known for his role as O-Dog in the 1993 film Menace II Society, has sickle cell anemia. His other films include Dead Presidents, Love Jones, A Man Apart, Waist Deep, Biker Boyzand Ray. “It’s really important to know if you carry the disease,” Tate says. He stresses...

Actress who had a 46-degree curve in her spine overcomes debilitating scoliosis with ‘miracle’ surgery

Caroline Heinle, 31, was diagnosed with the painful condition at 15 She had a 32-degree curve in her spine but it grew steadily worse After moving to Los Angeles to follow her acting dreams, she took on too much and her back curved 46-degrees She underwent surgery and hopes achieve her acting goals...

Pa. Senate approves controversial change in child-abuse law

HARRISBURG — In a victory for the Catholic Church and a rebuke to the House of Representatives, the Senate voted Thursday to change the state’s child-sex abuse laws, but only after removing a contentious provision that would have let victims from as far back as the 1970s sue their attackers and private institutions.With a...

Could Multiple Sclerosis Begin In The Gut?

Mounting evidence suggests that when our resident biota are out of balance, they contribute to numerous diseases, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and, it appears, MS. MS researchers are focusing on the content of the gut’s microbiome as a possible contributor to the body’s autoimmune attack on its nervous system Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an electrical...

5 Weird Signs You Have Celiac Disease-Term Life

You probably associate Celiac disease—the autoimmune disorder where gluten (the protein in wheat, rye, and barley) damages the villi (small finger-link projections that line the small intestine)—with gastrointestinal awfulness like diarrhea and stomach pain. But brace yourself—there are actually close to 300 symptoms that Celiac can set off, according to The University of Chicago...

23 Nice Things You Can Do for Someone With Cancer: cancer insurance

Having cancer is hard and it is hard to keep up. With cancer treatments and care plans, everyday things like cooking and cleaning can fall through the cracks. Often times people will not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean it is not wanted or needed. We recently asked WhatNexters to share the most meaningful...

12 things you should know before dating someone with borderline personality disorder

In case you weren’t familiar, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health problem. When someone has it, their attitudes, beliefs and behaviour can cause longstanding problems in their (and your) life. It can be incredibly scary and incredibly daunting at the same time. You often struggle to deal with your own emotions yourself, let alone letting someone...

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