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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...

7 Things You Can Do Today to Help Prevent Child Abuse-Term Life

It’s April 8, which means we’re just about a week into Child Abuse Prevention Month. With an issue as important as preventing child abuse (as well as neglect), it can be difficult to know where to start getting involved. We’ve compiled a list of small ways that you can take action today to promote...

23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know:Term Life

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings of emptiness, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts or attempts. Research on BPD is in fairly early stages, so...

New Study Suggests Asthma Could Have a Natural Fix!-Term life

Researchers have discovered that African American children with asthma in metropolitan Washington, DC, are significantly more likely to have low levels of vitamin D than healthy children.This study supports recent research that suggests vitamin D plays a greater role in the body than just keeping bones healthy. Vitamin D deficiency has been recently linked...

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...

‘Redefining MS’: Why It Stands for More Than Just ‘Multiple Sclerosis’

By Stephanie Rice You’ve probably heard that MS stands for “multiple sclerosis.” According to the medical books, you heard right. But I’m here to tell you the medical books don’t tell the whole story. MS stands for something more than an autoimmune disease. MS is more than an abbreviated label for a collection of symptoms....

Only 5 Percent Of MS Patients Will Be Eligible For This New Treatment

The study that gave Molson this chance was impressive in its scope and its execution — conducted at multiple hospitals by hematologists and neurologists in Canada and lasting nearly 20 years, from conception to publication. It built on decades of basic research about MS, stem cells, and the immune system, including years of experience...

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...

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Celiac Disease:Term Life

Here are some facts you may not have know about Celiac disease.16. CELIAC DISEASE IS NOT AN ALLERGY Celiac is an autoimmune disorder. Once a person has it, they will have it for the rest of their lives. 15. VERY COMMON Getty Images Celiac disease is one of the most common autoimmune disorders today. 14. HEREDITARY Getty...

Novel strategies for the treatment of celiac disease

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by the ingestion of gluten-containing grains in susceptible individuals. Untreated CD is associated with gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms, malabsorption diseases (e.g. anemia, osteoporosis) and severe complications such as gastrointestinal malignancies (particularly lymphoma). Screening studies have demonstrated that CD is one of the most frequent genetically based diseases...

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