Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidelines to diagnose, manage rare endocrine disorders

International guidelines have been published for the first time to help doctors around the globe diagnose and manage patients with a very rare set of endocrine diseases known as pseudohypoparathyroidism and its related disorders, ...

Medications

Mepsevii approved for rare enzyme disorder

(HealthDay)—Mepsevii (vestronidase alfa-vjbk) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare, genetic disorder called mucopolysaccharidosis type VII, sometimes called Sly syndrome.

Surgery

Lung transplant criteria biased against shorter patients

Short people have several health advantages over tall people, including lower risk for cancer and heart disease, and longer life expectancy. But there's at least one health-related downside to being small: the odds of getting ...

Oncology & Cancer

Team discovers a link between a rare form of anemia and cancer

Researchers from the Tumour Suppression Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), headed by Manuel Serrano, have discovered the molecular mechanisms that determine cancer predisposition in patients with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds eczema, short stature not associated overall

Eczema, an itchy chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, was not associated overall with short stature in an analysis of data from several studies, although a small group of children and adolescents with severe eczema who ...

Medical research

Decoy FGFR3 protein appears to prevent dwarfism in mice

(Medical Xpress)—A team made up of researchers from several institutions in France has found that a decoy protein injected into mice, appears to prevent the development of dwarfism. In their paper published in the journal ...

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