What Is Cystic Fibrosis? This Genetic Disease Affects Every System In the Body

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex, life-threatening disease that affects many organs in the body, including the lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. It’s caused by a genetic mutation that causes a certain protein to stop working. When this happens, chloride—a mineral that’s vital to cellular hydration—can’t move to the surface of cells, prompting mucus to become thick and sticky in […]

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Global study links newly named syndrome with other disorders

A new kind of congenital disorder caused by a group of mutations in a gene previously linked only to a rare progressive brain disease has been discovered by an international team co-led by Saudi investigators. The disorder—congenital hypotonia, epilepsy, developmental delay, digit abnormalities, or CHEDDA—is characterized by intellectual disability, reduced muscle tone and facial abnormalities. It results from defects in […]

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Insurance companies count 3500 treatment errors

The auditor of the statutory health insurance funds have established in the past year, nearly 3500 errors in treatment, resulting in patients resulted in injury. In 107 cases, the error at the death that led or contributed to. For the year 2017, the experts had confirmed 3337 error. The error statistics show, however, only a small section, so no General […]

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WHO guidelines: dementia can be prevented

New recommendations of the world health organization (WHO) should help to reduce the risk for mental decline and dementia. A lot of movement, normal weight and a healthy, balanced diet are just some of the measures that pay for themselves in old age. The WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "In the next 30 years, the number of […]

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Heart patients: the fear of The implanted Defi take

After you have a cardioverter-Defibrillator was used, plagues, some heart patients have a great fear of. This can affect their quality of life massively. Researchers from Würzburg have a Internet training, you were able to close the gaps in knowledge of the patients successfully, so that their mental problems improved in a sustainable way. The psychologist, Dr. Stefan Schulz reports: […]

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The big Sneeze – hay fever is this year particularly bad?

Have Allergy suffering this year more than usual? Unlike 2018, the February, was, with its mild temperatures and many sunshine hours for the Pollen to be particularly auspicious month, as the German weather service confirmed. Last year, it met Allergy-free until the summer ends April grace. How to do it in 2019, is still not clear. What are the factors […]

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