rare disease

Indonesian toddler’s head is three times normal size


July 24th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A toddler in Indonesia is suffering from a rare disease that has left her head inflated three times the size of an average adult's, the Daily ... Read more...

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‘Early diagnosis can save patients with genetic disorders’


May 15th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Several patients, their family members and doctors Tuesday got together to observe the 6th annual International MPS (Mucopolysaccharidoses) Awareness Day, to educate people about this ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity genes identified


April 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the chances of common childhood obesity.The meta-analysis included 14 different research groups, including that from ... Read more...

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Dogs at Queen’s estate in Sandringham struck by rare disease


September 19th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in the United Kingdom and around the world are scratching their heads for answers regarding a rare disease that affect dogs. The first time the disease ... Read more...

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Now, just one bone-building jab is all it takes to cure osteoporosis


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A new bone-building drug has been developed that will help reduce the frequency of treatments for osteoporosis sufferers from once a day to once every three months.Most of ... Read more...

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A jab to beat osteoporosis by building new bones


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A jab to treat osteoporosis by helping build new bones and drastically reducing the frequency of treatment has been developed. Osteoporosis occurs when old bones are ... Read more...

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Link between breast implants and rare form of cancer confirmed


April 20th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study has confirmed that breast implants are associated with a rare form of lymphoma, though there is no evidence yet to show that they cause cancer.The study, ... Read more...

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Meet Maurice Tillet, the wrestler Shrek was fashioned after


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Late French professional wrestler Maurice Tillet, known as The Angel, was used as the model for the cartoon character Shrek.Tillet, who was born in 1903, was actually a ... Read more...

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Brit toddler takes cheesy route to beat rare disease


December 29th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A cheesy snack has helped a British toddler, who was told he could never eat normally, to beat a rare congenital disease.Hugo Smith, 2, from Bridlington, East Yorkshire, ... Read more...

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Rare disease ‘paves way for creating stem cells’


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Harvard researchers have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish, they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to host international meet on rare disease (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 200 experts from across the world will meet here to discuss rising cases of "sickle-cell" blood disorder that has affected roughly 15-18 percent of Chhattisgarh's population.The six-day ... Read more...

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Guzaarish: Hrithik’s Jazz Number!


November 12th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The forth coming flick Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish is simply on a different level of drama and emotion as compared to contemporary B-town releases.If reports are anything ... Read more...

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New Ray Of Hope For ‘Tree Man’


October 8th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar 'Tree Man' Dede Koswara's recent photos show that he is on his way to complete recovery from the rare disease which changed his appearance from human to that of ... Read more...

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Chromosomal break leads to puberty gene discovery


October 1st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A break in two chromosomes has given scientists a break in finding a new gene involved in puberty, according to a new study.The study has also helped clear ... Read more...

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Only 10 percent liver transplants on female patients: Doctors (With Image)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Jordan's Haneen Abushakra and Noida's Simran Chadha have little in common, except the fact that they are females and underwent a liver transplant. As common as it ... Read more...

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How body recycles itself captured on camera


September 14th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have discovered how cells decide what to recycle and have captured it on camera.Our bodies recycle proteins, the fundamental building blocks that enable cell growth and development. ... Read more...

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6ft 9in teen forced to quit school because she cannot fit on the school bus


August 31st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): A Brazilian teenager who stands 6ft 9in has been forced to leave school, because she cannot fit on the school bus.Elisany Silva, who is from the Brazilian ... Read more...

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“Giant Woman” To Undergo Surgery To Stop Her Overgrowth


June 5th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Las Vegas, June 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tanya Angus who is better known as the "Giant woman" and stands tall at 7 feet and weighs 336 lbs has been a wonder ... Read more...

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Mechanism underlying ‘broken-heart syndrome’


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified the mechanism underlying the so-called 'broken-heart syndrome'.Called Tako-Tsubo syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, it is a rare disease, which at first used to be confused with ... Read more...

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Delhi observes day for rare disease-affected kids


February 28th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) If you have never heard of MPS or Pompe, it isn't surprising - they are rare diseases. And to raise awareness about these chronic, debilitating diseases, India's ... Read more...

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Miracles for Valentines


February 14th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
By Angela Kaye Mason Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While researching different Valentine stories and gift ideas for my articles, I came across several stories that touched my heart more than any gift I ... Read more...

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Oscar nomination for Peruvian film generates excitement


February 4th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Feb 4 (IANS/EFE) The Oscar nomination of Peru's "La Teta Asustada" (Milk of Sorrow) has generated a lot of excitement in the Andean nation, media reports said. Claudia Llosa's "La Teta ... Read more...

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Mermaid Girl’s Moving Story To Be Shown On TLC


December 11th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kennebunkport's famous mermaid girl, Shiloh Pepin became well known owing to her peculiar and rare disease in the last few years. The ill fated girl breathed her ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan Fan Club celebrate release of much awaited film ‘Paa’


December 4th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 4(ANI): Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's fan club took out a colourful procession in Kolkata on Friday to mark the release of his film "Paa".The fans, most of them seen ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan Fan club celebrates Paa’s release


December 4th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec. 4 (ANI): The Amitabh Bachchan Fan club took out a colourful procession in Kolkata on Friday to mark the release of his film, 'Paa'.Most of them were seen wearing ... Read more...

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I can proudly tell my kids Big B was my first child: Vidya Balan


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who is playing Amitabh Bachchan's mother in her forthcoming movie "Paa", says that now she can proudly tell everyone that the 67-year-old ... Read more...

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I would prefer a son like Abhishek: Vidya


November 15th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Vidya Balan, who plays Amitabh Bachchan's mother in "Paa", was so impressed by Abhishek's caring behaviour towards his father during the shooting that she confesses she would ... Read more...

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“Wipeout” Contestant Newly Married Tom Sparks Died Of Stroke


November 13th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov.13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The reality show of ABC network, "Wipeout" produced by Endemol lost its first contestant, Tom Sparks, a young man of 33 years. He along with his newly ... Read more...

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Katrina is a modern day marvel: Amitabh Bachchan


November 7th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who caught up with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif on the sets of reality show "Bigg Boss 3" recently, is all praises ... Read more...

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Amitabh spends below Paa’s Rs.150 mn budget


November 5th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Expensive make-up and creative inputs by industry stalwarts notwithstanding, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has managed to produce his much-awaited movie "Paa" within a set budget of Rs.150 ... Read more...

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Specially designed clay pieces form my look in ‘Paa’: Amitabh


November 5th, 2009 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a 12-year-old progeria patient in "Paa", says he had to stick on several pieces of specially crafted clay to get the ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram’s Wife Huma Dies Of Sepsis


October 25th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct.25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wasim Akram's wife Huma Akram passed away on Sunday from fever. Suffering from a rare disease, she finally succumbed to it after battling it out for five ... Read more...

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Chinese ‘cat girl’, 6, has hair growing on arms, back, face


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A six-year-old girl dubbed "cat girl" has baffled medics after a soft black fur started to grow all over her body.Until few months ago, Li Xiaoyuan, of Fengkai, ... Read more...

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Pat Chawki Locked But Not Lost


October 21st, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The intriguing story of Pat Chawki was covered recently by ESPN's E:60, the popular news magazine. This incredible saga of courage would surely strike a ... Read more...

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My grandchildren were my inspiration for ‘Paa’: Amitabh (Film Snippets)


October 17th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a 12-year-old progeric in "Paa", says he has taken cues from his grandchildren to adapt a child's mannerisms for the role. "A ... Read more...

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