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Introducing VINEGAR SYNDROME PRESENTS At The Alamo Drafthouse

10 hours agoOdd : Badass Digest

We're excited to announce the launch of this brand new film series with our friends at Vinegar Syndrome.

Tomorrow is Eliza's birthday - : #SavingEliza

Eliza's parents have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for trials for Sanfillippo syndrome. Please watch this video and donate if you can or help spread the word. Thank you.

Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder

yesterdayHealth : Well

Two recent studies suggest that physiological factors may underlie chronic fatigue syndrome.

You Can’t Help But Laugh Watching Man with Tourette’s Sing Karaoke

You will probably try not to laugh. But it just won’t work. I guarantee you’ll bust a gut watching this man with Tourette’s Syndrome singing karaoke. Outside of his uncontrollable cursing, his rendition of “Nothing Gonna Change My Love For … More » The post You Can’t Help But Laugh Watching Man with Tourette’s Sing Karaoke appeared first on EveryJoe.

Well: PCOS: An Infertility Issue That Is Little Understood

yesterdayHealth : NYT: Health

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects as many as 10 percent of women of childbearing age, but its underlying cause is not fully understood and misdiagnosis can result in ineffective treatment.

How Can Doctors Be Sure a Baby's Been Shaken?

For years, attorneys have relied on a specific set of symptoms to prove infant abuse—but now, some physicians are questioning the validity of the diagnosis of shaken-baby syndrome that has sent many caretakers to prison.

30,000 birthday cards arrive from around the world for 30-year-old man with Down’s syndrome

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A man with Down’s syndrome in France got truckloads of cards — some 30,000 from around the world — for his 30th birthday, after his mother put out a call on Facebook that went viral. By the time Manuel Parisseaux’s birthday rolled around on Saturday, so many letters had...

Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome, researchers say

ATLANTA--Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Show More Summary

Alvaro Arbeloa Gives His Shirt to Fan with Down Syndrome After Eibar Match

Not even a tricky wall can get in the way of accomplishing a good deed. Real Madrid thrashed Eibar on Saturday, but Alvaro Arbeloa was caught making a very classy gesture for a fan in attendance. The longtime Madrid defender gave his...Show More Summary

Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa gives his shirt to Eibar fan with Down Syndrome [Video]

Good guy Alvaro Arbeloa had a lovely gesture with an Eibar fan after yesterday’s game. Following Madrid’s 4-0 win over the newly promoted Basque side, Arbeloa gave his shirt to a local fan with Down Syndrome. His throw actually didn’t make it to the fan, and the shirt got caught between the wall and the […]

When Doctors Tell You Your Baby May Have Down Syndrome, That Info May be Misleading

In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of disabled unborn babies to abort. One study cited in that article found that: … [d]espite the shock and grief they may experience upon hearing the news of a fetal anomaly, the pregnant woman and her partner are usually […]

Amotivational Syndrome and Marijuana Use

Overall, the symptoms of the amotivational syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of depression. Long term use of marijuana may, depending upon many factors such as genetics and age, ultimately produce a condition in the brain that is very similar to that produced by long term use of Acomplia, leading to the condition known as amotivational syndrome. read more


A listener who wished to remain anonymous asked if I knew the name of the syndrome in which a person sneezes when suddenly exposed to light. I didn’t, but I found it online. It’s called photic sneeze reflex. There’s some confusion about its cause, but here are links to a couple of articles that take a stab at an explanation. Show More Summary

Massive Starfish Die-off Linked to Sea Virus

Millions of starfish along the western coast of North America have been dying off from the destructive “sea star wasting syndrome,” whose previously unknown cause has now been discovered, researchers say. Researchers have identified the Sea Star Associated Densovirus as the cause behind the massive numbers of dead sea stars. Show More Summary

Scientists Solve the Mystery of 'Melting' Starfish

Scientists think they finally know what causes sea star wasting syndrome, the disease that's killing off starfish in massive numbers. In a new study, researchers from a number of universities have linked the devastating disease—which causes starfish to rip off their own arms and dissolve into piles of goo...

Dem Jellyfish Syndrome

The 2012 Democratic convention, with its ringing calls for economic populism and commitment to civil liberties, had me persuaded that Dems had finally grown spines. But now, reflecting on the midterm loss, it seems they’re reverted to being invertebrates again. After the midterms a great many people pointed out that the Dem candidates who lost […]

Researchers report way to target hard-to-hit site in disease pathway

CINCINNATI - Researchers have successfully targeted an important molecular pathway that fuels a variety of cancers and related developmental syndromes called "Rasopathies." Reporting their results Nov. 20 in Chemistry & Biology, scientists...Show More Summary

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

In 1989, my favorite television show was "Life Goes On" starring Chris Burke, an actor with Down syndrome. It portrayed an all-American family dealing with issues of everyday life. The character Corky was a member of the family who had...Show More Summary

Why Tip-Of-The-Tongue Syndrome Terrifies Me

For the past few years, my husband and I have been engaged in a sort of memory-loss Olympics. We are constantly keeping track of who forgets more. We even apply categories of weight -- degree of difficulty if you will -- to the things we forget. Show More Summary

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