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Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

Sanfilippo Syndrome (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Sanfilippo Syndrome? Sanfilippo (san-fuh-LEE-po) syndrome is a rare genetic metabolism disorder. A change in a single gene makes a child’s body unable to break down certain carbohydrates (sugars). This leads to serious problems in the brain and nervous system. There is no cure yet for Sanfilippo… Read More »

Jerusalem syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition?

Jerusalem Syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition? Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Tourists visiting the city of Jerusalem are experiencing a strange condition that psychiatrists have dubbed ‘Jerusalem syndrome.’ The idea is that the city somehow triggers a reaction where the tourists begin thinking of themselves as historical, religious characters. But health professionals don’t view these… Read More »

High levels of rare gut bacteria may be linked to restless legs syndrome

SAN ANTONIO – Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may be more prevalent among patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to preliminary findings from a small, new study. Results show that SIBO was found in all seven participants who have RLS. In contrast, the prevalence of SIBO in the general population is estimated to be no more… Read More »

What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, refers to the physical and psychological symptoms that females experience in the week or two leading up to their menstrual period. Headaches, bloating, cramps, and mood swings are among the most common PMS symptoms. For some, these symptoms are a minor inconvenience. For others, the symptoms can be so severe that… Read More »