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When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including one… Read More »

Winter is here and keeping illness away is not as hard as you think

The frequency of respiratory tract infections has increased because of the cold weather. Diseases affecting the respiratory tract can spread rapidly in closed environments, and negatively affect the life quality of people with symptoms such as shortness of breath, phlegm and coughing. Dr. Necla Songür from the Department of Pulmonology at Memorial Antalya Hospital warned… Read More »

Cases of ‘polio-like’ illness that’s paralyzing children appears to have ‘peaked,’ CDC says

Cases of a rare illness called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) that has affected more than a hundred Americans this year appears to have peaked, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday. CASES OF MYSTERIOUS POLIO-LIKE ILLNESS HIGHEST IN US SINCE 2016, CAUSING CONCERN “Based on the number of reported cases of AFM in… Read More »