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  • Canadian Guideline That Arose from Fibromyalgia Study Urges Medical Cannabis Caution
    This post was originally published on this site A study weighing the risks and benefits of cannabis-based therapies for fibromyalgia has led to University of Alberta researchers developing a guideline to help primary care doctors decide whether to recommend such treatments to their patients. The team that did the fibromyalgia review concluded that the risk of cannabinoids might […]
  • More Efficient Gene Therapy Vectors Found That May Help Disorders Like FA
    This post was originally published on this site Researchers at UNC School of Medicine described crucial structural features that enable gene therapy vectors to reach the brain. The discovery is key for neurological diseases with ongoing gene therapy trials, such as Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). The study, “Mapping the Structural Determinants Required for AAVrh.10 Transport across the […]
  • Our Community Needs Support, Not Judgment
    This post was originally published on this site It’s likely that you’ve seen the news about Lena Dunham in the past week or so. In case you haven’t: Dunham is recovering from a total hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the cervix and uterus are removed, yet the ovaries and fallopian tubes […]
  • PHighting for Rare Disease Awareness on Feb. 28
    This post was originally published on this site “It’s about the journey, not the destination,” is an oft-quoted phrase that is meant to remind us to be in the present and savor the special moments along the way, instead of being preoccupied with that next destination. This saying takes me back to my high school […]
  • Huntington’s Disease May Start Very Early in Embryo, Research Reveals
    This post was originally published on this site Huntington’s symptoms may be a late manifestation of a disease that begins much earlier in embryonic development, according to a recent study. The research, “Chromosomal instability during neurogenesis in Huntington’s disease,” published in the journal Development, corroborates the idea that a lack of the huntingtin protein — not […]
  • Trading the Flu for Cabin Fever
    This post was originally published on this site As someone with SMA, I always have to be more cautious of germs than most people. A simple cold can escalate into something more serious, and even become life-threatening. I have always taken what I like to refer to as “reasonable precautions.” I wash my hands, avoid […]
  • Fun Things I Did While I Had Cancer
    This post was originally published on this site After I was diagnosed with cancer, I felt like my world stopped and that I would have to cancel life to be in treatment at all times. I quickly checked myself and promised that I would do whatever it took to create some semblance of normal life […]
  • 6 Mammogram Tips for Fibromyalgia Sufferers
    This post was originally published on this site Mammograms offer women peace of mind and are an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. While the majority of women dread them, the fear can be much greater for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. MORE: Seven tips for managing pregnancy and early motherhood with fibromyalgia Both […]
  • 7 Things People With Invisible Illnesses Think You Should Know
    This post was originally published on this site Chances are you know someone who has an invisible illness. An invisible illness means that a person is suffering from an illness or disease that isn’t necessarily visible on the outside. However, just because you can’t see what’s wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything wrong. People […]
  • What to Know About Donating Your Hair to Cancer Victims
    This post was originally published on this site Organizations around the world use real human hair to make wigs for cancer patients and others who face hair loss as a result of illness. If you’re thinking about shaving your head to show solidarity with someone in that situation, maybe just a cut will do. Either […]