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Genetics Home Reference: Guillain-Barré syndrome by nih.gov Posted Tue 11 Oct 2011 12:33pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed September 2011 What is Guillain-Barré syndrome? Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that ... Read on »
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 11 Feb 2012 12:00am Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves. It is usually monophasic (happens only once). Recurrence occurs in patients less than 30 years old, with milder symptoms and in Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). Cause: It occurs after a respiratory infection or stomach flu. ... Read on »
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 11 Feb 2012 8:22am Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves. It is usually monophasic (happens only once). Recurrence occurs in patients less than 30 years old, with milder symptoms and in Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). Cause: It occurs after a respiratory infection or stomach flu. The i ... Read on »
Feminisation of the Irish medical workforce-a bad thing? A good thing? I think it's just a thing. However, many disagree.... by Boards Medics Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 5:00am Posted by Dr. Jane Doe. The following is a word for word copy of an article by the, ahem, esteemed Irish journo, Kevin Myers. “'In 1975, one in every 20 doctors who graduated from GP training schemes in the Republic was a woman. By 2003, according to a Trinity College training survey, 70pc of GP graduates were female. An old problem, gend ... Read on »
Bobby Fisher, Bioethics, and Asperger's by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm [Hat tip to colleague Terry Tomsick for bringing this to our attention] In a recent MSNBC article, bioethicist Art Caplan ponders the question " Would you have allowed Bill Gates to be born? Advances in prenatal genetic testing pose tough questions ". Upon hearing the very sad news this past week about the death of chess champion Bobby Fish ... Read on »
NHS screening head admits to accuracy failure of Down’s syndrome screening by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Jun 2009 6:43pm The head of the UK’s screening programmes has admitted that the NHS has failed to roll-out more accurate screening tests for Down’s syndrome and that as a result a number of healthy foetuses are unnecessarily lost due to miscarriage triggered by diagnostic testing. Dr Anne Mackie, the director of programmes at the UK National Screening Com ... Read on »
Gardisil and Swine Flu Vaccines May Be Risky Business by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 7:03pm I’m dying to write a light-hearted post, but I keep coming across new news on the potential risks involved with Gardisil, the teen vaccine intended to stave off cervical cancer, and the swine flu vaccine and I feel that I must continue to get the word out on vaccines. The more I read and listen, the more suspicious I am becoming that our na ... Read on »
Barbara Loe Fisher on IOM Vaccine Report by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Jan 2013 12:00am By Anne Dachel The news that the Institute of Medicine has again cleared vaccines of safety concerns hit the media last week.  It reminds me of the famous 2004 IOM Report that was supposed to end the debate over vaccines and autism once and for all: THE SCIENCE WAS IN BACK IN 2004---VACCINES DON’T CAUSE AUTISM.  IT’S TIME ... Read on »
WEGO Post #11: How My Daily Nap Saves Me by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Nov 2013 5:03pm To celebrate National Health Blog Post Month, WEGO Health is hosting a 30 Days, 30 Posts Challenge for health-related bloggers. Each day, they have a different topic for a short blog post, with a Facebook page for posting links. Today's topic Veteran’s Day For all our veterans and family members, we celebrate this day because it marks the en ... Read on »
Job safety in the fishing industry and CTS by Helge V. K. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:13pm Fishing is fun when you are doing it for leisure. But like any work, when you have to do it for work and to earn money, then fishing and fish processing does have its vulnerabilities. Wrist and hand pain are common in the Fishing industry. Processing jobs tend to be far less dangerous than fishing jobs. A found a web page explai ... Read on »