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A complex set of genes that influence obesity have been discovered on chromosome-3.


Proceed To Article National Registry Established For Two Muscular Dystrophy Types
People with myotonic dystrophy (DM) and facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) and their families will benefit from a new national research registry established by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), both parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More...

Proceed To Article Mytonic Dystrophy
Myotonic Dystrophy is an inherited disorder in which the muscles contract but have decreasing power to relax. With this condition, the muscles also become weak and waste away. Myotonic dystrophy can cause mental deficiency, hair loss and cataracts. Onset of this rare disorder commonly occurs during young adulthood. More...

Proceed To Article Facioscapulohumeral Disease
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (Landouzy-Déjérine disease) is an inheritable muscle disease, commonly called FSH or FSHD. Progressive weakening and loss of skeletal muscle are its major effects. It has significant medical and health impacts on individuals, families and society. Details about the nature of the disease and some basic knowledge of inheritance of genetic diseases are important to better understand FSHD. More...

Proceed To Article Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked To Postmenopausal Stroke
There's more bad news about hormone replacement therapy this week. On the heels of estrogen being named a carcinogen by the US government, twenty years of prospective follow-up in the Nurses' Health Study show that daily estrogen doses of 0.625 mg or higher plus progestin may increase the risk of stroke by up to 45%, according to a report in the December 19th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. More...

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More Obesity Genes Located
There are a handful of published articles and books that list side effects from tubal ligation procedures. There is also a growing body of women who feel that symptoms they are experiencing are real and due to their ligation surgeries. While the medical profession may believe the recent study results from the CDC and other large organizations have put the debate to rest, the patients appear to have another opinion. Read a short bibliography of quotes from texts that mention complications and side effects of tubal ligation surgery. More...


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