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Prader-Willi syndrome brings challenges for Evans family

...with the syndrome, although experts believe many more have gone undetected as doctors might confuse the symptoms with other diseases. To complicate it more, there is no comprehensive registry in the U.S. to track all Prader-Willi patients, leaving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-05-23/prader-willi-syndrome-brings
Leaf blister fungus affects local oak trees

...in late summer, leaf loss will have little impact on the tree's health.Oak leaf blister is transmitted like most fungal diseases. Microscopic spores are produced in leaf spots during midspring. These spores are carried by wind and rain drops to bud scales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-05-21/leaf-blister-fundus-
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Take pride in vaccines

...to the liver, spleen and heart.Many preventable viruses/diseases, rubella among them, have tortured people through the ages...surrounding communities and nations as well.All viruses/diseases that we vaccinate against should not receive safe haven in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-15/take-pride-vaccines
Ga. below average in heavy drinking

...the burden of alcohol consumption and its impact on chronic diseases and birth defects, as well as DUIs.Chatham County (the...pre-term birth, heart disease, cancer, and related liver diseases (such as cirrhosis)."It took a long time for tobacco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-18/ga-below-average-heavy-drink
Parkinson's disease increasing, but so are better treatments

...which makes it different from many other neurodegenerative diseases, Standaert said.In the last year, it has seen three new...is what makes it worse from year to year."There are other diseases where there are drugs to fight an improper immune response...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-05-15/parkinsons-disease-increasin
Disaster lends urgency to professor's Nepal trip

...homes, she said."Risk communication is definitely needed because you're at a heightened risk for foodborne, waterborne diseases associated with population displacement," Schwind said.In that sense her research could not be more timely and the training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/disaster-lends-urgency-profe
Science, industry economics, patients are boosting research on rare disease drugs - and hope

...dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from...only a few dozen. But with 7,000 rare diseases known to doctors, and more emerging...approved a record 17 medicines for rare diseases. More than 450 others are in development...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/science-industry-economics
Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...Peake, R-Macon, agreed to include sickle cell anemia among diseases approved for treatment with cannabis oil. Georgia is the only...effects. While medical marijuana is not a cure for any of these diseases, it offers a treatment option that will make the lives of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-20/black-lawmakers-celebrat
Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food

...country's corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to herbicides and plant diseases.In recent years, however, activists have been calling for regulations that require labeling for foods that contain genetically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-27/chipotle-finishes-removing