Tag Archives: rare

Rare narcolepsy-linked disorder paralyzes teen when she laughs: ‘You have no control over your body’

A British teen reportedly suffers from a rare disorder that causes uncontrollable muscle paralysis when she exhibits strong emotions such as laughter. Speaking to the New York Post, Billie Hodgson, 17, said she was officially diagnosed with cataplexy, a neurological disorder linked to narcolepsy, last spring but first noticed symptoms at age 14 when she “fell… Read More »

Rare gonorrhea-linked infection that can lead to meningitis reported in Michigan: health officials

Health officials in Michigan are looking into multiple cases of a rare but serious gonorrhea-linked infection. In an announcement on Thursday, the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department announced it and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are investigating 11 cases of disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI). MAN DIAGNOSED WITH RARE SYPHILIS INFECTION… Read More »

Montreal doctors’ ‘Hail Mary’ treatment could save babies’ lives from most common of all rare diseases

MONTREAL — Lyana Deslauriers was born with eyes a magnetic, ethereal blue, low-set ears and a heart two sizes too large. That thick, dense heart would keep growing and threaten to kill the Joliette, Que., toddler before her Montreal doctors tried something never before attempted — a “Hail Mary” that could turn the world’s most… Read More »