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You Need Vitamin D to Live. How Could This Woman Survive With None in Her Blood?

In 1992, a 33-year-old Lebanese woman had just immigrated to Canada and went to see a doctor. She was hunched over, and had limited mobility in her lower back, neck, shoulders and hips. Her doctor, Raymond Lewkonia at the University of Calgary, diagnosed her with ankylosing spondylitis, a medical condition that causes vertebrae in her… Read More »

3D facial analysis could help identify children with rare conditions

Facial features can reveal medically important informationSpatial Information Systems Research Limited (2018), Richard Palmer (2019) By Ruby Prosser Scully Children with rare conditions could be diagnosed quicker thanks to 3D facial analysis software. Richard Palmer at Curtin University in Western Australia and his colleagues have developed a tool that can spot subtle, but important, differences… Read More »

Patients’ own cells could be the key to treating Crohn’s disease

Rachel Sawyer, a communications manager who is 50 and lives in Anerley in south east London, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2000 and treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Although her condition is now under control, she supports other people who have Crohn’s and runs the Twitter account @Bottomline_IBD. She said: “One of the worst… Read More »