Inclusion-Body Myositis: IBM - Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — It’s a condition that causes the body’s immune system to turn against its own muscles, making it difficult to walk or lift heavy things. Inclusion-body myositis is often misdiagnosed or dismissed as a normal part of aging.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers at the University of Arizona are studying a so-called “orphan” disease; that’s anything but rare in one part of the United States. Most people who get it are barely affected … others develop life-threatening symptoms, sometimes months later. A third of pneumonia cases near Phoenix and Tucson turn out to be Valley Fever, and even visitors are at risk.
MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than one million Americans face a devastating disease that affects balance and destroys memory. Now, for the first time, researchers are studying treatments for people with Lewy body dementia.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — It’s a condition that most of us have never heard of…. But REM sleep behavior disorder is most common in men who also have Parkinson’s disease, or Lewy body dementia. When most of us sleep, our bodies enter a state of muscle paralysis. People with REM sleep behavior disorder lose that, and are capable of acting out physical activity in their dreams, which can be violent.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for patients, their families and friends. For many, symptoms begin to appear when a person is in his or her sixties or seventies. But, a small percentage of people begin to show signs in their fifties, forties, and even thirties. Researchers are studying new therapies that may slow progression in these younger patients.
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