Articles for tag: Deformities, Dwarfism, Dysplasia, Hunter Thompson

Acromesomelic Dysplasia (AMD): A Rare Form of Dwarfism

Many people are aware of dwarfism, however, some people are not aware that dwarfism can be caused by many different conditions. One such condition is Acromesomelic dysplasia (AMD). So what exactly is AMD? Acromesomelic dysplasia (AMD) is an extremely rare form of dwarfism. In fact, the condition is so rare that there have been less ...

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“Photosynthesis” for Humans: Vitamin D

It is basic common knowledge to people today that they can get their recommended daily allowance (or RDA) of vitamin D (or calcium,) from milk and dairy products. However, this hasn’t always been the case. In the 1930s, rickets were a huge health problem. Large numbers of children all across the United States were showing ...

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The Maltese Tiger: A Rare Blue Beauty

Occasionally, Mother Nature throws our planet a fastball, and we are left viewing something remarkable, incredible and outside the scope of our previous experience. The Maltese tiger, a mutation of the Bengal tiger that yields smokey-blue individuals, is one example of the beautiful and almost supernatural mutations seen in the natural world. The complex field ...

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Back Pain? Check Your Feet!

Back pain can be caused by a number of things from injury to stress to poor posture! The difficulty lies in diagnosing the proper cause and attempting to rectify the situation! But did you know a misalignment of your body no matter how small, can wreak havoc from your head to your toes! Pain is ...

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The Dangers of Dog Inbreeding

My family had long awaited the day we would own a miniature Doberman pincher (min-pin). One day we stumbled upon an associate whose min-pin had just gave birth and was willing to allow us to have one. We excitedly took our new pet home, not knowing he was the result of inbreeding. This ended up ...

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Webbed Toes: Is Surgery Necessary?

Did you know that you can have webbed toes without even realizing it? I never noticed my webbed toes until I had my first child. He was born with noticeable webbing of the second and third toes on his left foot. While researching webbed toes after my son’s birth, I discovered that webbing (especially of ...

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What is Moebius Syndrome

Moebius Syndrome is a fairly rare neurological disorder that is present at birth. Children born with this condition are unable to move the muscles in their faces, leaving them unable to smile or frown, blink, or even move their eyes. Moebius primarily affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, but may also affect the 3rd, ...

Edwards Syndrome and Chromosome 18

Edwards’ syndrome is a disease that is caused by a gene abnormality, where a person has a third copy of chromosome eighteen. A person having this third, extra copy of chromosome eighteen is susceptible to major physical deformities and mental retardation, and as such, it is a very serious disease. The disease most often affects ...

Medicinal Benefits of Fenugreek

Introduction: Fenugreek, famously known as ‘Methi’ in Hindi and ‘Venthayam’ in Tamil, it has amazing medicinal benefits. Fenugreek is commonly known plant from Mediterranean, comes from the third largest family of ‘flowering plants’. Fenugreek is a better known herbal treatment option to induce milk production in new mothers. How many of us know that it ...