Aggravated by stress and environmental pollutants, cases of asthma have tripled in the last 20 years, and the disease now afflicts
one in 13 school-aged children in the state.
Sleeping sickness afflicts
half a million people and threatens more than 60 million in sub-Saharan Africa.
Caused by a parasitic flatworm that spends part of its life in amphibious snails, the illness afflicts
200 million people worldwide.
The results of the research could lead to therapies and possibly a cure for the disease which afflicts
250,000 to 350,000 people in the United States alone, according to Gary A.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is charged with administration of the Orphan Drug Act, provides orphan drug designation when the targeted disease afflicts
200,00 or fewer Americans and no satisfactory therapy exists to combat the disease.
The disorder afflicts
infants and young children, and the three most common forms of NCLCoinfantile, late infantile and juvenile onsetCoare often referred to as Batten disease.
The Santa Clarita Arthritis Walk, scheduled for May 15, is among dozens of fundraisers planned nationwide to benefit the Arthritis Foundation and shed light on the debilitating joint disease that afflicts
about 66 million Americans.
Now there is evidence of a new risk: a report in the August 2003 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests that the surface intensity of UV radiation may affect the clinical and immunologic expression of myositis, an autoimmune disease that causes chronic muscle inflammation and weakness and afflicts
about 30,000 Americans.
Allison conducted a series of autopsies in Chile in which he uncovered evidence of Chagas' disease, an incurable parasitic ailment that afflicts
some 20 million people in Latin America today.
It is an age dependent disorder which afflicts
as many as four million individuals in the United States.
Proceeds from the 10K walk will fund research for the disease that afflicts
30,000 children and adults in the United States, with 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
Gout is extremely painful and infrequently afflicts
modern reptiles and birds, says Rothschild.
approximately 25,000 people in the United States.
Since VL afflicts
many people in remote villages and regions that lack a strong health care infrastructure, OneWorld Health will initiate a Phase IV pilot access program in Bihar to facilitate the introduction of Paromomycin IM Injection in these settings.
The second son of Reed and his wife Terry was born in September of 1996 with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that afflicts
roughly 1 out of every 25,000 babies born in the United States.