Rare Conditions: Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL) is a unique hereditary condition triggered when a mutated gene causes the onset of multiple blood vessel tumours known as hemangioblastomas. These tumours can affect any part of the human body, but typically develop in the brain, spinal cord and eye.

Aside from being a unique hereditary condition, VHL is also…

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Zika Virus: the latest on the Disease

The Zika virus actually gets its name from the Ugandan forest with the same name. It was first discovered in 1947. The virus is spread by mosquitoes. It causes mild symptoms such as fever, rashes, and joint pain. In some adults, it is known to cause a temporary form of paralysis.

The disease has reached pandemic proportions in Latin America…

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Ongoing Battle against Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder which leads to memory loss and dementia. The disease is seen most commonly in people aged more than 60 years. It was first discovered and documented by German doctor Alois Alzheimer in 1901. The disease accounts…

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