Rare diseases may not be common, but they are no less painful or difficult than conditions you've heard of. Learn about the causes and symptoms of rare diseases as well as how patients can find treatments for their unusual conditions.
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Urinary Tract Infection Prevention
The Curse of Brewing Beer in Your Own Belly
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Why Your Baby Could Be Giving You Mommy Thumb
How Whole-Body Cryotherapy Works
How to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain
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Can Viruses Make You Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes?
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No Joke: Dead Butt Syndrome Is a Real Pain
What the Heck is Tech Neck? How Millennials Could Be the Wrinkliest Generation
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Monkeypox Confirmed in the U.S. and Europe. What You Need to Know
How to Clean and Store Your Cloth Face Mask
How Anosmia, or 'Smell Blindness,' Can Help Pinpoint COVID-19
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By Alia Hoyt
Although the disease is associated with sailors of yore, it can affect anyone lacking vitamin C. And it still impacts some people today.
By Mark Mancini
If you have a gut feeling something is off in your physical or mental well-being, a parasite could be the culprit.
So far there have been no reports of people contracting zombie deer disease, but could it make the jump from animal to human?
Naming a disease after a person makes it more memorable than giving it a bland technical moniker. It's also a good way to pay tribute to its discoverer. Who were the people that gave their names to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other diseases?
In 1998, a panel of doctors at the National Institutes of Health surmised that Joseph Merrick's affliction may have been caused by a condition known as Proteus syndrome. Find out what it is and what causes it.
By Elise Ritter
We'll look at the top 10 rare diseases, some of which you may never have heard of -- and others which you hope you never will again.
There are many diseases out there you've never heard of. We've put together the top 20 diseases you've probably never heard of that are rare and unusual.
Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man," was the most shockingly disfigured person in history. Parts of his body were grossly enlarged. Check out these images of the Elephant man.
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By Tom Scheve
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