Rare disease

4-feet-tall US woman battling rare disease becomes professional dancer – What's your excuse?

4-feet-tall US woman battling rare disease becomes professional dancer – What's your excuse?

Tiffany Geigel was born with a stunted stature, curved spine and a short neck resulting in breathing problems due to crushed lungs, which subjected her to immense pain every day.

Sep 11, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
This 3-year-old Indian toddler bleeds from eyes, ears and mouth – Watch!

This 3-year-old Indian toddler bleeds from eyes, ears and mouth – Watch!

Three-year-old baby girl from Hyderabad has been battling with the pain of bleeding from her eyes, ears, nose and mouth daily for the last two years.

Jul 06, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
British court upholds decision to remove terminally ill infant off life support against parents' wishes

British court upholds decision to remove terminally ill infant off life support against parents' wishes

Charlie's condition reflects the markedly decreased amount of mitochondrial DNA found in muscle, liver and brain tissues in these disorders. These are severe disorders presenting in early infancy or childhood with profound weakness, encephalopathy, seizures and liver failure.

Jun 30, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
People call her 'elephant face' due to facial tumours, online medium gives her love – Read the ordeal of 48-year-old Liu Ying

People call her 'elephant face' due to facial tumours, online medium gives her love – Read the ordeal of 48-year-old Liu Ying

Liu Ying has been nicknamed 'elephant face' as she suffers from a rare disease called neurofibromatosis, where tumour grows along the nerves.

May 26, 2017, 21:50 PM IST
Baby born with rare condition labelled 'alien' by shocked mom who refused to nurse him

Baby born with rare condition labelled 'alien' by shocked mom who refused to nurse him

The newborn has been born with a very rare severe genetic condition harlequin ichthyosis, which mainly affects the skin and gives sufferers deformed features.

Mar 22, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Opitz C syndrome: Gene that causes rare disorder identified

Opitz C syndrome: Gene that causes rare disorder identified

Opitz trigonocephaly C syndrome (OTCS), also known as C syndrome, is a genetic disease that causes severe disabilities in patients.

Mar 13, 2017, 15:12 PM IST
More research required to address unique needs of patients in India

More research required to address unique needs of patients in India

Lack of awareness and scientific knowledge often leads to misdiagnosis or late diagnosis and delayed treatment.

Feb 27, 2017, 23:49 PM IST
Rare Disease Day: Here's why quality research matters

Rare Disease Day: Here's why quality research matters

In order to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients and their families' lives, Rare Disease Day is observed on the last day of February each year.

Feb 27, 2017, 12:59 PM IST