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Duckie is now the second case of swimmer syndrome dealt with by the Sacramento SPCA.
After receiving a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress syndrome stemming from her job, Ms. Santana went on unpaid leave from the company.
Among the diseases that Abeona targeted is Sanfilippo syndrome, which occurs when the enzymes needed to break down sugar are missing or defective.
An autopsy revealed nothing—but Long QT is a syndrome that leaves no obvious clues.
In the second project, Texas Tech University researchers will look into whether manipulating environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, in caves reduces the severity of the syndrome.
The cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is unknown, but it could be triggered by an infection.
There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it: Strength training is the key to ridding yourself of skinny-fat syndrome.
Some research has found buprenorphine treatment was better than methadone at lowering the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome.
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Did You Know?
Combining its two Greek roots, syndrome means basically "running together". So when diagnosing a condition or disease, doctors tend to look for a group of symptoms existing together. As long as a set of symptoms remains mysterious, it may be referred to as a specific syndrome. But if that name is used for a while, it may become the condition's permanent name, even after an underlying cause has been found. So today we have Down syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, sick building syndrome, and many more. And since mental conditions often turn out to have physical causes, syndrome is used in psychology as well as in medicine.
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