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On Tuesday, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced more than $1.36 million in grants to study six potential ways to combat the disease, known as white-nose syndrome.
That link has given the illness its more colloquial name: Broken-heart syndrome.
Call it Game of Thrones syndrome spreading out all over television.
Jackson has Treacher Collins syndrome, a condition that causes underdeveloped facial bones and tissue.
This syndrome is caused by damage to or blockage of the blood vessels that serve the brain which often cause unnoticed strokes or bleeding.
But is there reason for worry already in Seattle, or do the Seahawks just have a bad case of Lameau syndrome?
When Middle East respiratory syndrome was first identified in 2012, news sections for both Science and Nature rushed to blame the disease on bats.
Alison had been learning about the benefits of eating seaweed to treat her Hashimoto’s syndrome, an auto-immune disorder that affects her thyroid.
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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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