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Lena Dunham shows her Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

The creator and star of "Girls" published the announcement on Instagram in response to the release of a paparazzi photo on which she walked with a stick. "That's life, when I have the most to fight chronic illness," she wrote. "A flare-up of Ehler-Danlos syndrome means I need help from more than just my friends … so thanks, sweet cane!" …

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Singer Sia Furler announces that she has the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

(News) – Sia Furler, the reclusive vocalist who is known to perform without her face, has just given the fans an unusually brief glimpse into some personal news about what E! News calls forth a "heartfelt message" online. In a tweet on Friday afternoon, the 43-year-old said she suffers from "chronic pain" due to her Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of …

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According to police, a man with Down syndrome died in a hot van while the janitor took a nap

Joshua Russell, 26, of St. Petersburg, was charged last week with a serious manslaughter of a disabled adult. According to authorities, 35-year-old John LaPointe from Seminole died in the trunk on a hot spring day. "LaPointe had Down's syndrome, was non-verbal, had the cognitive abilities of a one-year-old and was unable to take care of himself," the sheriff's office said …

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Group homeworker facing charges after Man with Down syndrome died in a hot van

A group homeworker is accused of dying a man with Down syndrome in a hot van. WFTS reports that Joshua Russell's 35-year-old John Lapointe drove back to the group with Crossroads of Pinellas in Florida incident occurred in May. 26-year-old Russell stopped at his home on the way back from Lapointes. According to authorities, he left Lapointe back in the …

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FDA undercuts $ 375,000 drug in surprise move Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, also known as LEMS.

The FDA announced today that it is approving a separate drug for pediatric patients with a rare, painful neuromuscular disease. The disease weakens and fatigues muscles, causing agonizing pain to the point at which patients struggle to walk. The move sparked celebration in the LEMS community and stocked the stock of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, maker of the $ 375,000 drug, called …

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Scientists use the low-key CRISPR technique to terminate Marfan syndrome

A new gene-editing method could prevent people from passing on Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University and Shanghai Tech University have developed a CRISPR technique to reduce the likelihood (currently 50/50) of transmitting the disease from parent to child. About one in 5,000 people has Marfan syndrome, which manifests as …

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