Clinton to promote family agenda in Haverford today

HAVERFORD >> A local woman featured in an ad campaign for Hillary Clinton will be in the house during the Democratic presidential nominee’s first visit to Delaware County this election season today. Clinton will speak at the Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center at 11:30 a.m. Joined by daughter Chelsea Clinton and actress Elizabeth Banks, […] View page

EURORDIS Photo Contest

Open to anyone with an interest in rare diseases. You have until 14 December to send your most beautiful, original, or artistic photo(s) to try to win an iPad and other prizes. There are 3 categories in the EURORDIS Photo Contest: Public Prize, Expert’s Choice, and the Instagram Prize. Find out more about our judges. […] View page

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or Disease?

Although first described in 1892 by Tschernogobow in Moscow, the medical history of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) begins with Edward Ehlers’s description in 1900 in Copenhagen. Several avatars would come to stymie its identification to this day, despite its frequency, and foster confusion with other pathologies. The first of these is the description by Alexandre Danlos […] View page

Skin Ultrastructural Clues on the Impact of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in Women

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is heterogeneous in its genetic origins, molecular defects, and ultrastructure of connective tissues (CT). It frequently represents underdiagnosed heritable conditions. The altered mechanical functions of the involved tissues lead to variable combinations of increased skin distensibility and elasticity, joint laxity and CT fragility. In addition, EDS women commonly suffer from some gynecologic and […] View page

Designing more effective opioids

Opioids are a class of powerful pain-relieving drugs that work by activating opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. These pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but are frequently misused because they also produce euphoria. When misused or abused, opioid pain […] View page

The Guardian view on the Paralympics: focus on ability, not disability

This week, we are once again invited to meet The Superhumans. When the Paralympics open in Rio on Wednesday, they will surely once again help to challenge the stigma that people with disabilities face worldwide and that can bar them from education, jobs, a decent standard of living and even a family or social life. […] View page