Why Tourette's Could Help Explain Tim Howard's Ridiculous Goalkeeping Skills

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Pfeiffer Syndrome: Behind the Rare Genetic Disorder That Killed Prince's Infant Son

A new memoir by Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia, excerpted by People, reveals that the couple’s infant son—who died in 1996 at just 6 days old—had Pfeiffer syndrome type 2, a rare genetic disorder that can cause skeletal deformities and respiratory problems. ...

What Is Treacher Collins Syndrome, the Condition Portrayed in 'Wonder'?

The new movie Wonder, based on the bestselling novel of the same name, follows the emotional ups and downs of the Pullman family as they send their 10-year-old son August off to fifth grade. It’s the first time “Auggie” (played by Jacob Tremblay) has been to school outside of the home, because he was...

These Birth Photos Capture a Mom’s Inspiring Reaction to Finding Out Her Daughter Has Down Syndrome

When Amber Rojas  to her fifth child, a girl she named Amadeus, she knew something was unusual. The 35-year-old from Texas had what she called a “hard and fast” water birth, then was ready to meet her new little one. ...

Why Bella Thorne Is Excited to Play a Character With a Rare Condition That Makes the Sun Deadly

In Midnight Sun, coming to theaters on March 23, Bella Thorne plays 17-year-old Katie Price, who lives with a rare condition called xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP. ...

What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome? This 380-Pound Pageant Queen Has a Condition That Makes Her Hungry All the Time

Anna Hankins isn’t letting her genetic condition stop her from living life: The 15-year-old with Prader-Willi syndrome was recently crowned Mississippi Miss Amazing, and now her inspiring story is going viral. ...

This Mom Has to Bathe Her Baby in Bleach Because He Has Such a Serious and Rare Skin Condition

A mother from Washington State has raised more than $14,000 for her son’s medical care after he was born with a rare disease that causes severe facial abnormalities and thick, on his entire body. The 1-year-old’s condition is so severe that he requires hour-long bleach baths to protect his skin from dangerous infections,...

Sudden Death Syndrome Caused This Man's Heart to Stop Twice. Here's What You Should Know

Texas resident Karl Wiggins received a surprising diagnosis, and a second chance at life, earlier this year after collapsing behind the wheel of his car. The 54-year-old’s heart had stopped, according to ABC 13 News, and a bystander called 911 and performed chest compressions until emergency personnel arrived. ...

This Woman Reveals the Real Reason Her Skin Looks Different—and No, She's Not a Burn Victim

Imagine how you would feel if people looked at your body and asked, “Are you a burn victim? A domestic abuse survivor? A blood disease patient?” when you’re absolutely none of those things. Those are the types of questions Berlange Presilus deals with regularly, and now she’s speaking up about what really causes one...

'Tree Man' Has Had 25 Surgeries for Rare Condition That Causes Branch-Like Growths on His Body

A 28-year-old man from Bangladesh named Abul Bajandar has recently made headlines again after first gaining attention in 2016 for a rare skin condition that transforms skin to look like thick tree branches. Unfortunately, Bajandar is back in the hospital to treat his worsening (and spreading) condition after already having 25 surgeries since 2016....


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