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When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including one… Read More »

Doctors warn blood pressure patients: Keep taking the pills

The discovery has led to four batches of medication being withdrawn from pharmacies involving up to 165,000 pill packets. The drug, irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide, is designed to reduce high blood pressure, preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. The affected products are feared to have possible contamination from N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), used widely in industrial processes including the… Read More »