There is commonly held wrong belief that rheumatic diseases afflict
Beyond these generic dilemmas that attend any enterprise such as this, there are specific difficulties that afflict
this particular enterprise.
The Alzheimer's Association projects that by 2025 the disease will afflict
approximately 6.5 million seniors--a 44 percent increase from the 4.5 million affected in 2000.
Caused by a parasitic flatworm that spends part of its life in amphibious snails, the illness afflicts
200 million people worldwide.
Alzheimer's disease afflicts
Louis's wife, and he struggles in many of these poems (including "For You, These Flowers," which first appeared in The Progressive) with his feelings of anger, resentment, loneliness, and love.
Speaker Betty Boothroyd calls it ``Pre-Election Tension" - a painful condition that afflicts
MPs as they prepare to face voters.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is charged with administration of the Orphan Drug Act, provides orphan drug designation when the targeted disease afflicts
200,00 or fewer Americans and no satisfactory therapy exists to combat the disease.
Now there is evidence of a new risk: a report in the August 2003 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests that the surface intensity of UV radiation may affect the clinical and immunologic expression of myositis, an autoimmune disease that causes chronic muscle inflammation and weakness and afflicts
about 30,000 Americans.
And I think of how in Lamentations there is this prophecy: "All you who pass, look and see; is any sorrow like the sorrow that afflicts
me?" (Lamentations 2:13).
Allison conducted a series of autopsies in Chile in which he uncovered evidence of Chagas' disease, an incurable parasitic ailment that afflicts
some 20 million people in Latin America today.
Gout is extremely painful and infrequently afflicts
modern reptiles and birds, says Rothschild.
Unlike weight loss drugs that work by decreasing appetite, a drug that stimulates the beta-3 receptor would get around a problem that afflicts
many dieters: The body's metabolism adapts to the lower intake of calories, making it more difficult to lose weight.
In the United States, for instance, this source of wheezing and chronic breathing difficulties afflicts
some 12 million people, an increase of roughly 60 percent in just a single decade.
Schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder that afflicts
about 1 in 100 people, usually emerges in late adolescence or young adulthood.
Yet this iron-overload disease afflicts
about 1.5 million people in the United States.