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Testosterone Injections May Help, But Require Monitoring Blood

Testosterone injections are well-tolerated and normalize blood levels of the hormone, but they may raise red blood cell levels excessively in adult men with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), according to a recent study. The study, “Single-center real-life experience with testosterone treatment in adult men with Prader-Willi syndrome,”…

Some Brain Regions Are Abnormally Small in People With PWS: Study

Certain regions of the brain are unusually small in people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a study reveals. “The present study provides objective evidence of volumetric alterations in the subcortical, limbic, and brainstem structures in individuals with PWS,” its researchers wrote. The study, “Differential volume reductions in…

DCCR Trials’ New Data Show Sustained Easing of Hunger, Disruptive Behaviors

A year of treatment with DCCR (diazoxide choline controlled release) tablets, Soleno Therapeutics’ investigational therapy for people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), safely led to sustained reductions in excessive hunger and disease-related behaviors, according to two presentations of data from a Phase 3 trial and its open-label extension. Soleno announced positive findings…

15 Ways – and More – to Celebrate PWS Awareness Month This May

This year’s Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) Awareness Month has launched, and will be celebrated with several educational and fundraising initiatives worldwide throughout May. Advocates will use the month-long event to raise awareness of the rare disease in the general community, and also among healthcare professionals, lawmakers, and researchers. The aim…

Organizations Rally to Help Ukrainian Rare Disease Patients

A Russian military plane crash near Tetiana Zamorska’s home in Kyiv, Ukraine, was a sign that it was time for her and her family to leave. The treacherous, 34-hour pilgrimage that ultimately brought the group of eight by car to temporary accommodations in neighboring Poland last month was physically and emotionally difficult,…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…