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Brain disease found in former NRL players

A disease linked to repeated concussions in American sport has been found in the brains of two former Australian rugby league players. The discovery is the first time Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has been identified in an NRL athlete. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in former players of American football, ice hockey, soccer, rugby… Read More »

Introduction to myasthenia gravis — A rare, neurological autoimmune disease

The immune system plays an important role in keeping your body healthy. It helps protect your organs and tissues from disease-causing foreign bodies such as bacteria and viruses. To do this, your immune system releases specific antibodies that work to prevent infections.1 In certain situations, however, your immune system turns against your own body, causing… Read More »