Little Hayley Okines was told she would not live beyond the age of 13. The youngster suffers from a rare disease called progeria which turns children old before they have reached their teens. But now having celebrated her 14th birthday she has defied all odds and to celebrate she has published her autobiography.Like any other teenager the book, called Old Before my Time, details pop-star crushes and a dislike of school. But it is also a moving insight into how a child copes with a disease...Read Full Story
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Scientists have found a way to slow down ageing in individual cells, a breakthrough that could leave people feeling young well into old age.
They believe their finding could help seniors stay healthy, as well as help children with a rare condition that causes them to grow old before their time.
Chris Hutchinson, professor at Durham University, who led the study, said: "The findings are at a very early stage but they show the...Read Full Story
hutchinson gilford progeria ,hutchinson ,heart disease ,health information ,health ,gilford ,genetic disorder ,genetic condition ,family ,doctors ,disorder ,diseases ,disease ,diagnosis ,clinical trials ,childhood ,atherosclerosis ,arteriosclerosis ,appearance ,accelerates ,accelerated aging. Progeria is a disease of genetic code errors (mutations), specifically disorders of protein (Lamin A) around the nucleus of a cell or other experts say there are errors in chromosome number 1, on one...Read Full Story
Bexhill, East Sussex, Hayley Okines is a teenage girl who was only 14 years old, but her physical appearance 7.5 times older than actual age which makes it look like an old woman 105 years old. Rare disease progeria made ??old before their time.
Hayley Okines doctors had predicted was not going to be phased live to the age of 13 years, but Hayley has just celebrated the anniversary-14 years.
Hayley Okines (14 years) suffering from a rare disease called progeria, the premature aging disease...Read Full Story
The US Trends | Progeria - Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome | Progeria (also known as "Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome", "Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome," and "Progeria Syndrome") is an extremely rare genetic disease with symptoms that resemble aspects of aging, occurring at an early age. The word progeria is derived from the greek "pro" means "before" and "Geras" means "old age". The disease has a very low incidence and occurs in about 1 in 8 million live births. I was born with...Read Full Story
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a rare disease that causes premature aging in children