Existing treatments may have potential for MS

Australian research (in animals) suggests miconazole - a treatment for athlete's foot - and clobetasol - an eczema cream - may help the growth of myelin around nerves. . BBC Scientific American Latest MS research updates
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - Category: Neurology Source Type: news

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Hairy, scary, funny looking or pretty cool. The beasts in the Harry Potter universe are quite the diverse bunch with unique abilities and qualities. Just like new digital health tech targeted to fight autoimmune diseases or for the main part: their symptoms. Source: Warner Bros. Framestore The common ground for completely different illnesses like type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis is an immune system disfunction. Immune cells and mechanisms target the body’s own cells and structures, deconstructing it bit by bit and inducing inflammation. An estim...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine chatbot diabetes digital health sleep optimization chronic pain chronic illness skin coronavirus autoimmune disease Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): Thomas Efferth, Franz OeschAbstractThe oleogum resins of Boswellia species known as frankincense have been used for ages in traditional medicine in India, China and the Arabian world independent of its use for cultural and religious rituals in Europe. During the past two decades, scientific investigations provided mounting evidence for the therapeutic potential of frankincense. We conducted a systematic review on the anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities of Boswellia species and their chemical ingredients (e.g. 3-O-acetyl-...
Source: Seminars in Cancer Biology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions The long-term risks of autoimmune disorders are significantly higher in patients with allergic diseases. Allergic diseases and autoimmune disorders show age- and sex-related clustering patterns.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma and allergy Original Articles: Asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an organ-specific autoantibody-mediated blistering skin disease that mainly affects the elderly. Typical clinical features include the widespread blisters, often preceded by and/or associated with itchy urticarial or eczema-like lesions. BP patients have circulating autoantibodies against BP180 and/or the plakin family protein BP230 both of which are components of hemidesmosomes in basal keratinocytes. Most BP autoantibodies particularly target the epitopes within the non-collagenous NC16A domain of BP180. Clinical findings and murine models of BP have provided evidence of a pathogenic role of an...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Hugo Barcenilla1*†, Linda Åkerman1†, Mikael Pihl2, Johnny Ludvigsson1,3 and Rosaura Casas1 1Division of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden 2Core Facility, Flow Cytometry Unit, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden 3Crown Princess Victoria Children's Hospital, Region Östergötland, Linköping, Sweden Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is characterized by autoimmune destruction of insulin producing β-cells. The time from onset of islet autoimmunity to m...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
INTRODUCTIONUsually attributed to allergies or parasites (Seifert et. al Medline 2008) eosinophila is often overlooked. However hypereosinophilia (absolute eosinophil count>1.5 X 109/L on two separate exams one month apart or with pathologic confirmation) can have serious manifestations. When hypereosinophilia is associated with eosinophil-mediated organ damage or dysfunction, a hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) exists.With an unpredictable course, eosinophilic infiltration commonly affects the skin (eczema), lung (dyspnea), &GIT (gastritis). However life-threatening damage to the CVS (myocarditis) or the CNS may occ...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 634. Myeloproliferative Syndromes: Clinical Source Type: research
With all our talk of opiate withdrawal syndromes accompanied by nausea, headache, fatigue, and depression, it can be daunting, even terrifying, to people who face the prospect of tossing all wheat and grains into the trash bin, vowing to never let a Danish, donut, or dish of pasta cross your lips again. So it may help to lay out a timeline of what and when various changes can develop in the Wheat Belly wheat- and grain-free lifestyle. You can expect different symptoms and health conditions to recede at different rates, since they are caused by a variety of different mechanisms. For instance, the direct gastrointestinal tox...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux detoxification grains IBS Inflammation joint pain opiates withdrawal Source Type: blogs
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news
AbstractIntroductionWe sought to characterize changes in healthcare spending associated with the onset of 22 endometriosis-related comorbidities.MethodsWomen aged 18 –49 years with endometriosis (N = 180,278) were extracted from 2006–2015 de-identified Clinformatics® DataMart claims data. For 22 comorbidities, comorbidity patients were identified on the basis of having a first comorbidity diagnosis after their initial endometriosis diagnosis. Controls were identified on the basis of having no comorbidity diagnosis and were matched 1:1 to comorbidity patients on demographics and baseline spend...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Already in 2017, the FDA has approved a number of new drugs, which Regulatory Focus points out as a trend away from the low number of new drugs approved in 2016. They caution, however, it is unlikely to match the approval highs from 2014 and 2015. The pace for 2017 may not continue at this level and we could see an average, or perhaps slightly above average year for approvals. 2017 vs. Past It has been reported that coming into 2017, the environment was looking better for approvals. According to the FDA’s Office of New Drugs, 36 new molecular entity NDAs were received by FDA through mid-December 2016, already beati...
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