Science Saturday:  Do environmental exposures contribute to human diseases?
An accumulation of environmental chemicals, pollutants, microbes, and particulates may be living inside each of us — acquired from the air we breathe, the food we eat, products we touch, and the water we drink. These sometimes-harmful exposures can potentially interact with our genes to fuel diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, autoimmune diseases, and stroke. Research sh ows environmental factors are associated with more than 80% of human diseases and nearly 1 in 6 deaths worldwide.  … (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 13, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

COVID in Autoimmune Disease Patients: It's Getting Better
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with autoimmune diseases were still getting COVID-19 like everyone else when the Omicron wave hit, but -- also like everyone else -- the worst outcomes had become far less frequent compared with the early months... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 12, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

From the archive: Are western lifestyles causing a rise in autoimmune diseases? | podcast
Could the food we eat and the air we breathe be damaging our immune systems? The number of people with autoimmune diseases, from rheumatoid arthritis to type 1 diabetes, began to increase around 40 years ago in the west. Now, some are also emerging in countries that had never seen the diseases before.In this episode from January 2022, Ian Sample speaks to the genetic scientist and consultant gastroenterologist James Lee about how this points to what western lifestyles might be doing to our health, and how genetics could reveal exactly how our immune systems are malfunctioningArchive: King 5 News, WXYZ Channel 7Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample, produced by Madeleine Finlay, sound design by Axel Kacouti é, and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Science Biology Genetics Source Type: news

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Ashton Kutcher reveals in an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge" that he had battled a serious autoimmune disease that affected his hearing, sight and ability to walk for more than a year. CNN's Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has more. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashton Kutcher says he battled debilitating vasculitis. Here's what it is
Ashton Kutcher revealed Monday he had battled a serious autoimmune disease that affected his hearing, sight and ability to walk for more than a year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashton Kutcher says he had vasculitis, a rare autoimmune disease
#ashtonkutcher (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashton Kutcher Reveals Rare Disease Diagnosis That Left Him Unable To See, Hear, Or Walk
Ashton Kutcher is opening up about an autoimmune disease he was diagnosed with that left him unable to see, hear, or walk. The actor shared the diagnosis in an upcoming episode of National Geograph… #nationalgeograph #ashtonkutcher (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashton Kutcher says he battled the debilitating disease 'vasculitis.' Here's what it is
Ashton Kutcher revealed Monday he has battled a serious autoimmune condition called vasculitis that affected his vision, hearing and gait. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashton Kutcher says he battled the debilitating disease'vasculitis.' Here's what it is
Ashton Kutcher revealed Monday he has battled a serious autoimmune condition called vasculitis that affected his vision, hearing and gait. #ashtonkutcher (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ashton Kutcher ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After Autoimmune Disease That Left Him Unable to See, Hear, or Walk
Kutcher says he had a “super rare form of vasculitis” that caused him to temporarily lose a few of his core senses #ashtonkutcher #luckytobealive #walkkutcher (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune System Connections Map Reveals Therapeutic Opportunities
Researchers create a connectivity map of the human immune system showing how immune cells communicate with each other and ways to modulate these pathways in disease (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 8, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

Deficient RNA Editing Implicated in Inflammatory Disease 
Genetic variants that reduce the editing levels of double-stranded RNA are associated with autoimmune and immune-mediated conditions, a study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 5, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Amgen to Acquire Chemocentryx for $4 Billion in Cash
Acquisition Includes TAVNEOS® (avacopan), a First-in-Class Medicine for Patients With Serious Autoimmune Disease Tavneos Adds to Amgen's Decades-Long Leadership in Inflammation and Nephrology THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 4,... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Amgen, ChemoCentryx, TAVNEOS (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, substance misuse and self-harm in children and young people with rare chronic liver disease - Chang WH, Foster GR, Kelly DA, Lai AG.
The burden of mental illness in young people with chronic liver disease is not known. In this population cohort study in England, we identified 358 individuals (aged ≤25 years) diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis or liver disease related to cystic fibros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Treat Pediatric Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, August 1, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of pediatric patients six years of age and older with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This rare disease that resembles adult PsA affects five to eight percent of children and adolescents with chronic inflammatory arthritis.*1-7 Two of the four indications for STELARA now include pediatric patients, further expanding its treatment profile since the first approval in 2009 for adults living with moderate...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news