FDA Approves Avacopan for Rare ANCA Autoimmune Disease FDA Approves Avacopan for Rare ANCA Autoimmune Disease
ChemoCentryx said it plans to price its new medicine at an annual cost of $150,000 to $200,000 for US patients.Orphan Drug Approvals (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Merck Co. sued over Gardasil HPV vaccine deceit
(Natural News) Attorneys for Baum Hedlund and co-counsel Robert F. Kennedy have filed a lawsuit against New Jersey-based Merck & Co. for knowingly hiding the fact that its Gardasil HPV vaccine can cause multiple autoimmune diseases. The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Hayden Shain in the Superior Court of the State of California,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IpiNovyx Bio gets seed funds from Eli Lilly, others
The company develops treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Young woman, 25, reveals the terrifying moment she was diagnosed with skin cancer
A young woman who has been battling with an incurable autoimmune disease since the age of 17 has spoken of the terrifying moment she was diagnosed with skin cancer at 25. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Breakthrough Infections Lead to Long COVID? For an Unlucky Few, Yes
When health experts talk about the remarkable efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, they typically point to their ability to prevent severe disease and death. Fully vaccinated people can still get “breakthrough” infections from the virus that causes COVID-19—but compared to an unvaccinated person, they’re more than 10 times less likely to be hospitalized or die from their illness, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research. Officials often point to these impressive figures as evidence that we can tame COVID-19 into a mostly mild illness that behaves like a routine cold or f...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Woman who dropped to four stone with rare autoimmune disease says OnlyFans money 'saved my life'
Ex legal worker Rachael Huckle, from Wrexham, says money made from racy cosplay photos have paid for private treatment for pemphigus, which causes blisters in the digestive system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell therapy partnership between Bay Area biotechs offers hope to cancer patients
Imagine a world in which physicians can confidently cure cancer. Two Bay Area life sciences companies are working together to make this vision a reality. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc., founded in 2012, is developing a pipeline of cell therapies to treat various types of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Bayer is licensing Atara’s cutting-edge cell therapies that t arget certain types of aggressive tumors including mesothelioma, pancreatic, ovarian and non-small-cell lung cancer. “With cancer therapies,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Lawley Head Source Type: news

Kyverna Therapeutics Appoints Ian Clark as Chairman of the Board and Karen Walker as Chief Technology Officer
Former Genentech CEO Ian Clark will guide Kyverna's vision to transform the treatment of autoimmune diseases through engineered cell therapies Seasoned pharmaceutical executive Karen Walker will lead technical development of Kyverna's T-cell therapies ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Kyverna Therapeutics, cell therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Association Between Atopic Dermatitis and Autoimmune Diseases Association Between Atopic Dermatitis and Autoimmune Diseases
This large population-based study explored the association between atopic dermatitis and a wide spectrum of autoimmune diseases. Which autoimmune disorders had the strongest association?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Idaho doctor reports "20 times increase" in cancer among those "vaccinated" for covid
(Natural News) Dr. Ryan Cole, a board-certified pathologist and diagnostics lab owner and operator based out of Idaho, has released shocking new information about how Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” are causing a massive “uptick” in autoimmune diseases and cancer. In a video produced by the Idaho state government’s “Capitol Clarity” project, Cole revealed how he... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds more than HALF of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop autoantibodies
Over half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop 'rogue antibodies' that attack their own body tissues - potentially causing autoimmune disease - a new Stanford study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood trauma, dissociation, alexithymia, and anger in people with autoimmune diseases: a mediation model - Macarenco MM, Opariuc-Dan C, Nedelcea C.
BACKGROUND: Despite research linking dissociation, alexithymia, and anger with childhood trauma and ADs, the investigation addressing the relationships between the potential mediators has not yet been established within the literature. OBJECTIVE: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sharyl Attkisson is compiling a running list of all covid vaccine injuries, harmful reactions
(Natural News) Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson is logging all known cases of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” injury and death in a running list on her website. Some of the latest updates include instances of CNS demyelination, functional neurological disorder, waning immunity, Bell’s palsy, antibody dependent enhancement (ADE), heart disorders, Guillain-Barre autoimmune paralysis, Graves’ disease and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prime Therapeutics rises to Minnesota's No. 2 largest private company as pharmacy costs rise
CEO Ken Paulus said the company ’s steady growth has largely been driven by increases in pharmacy spending, specifically for prescription medications used to treat complex conditions including oncology, autoimmune and rare diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Prime Therapeutics rises to Minnesota's No. 2 largest private company as pharmacy costs rise
CEO Ken Paulus said the company ’s steady growth has largely been driven by increases in pharmacy spending, specifically for prescription medications used to treat complex conditions including oncology, autoimmune and rare diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Three healthy foods that can ‘trigger’ painful arthritis symptoms
ARTHRITIS comes in many forms but one of the most common is rheumatoid arthritis - an autoimmune disease. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, there are three healthy foods that can "trigger" arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Vax Booster Trial Begun in People With Autoimmune Disease COVID Vax Booster Trial Begun in People With Autoimmune Disease
The trial will investigate the impact of a booster in patients with five autoimmune diseases who are either on or off immunosuppressives.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

NIH launches study of extra COVID-19 vaccine dose in people with autoimmune disease
Trial also will test pausing immunosuppressive medication to improve antibody response. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Causes Anisocoria?
Discussion Anisocoria is a common physical finding caused by the mechanical imbalance of the iris dilator (sympathetic innervation causing dilation) and sphincter muscles (parasympathetic innervation causes miosis). Which pupil is abnormal is important to determine. “Anisocoria greater in the light signifies an abnormal large pupil, whereas anisocoria in the dark indicates an abnormal small pupil.” The pupillary size should be noted along with any changes with accommodation, extra ocular movements and lighting. The time it takes to revert to the baseline pupillary size can also be helpful. Any ptosis, lacrimati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 23, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Selective inhibition of IL-6 trans-signaling by a miniaturized, optimized chimeric soluble gp130 inhibits TH17 cell expansion
The cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) signals through three mechanisms called classic signaling, trans-signaling, and trans-presentation. IL-6 trans-signaling is distinctly mediated through a soluble form of its transmembrane receptor IL-6R (sIL-6R) and the coreceptor gp130 and is implicated in multiple autoimmune diseases. Although a soluble form of gp130 (sgp130) inhibits only IL-6 trans-signaling, it also blocks an analogous trans-signaling mechanism of IL-11 and its soluble receptor sIL-11R. Here, we report miniaturized chimeric soluble gp130 variants that efficiently trap IL-6:sIL-6R but not IL-11:sIL-11R complexes. We de...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Heise, D., Derrac Soria, A., Hansen, S., Dambietz, C., Akbarzadeh, M., Berg, A. F., Waetzig, G. H., Jones, S. A., Dvorsky, R., Ahmadian, M. R., Scheller, J., Moll, J. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Selma Blair reveals she's currently in remission from her multiple sclerosis battle
Selma, 49, who went public with her diagnosis of the autoimmune disease in October 2018 - gave the health update when appearing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Response Varies in Some Pediatric Patients Hep B Vaccine Response Varies in Some Pediatric Patients
Although the vaccine series provides protection in most healthy individuals, a decreased response has been noted in some pediatric patients, including those with inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Booster Shot for Immunocompromised Americans FDA Authorizes Booster Shot for Immunocompromised Americans
The third, or booster, dose of either Pfizer or Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine would first be available to organ transplant patients, people undergoing cancer treatments and those with certain autoimmune diseases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine for People With Weakened Immune Systems
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge. The late-night announcement Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers or other disorders. Several other countries, including France and Israel, have similar recommendations. It’s harder for vaccines to rev up an immune system suppressed by certain medications and ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AP / Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

W.H.O. Testing 3 Drugs in Broad Search for Covid Treatments
The trial of the drugs, already approved for malaria, cancer and autoimmune diseases, will involve researchers at more than 600 hospitals in 52 countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Clinical Trials Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research Immune System Autoimmune Diseases World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Source Type: news

COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Still Controversial —Even for the Immunocompromised People Who Likely Need Them the Most
Chris Neblett, 44, was among the first people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His job with the U.S. State Department allowed him to get his initial dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in late December 2020. By January 2021, he was fully vaccinated. But that didn’t mean he was fully protected. Neblett, who received a kidney transplant in 2018 and still takes immune-system-suppressing drugs to prevent his body from rejecting the organ, found out through his participation in a Johns Hopkins study of vaccination among transplant patients that he didn’t produce any disease-fighting antibodies, ev...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fewer than 0.001% of Americans who've gotten J&J vaccine later developed rare autoimmune disease
The CDC has identified 98 cases of a rare autoimmune disease tied to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That's a rate of under 0.001% or eight cases for every million people vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitor Colitis Overlaps With IBD Checkpoint Inhibitor Colitis Overlaps With IBD
This study found the proinflammatory immune phenotype of CPI-associated colitis significantly overlaps with IBD, suggesting immune checkpoints as important in the development of autoimmune disease.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dearth of mental health support during pandemic for those with chronic health problems
(University of Toronto) A new scoping review found that those with chronic health concerns, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions, are not only at a higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection, they are also more likely to experience anxiety, depression or substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCI-led study finds unleashing Treg cells may lead to treatments for multiple sclerosis
(University of California - Irvine) In a new University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found that a certain protein prevented regulatory T cells (Tregs) from effectively doing their job in controlling the damaging effects of inflammation in a model of multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune disease of the nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Announces Extension Of Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University In Collaboration With Victorian State Government To Accelerate The Life-Sciences Hub
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 15, 2021 -- Johnson & Johnson Innovation announced today the extension of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University's Clayton Campus in Melbourne (JJIPO@Monash) in collaboration with the Victorian State Government.This joint initiative between Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Victorian Government and Monash University will be extended for approximately two years through June 30, 2023. The agreement will allow JJIPO@Monash to continue connecting with the Victorian innovation ecosystem, nurturing and accelerating innovative research, new product developmen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

The FDA ’s New Guillain-Barre Warning For the J & J Vaccine Reflects a Small Increased Risk of the Illness
As millions of people get vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are closely monitoring reports of side effects and adverse events among people getting immunized. On July 12, the FDA added a warning about the risk of Guillain-Barre to the single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone who receives the shot moving forward will get an updated fact sheet informing them of the small but increased risk. There have not been significant reports of the syndrome linked to the two other vaccines authorized in the U.S., made by Pfize...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA to announce new warning on J&J Covid vaccine after reports of link to rare autoimmune disease 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to announced a new warning that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is linked to a rare autoimmune disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to rare autoimmune disorder
About 100 preliminary reports of Guillain-Barré have been detected after 12.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine were administered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Has your overall mood changed? Low levels could be a symptom
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can be a commonplace for many. Even more so for anyone suffering with an autoimmune disease making absorbing the vitamin much harder. When a person lacks the vitamin it could affect their mood and overall mental health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do Black Patients Fare Worse When MS Strikes?
TUESDAY, July 6, 2021 -- While multiple sclerosis can cause a wide swath of symptoms and challenges for anyone diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, a new study finds that race may play a role in disease severity. Researchers discovered that Black... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease--suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 2, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR to Release Report on Oral Health in America As a 20-year follow-up to the seminal Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, NIDCR will release Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges in the fall of 2021. The report will illuminate new directions...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Inova Diagnostics Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for Aptiva(R), a Digital Multi-Analyte System
SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Inova Diagnostics, a worldwide leader in IVD systems and reagents for autoimmune disease in the clinical laboratory, is pleased to announce FDA 510(k) clearance of its Aptiva® Syste... Diagnostics, FDA Inova Diagnostics, Aptiva (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3 things that support robust biopharmaceutical research and development
Rapid advances in scientific discovery have ushered in a new era of medicine, transforming our ability to treat, and in some cases cure, many of the most challenging diseases, including cancer, rare diseases and autoimmune conditions.  (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Richard Moscicki, M.D. Tags: Research and Development PDUFA & D Focus Source Type: news

'Holiday food poisoning left me paralysed'
Malcolm Brown developed a rare autoimmune disease after suffering food poisoning while on a self-catering trip. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli study links Pfizer vaccine to deadly blood disease that causes blood clots
(Natural News) Israeli researchers have found that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is linked to a deadly blood disease that causes clots to form around the body. On Monday, June 21, researchers from the Institute of Hematology at Shamir Medical Center in central Israel announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), an autoimmune disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche ’s ENSPRYNG approved by European Commission as first and only at-home subcutaneous treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 28 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved ENSPRYNG ® (satralizumab) for the treatment of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). ENSPRYNG is the first and only NMO SD treatment that is administered subcutaneously every four weeks, allowing home-dosing after appropriate training.“An NMOSD relapse can be devastating, causing permanent neurological damage ...
Source: Roche Media News - June 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s ENSPRYNG approved by European Commission as first and only at-home subcutaneous treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)
Basel, 28 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved ENSPRYNG ® (satralizumab) for the treatment of adults and adolescents from 12 years of age living with anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), as a monotherapy or in combination with immunosuppressive therapy (IST). ENSPRYNG is the first and only NMO SD treatment that is administered subcutaneously every four weeks, allowing home-dosing after appropriate training.“An NMOSD relapse can be devastating, causing permanent neurological damage ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Third Rock launches new cell therapy startup
Third Rock has launched a new cell-therapy startup looking to use T regulatory cells to combat autoimmune diseases like MS and diabetes — and it's got $95M and a partnership with ElevateBio to help get it going. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

Online mental health therapy significantly aids the isolated, immunosuppressed in pandemic
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) People with the rare autoimmune disease scleroderma, who likely experience more serious isolation during a global pandemic, saw their anxiety and depression improve after receiving online mental health intervention through an international study. Researchers say the program could be extended to many vulnerable patient populations moving forward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer
Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 16, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of patient empowerment and remote management in rheumatoid arthritis
(European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. In people with RA, low empowerment is associated with worse health. Interventions to improve empowerment may include helping people to master their pain, increase physical function, and improve physical activity. Remote technologies to support patient-reported self-assessment may help improve patient empowerment and disease management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news