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Too little fat is bad for cardiovascular health and leptin therapy may help
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Scientists are learning more about how too little fat can also be bad for our cardiovascular system. Their goals include determining whether leptin replacement therapy for people born with a rare condition, where they have little body fat, helps protect their cardiovascular system. They also want to learn if it might do the same for those with conditions like HIV infection and autoimmune disease, who lose healthy fat stores later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mechanism for precise targeting of the immune response uncovered
(Goethe University Frankfurt) The immune system checks the health of cells of the body by examining a kind of molecular passport. Sometimes cells present the wrong passport, which can lead to autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations or cancer. Scientists of the Goethe University Frankfurt explain the process how this happens in the new issue of the journal Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow
TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 -- Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes need to be on the lookout for symptoms of another autoimmune condition -- celiac disease, new research suggests. The study found these youngsters appear to face a nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New transplant restores colour to skin damaged by vitiligo
Vitiligo is one of the most common autoimmune skin diseases and is caused by a lack of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour: the body ’s immune system attacks the pigment cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists are trying to take the gluten out of wheat in latest attempt to one-up Mother Nature
(Natural News) Celiac sufferers are given a glimpse of hope that they can now partake of foods made from wheat with the news that scientists are trying to create wheat that doesn’t contain gluten via a gene-editing technique. People who have celiac disease are those who are genetically-predisposed to having severe autoimmune allergic reactions when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Thync touts first effective use of bioelectronics to treat psoriasis
Bioelectronics company Thync touted positive results today from the pilot study of its neuromodulation technology as a treatment for plaque psoriasis. The study showed that people using Thync’s technology experienced reduced redness, scaling and itchiness of their plaque psoriasis after four weeks, according to the Los Gatos, Calif.-based company. As part of the study, people used Thync’s neuromodulation technology for at least 10 minutes each day for four weeks. Both the treatment and control groups included people with mild to severe psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disorder without a cure or vaccine. ...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Research & Development thync Source Type: news

Nimbus Therapeutics Reaches Summit For Deal With Celgene
Today Nimbus and Celgene announced a significant partnership focused on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. With that context, the author reviews the three unique elements of the Nimbus model (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:CELG Source Type: news

Nimbus Therapeutics Reaches Summit In Deal With Celgene
Nimbus and Celgene announced a significant partnership focused on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Here are the three unique elements of the Nimbus model. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:CELG Source Type: news

Preventing autoimmune disease after a viral infection
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Researchers used mice to study regulatory mechanisms in the immune system that prevent autoimmune disease. Using an influenza infection model in mice, they have found that a particular population of immune cells developed during the later stages of the immune response to the influenza infection. These cells, called T follicular regulatory cells, subsequently prevented the generation of self-reactive antibody responses. At the same time, they did not affect the influenza-specific immune reaction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK ’s Benlysta receives Japanese MHLW approval for systemic lupus erythematosus
GSK ’s human monoclonal antibody Benlysta (belimumab) has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to treat adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic, incurable, autoimmune disease. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccines are covertly injecting everyone with disease-causing viruses, warns scientist author of "Plague"
(Natural News) Judy A.  Mikovits, Ph.D., is  a research scientist, as well as the co-author of the recently released ground-breaking book, Plague. Mikovits has spent a lifetime studying autoimmune and neuroimmune diseases, cancer, and other conditions caused by chronic inflammation. Specifically, she’s been studying retroviruses and how they contribute to the onset of these life-altering conditions.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosis: All Signs Pointed to a Stroke. Then the Tests Come Back Negative.
When, at 94, she suddenly found it difficult to speak and swallow, the doctors had to explore more unusual possibilities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Tests (Medical) Macular Degeneration Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

More proof stress will kill you: Study finds a link between PTSD and lupus
(Natural News) Women who’ve been exposed to trauma or have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are thrice as likely to develop lupus, according to new research. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, contributes to the growing body of evidence linking high levels of stress to autoimmune diseases. Led by Andrea Roberts, PhD, the researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scleroderma
Former school teacher Jay Virdee has been diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disease scleroderma. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’s Kidney Donor Showed Off Her Surgery Scar on Instagram
This article originally appeared on People.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexia Fernandez / People Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Source Type: news

PTSD increases your risk of lupus
Women who have PTSD are almost three times as likely to develop lupus, according to a new Harvard study. Mental healthcare could help reduce risk for autoimmune diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Stress Link to Lupus
Women exposed to trauma, including serious car crashes or sexual assaults, were at increased risk of developing the autoimmune disorder lupus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Lupus Erythematosus Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Traffic Accidents and Safety Mental Health and Disorders Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk
(Wiley) In a study published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests. The autoimmune disease causes the body to attack and damage vital organs such as the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

France's Neovacs Takes on GSK and AstraZeneca in Battle to Treat Lupus France's Neovacs Takes on GSK and AstraZeneca in Battle to Treat Lupus
French biotech company Neovacs is confident that its experimental drug to treat lupus could grab significant market share from standard treatments of the autoimmune disease, its chief executive said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick obituary
Pioneering physician who played a fundamental role in the development of modern respiratory medicineWhen Margaret Turner-Warwick, who has died aged 92, entered the field of respiratory medicine in the 1950s, it was a time of great change. Effective treatment fortuberculosis had recently been introduced, and the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the lung were beginning to be appreciated.The focus of academic research had been limited to understanding and measuring lung function, but with her colleagues Jack Pepys andDeborah Doniach, Margaret expanded it to include the immunology of the lung, and particularly of the fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Newman Taylor Tags: Medical research Science Health Society Health policy Public services policy Politics Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities kidney transplant lupus lupus symptoms public health Selena Gomez Selena gomez disease Selena gomez Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez lupus what disease does selena gomez have What is lupus Why did selena gomez Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic use found to increase risk of autoimmune disease, study finds
(Natural News) Natural and complementary health practitioners have been educating their patients for years about the importance of a healthy microbiome – the perfect balance between friendly and harmful bacteria in the digestive system, which directly correlates to a healthy immune system, brain health and mental well-being. This balance is essential, because if the immune... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could modifying gut microbes prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?
Aa new study provides evidence that environmental factors, such as microbes that inhabit our intestines, may influence the incidence of Autoimmune diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder
Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder
Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Health Disparities, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reveals hidden burden of Lupus among Hispanic and Asian women in Manhattan
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Within Manhattan's diverse population, the autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School of Medicine.The findings also show that these female ethnic populations are more adversely affected by lupus and have significantly greater organ complications - namely kidney disease. Overall, the investigators found substantial disparities in prevalence and manifestations of lupus by race/ethnicity among borough residents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reports reveal racial and ethnic disparities in lupus rates
(Wiley) Two new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system. The reports, which are published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, provide the latest information from lupus registries in California and New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Retroviruses: Poorly Understood Agents of Change
Investigating the alarming rise of chronic inflammatory diseases (Natural News) Chronic inflammatory diseases have been skyrocketing in incidence in the past quarter century. The details explaining how retroviruses in today’s biological therapeutics including vaccines are contributing to autoimmune, neuroimmune disease and cancer are complex. Although I’ve spent my adult lifetime studying how retroviruses contribute to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying and quality of life in pediatric alopecia areata - Christensen T, Yang JS, Castelo-Soccio L.
We report survey result... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicine - How to heal the body naturally
(Natural News) Over the past few decades, the incidence of many chronic degenerative diseases including cancer, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and Alzheimer’s disease have all risen by an alarming rate – and Western medicine offers no cure. And, while conventional medicine continues to ‘treat’ every ill with a pill or surgery – the actual... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral "cleanliness" ties to type-1 diabetes in groundbreaking new research... more viral diversity LOWERS risk
(Natural News) Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a patient’s own immune system attacks and destroys the cells needed to produce insulin to control blood-sugar levels. Doctors often diagnose this type of diabetes in childhood or early adulthood. Though the exact cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown, new research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies new metabolic target in quest to control immune response
(University of Vermont) A surprising discovery that immune cells possess an internal warehouse of glycogen used to activate immune responses could help to increase immune activity in vaccines or suppress immune reactions in autoimmune disease or hyper-inflammatory conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut bacteria can alter protective effect of a gene that wards off type 1 diabetes
A guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its effects by altering the gut microbiome, according to a study published inPNAS.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Coeliac disease symptoms: Signs of the condition which forces you to go gluten free
COELIAC disease is a digestive disorder and an autoimmune disease - not an allergy or a food intolerance, although it can display some of the same symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technologies in Autoantibody Testing for Rheumatic Diseases Technologies in Autoantibody Testing for Rheumatic Diseases
This review explores the technical innovations in the field of antibody testing for the diagnosis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Protecting the guardians
(Harvard Medical School) A guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its pancreas-shielding effects by altering the gut microbiota.Experiments in mice born with the protective gene show that exposure to antibiotics during critical windows of development fuels risk for type 1 diabetes and leads to loss of genetic protection by altering the gut microbiota.Scientists say the findings underscore the importance of avoiding antibiotic use during late pregnancy and early infancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University organization adds feet, autoimmune diseases to treatment areas
A local not-for-profit clinical organization is expanding into two new practice areas. On Tuesday, August 29, University Clinical Health announced that it had acquired Podiatry Centers of Memphis, effective August 17. The Podiatry Centers of Memphis' doctors, Dr. Brian Kiel and Dr. David Moinester, each add more than 30 years of experience. The practice will operate as part of Univ ersity of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Medicine, and the doctors will also serve as faculty at the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Autoimmune diseases raise cardiovascular, mortality risk
A new study from researchers in Spain has found autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis increase risk for cardiovascular disease and death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia Mason's Grapes on the Green raised $500,000 for Benaroya Research Institute (Photos)
The wine was flowing on a perfect summer evening at the Golf Club at Newcastle as community leaders partied to support vital research to wipe out 80 autoimmune diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

Leprosy hijacks immune system, similar to autoimmune diseases
Leprosy hijacks the immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, UCLA researchers have discovered. The new findings,published online today in the journal  Cell, suggest that leprosy shares underlying characteristics with some autoimmune diseases.Courtesy of Cressida MadiganCressida Madigan“We discovered that the mechanism of nerve damage in leprosy is very similar to what happens in diseases like multiple sclerosis,” said Cressida Madigan, a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and first author of the paper. “That means w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Finding what fuels the 'runaway train' of autoimmune disease
(Boston Children's Hospital) Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered that rogue immune cells trigger an 'override' of the body's tolerance to its tissues, launching the vicious cycle of autoimmune disease. Could blocking these rogue cells help treat autoimmune diseases like lupus? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill 'may lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'
Women who regularly use oral contraceptives may be at a lower risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis. This is according to a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, which adds to the body of evidence suggesting that hormonal and reproductive factors may explain why women are generally at greater risk of developingrheumatoid arthritis than men. The study findings For this study, data was collated from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis on 2,809 women who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,312 women without the disease. ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Qld woman with autoimmune disease praises ketogenic diet
Queensland resident Kim Fletcher was headed towards a lifetime of ill health before discovering the benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. She now says she's dropped 50kgs and couldn't be better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 548 (7666)
This week’s articles describe the consequences of preserving pluripotency in cultured stem cells, how glutamate metabolism in T cells contributes to autoimmune disease, and how inactivating BRAF mutations promote tumor growth. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news