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Multiple sclerosis symptoms: Immune system problems can trigger PARALYSIS of the legs
MULTIPLE sclerosis - commonly abbreviated to MS - is a type of autoimmune disease which can cause problems with vision, sensation and could even lead to paralysis of the legs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune system warning: The five conditions where the body ATTACKS its own cells
THE IMMUNE system is the body ’s natural defence against illness and infection caused by harmful substances which contain antigens, but sometimes it doesn’t work properly, causing autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boulder biotech makes deal with industry giant
A Boulder biotech said it's made a deal with an industry giant to develop drugs for autoimmune disorders. Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) said it's made a deal with giant Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) of Thousand Oaks, California to take advantage of Array's inflammatory disease discoveries. "The identification of this novel target, along with our team's deep experience in kinase inhibitor chemistry, gives us confidence that our efforts will result in a drug which will address a significant unmet… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Insight into the immune system
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Fundamental new insights into the functioning of the immune system and a new approach to treating autoimmune diseases: these are among the achievements of the transregional collaborative research centre TRR130 'B-cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity', whose co-ordinator is Prof. Lars Nitschke of the Division of Genetics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU). To enable the successful work to continue, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be funding the transregional group for another 4 years with 13 million euros. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discovery of brain-like activity in immune system promises better disease treatments
(Australian National University) The Australian National University (ANU) has led the discovery of brain-like activity in the immune system that promises better treatments for lymphoma, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency disorders, which collectively affect millions of people globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immune system may prevent body from neutralizing HIV-1, researchers say
A study at the University of Colorado found the process protecting the body from autoimmune disease may also prevent it from creating antibodies against HIV-1. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barrier to autoimmune disease may open door to HIV, study suggests
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered that a process that protects the body from autoimmune disease also prevents the immune system from generating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus. The findings, which will be published July 11 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, might be considered by scientists trying to develop a vaccine that can stimulate the production of these neutralizing antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immune system may keep body from neutralizing HIV-1 virus
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that a process protecting the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine that stimulates production of these antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses
Doctors can't predict who will develop Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease in which one's own immune system destroys the cells needed to control blood-sugar levels, requiring daily insulin injections and continual monitoring. Now, a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that viruses in the intestines may affect a person's chance of developing the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Malaria drug protects fetal mice from Zika virus, NIH-funded study finds
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Hydroxychloroquine, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat malaria and certain autoimmune diseases in pregnant women, appears to reduce transmission of Zika virus from pregnant mice to their fetuses, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology
(McGill University Health Centre) Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. These cells control and regulate our immune system to prevent excessive reactions. The findings, published in Science Immunology, could have a major impact in our understanding and treatment of all autoimmune diseases and most chronic inflammatory diseases as well as broader conditions such as asthma, allergies and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How babies' environments lead to poor health later
(Northwestern University) New Northwestern University research underscores how environmental conditions early in development can cause inflammation in adulthood -- an important risk factor for a wide range of diseases of aging, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and dementia. Beyond that, the research helped to explain a key unanswered question about the poorly understood mechanisms shaping the development and regulation of inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lymphopenia a Risk for PJP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with autoimmune disease, independent of steroids (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - July 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is approved for use in treating some types of cancer and is an experimental treatment for autoimmune diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Food nutrients in apples and grapes found to halt the systemic inflammation that causes cancer
(Natural News) On the surface, you might think inflammation isn’t such a big deal. It might not sound like a walk in the park, but it doesn’t sound like a death sentence, either. Unfortunately, however, chronic inflammation due to autoimmune disease, infection or even obesity damages your cells, thereby raising your cancer risk. That’s why... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus symptoms: Scientists discover TRIGGER for life-threatening autoimmune disease
LUPUS is an autoimmune condition that can become dangerous, but it remains poorly understood and its cause unknown. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autoimmunity may have role in Parkinson's disease
Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Autoimmunity may have role in Parkinson's disease
Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness
(Boston Children's Hospital) Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus -- an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus -- experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lupus' effects on the brain has remained murky. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACEA Biosciences Announces Successful Completion of Phase I Clinical...
ACEA Biosciences Announces Successful Completion of Phase I Clinical Study of Novel Autoimmune Disease Drug(PRWeb June 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14423401.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diet to cure arthritis: Eating THIS part of the Mediterranean diet could suppress symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a serious and disabling autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Symptoms can include joint pain and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMD bioengineers develop new technologies to drive next-generation therapies for MS
(University of Maryland) Researchers in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering Jewell Laboratory are using quantum dots -- tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology -- to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson ’ s, Autoimmune Disorders May Share Genetic Common Ground Parkinson ’ s, Autoimmune Disorders May Share Genetic Common Ground
Parkinson ’ s disease (PD) and some autoimmune diseases may have genetic risk factors in common, raising the possibility that the immune system may influence PD pathogenesis, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Scientists make first crystal model of under-diagnosed autoimmune disease
(University of Southern California) Doctors are limited in how they can treat patients with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease, to just treating its symptoms. The creation of a crystal model gives scientists new insight into a possible target for drug therapy development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why Black Women Should Care About Congress Taking Away Health Care
By Erica Hilton In 2013, I woke up one day and was unable to open my left eye. Daylight tortured my eye. Bright lights were impossible. This was a painful interruption in the excitement and promise of my life. I had recently earned my master’s degree and started my “dream job” as an online activism manager. Here I was in the middle of this new journey, and I couldn’t keep one eye open. I made an emergency appointment with an ophthalmologist who then sent me to see a specialist. The inflammation in my eye remained for weeks. Eventually it cleared up only to reoccur again a few weeks later. Since 2013...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The Ben-Gurion U. researcher successfully redesigned a portion of MabThera, an FDA-approved drug used to treat certain   autoimmune diseases   and types of   cancer, into a new molecule to treat ALS. 'Our experimental results on ALS transgenic mice showed a significant increase in life expectancy,' says Dr. Lichtenstein. 'Since the drug is already approved, we believe that we will only need limited preclinical testing to reach the clinical phase earlier than other initiatives.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Experimental therapy for immune diseases hits Achilles heel of activated T cells
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. With safe and effective treatments in short supply, scientists report in PNAS Early Edition discovery of an experimental treatment that targets an Achilles heel of activated immune cells -- killing them off and stopping autoimmune damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse
FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 -- Poverty and race are tied to the health of lupus patients in the United States, according to two new studies. One study of 783 patients linked poverty to an increased risk of organ damage from the autoimmune disease. It was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Deaths from dementia set to quadruple by 2040
Annual deaths in England and Wales from dementia could rise by 25% by 2040 Related items fromOnMedica New hope for drugs to prevent some forms of dementia Poor access to patient records hindering good dementia care, say pharmacists Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk More help needed for people with learning disability and dementia Footballers may be at heightened risk of brain trauma linked to dementia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mepolizumab helps patients with refractory Churg-Strauss syndrome
Mepolizumab, an anti-IL5 monoclonal antibody, increased remission rates, cut exacerbations in half and reduced the need for ongoing corticosteroid therapy in patients with refractory cases of the rare autoimmune disease Churg-Strauss Syndrome, according to research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study suggests link between imbalanced gut microbiome and systemic sclerosis
This study is the first to examine gastrointestinal bacterial composition in two independent groups of people with systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, is an autoimmune disease affecting the body ’s connective tissue. It is characterized by a hardening and scarring of skin and can progress to inflammation and scarring in the organs such as kidneys, heart, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Previous UCLA-led research  detailed a link between the disease and the imbalance in the gut microbiome and suggested that this imbalance contributed to scleroderma’s symptoms.METHODThe ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New York Academy of Sciences to host conference on myasthenia gravis & related disorders
(New York Academy of Sciences) From May 15th to 17th the New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America will host the 13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders. The conference convenes every five years and is the preeminent gathering of basic scientists and clinical researchers to discuss, disseminate, and highlight the advances and challenges of therapies for myasthenia gravis (MG) and related autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xencor's Lead Drug Candidate, XmAb5871, Receives Orphan Drug Designation from FDA for Treatment of IgG4-Related Disease
MONROVIA, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic d... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Xencor, XmAb, IgG4-Related Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers identify trigger for autoimmune disease
Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified age-associated B cells are a trigger for autoimmune diseases like lupus and Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trigger for autoimmune disease identified
Researchers have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Chicago firm is looking to sell medical marijuana in western Pennsylvania
Trent Hartley, a Butler native and COO of Chicago-based Cresco Labs, has three children with autoimmune diseases for whom medical marijuana can provide valuable treatment. As a result, getting medical marijuana onto the market for medicinal purposes has become Hartley's profession and given him an emotional investment in his business. Through Cresco Labs, Hartley played a role in Illinois' launch of medical marijuana dispensaries a few years ago. Now, he and the ot her partners at Cresco are looking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Schooley Source Type: news

Trigger for autoimmune disease identified
(National Jewish Health) Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gluten free diet: Nine things YOU should know about coeliac disease and intolerance
A GLUTEN-FREE diet is the only option for people living with coeliac disease - an autoimmune disease which is not an allergy or food intolerance. It is caused by a reaction to gluten which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs that you might have coeliac disease
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder where gluten causes damage to the small intestine. There are 12 symptoms of the disease that could lead to diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid Disease Linked With Uveitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The conditions may share a common autoimmune pathophysiology (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smoking discovery implicated in autoimmune diseases
Researchers have found a link between reduced levels of a cell involved in the development of autoimmune diseases and smoking tobacco. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking decreases MAIT cells, implicated in the pathology of autoimmune diseases
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) New research published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology provides another reason why smoking tobacco is harmful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gene Variant Triggers Autoimmunity, Protects Against Malaria Gene Variant Triggers Autoimmunity, Protects Against Malaria
An unusual mutation in the B-cell activating factor gene increases risk for SLE and MS while possibly decreasing risk for malaria, and could inform drug selection for the autoimmune diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Do YOU suffer from leaky gut syndrome? Mysterious illness could be linked to bowel disease
LEAKY GUT SYNDROME is not yet an accepted condition in conventional medicine - but a doctor has said people suffering symptoms linked to autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, or even inflammatory bowel disease, could benefit from a test. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Radiant Bride With Alopecia Refused To Wear A Wig To Her Wedding
Bald is beautiful ― just ask bride Kylie Bamberger. "The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow." ⛈ Feeling those unicorn vibes A post shared by Kylie Bamberger (@kyliebamberger) on Feb 1, 2017 at 4:50pm PST By the time she was a sophomore in high school, Bamberger had lost the majority of her hair due to alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. And it wasn’t just the hair on her head that fell out. It was her eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair too.  For years, Bamberger tried to cover up her hair loss with short haircuts, hats and eventually wigs ― that is, until colleg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news