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Key mechanism explored to treat autoimmune diseases
A new study could change the way researchers understand and treat autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[Perspective] How does the immune system tolerate food?
The gastrointestinal immune system (gut-associated lymphoid tissue) has the unique capacity to discriminate between harmless and potentially dangerous material. It can raise a protective response against pathogenic microbes and toxins while tolerating food antigens and commensal microbes. This is a challenge given the vast number of foreign antigens, mainly derived from food (>100 g of protein per day), and commensal microbes colonizing the gut (an estimated 100 trillion, 10 times the number of cells in the human body). Dysfunction of this delicate balance between immunity and tolerance can lead to pathologies such as f...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Chantal Kuhn Tags: Immunology Source Type: news

What Really Killed Glenn Frey
When Glenn Frey, a co-founder and driving force behind ’70s supergroup the Eagles, died on January 18, I wasn’t just saddened by the loss. I was deeply concerned about the manner of his death. News reports said Frey died from a combination of “complications” from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), one of the most debilitating chronic diseases. RA is an inflammatory autoimmune condition. It affects the entire body — particularly the joints. The body develops antibodies against its own joint tissues, breaking them down. A modern inflammatory diet, genetic factors and food allergies all play a role in d...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Men's Health arthritis inflammation vitamin D3 Vitamin K2 Source Type: news

Sandoz buys rights to Pfizer’s infliximab biosimilar in EEA
Novartis' generic pharmaceuticals division Sandoz has acquired rights of Pfizer's PF-06438179, a biosimilar of Merck's Remicade (infliximab), in the European Economic Area (EEA), to treat a range of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New treatment option for the acute phase of the rare disease TTP
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. This can be heriditary or can be acquired as an autoimmune condition. Due to the associated excessive activity of a certain protein, blood clots enriched with blood platelets form and block the smallest blood vessels. The disorder is life-threatening and very difficult to treat, particularly in the acute phase. Researchers have developed a treatment strategy to prevent this clotting in the blood vessels. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Genome-Wide Significant Association With Seven MS Risk LociGenome-Wide Significant Association With Seven MS Risk Loci
This study adds seven loci to the list of currently know MS genetic risk factors, several of which show strong association with other autoimmune diseases. Journal of Medical Genetics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 8, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical Myth Busting
In my 25 years of practicing as an orthopaedic surgeon working with athletes and people with arthritis, I have learned that much of what we think we know turns out to be only part of the truth.. For that reason, research that challenges our common knowledge makes the art and science of medicine both intellectually stimulating and -- for me -- thrilling. Here are a few commonly held beliefs, often prescribed by some doctors, which I believe may do more harm than good. Myth 1: Antioxidants are good for you Many people seem to be obsessed with antioxidants. They want to eat antioxidant foods, have an anti-inflammatory diet ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharpin emerges from the pack as a regulator of inflammation
It is normal -- in fact necessary -- for our immune system to occasionally fly into an inflammatory rage to defend the host (us) against pathogens or even tumor cells. Problems arise when the rage persists or is re-directed against one's self, as occurs in autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sharpin emerges from the pack as a regulator of inflammation
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) it is normal -- in fact necessary -- for our immune system to occasionally fly into an inflammatory rage to defend the host (us) against pathogens or even tumor cells. Problems arise when the rage persists or is re-directed against one's self, as occurs in autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What you need to know about Zika virus
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Last week, the government of El Salvador gave what might be the strangest public health advice of all time: don’t get pregnant for the next two years. Officials in Colombia, Ecuador, and Jamaica have also warned women to avoid pregnancy, although only for the next several months. The reason for these unusual recommendations? An outbreak of Zika virus, currently raging in 21 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Samoa, and Cape Verde. Until recently, Zika was an obscure virus, confined to equatorial Africa and Asia, an...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Children's Health Family Planning and Pregnancy Infectious diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - Jan 2016
NIDCR Science News for January 2016 New grant funds research into a debilitating autoimmune diseaseJan 6, 2016 - Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation New handheld, pen-sized microscope could ID cancer cells in doctor’s offices and operating room​Jan 25, 2016 - University of Washington​ Newfound strength in regenerative medicine​Jan 25, 2016 - Wyss Institute at Harvard University  Grant to Regenstrief and IU supports study of dental treatment outcomes across USJan 26, 2016 - Indiana University MBL scientists discover highly organized structures in microbi...
Source: NIDCR Science News - January 30, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Thyroid or Treats: What's Really Preventing You From Losing Weight
Have you been eating healthy, avoiding sugar, going to the gym but still struggling to lose weight? If that's the case, you might want to think about getting your thyroid checked. Your thyroid plays an important part in regulating your metabolism and can affect your ability to lose weight. So, if you find yourself struggling to squeeze into your favorite pair of jeans despite following your New Year's resolution, stop thinking it's' your fault and instead find out if something else might be going on with that small butterfly-shaped gland in front of your windpipe. Patients often seem surprised when I say there might be som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover ten new lupus genes in Asian population study
10 new genes associated with the autoimmune disease lupus have been identified by researchers. One gene in particular, known as GTF2I, showed a high likelihood of being involved in the development of lupus, say scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Real Reason You Get Sick After A Stressful Period Has Ended
Have you ever wondered how you manage to get through a particularly stressful period – whether it's an intense deadline at work, final exams in school or a spate of holiday houseguests – only to get sick after the stress has lifted? It's not a fluke. It's a phenomenon that's often referred to as "the let-down effect," a pattern in which people come down with an illness or develop flare-ups of a chronic condition not during a concentrated period of stress but after it dissipates, explains psychologist Marc Schoen, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Illustrated Guide To The Zika Outbreak
In October 2015, Brazilian health authorities notified the World Health Organization that an alarming number of Brazilian babies had been born with microcephaly, a rare, debilitating birth defect with lifelong consequences. Researchers quickly linked the spike in birth defects to the outbreak of a little-known tropical disease called Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquito. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus has popped up in different African and Asian countries, but no widespread outbreaks had occurred until 2013, when the virus infected an estimated 11 percent of the population of French Polynesi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease and Sleep: A ReviewAutoimmune Rheumatic Disease and Sleep: A Review
Learn more about the effects of sleep deprivation on the immune system and how it links to autoimmune diseases. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mitochondrial troublemakers unmasked in lupus
Mitochondria could provoke the inflammation characteristic of lupus, an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints, skin, heart and brain. Byproducts of cells' power stations goad certain white blood cells into making mesh traps as a precursor to cell death. Mitochondrial DNA is spewed out, triggering a warning and a response that can damage various organ tissues. Mouse studies suggest this disease mechanism might respond to potential drug therapies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Autoimmune Disease, Explained
In a People magazine interview on this week, Jamie-Lynn Sigler revealed that she has had multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, for the past 15 years.  "You'd think that after all these years, somebody would be settled with something like this." Sigler told People. "It's still hard to accept." What is multiple sclerosis? MS is a degenerative nervous system disease, in which the immune system attacks it's own nerve cells, slowing down messages between the brain and the rest of the body. No one knows what causes MS, but symptoms -- which differ from person to person, but typically include muscle ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus May be Linked to Surge in Rare Syndrome in Brazil
Brazilian officials said that Zika, a virus linked to brain damage in infants, may be causing an increase in the number of cases of Guillain-Barré, an autoimmune condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIMON ROMERO and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Brazil Zika Virus Guillain-Barre Syndrome Source Type: news

Judge: Issues Of Fact Remain In Case Alleging Exposure To Trichloroethylene
JOPLIN, Mo. - A federal judge in Missouri on Jan. 7 ruled that genuine issues of material fact remained in a chemical exposure lawsuit in which a Missouri woman alleges that she developed autoimmune hepatitis, among other diseases, from trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination (Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA Inc., et al., No. 13-5032, W.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1618). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 21, 2016 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

GE Healthcare joins $28m investment in new stem cell R&D facility
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said today it is joining a $28 million (CAD $40 million) investment in a new advanced therapeutic cell technology center in Toronto. The healthcare giant is pairing with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine for the center, and will be joined by investor FedDev Ontario. “It is increasingly clear that cell therapies and regenerative medicine will transform healthcare globally, but successful industrialization is now crucial to widespread adoption. This new centre will enable us to work with cell thera...
Source: Mass Device - January 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine GE Healthcare Source Type: news

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: Risk Factors IdentifiedCentral Serous Chorioretinopathy: Risk Factors Identified
H pylori infection, steroid use, disturbed sleep, autoimmune disease, psychopharmacologic medication use, and type A behavior were among possible risk factors for central serous chorioretinopathy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Assessing the Inhibitory Activity of Oligonucleotides on TLR7 Sensing
Aberrant sensing of self-nucleic acids by Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7, 8, or 9 is associated with several autoimmune disorders, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or systemic sclerosis. In recent years, several classes of synthetic oligonucleotides have been shown to antagonize sensing of immunostimulatory nucleic acids by TLR7/8/9, indicating that these molecules could have therapeutic applications in such autoimmune diseases. Conversely, synthetic oligonucleotides used in therapeutic technologies such as antisense and microRNA inhibitors also have the potential to inhibit TLR7/8...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - January 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Investigating the Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Models of Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by persistent synovial inflammation leading to tissue destruction and progressive loss of joint function. Here we describe two methods that can be used to assess the contribution of toll-like receptors (TLRs), and their potential ligands, to RA pathogenesis. We focus on the antigen-induced model of murine arthritis and human synovial tissue explant models. Both enable detection of TLR, and TLR ligand, expression, as well as investigation of the effect of inhibition of these molecules. Each offers a unique insight into disease; with murine models allowi...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - January 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Delineating the Role of Toll-Like Receptors in the Neuro-inflammation Model EAE
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is the most relevant and commonly used animal model to study autoimmune demyelinating diseases like Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In EAE, the activation of CD4+ T-cells is considered to be the main trigger leading to inflammation and central nervous system (CNS) demyelination. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the most important and first class of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in innate immune system and play critical roles in initiating inflammatory responses and promoting adaptive immune responses due to their ability to recognize a wide range of pathogen associated molecula...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - January 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

The Use of MiRNA Antagonists in the Alleviation of Inflammatory Disorders
Toll-like receptors (TLR), a family of pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) stimulated by pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), generate antigen-triggered innate and adaptive immune responses. Recent studies have indicated that several small, regulatory RNAs, called microRNAs (miRNas), are induced by TLR activation in immune cells and that many microRNAs can control the inflammatory process and response to infection by positively or negatively regulating TLR signaling. Among these miRNAs, aberrant microRNA-155 (miR-155) has been implicated in diverse immune processes including the pathogenesis of several autoimmu...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - January 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Remission in SLE: Closing in on the TargetRemission in SLE: Closing in on the Target
Remission has become an important concept among medical specialties treating autoimmune inflammatory diseases. How is remission defined in SLE? Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lambert-Eaton Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
Lambert-Eaton syndrome also known as, 'Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome,' is a condition in which a person's immune system attacks their neuromuscular junctions, the areas where your nerves and muscles connect. Usually a person's nerve cells pass signals along to their muscles. The signals help to make your muscles move. Due to the fact that Lambert-Eaton syndrome affects the way a person's nerves and muscles communicate, moving muscles becomes difficult. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 27, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

Young boy with brain tumour has testicular cells frozen
Procedure will give the child a chance to regain his fertility after chemotherapyRelated items from OnMedicaHigh morbidity found in adult survivors of childhood cancerScientists find genetic signature linked to leukaemiaSurvivors of childhood cancer more prone to autoimmune diseasesInfertility much more likely after childhood cancerScientists find mutations linked to relapse in child cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 23, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Third-Kind Encounters in Biomedicine: Immunology Meets Mathematics and Informatics to Become Quantitative and Predictive
The understanding of the immune response is right now at the center of biomedical research. There are growing expectations that immune-based interventions will in the midterm provide new, personalized, and targeted therapeutic options for many severe and highly prevalent diseases, from aggressive cancers to infectious and autoimmune diseases. To this end, immunology should surpass its current descriptive and phenomenological nature, and become quantitative, and thereby predictive. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Bioinformatics)
Source: Springer protocols feed by Bioinformatics - December 21, 2015 Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: news

Treatment of lupus
LupuzorTM may become the first specific and non-immunosuppressant therapy for lupus, a disabling autoimmune disease that is currently incurable. This peptide is the subject of a patent (granted in 2009) and has already successfully completed phases I and II of its regulatory clinical trials. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Thinking About Pregnancy? Think About Your Thyroid!
Fertility specialists have long noticed a relationship between thyroid disorders and reproductive health issues including irregular periods, difficulty getting pregnant, and multiple miscarriages early in pregnancy. During Thyroid Awareness Month and with new research, it's worth knowing about a not uncommon and treatable problem that may be affecting your plans for a new family. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) may be present even in healthy young women and can affect reproduction at every stage from conception, poor fetal growth, premature birth and stillbirth. Not having en...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mirta Santos
Mirta Avila Santos, MD, joined the American Behcet’s Disease Association (ABDA) in 2011. She became the executive director of the organization in 2012. She is passionate about improving the lives of patients living with autoimmune diseases, rare diseases and Behcet’s Disease in particular. Under her guidance, the ABDA has expanded the mission of the organization, and has partnered with other patient advocacy organizations to provide better access and improved care for patients. Her research background has contributed to research efforts for patients with Bechet’s. Her past experience includes clinical res...
Source: PHRMA - December 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ali Source Type: news

Chemotherapy Isn't Only for Cancer Patients
When you hear the word chemotherapy what immediately comes to mind? Cancer. Bald. Nausea. Vomiting. Infusions. Sterility. Bone Pain? Upon hearing that word, most people jump to the same conclusions, with the same general consensus on how chemo works, who receives it, and what side effects it has on the body. The truth is chemotherapy isn't only for cancer patients, and affects each patient differently depending on how it is used. Chemotherapy is a widely used class of drugs to treat many different disorders including, but not limited to: cancers, blood disorders, and a plethora of autoimmune diseases. Similarly it can be ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaky Gut Syndrome: What You Should Know About Your Gut Bacteria
There's a universe of living organisms in your digestive tract, and the little critters can do a ton for you. Up to 100 trillion cells live in your gut microbiome, forming a world that scientists are still working to understand. 100 trillion cells -- that's enough microbes to make it the highest density natural bacterial ecosystem that we know of. Way more than your compost bin. If all is going well, these organisms live in perfect homeostasis with you, their host. From regulating your immune system to keeping the lining of your gut strong, these organisms can be a part of how you take control of your own biology. Just d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel insights into genetic cause of autoimmune diseases
(Babraham Institute) A collaboration between researchers at the Babraham Institute and the University of Manchester has mapped the physical connections occurring in the genome to shed light on the parts of the genome involved in autoimmune diseases. Using a new technique, called Capture Hi-C, the team revealed novel insights into how changes in the genetic sequence have a biological effect and increase the risk of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 30, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Guide to a Guilt-Free and Gluten-Free Holiday
It's almost Thanksgiving! For those of you reading who don't have an autoimmune disease or food allergies, this is a time of abundance and celebration. You can eat ANYTHING you want without thinking twice! Yay! But maybe you have a sister, uncle, cousin or parent with celiac disease. Maybe they have a nut allergy, or dairy intolerance. The holidays might not always feel the same for them, especially if they have celiac disease. Having an autoimmune disease that you can actually actively do something about (namely, avoiding gluten at all costs) is such an incredible gift, but that doesn't mean it is easy. There are times ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polymorphism of IL37 gene as a protective factor for autoimmune thyroid disease
Yan et al. measured the association of IL27 gene polymorphisms with autoimmune thyroid disease in Chinese Han population. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA plans Essure action for February
The FDA said today it will issue an evidence-based review of information on Bayer‘s (ETR:BAYN) controversial Essure permanent birth control for women in February next year. The agency said patient health and well-being was its 1st priority regarding the device, and named the issues with Essure specifically as a high-priority issue for it. The federal watchdog said it is reviewing information from the panel meeting it held in September, the public docket and additional medical literature and adverse event reports published since the panel meeting. The review will focus on concerns identified by speakers at the pa...
Source: Mass Device - November 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Bayer HealthCare Source Type: news

Women still at risk long after CV event
Risk of further events 10 times higher in decades after heart attack or stroke Related items from OnMedicaSurvivors of childhood cancer more prone to autoimmune diseasesMacrolides linked to increased cardiovascular riskHeart disease research needs £500m boostStress in childhood linked to disease risk in adulthoodHuge variations in cardiovascular death rates across Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria
Ross Fund named after British Nobel Laureate who discovered mosquitoes transmit malariaRelated items from OnMedicaSurvivors of childhood cancer more prone to autoimmune diseasesHeart disease research needs £500m boostStress in childhood linked to disease risk in adulthoodMore imported malaria infection reported in the UKFirst malaria vaccine for children could be recommended for use by autumn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call the CDC -- A Celebrity Is Sick
You couldn't miss the headline: Charlie Sheen is HIV positive. Networks scrambled to cover the news that he had a virus that could someday, maybe or maybe not, lead to AIDS. I admit, as a journalist, I too told his tale of woe, describing how, despite a reckless past, he had now learned his lesson and sought the medical treatment necessary to make the virus undetectable in his blood. I also, on a daily basis, have updated Lamar Odom's condition and that of other celebrities that wound up in the hospital. But, in my quiet hours at home I wondered, is this news? Do we really need to act as if the entire nation or the Centers...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Common in Patients With VitiligoAutoimmune Diseases Common in Patients With Vitiligo
Patients with vitiligo commonly have other autoimmune diseases, according to a cross-sectional study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

NMO Increases Women's Risk of Miscarriage, Preeclampsia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Autoimmune eye disease may have ripple effects in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Miraculous Comeback After Stem Cell and PRP Therapy
Are you a baseball fan? Even if you’re not, you have to admire New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon. His comeback has been nothing short of miraculous — thanks to the amazing healing power of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP utilizes platelets from an athletes’ own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage. I began offering PRP therapy at my Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine a few weeks ago and the results I’ve seen from this therapy have just been incredible. Five years ago, Colon was considered washed-up at age 37. His pitching arm was shot. He had severe ligament ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Men's Health baseball growth factors natural platelet-rich plasma therapy PRP Therapy stem cells Source Type: news

Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy At Risk
Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Health Problems in Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe could recommend second biosimilar arthritis drug this week
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe could soon gain a second biosimilar antibody drug for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, with regulators due to decide by Friday whether to recommend South Korean company Samsung Bioepis's copy of Enbrel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food
Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. Put simply, what you eat directly affects the structure and function of your brain and, ultimately, your mood. Like an expensive car, your brain functions best when it gets only premium fuel. Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, min...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eva Selhub MD Tags: Back Pain Complementary and alternative medicine Healthy Eating Mental Health Source Type: news