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Nanoclusters act as antioxidants
Hydrophilic carbon nanoparticles might help in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, strokes, autoimmune diseases and neuropathy. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - February 14, 2015 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dumé Source Type: news

Relationships and Chronic Illness: Can it still be a happy Valentine’s Day?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Chronic illness can take many different forms, and it is not uncommon even for two patients with the same condition to experience different symptoms from one another. However, some common symptoms which affect many people who are chronically ill include fatigue, pain and depression, and these symptoms can have a profound effect not only on the sufferer, but also the sufferer’s partner and their relationship with each other. Ch...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News clinical trials covance relationships Source Type: news

Foods to avoid for living gluten free
(NaturalNews) Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the body reacts to the protein found in gluten in a unique way. With most food allergies, people experience a reaction immediately or within minutes of consuming the offending substance. For those with celiac disease,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study
Title: Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - February 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study
The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women
The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Mercury, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to mercury, seafood associated with risk factor for autoimmune disease
(University of Michigan Health System) Mercury in seafood -- even at low levels generally considered safe -- was associated with autoimmunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Four steps to curing Hashimoto's disease plus many other autoimmune conditions
(NaturalNews) Common symptoms of Hashimoto's disease plus nearly 100 other autoimmune conditions include fatigue, low-grade fever, inability to stay mentally focused, and (usually) an "unexplainable" feeling of chronic sickness or pain. Sadly, conventional medicine would have you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: For A.L.S. Patients, a Hopeful Drug That Is Out of Reach
When I first noticed I couldn’t type with my left hand, the doctors narrowed down it down to two options: a treatable autoimmune disease or A.L.S. It turned out to be A.L.S., but I’ve recently found a new reason to hope. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANGELINA FANOUS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Voices Featured Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Source Type: news

Well: For A.L.S. Patients, a Hopeful Drug That Is Out of Reach
When I first noticed I couldn’t type with my left hand, the doctors narrowed down it down to two options: a treatable autoimmune disease or A.L.S. It turned out to be A.L.S., but I’ve recently found a new reason to hope. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 5, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: By ANGELINA FANOUS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Voices Featured Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Source Type: news

7 Things You Should Know About Autoimmune Diseases
As if living with chronic illness wasn't challenging enough, living with an autoimmune disease can be even more difficult. Still highly misunderstood by medical professionals and the public alike, autoimmune diseases are characterized by nebulous symptoms that can make diagnoses difficult to come by. Treatments vary, and in some cases rely entirely on behavior changes. In an effort to making living with -- or loving someone with -- an autoimmune disease just a little bit easier, here are seven important things to know about these health conditions. 1. Autoimmune diseases essentially cause a person's body to fight itself...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: For A.L.S. Patients, a Hopeful Drug That Is Out of Reach
When I first noticed I couldn’t type with my left hand, the doctors narrowed down it down to two options: a treatable autoimmune disease or A.L.S. It turned out to be A.L.S., but I’ve recently found a new reason to hope. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 5, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By ANGELINA FANOUS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Voices Featured Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Source Type: news

Among Survivors Of Ebola, Reports Of New Syndrome
* Growing calls for research into "post-Ebola syndrome" * Doctor says Ebola can cause autoimmune response * West Africa outbreak has 5,000-10,000 survivors * Early Ebola patients suffered neglect in centers By Emma Farge and James Harding Giahyue DAKAR/MONROVIA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Romeo Doe, a 29-year-old tailor who survived Ebola in Liberia, is struggling to cope with the impact of a disease that killed seven members of his family and now threatens his livelihood. Since he was released from an Ebola center in the capital Monrovia in November, pressure is rising in his eye...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds
Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some of the experiences that fill us with awe and make us feel most alive. And according to new research, moments like this are both spiritually invigorating and good for our physical and mental health. A University of California, Berkeley, study, published in the journal Emotion in January, suggests that the feeling of awe we may experience during encounters with art, nature and spirituality has an anti-inflammatory effect, protecting the body from chronic disease. The resear...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sensitive, Specific and Cost Effective Protein Expression Analysis
Reaching for Cell Based Assay Solutions ExcellenceWe have been receiving positive feedback from clients using our Quantibody® and RayBio® C-Series Membrane-Based Antibody Arrays. Our manufacturing partner, Raybiotech, is ISO 9000 certified insuring all arrays are made to exacting specification. The cost for measuring a single cytokine runs as low as 16 USD/Cytokine! We use these arrays to test the blood serum of clients with autoimmune diseases to determine levels of cytokine and growth factor expression vs healthy controls. We also use them to determine proteins secreted by our  USB Derived hMSCs culture...
Source: Neuromics - January 30, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Tags: autoimmune disease Autoimmunity C-Series Antibody Arrays Cytokine Antibody Arrays Growth factors hMSCs Media neuroinflammatory cytokines Neurotrophins Quantibody Arrays Source Type: news

5 Reasons I Wish We Would Stop Talking About 'Recovery' for Serious Mental Illness And the Word I Wish We Would Use Instead
My heart hurts today. My friend Laura Pogliano has lost her 22-year-old son Zac, who had paranoid schizophrenia. Both Laura and Zac were tireless and passionate advocates for ending the stigma of mental illness. Their story was featured in USA Today's "Cost of Not Caring" series, where Laura described herself as a "fortunate" mother -- fortunate because despite personal bankruptcy, she had been able to obtain treatment that seemed to be working for her son. This tragic turn reminds all of us mothers just how fragile life is for our children who have serious mental illness. As a parent of a child with bi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VG Life Sciences secures patent covering treatment of IDB with CLIP-inducing agent
(Viral Genetics, Inc.) VG Life Sciences, a biotechnology company developing therapies for autoimmune and infectious diseases, today announced the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8906846, covering a method of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through the administration of a CLIP-inducing agent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Could Depression Be Caused By Inflammation In The Brain?
There are a number of factors that may play a role in the development of depression, including genetic, environmental, emotional, psychological and biological influences. According to one integrative neuroscientist, depression could even be a form of infectious disease. Some research suggests that inflammation can play a large role in the development of depression. This research has tended to focus on inflammatory markers in the blood, and on depression co-occurring with physical ailments that cause an immune reaction. But according to new research, brain inflammation that occurs independently of physical illness may b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis – Why a hug might be the last thing you need
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, and another prime example of an invisible illness. Physically, an MS patient may look well for most of the time, and might be able to go about normal daily activities like work and family life. However, what’s happening below the surface tells a very different story. The immune system attacks the myelin sheathing which protects the body’s nervous system, leaving the nerve expo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 27, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions covance invisible illness multiple sclerosis Source Type: news

What is the Remission Rate for Antithyroid Drug Treatment for Hyperthyroidism in Children?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old female came to clinic for her health maintenance examination. She had no complaints and her mother had no concerns until her daughter was weighed and there was a slower increase in her weight over the year. The patient had normal eating and activity and they denied weight loss. She was sleeping well without night sweats, had normal elimination and was doing well in school. She had a history of being a more anxious child but this was unchanged. The family also denied any skin or hair changes. The past medical history was negative except for some normal acute illnesses. The family history ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Middle-class children TWICE as likely to be diagnosed with gluten intolerance
Nottingham University researchers found diagnoses of coeliac disease in girls doubled since the 1990s and that boys were 53 per cent less likely to have the autoimmune disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venture-Backed Biotech Today: Reflections On Exits, Funding And Startup Formation
Biotech is definitely red-hot, and has been for the past eight quarters. Immuno-oncology, cancer metabolism, gene therapy, orphan diseases, NASH, autoimmune - there’s a broad range of disease settings that are capturing the excitement and imagination of investors today. With some sky high public market valuations, the big question is whether this is “hype and smoke and mirrors,” as framed up by Andy Pollack’s New York Times piece on Sunday (“Riding High, Biotech Firms Remain Way”). In the bull camp, there are certainly some fantastic new therapeutic advances coming from n...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth Source Type: news

Researchers prevent type I diabetes in mouse model
A new approach developed by a scientist stops the destruction of beta cells and preserves insulin production, experts say. Type I diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body's immune system destroys insulin producing pancreatic beta cells, resulting in insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia. Current treatments for type I diabetes focus on controlling blood sugar with insulin therapy and must continue throughout a person's life. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Delayed Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in Severe MalariaDelayed Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in Severe Malaria
Parenteral artesunate is used as first-line therapy for severe malaria, but the treatment may be causing delayed hemolytic anemia. Malaria Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Live coverage of the immune system at work
Researchers have developed a new technique to safely mark T-cells for non-invasive in vivo imaging to better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body. The immune system's T-cells are a key starting point for researchers developing immunotherapies against cancer and autoimmune diseases. T-cells are constantly on the move throughout the body, checking for invading pathogens and diseased cells. If any of these structures which fit the T-cells' specific receptors like a key fits the right lock -- then the T-cell will proliferate and set off a series of signals, starting the process of eradicating the disease...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
The colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease, researchers report. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus. This type of damage is a hallmark of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis where organs throughout the body are damaged by wayward immune responses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
(EMBO) Researchers have revealed that the colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus. This type of damage is a hallmark of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria
Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a bit hyperbolic, seriously onto something: Maintaining a healthy balance of "good" gut bacteria in the digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. Disturbances in the gut microbiome -- a collection of trillions of bacteria and other microbes -- are often present in patients for a number of seemingly unrelated diseases. For example, some research shows that up to nine out of 10 people with an autism spectrum disorder also have inflammatory ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
A protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and other problems by putting the brakes on the immune response. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic herbicide triggers leaky gut and brain damage
(NaturalNews) This is a warning for all of humanity. Since 1974, we are seeing a dramatic rise in chronic diseases such as, autism, cancer and a wide variety of autoimmune and metabolic disorders. And, according to undeniable statistics, the cause is directly connected to the growing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered that a protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and other problems by putting the brakes on the immune response. The research was published recently online ahead of print in the scientific journal Nature Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists show that the PTEN tumor suppressor protein is essential for proper regulatory T cell function; discovery offers new focus for improving treatment of autoimmune diseases. (Hongbo Chi, PhD) (Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - January 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Adaptive Biotechnologies Acquires Sequenta, Could Disrupt Disease Detection
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation is buying Sequenta Inc. for an undisclosed sum to create a new company that uses powerful immunosequencing techniques to diagnose and fight cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

People with type 1 diabetes are living longer
Better blood sugar control may be the key to longer survival Ninety years ago, type 1 diabetes was a death sentence: half of people who developed it died within two years; more than 90% were dead within five years. Thanks to the introduction of insulin therapy in 1922, and numerous advances since then, many people with type 1 diabetes now live into their 50s and beyond. But survival in this group still falls short of that among people without diabetes. A Scottish study published this week in JAMA shows that at the age of 20, individuals with type 1 diabetes on average lived 12 fewer years than 20-year-olds without it. A se...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Diabetes type 1 diabetes Source Type: news

Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia: Associations, OutcomesNonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia: Associations, Outcomes
Is idiopathic NSIP a first manifestation of an underlying systemic autoimmune disease? BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune diseases
Recurring stress can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition, researchers say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death
Andrea Beaton was being practical. One of the final requirements of the global health track of her general pediatric residency program was spending eight weeks working in a developing country. Knowing that a leader at her next employer already was doing amazing work in Uganda, off she went to that impoverished-yet-improving African nation. Her aim was studying a rare heart muscle disease. Instead, she was overwhelmed by something so basic, so simple. Sore throats. In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

immunoLink Therapies-Intitial Products
Feeling and performing your best depends on balanced immunity and stem cell vitality Your current investment in exercise, healthy diet and supplements are aiming you towards what we call the immunoLink sweet spot. If you have hit the bull’s eye, you would be seeking ways to stay there, because this is where you feel awesomely great and are most productive. If you have never been there, now is the time. Illness, injury and medical procedures push you from the spot, but if you are near or on it, your recovery will be faster and more complete. The far reaches of the immunoLink Spectrum represent a cold wasteland of mise...
Source: Neuromics - December 18, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: autoimmune disease Autoimmunity Curcumin immune response immune system immune system boosters stem cell activation stem cell activators stem cell boosters stem-kine StemTrophin Source Type: news

immunoLink Therapies-Initial Products
Feeling and performing your best depends on balanced immunity and stem cell vitality Your current investment in exercise, healthy diet and supplements are aiming you towards what we call the immunoLink sweet spot. If you have hit the bull’s eye, you would be seeking ways to stay there, because this is where you feel awesomely great and are most productive. If you have never been there, now is the time. Illness, injury and medical procedures push you from the spot, but if you are near or on it, your recovery will be faster and more complete. The far reaches of the immunoLink Spectrum represent a cold wasteland of mise...
Source: Neuromics - December 18, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: autoimmune disease Autoimmunity Curcumin immune response immune system immune system boosters stem cell activation stem cell activators stem cell boosters stem-kine StemTrophin Source Type: news

Do Autoimmune Diseases Begin in the Gut?Do Autoimmune Diseases Begin in the Gut?
Dr Stephen Paget discusses the role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in rheumatologic disorders. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

5 Important Things You Probably Didn't Know About Vitamin D
When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you. Here are five interesting facts about vitamin D, and how you can make sure you are receiving an adequate amount. 1. You get it through diet and sunlight. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because when your skin is exposed to the sun, your body manufactures it. Many people only need about 15 minutes of sun three times a week for their bodies to make adeq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammasome Activation and Rheumatic Disease: Six Basic Points
(MedPage Today) -- A new target for autoimmune disorder therapies. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 12, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news