Novel Drug Ups Function in Patients With LEMS
(MedPage Today) -- Amifampridine phosphate slowed disease worsening in autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 27, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Potential new treatment for multiple sclerosis
Scientists have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production of a certain type of immune cell linked to inflammation and autoimmunity, the researchers successfully protected against the onset of MS in an animal model of the disease. The scientists say the next step is to test this strategy using other autoimmune disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
The Truth About Gluten
Health crazes and diet trends may come and go, but every so often there are advances in the nutrition and medical field that are true game changers. For decades, individuals diagnosed with celiac disease were simply characterized with ghastly gastrointestinal problems, but with further research, this multisystemic autoimmune disorder is now known to be caused by permanent intolerance to gluten, predominantly found in genetically-susceptible individuals. Gluten is the main storage protein of wheat, rye and barley. While gluten is mainly found in foods, shockingly it is even an ingredient in everyday products such as medicin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
RA Commercials... Really?
photo courtesy of morguefile.com http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com I am sure you have seen them... they are on every 20 minutes it seems, those commercials for a new RA miracle drug. They usually star a woman running around doing everything from building playgrounds to cooking a 10-course meal for her family. RA is hard enough to deal with, people just don't understand it. They hear "arthritis" and you get, "Oh, I have that in my knee," or "My grandma had that," etc. Arthritis is one thing, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a whole other ballgame. I don't understand how the word "a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New gene therapy success in a rare disease of the immune system
The efficacy of gene therapy treatment for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome has been demonstrated by researchers. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare congenital immune and platelet deficiency which is X-linked and has an estimated prevalence of 1/250,000. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the WAS protein (WASp) expressed in hematopoietic cells. This disease, which primarily affects boys, causes bleeding, severe and recurrent infections, severe eczema and in some patients autoimmune reactions and the development of cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
In Search of Answers for Those Struggling With Infertility
Dr. Erin Wolff peers into a microscope in her lab at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Through the magnifying lens, she examines an egg from the ovary of one of her patients, a young woman with a rare autoimmune disease called GATA2 deficiency. The patient is about to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, the only known treatment for her disease and one that will likely damage her ovaries, rendering her infertile. Dr. Wolff has extracted some of her eggs so that one day, through in vitro fertilization, the patient may have the chance to become a mother. "That is why I went into this line of me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Immune system protein regulates sensitivity to bitter taste
(Monell Chemical Senses Center) New research from the Monell Center reveals that tumor necrosis factor, an immune system regulatory protein that promotes inflammation, also helps regulate sensitivity to bitter taste. The finding may provide a mechanism to explain the taste system abnormalities and decreased food intake that can be associated with infections, autoimmune disorders, and chronic inflammatory diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Childhood syndrome combining lung disease, arthritis identified
Using the latest genome sequencing techniques, a research team has identified a new autoimmune syndrome characterized by a combination of severe lung disease and arthritis. The hereditary disorder, which appears in early childhood, had never been diagnosed as a single syndrome. The new research revealed that it is caused by mutations in a single gene that disrupt how proteins are shuttled around within cells. Patients with the newly discovered syndrome have a poor prognosis, and at present can only be treated with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs. Many have lung disease so severe that they must receive lung tr...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Leaky gut syndrome, Candida, and autoimmune disease
(NaturalNews) Candida is not inherently bad, but when left unchecked, when it takes over the gut and is allowed to flourish, it will damage the intestinal wall. Then Candida, along with other microbes, will migrate outside of the intestinal tract and into the body, flourishing everywhere... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Generic Copaxone Approved for Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune disease affects central nervous systemSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Multiple Sclerosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Morgellons Disease - A New Autoimmune Disease?
(NaturalNews) What is Morgellons Disease? There are several answers to this question. Ask the CDC or far too many conventional doctors and they will tell you Morgellons disease doesn't exist, that it is a psychosomatic disorder, most likely a combination of delusional parasitosis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How To Live Smarter And Longer
The chances are you’re not getting enough of the right kind of fat in your diet. In fact, all of us are in the same boat, because it’s impossible to get enough of the kind of fat I’m talking about. As an anti-aging specialist, I make it a point to educate my patients about which nutrients will help them live a healthy, happy life for as long as possible. At the top of my list are the two of the most potent omega-3 fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, better known as EPA and DHA. These crucial omega-3 fats literally have the power to fend off old age. And they do it by resett...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 10, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Brain Health antioxidants cholesterol energy heart heart disease omega-3s telomeres Source Type: news
The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes
Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate. It's time to set the record straight on spuds. In recent years, and in certain "healthy eating" circles, the sweet potato has been crowned a "superfood" while the regular potato has been treated like the bad guy. High carb, high glycemic index, loaded with antinutrients? Is the plain old potato really so bad? Here's the real deal: Both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes deserve a place in your diet. You can eat both as part of a well-balanced, whole fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study identifies protein that triggers lupus-associated immune system activation
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found that a protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system -- the body's first line of defense against infection -- activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus and that the protein's activity is required for the development of lupus symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Autoimmune Diseases
WebMD explains what makes RA an autoimmune disease. Learn what autoimmune diseases are and how changes involving your immune system lead to RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Intestinal bacteria can be used to classify effects of different diseases
It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as microbiota, can be considered as an additional organ in the body. It consists of millions of bacteria that interact with each other and with the body, thus affecting its functioning and health. It is known that many intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and diseases such as obesity, cancer and autoimmune diseases can cause changes in the composition of gut bacteria. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Newly enlisted T-cell 'policemen' can slow down run-away immune system, scientist says
Researchers have discovered that potentially aggressive T-cells that might lead to auto-immune disease can instead be enlisted to help "police" over-active immune responses, via the molecule CD5. This new breakthrough may open the door to design better treatments for autoimmune diseases, they say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Autoimmune Disease Risk Increased in Some WTC Rescue/Recovery WorkersAutoimmune Disease Risk Increased in Some WTC Rescue/Recovery Workers
Although the overall risk is low, the chance that a World Trade Center (WTC) rescue/recovery worker will develop systemic autoimmune disease (SAID) increases with duration of work at the site. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 27, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
Frequent antibiotic use linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk
Conclusion This large population-based study found a higher risk of diabetes in people taking between two and five courses of antibiotics over a year before diagnosis. This risk was even higher after more than five courses. Strengths of the study include its large sample size, direct relevance to the UK, and the accuracy of the data. Despite the strengths, the study does not prove that antibiotics cause diabetes, as its design cannot prove cause and effect. There are both plausible explanations for how antibiotic use may cause diabetes, and how the development of diabetes may cause more antibiotic use. For example...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Medication Source Type: news
Bristol-Myers Squibb Acquires License from Novo Nordisk
The license is for a discovery research program focused on autoimmune diseases (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - March 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
New Research On Appetite-Suppressing Bacteria Could Help Fight Obesity
Scientists already know that different kinds of gut bacteria -- those microbes inside our GI tracts that don't share our DNA yet are oh-so-integral to our health -- play crucial roles in breaking down our food, producing some vitamins and keeping harmful microbes at bay. For people struggling with excess weight and obesity, there is even more exciting emerging research on how gut bacteria may play a role in helping maintain our weight. And in that same vein, one researcher may have found a way to engineer a gut bacterium that helps suppress hunger pangs. Sean Davies of Vanderbilt University presented some tantalizing r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
VIDEO: Ask vitiligo patients about autoimmune symptoms
SAN FRANCISCO – Thyroid disease is known to be more common in patients with vitiligo, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a review of 1,098 patients, researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - March 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: CEN Video Library FPN Video Library IMN Video Library RHEUM Video Library SAN Video Library Source Type: news
Research Into Wheat Variety For People With Celiac Disease Gains New Ground
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can't eat wheat and other grains, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming. The Kansas Wheat Commission is spending $200,000 for the first two years of the project, which is meant to identify everything in wheat's DNA sequences that can trigger a reaction in people suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which eating even tiny amounts of gluten — comprised of numerous, complex proteins that gives dough its elasticity and some flavor to baked goods — ca...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Profound, debiliating fatigue found to be a major issue for autoimmune disease patients in new national survey
Fatigue is a major component of autoimmune disease research team has found. Fatigue described as "profound," "debilitating," and "preventing them from doing the simplest everyday tasks," is a major issue for autoimmune disease (AD) patients, impacting nearly every aspect of their lives. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Blood test could provide an early arthritis warning
ConclusionThis laboratory study suggests that for people presenting with early joint symptoms, examining blood levels of a combination of proteins could help to distinguish people who have early-stage OA from those who have early-stage RA or other inflammatory arthritis. However, this study is in the early stages and so far has only looked at relatively small samples of people with confirmed diagnoses of these different conditions. A lot of further work needs to be done to examine the accuracy of such a blood test, and to see whether it could reliably identify and distinguish between people with these conditions pres...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Older people Source Type: news
'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study
Title: 'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
Eli Lilly and Hanmi to develop BTK inhibitor to treat autoimmune diseases
US-based Eli Lilly and Company has signed an exclusive licence and collaboration agreement with Hanmi Pharmaceutical to develop and commercialise an immunological therapy. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - March 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
'Ground Zero' Workers At Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The 10 most common environmental toxins to avoid and why
(NaturalNews) If you're suffering with chronic health conditions like fatigue, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease or cancer, it's probably due to a toxic overload within your body. Yet, most conventionally-trained doctors know little about safe detoxification programs. Don't... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Autoimmunity Rising in 9/11 Workers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Each month spent working at World Trace Center site tied to 13% increased risk developing autoimmune disease later. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Autoimmune Disease Super-Regulators Uncovered
Genetic switches called super-enhancers help regulate the human immune system. The finding will inform research into autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - March 16, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news
5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Transform Your Health
Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being. "Positive characteristics, such as optimism, vitality, meaning, and subjective life satisfaction are immensely important in their own right," psychologist Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman wrote in a recent Scientific American blog on optimism and heart health. "The related fields of positive psychology and health psychology focus on rigorous scientific investigations of how people adapt to life’s inevitable challenges, and how that is related (or even leads to) a better quality of life.&quo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Spherical nucleic acids set stage for new paradigm in drug development
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University-led research team led is the first to show spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) can be used as potent drugs to effectively train the immune system to fight disease, by either boosting or dampening the immune response. By increasing the immune response toward a specific cell type, SNAs could be used to target anything from influenza to different forms of cancer. If used to suppress the immune response, SNAs could target autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Salt consumption and autoimmune diseases
Looks at several studies including research at Yale University that is looking at the effect of salt consumption on MS. Guardian Diet - A to Z of MS (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - March 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news
New antibody therapy dramatically improves psoriasis symptoms in clinical trial
Only a single treatment produced what researchers describe as “rapid, substantial, and durable clinical improvement” in patients. This raises the prospect of a treatment that could put this autoimmune disease of the skin into long-term remission. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - March 13, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: pubaff Tags: Science News antibody therapy autoimmune disease interleukin-23 James Krueger Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology psoriasis Source Type: news
Database on healthy immune system developed
An extensive database identifying immune traits, such as how immune cell function is regulated at the genetic level in healthy people, has been developed by researchers. While many genetic risk factors have been linked to various diseases, including autoimmune disorders, how a genetic change causes susceptibility to a disease is not always clear. By studying healthy people, researchers have created a reference resource for other scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
NIH researchers develop database on healthy immune system
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An extensive database identifying immune traits, such as how immune cell function is regulated at the genetic level in healthy people, is reported by researchers from NIH and their collaborators. While many genetic risk factors have been linked to various diseases, including autoimmune disorders, how a genetic change causes susceptibility to a disease is not always clear. By studying healthy people, researchers from the NIAID Vaccine Research Center and colleagues from King's College London have created a reference resource for other scientists. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Is Alzheimer's an Autoimmune Disease - Study Shows Support it Could Be
Brain levels of the lipid ceramide are high in Alzheimer's disease, and now scientists have found increased levels of an antibody to the lipid in their disease model. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 10, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Source Type: news
Surprising finding provides more support for Alzheimer's being an autoimmune disease
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) Brain levels of the lipid ceramide are high in Alzheimer's disease, and now scientists have found increased levels of an antibody to the lipid in their disease model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Mundipharma launches Remsima®, a new-generation value-based monoclonal antibody
• The European Medicines Agency has determined that Remsima, a biosimilar, is comparable to the reference product Remicade® in terms of safety, efficacy and quality across all approved indications • Remsima is expected to cost less than the reference product; these savings could allow more patients with inflammatory autoimmune diseases to access monoclonal antibody therapy • Biosimilar monoclonal antibodies are expected to save European healthcare systems between €1.8 and €20.4 billion between 2007 and 2020 (1) (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - March 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Biosimilars Practical therapeutics Cost effectiveness Industry News mAbs Legislation & regulation Gastroenterology Patient care efficacy inflammatory autoimmune diseases Latest News reference product remicad Source Type: news
How Growth Screenings Could Help Detect Celiac Disease In Kids
By: Laura Geggel Published: 03/02/2015 03:15 PM EST on LiveScience Measuring children's height and weight as they grow can be a powerful indicator of whether they have the digestive condition called celiac disease, and may help doctors diagnose children with the disorder earlier, a new study finds. When used together, five calculations that are done based a child's height and weight — such as how much a child's height varies from the average for age and gender, and how this measure changes over time — were able to detect celiac disease in 84 percent of boys and 88 percent of girls with the disorder, accordin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Former Dendreon CEO, Amgen scientists team up on new immunotherapy startup
Former Dendreon Corp. CEO Mitchell Gold isn't leaving the biotech world anytime soon despite that company's recent bankruptcy and sale to Quebec-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Instead, he decided to form a new immunotherapy biotech company that will target cancer and autoimmune diseases. He's doing it with the help of scientists from the departing biotech Amgen, which will shutter its operations in Washington state by the end of 2015. Alpine Immune Sciences Inc., founded in January, is still in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Annie Zak Source Type: news
Your Upset Tummy Could Be Early Signs Of Parkinson’s
You’ve probably had a gut feeling once or twice in your life. That’s because your gut and your brain have a special connection. And that’s why the first sign of many brain disorders could be an upset stomach. I often explain to patients at my wellness clinic that nerve and biochemical pathways run between your gut and brain. And these might be linked to a number of degenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as mental health problems. In fact, the gut and brain share the same nerve chemistry and, with the help of microbes in your digestive tract, these two reg...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health nutrients Nutrition omega-3s supplements Source Type: news
MS stem cell treatment only a 'miracle' for some
Conclusion This case-series showed that a new stem cell treatment reduced the disability in people with relapsing remitting MS up to four years after treatment. It worked in more than half of those given treatment. The authors claim that this was the first time this had been achieved, and is important because there is currently no cure for MS. Given the relative lack of alternative treatments for MS, these results are encouraging. However, there are issues to bear in mind. The average EDSS score before treatment in the group was 4.0. The scale goes from 10 (death due to MS), to 1.0 (no disability). Ratings above 5.0 invo...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news
VG Life Sciences granted key composition of matter patent
(Viral Genetics, Inc.) VG Life Sciences, Inc., a biotechnology company developing therapies for autoimmune and infectious diseases, has been issued an important composition of matter patent covering methods for modulating immune system function through the targeting of CLIP. The US patent covers the targeted peptide technology underlying VG Life Sciences' VG1177, a synthetic peptide which has the ability to displace CLIP that plays a key role in chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hypertension, preeclampsia and TBI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Increasing Our Ability to Cope With Stress Can Make Us Healthier, Part 4: Early Life Events That Increase the Response of the Brain to Stress
This is blog four of the series to educate you about stress and to help you increase your ability to cope with stress. Please refer to previous blogs for background information and to review the behaviors that reduce the response of the brain to chronic and acute stress. The focus of this blog is to make you aware of the effects of high levels of stress early in life on the structure and function of the brain, on an individual's susceptibility to mental and physical disease, and also on longevity. Understanding that early life abuse harms both mental and physical health across one's lifespan is the first step to developin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Celiac disease in children nearly tripled in two decades as Roundup spraying increased over 300%
(NaturalNews) The missing link behind what causes gluten intolerance and celiac disease, and why prevalence of these two autoimmune conditions has risen dramatically over the past several decades seemingly without cause, may have more to do with how conventional wheat is grown in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AstraZeneca and Orca partner to develop inhibitors for autoimmune diseases
Orca Pharmaceuticals has signed a three-year collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca to develop inhibitors of retinoic acid-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma (ROR γ). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
How Personality Affects Gene Expression And Immune System Function
Health depends on a number of factors -- genetics, environment, lifestyle factors, and according to new research, personality might also play a large role in determining health outcomes. Some research has suggested that personality can play a role in the risk of developing certain physical health problems. Now, a new study has found that personality traits may also be a factor in how well the body fights disease. Personality traits including extroversion, neuroticism and conscientiousness -- all of which are considered to be part of the "big five" personality traits -- play an important role in immune system ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Autoimmune disease, the body's betrayal - How to heal
(NaturalNews) When you think of disease, life-threatening disease, what first comes to mind? Cancer? Heart disease?According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9 million Americans suffer from Cancer on an annual basis; 22 million suffer from heart disease. Autoimmune disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news