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Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Dementia
A new study linking autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and later dementia strengthens the hypothesis that Alzheimer's may have an autoimmune component, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas
A newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland), a research group has discovered. These underlying mechanisms could help to understand and develop a treatment for similar autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Dementia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease may be linked to heightened dementia risk
According to long term study published in the Journal of Epidemiology& Community (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 2, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease caused by thymomas
A newly-identified autoimmune disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by tumours originating from the thymic gland, according to a study published inScientific ReportsNews Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dementia UPDATE: Autoimmune diseases heighten risk of developing condition in later life
AUTOIMMUNE diseases may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, a new study has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autoimmune conditions and dementia: What's the link?
A new large-scale study in the United Kingdom finds a small but significant increased risk of dementia for individuals with an autoimmune disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

New autoimmune disease triggered by thymomas
(Kobe University) A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland). These underlying mechanisms could help to understand and develop a treatment for similar autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New autoimmune endocrine disease triggered by thymomas
(Kobe University) A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland). These underlying mechanisms could help to understand and develop a treatment for similar autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis linked to increased risk of dementia
PEOPLE who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Autoimmune diseases could heighten risk of developing condition in later life
AUTOIMMUNE diseases may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia, a new study has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk
People admitted with autoimmune disease 20% more likely to have subsequent dementia Related items fromOnMedica Statins may influence risk of Alzheimer ’s Dementia care – tending the roots of identity Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems Dementia patients need more support at diagnosis Thousands delay seeking dementia diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia Risk Up with Autoimmunity (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for patients with autoimmune diseases was 20% higher than for controls (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- People with autoimmune diseases -- conditions that cause a person's immune system to turn against the body -- appear to have an increased risk of developing dementia, a new British study suggests. Researchers found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Research could lead to better vaccines and new antivirals
Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response —the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the regulator—an immune checkpoint—may represent the next generation of antiviral drugs, vaccine adjuvants, cancer immunotherapies, and treatments for autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research could lead to better vaccines and new antivirals
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response -- the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study, published recently in Nature Microbiology, suggests that therapeutics that modulate the regulator -- an immune checkpoint--may represent the next generation of antiviral drugs, vaccine adjuvants, cancer immunotherapies, and treatments for autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease
Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Known as autoantibodies and produced by the immune system's B cells, these defective molecules mistakenly attack the body's own proteins in an example of autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease
(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses. Known as autoantibodies and produced by the immune system's B cells, these defective molecules mistakenly attack the body's own proteins in an example of autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New type of immunological treatment of cancer?
Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Danish discovery opens up for new type of immunological treatment of cancer
(Aarhus University) Researchers from Aarhus University have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dying cancer cells. The discovery may prove to be of great importance for immunological treatment of cancer as well as autoimmune diseases in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New non-steroid treatment for uveitis
Treatment TermsUveitis CategoriesAdvanced treatmentsClinical trials Additional SEO Keywords uveitis, Humira SEO Meta Description A clinical trial at Duke for a drug approved by the FDA to treat uveitis helped Shirley Mims see clearly again. Author Karen Doss Bowman Overview Shirley Mims thought she would go blind when she was first diagnosed with uveitis. A clinical trial at Duke for a drug now approved by the FDA to treat uveitis helped her see clearly again. Hero Imagestory_181716_jaffe047.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Suddenly seeing spots ContentShirley Mims was driving home from her job as an ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein, international study suggests
New clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness have now been uncovered by researchers. The study suggests that the mysterious neurological disease may be caused by an autoimmune response to the parasitic proteins. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.
GOOP is at it again with the dangerous medical advice. This time they are leaving the vagina alone and focusing their dangerous energy vibrations on your thyroid. The article that caught my eye and my disgust is about iodine and the medical “expert” is a self-described medical medium (yes, you read that correctly) named Anthony William. What, pray tell, is a medial medium? Well, Mr. William claims he “was born with the unique ability to converse with a high-level spirit who provides him with extraordinarily accurate health information that’s often far ahead of its time.” That’s right, he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Married People Actually Healthier? It's Complicated.
Study after study says that married people live longer, healthier lives than their single and divorced counterparts. But is it really true?  The latest is a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, which found that married people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than non-married and previously married people. The findings, which are slated for publication in the April issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, suggest that marriage may improve overall health by acting as a defense against psychological stress.  “It’s exciting to discover a physiological pathwa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of complex genetic region finds hidden role of NCF1 in multiple autoimmune diseases
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina investigators report pre-clinical research showing that a genetic variant encoded in neutrophil cystolic factor 1 (NCF1) is associated with increased risk for autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and Sj ö gren's syndrome, in the January 2017 issue of Nature Genetics. Data indicate that increased NCF1 protects against SLE while decreased NCF1 raises SLE risk and highlight the pathogenic role of reduced reactive oxygen species in autoimmune disease development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease drug linked to bone marrow disorders: Study
Amy WallaceFeb. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers have found a link between a drug used to treat autoimmune disease and an increase the risk of myeloid neoplasms in bone marrow disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repurposed Drugs May Treat Chikungunya Symptoms Repurposed Drugs May Treat Chikungunya Symptoms
Established autoimmune drugs that target T cells appeared to reduce virus-induced joint pathology, including inflammation in mouse models.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic: Association between autoimmune disease and bone marrow disorders
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have found that azathioprine, a drug commonly used to treat autoimmune disease, may increase the risk of myeloid neoplasms. Myeloid neoplasms include a spectrum of potentially life-threatening bone marrow disorders, such as myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. The results are published in JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers find association between therapy for autoimmune disease and bone marrow disorders
PHOENIX ? Mayo Clinic researchers have found that azathioprine, a drug commonly used to treat autoimmune disease, may increase the risk of myeloid neoplasms. Myeloid neoplasms include a spectrum of potentially life-threatening bone marrow disorders, such as myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. The results are published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers analyzed more than 40,000 [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - February 1, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) New clinical trial results provide evidence that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells can induce sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Celgene to Acquire Delinia, Inc.
SUMMIT, N.J. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Celgene Corporation (CELG) and Delinia, Inc. ("Delinia"), a privately held biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for autoimmune diseases, today announced that ... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Celgene, Delinia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease solutions revealed
(Natural News) As our food becomes increasingly processed and laden with pesticides and GMOs, the incidence of autoimmune disease is skyrocketing. At least 50 million Americans are currently living with some form of autoimmune disease – with some suffering from more than one. And, according to natural health experts like Dr. Peter Osborne, this is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gait Characteristics in Adolescents With Multiple Sclerosis - Kalron A, Frid L, Menascu S.
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is a progressive autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. A presentation of multiple sclerosis before age18  years has traditionally been thought to be rare. However, during the past decade, more cases have been repo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Arthritis Following Lyme Disease May Indicate Systemic Autoimmune Disease
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - January 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Immune cell study sheds new light on how inflammatory arthritis begins
This study, published in the medical journal Science Immunology, used multiphoton intravital microscopy - an imaging technology that allows immune cell movements to be tracked in real time - to follow the development of arthritis in lab mice withrheumatoid arthritis, in order to better understand how this works. It was revealed that the presence of immune complexes within the joint space leads to the production of a molecule called C5a, which is then displayed on the inner walls of adjacent blood vessels and causes immune cells called neutrophils to pass into the joint, setting off the process of inflammation. The implicat...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 25, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

This new Cambridge biotech is taking a 'laser-guided missile' approach to cancer
A new biotech has launched in Cambridge with the goal of developing treatments that enhance the immune system ’s ability to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases, an increasingly competitive field. Cue Biopharma is backed by $26 million in financing and has 16 employees at its offices at 675 West Kendall, but could grow to 25 employees by the third quarter of 2017, CEO Daniel Passeri said in an interview. The company is the latest local entrant to the field of immunotherapy. Its approach involves… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

People With Disabilities Can Virtually Join The Women’s March
The Women’s March on Washington Saturday is poised to be the largest gathering of people with disabilities in U.S. history, but that doesn’t mean the march is accessible to the entire community.  Many of those who cannot attend ― for reasons of physical ability or stamina, for instance ― will be particularly affected by the Republican agenda, most notably a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, there’s still a way for people who can’t attend Saturday to get involved. The Disability March, an official co-sponsor of the Women’s March on Washington...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biosimilars: Bringing Patients into the Conversation
There ’s no doubt that the cheaper cost of biosimilars versus their originator biologic, even though not as substantial as generics, make them very attractive to healthcare markets. But so far, biosimilar manufacturers have dedicated most of their efforts to convincing payers of thesecost benefits, seeing them as the primary gatekeeper of market access. However, by focusing just on payers, are they missing a trick? In the longer-term, manufacturers could benefit from educating and winning over a wider audience, and not justphysicians, but also patients.Cheaper prices should lead to greater access to biologic therapy,...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mariel Metcalfe Source Type: news

Study ties inflammation, gut bacteria to type 1 diabetes
Serena Gordon, HealthDay News People with type 1 diabetes show changes in their digestive system that aren't seen in people who don't have the autoimmune disease, a new Italian study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' FishTaco' sorts out who is doing what in your microbiome
How much do different bacterial species contribute to disease-associated imbalances in the human microbiome? A new computational method, dubbed FishTaco, is helping find out. The method looks at which microbes are present and what they are doing. Understanding imbalances in say, the human gut microbiome, might eventually suggest new ways to manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, or autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2017 -- People with type 1 diabetes show changes in their digestive system that aren't seen in people who don't have the autoimmune disease, a new Italian study finds. Those changes include different gut bacteria and inflammation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

'FishTaco' sorts out who is doing what in your microbiome
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) How much do different bacterial species contribute to disease-associated imbalances in the human microbiome? A new computational method, dubbed FishTaco, is helping find out. The method looks at which microbes are present and what they are doing. Understanding imbalances in say, the human gut microbiome, might eventually suggest new ways to manage obesity, type 2 diabetes, or autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anonymous blood donors meet the woman whose life they saved
Last year, Shirley Polk ’s life changed forever. On Friday, it changed again, thanks to a meeting she had with 15 strangers who helped save her life.Last September, the 67-year old, whose liver and kidney suddenly failed after she developed acute autoimmune disease, received a transplant of both organs at Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On Jan. 13, at an event arranged by UCLA, she met 15 of the 59 strangers whose blood donations made possible the transplant surgeries that saved her life. Thanks to her donors ’ generosity, Polk was transfused with 32 units of whole blood, 27 units of plasma and 11 units of pla...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Number Of Americans Going Gluten-Free Has Tripled Since 2009 [Infographic]
A study has found that more Americans are turning their backs on eating gluten despite the fact that the prevalence of celiac disease has remained flat since 2009. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the small intestine, caused by a reaction to gluten, proteins found in wheat and other [...] (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers and Biogen Announce Agreement to Jointly Develop New MRI Tools for Multiple Sclerosis
Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced today that the companies plan to jointly develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications with the intent of quantifying key markers of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression. Biogen is a leading biotechnology company with a deep focus on neurological and autoimmune conditions, which for two decades has been at the forefront of delivering therapies to MS patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Business and Industry Source Type: news

This Is What It’s Like To Have An ‘Invisible’ Autoimmune Disease
As told to Carina Storrs Jody Quinn, 58, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 13 years ago. Symptoms of the autoimmune disease appeared gradually; at first, she only experienced pain in her wrist and elbow. As a result, her friends had trouble understanding what she was going through. But by becoming her own advocate, Quinn has helped educate those close to her about the painful disease. I was first diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2003, when I was in my mid-40s. But looking back, I suspect I had the disease for about 10 years before that. It was a long road to get my diagnosis. At first, the pain was confined to my...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news