How Viral Infections Cause Long-Term Health Problems
In a few patients, the immune system becomes misdirected, attacking the body instead of the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Multiple Sclerosis Autoimmune Diseases Immune System Long Covid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Antibodies Mononucleosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Bacteria Lupus Erythematosus Source Type: news

Teeth could preserve antibodies hundreds of years old, study finds
Teeth could be capable of preserving antibodies for hundreds of years, allowing scientists to investigate the history of infectious human diseases, a new study has found.Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system as a natural response to infectious organisms like viruses and bacteria. Their job is to recognise those microbes so that the immune system can attack them and clear them from the body.In the new paper, published by iScience, antibodies extracted from 800 year-old medieval human teeth were found to be stable and still able to recognise viral proteins.The study, led by Professor Robert Layfield and ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'Wide-spread virus' in the UK associated with the development of multiple sclerosis
A common virus has been associated with glandular fever and the development of multiple sclerosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science ’s 2022 Breakthrough of the Year: A telescope’s golden eye sees the universe anew
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Source: ScienceNOW - December 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

It Isn ’ t Just Long COVID. Post-Viral Illnesses Are More Common Than You Think
In the 1980s, many people in the medical community treated chronic fatigue syndrome as a punchline. Some doctors dismissed patients’ debilitating symptoms, including crushing fatigue and crashes after exercise, as figments of their imaginations. Media outlets even dismissively nicknamed the condition “yuppie flu,” since many cases were reported among affluent white women. In the infectious-disease clinic where Dr. Lucinda Bateman was at the time finishing her medical training, some doctors didn’t want to bother treating chronic-fatigue patients. When Bateman left to go into private practice, she rem...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Can long Covid research unlock other great medical mysteries of our time?
Attention and funding for research into mononucleosis, HIV, Lyme, Ebola, Sars and other infections have historically been limited – but long Covid changed thatRead the Guardian ’s new series, Living with long CovidAs the coronavirus grew from a fleeting concern to a full-blown panic, Lili Lim started to hear about people for whom the illness lasted weeks or even months. There were news stories of young people that couldn ’t shake their fatigue or cognitive malaise, of folks who had to quit their job due to debilitating exhaustion.For Lim, the symptoms were frighteningly recognizable.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Tik Root Tags: Long Covid Medical research Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

NIH launches clinical trial of Epstein-Barr virus vaccine
EBV is the primary cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 6, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis breakthrough as scientists reverse condition with immune cell transplant
Immune cells against glandular fever may hold the key to treating multiple sclerosis. The T-cell therapy has been created by US firm Atara Biotherapeutics, based in San Francisco, California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Strange Connection Between Mono and M.S.
New research proves a virus — one that almost all of us have — “causes” multiple sclerosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tingley Tags: Mononucleosis Multiple Sclerosis Research Immune System Autoimmune Diseases Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Glandular fever may be the biggest cause of multiple sclerosis
Harvard scientists say they have found 'compelling evidence' that the virus behind glandular fever increases the risk of developing MS 32-fold in a long term study on 10million US soldiers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of childhood adversity and infection on timing of menarche in a multiethnic sample of women - April-Sanders AK, Tehranifar P, Argov EL, Suglia SF, Rodriguez CB, McDonald JA.
We examined the associations of indicators of CAs and exposure to tonsillitis and infectious mononucleosis (mono) with age at menarche. A multiethnic cohort of 40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Glandular fever increases the risk of depression
(Aarhus University) New research shows that patients who have had contact with the hospital due to serious glandular disease have a greater risk of subsequently developing depression. The study from iPSYCH is the largest yet to show a correlation between glandular fever and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why many of those struck by Long Covid may really be suffering from glandular fever
A year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have made an intriguing discovery: blood tests on some sufferers of long Covid are coming back positive for 'reactivated' Epstein-Barr. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors ID'd for Progression of Mono to Chronic Fatigue
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2021 -- Many college students fully recover from infectious mononucleosis (IM) within six weeks, but nearly one-quarter go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Does'Mono' Sometimes Turn Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- While most people know about mononucleosis, the dreaded " kissing " disease that knocks down teenagers and young adults, many don ' t know there is a link between " mono " and chronic fatigue syndrome. Now, new research that... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news