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Biogen names top executive Vounatsos as CEO
(Reuters) - Biogen Inc, the U.S. drug maker focused on neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases, said on Monday it had appointed its chief commercial officer, Michel Vounatsos, as chief executive officer, ending a five-month search. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gum disease bug linked to rheumatoid arthritis
Conclusions This research aimed to investigate a possible bacterial origin of rheumatoid arthritis and found one potential candidate – Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aα). It seems these bacteria could cause the high levels of citrullinated proteins which are known to trigger an immune reaction in people with rheumatoid arthritis. However, it's important to put these findings into the right context. Though antibodies against citrullinated proteins, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP), are one of the possible diagnostic findings in people with rheumatoid arthritis – not everyone with rheumatoid arthri...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

A Sweet Dream
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Type I diabetes or juvenile diabetes is often diagnosed by measuring blood glucose levels during the life threatening acute onset of this disease,diabetic ketoacidosis. This often comes as a surprise to parents, requiring a trip to the hospital followed by rapid lifestyle adjustments and a serious increase in their healthcare expenses. A way to test for type 1 diabetes before the onset of symptoms would help prevent the dangerous consequences and give families time to be educated and prepared. Scientists in Germany have developed an easy and relatively inexpensive screening test tha...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Forsyth study provides new insight in the fight against Sj ö gren's syndrome
This study is one of the first to define the immune-regulatory mechanisms operating in Sj ö gren's syndrome and provides a new foundation for fighting the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Neovacs obtains FDA “Fast Track” designation for IFNand#945; Kinoid in Lupus (SLE)
PARIS and BOSTON, Dec. 07, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Neovacs (Alternext Paris:ALNEV), a leader in active immunotherapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Neovacs, IFNα Kinoid, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immune cells 'play a role in increasing heart disease risk for people with lupus'
This study shows that it may be possible to predict the progression and severity of atherosclerosis in lupus, which could play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of the condition. This new insight will help us in planning the right services for people with lupus who are at a greater risk of heart disease, so that they can be closely monitored and supported by their healthcare professionals, ensuring prompt and effective treatment." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Researchers discover a new gatekeeper controlling T cell release into the bloodstream
(Children's Hospital& Research Center Oakland) A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, M.D., Ph.D. at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fatty Acids and IBD and Colitis
The Dangers of a High Fatty Acid DietsOur westernized high-fat diet (HFD) is associated with the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Colitis and other intestinal related diseases and cancers. Here one the root causes is identified to elevated production of pro-inflammatory cytokine-IL-1 β by macrophages. It is suspected that HFD sets off an autoimmune like cascade.This cascade is triggered by NLRP3 inflammasomes. OurApoptosis Kit-Magic Red-Real Time Cathepsin B is used to demonstrate these inflammasomes are activated via Cathepsin B Release:Shengnan Zhao, Zizhen Gong1, Jiefei Zhou1, Chunyan Tian, Yanhong Gao,...
Source: Neuromics - December 5, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 27-hydroxycholesterol Apoptosis Apoptosis Detection Colitis colon Colorectal Cancer IBD Irritable Bowel Syndrome Magic Red Apoptosis Kit Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis: Newly discovered signal mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body ' s immune system attacks the patient ' s own cells. In this case, modified T cells destroy the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells. Myelin protects the neural pathways and is thus essential to the ability of nerve cells to transmit information. A recent study has demonstrated that a substance known as interleukin 6 (IL-6) plays an important role in instructing T cells to cause damage to myelin sheaths in the central nervous system. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fertility preservation for girls with cancer ‘haphazard’
Awareness of and access to services is poor in UK despite NICE guidance, say experts Related items fromOnMedica Male cancer survivors missing fertility advice No fertility help for young women with breast cancer Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Survivors of childhood cancer more prone to autoimmune diseases Beam therapy hope for childhood cancer treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Heartbreaking Reason This Mom Won't Dye Her Gray Hairs
After an online commenter said she looked like an “old hag” due to her gray hairs, a 31-year-old mom and blogger responded with a powerfully emotional video.   Rachel Farnsworth, who blogs at The Stay At Home Chef, explained her reasons for not dyeing her hair in a video called “Why My Gray Hairs Make Me Happy.” After noting that her husband wants her to keep her natural hair so that they can “grow old together,” Farnsworth shares some sobering information about herself. “I have a rare autoimmune disease that means that I will most likely never live to be 70 years old. Ev...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Heartbreaking Reason This Mom Won't Dye Her Gray Hairs
After an online commenter said she looked like an “old hag” due to her gray hairs, a 31-year-old mom and blogger responded with a powerfully emotional video.   Rachel Farnsworth, who blogs at The Stay At Home Chef, explained her reasons for not dyeing her hair in a video called “Why My Gray Hairs Make Me Happy.” After noting that her husband wants her to keep her natural hair so that they can “grow old together,” Farnsworth shares some sobering information about herself. “I have a rare autoimmune disease that means that I will most likely never live to be 70 years old. Ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICER glosses over significant progress in MS treatment
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a devastating chronic autoimmune disease that can affect a person ’s brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, causing problems with vision, balance, muscle control and other basic body functions. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - November 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Value Patients Multiple Sclerosis Value-Driven Health Care Policy Solutions Source Type: news

Thwarting autoimmune diseases
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) The immunoproteasome dismantles proteins and the resulting fragments are displayed on the surface of cells. This helps the immune system to recognize abnormal cells. However, in chronic inflammations and autoimmune diseases this 'information channel' is overactive. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich have determined the molecular mechanisms of inhibitors that can selectively thwart the human immunoproteasome -- important insights for the targeted development of new drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 28, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can surgery trigger rare Guillain-Barre syndrome?
Maureen Salamon, HealthDay News Patients who undergo surgery -- especially those with cancer or autoimmune diseases -- have slightly higher risks of a rare muscle disorder, research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between surgery and Guillain-Barr é syndrome discovered
Having surgery may be linked to developing Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) for people with cancer or autoimmune disorders, new research suggests. The study showed that 15 percent of those who developed the syndrome had a surgical procedure within two months prior to developing the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 -- Patients who ' ve recently undergone surgery -- especially those with cancer or autoimmune diseases -- experience slightly higher risks of developing a rare muscle disorder soon afterward, new research suggests. Evaluating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study finds link between surgery and Guillain-Barr é syndrome
(American Academy of Neurology) A new study suggests that having surgery may be linked to developing Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) for people with cancer or autoimmune disorders. The study, published in the Nov. 23, 2016, online issue of Neurology ® Clinical Practice, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, showed that 15 percent of those who developed the syndrome had a surgical procedure within two months prior to developing the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immune receptors amplify 'invader' signals by turning into mini-machines
(Salk Institute) Salk Institute finding could lead to treatment designs for immune-based cancer and autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 21, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 -- Delays in lupus treatment are more common among Americans who are black, Asian or are less educated, a new study finds. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which inflammation affects the skin, joints, kidneys and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

New quality control revealed in immune T cell development
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Melbourne scientists investigating how immune T cells are formed have discovered a previously unrecognized 'quality control' step that may protect against autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Missing links that connect human DNA variation with disease discovered
Scientists have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to common diseases. Using a pioneering technique, the results are beginning to make biological sense of the mountains of genetic data linking very small changes in our DNA sequence to our risk of disease. Discovering these missing links will inform the design of new drugs and future treatments for a range of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and other types of autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 9 Sneaky Things That Are Causing Your Knee Pain
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Whether it came on suddenly when you were playing tennis or more gradually over many years, knee pain can keep you from doing even the most basic of activities. At the very least, it can limit your ability to move as easily or quickly, or sit in one place for an extended time.   Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain for older adults, said Dr. Julie Switzer, an orthopedic surgeon at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Arthritis comes in three main forms, she said: osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis. We’ll examine these types, as well as other ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover how the body acts to naturally prevent lupus
This study is exciting because it shows promise in finding a new therapy for lupus with limited adverse effects. "We look forward to seeing further research in this area, and hope that this molecule could inform the development of an effective new therapy for lupus." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 15, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Soda News: Election Results, Diabetes And The Art Of Misinformation
Election results Soda taxes were on the ballot in 4 cities on November 8th. The fact that these measures were even there is meaningful: Every time soda is discussed as a public health issue, people are reminded that the evidence tying them to obesity, diabetes and heart disease is piling up. Fifty million dollars were spent on persuasion efforts according to the New York Times, with Big Soda -- opposing the tax -- heavily outspending the tax supporters. Yet the citizens voted for the tax in all 4 cities; San Francisco, Oakland, Albany CA, and Boulder CO will join Philadelphia and Berkeley, who passed such measures recently...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inmedix CEO to Co-Chair Study Group Highlighting Autonomic Nervous...
Inmedix CEO & Co-founder, Andrew J. Holman, MD, will co-chair the ACR study group “Autonomic Neuroregulation of Autoimmune Disease” with Paul-Peter Tak, MD, PhD, Chief Immunology Officer &...(PRWeb November 09, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/11/prweb13830137.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Navidea reels in losses, boosts sales in Q3
Shares in Navidea (NYSE:NAVB) rose yesterday after the company met expectations on Wall Street with its 3rd quarter results. The Dublin, Ohio-based company pared its losses by -99.3% to -$59,377 on sales of $8.5 million for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for sales growth of 112.5% compared with the same period last year. Earnings per share were 0¢, ahead of the -2¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $6.47 million. “We ended the 3rd quarter with a clear plan for Navidea’s future. With our previously announced letter of intent with Cardinal Health, Inc., we believe that we have succ...
Source: Mass Device - November 4, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Oncology Pharmaceuticals Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Major family of gene-regulating proteins has drug-sized pocket
An entire class of proteins called transcription factors has largely been ignored by the pharmaceutical industry because it ’s difficult to design and screen drugs against them. But a new study suggests that a key group of transcription factors are in fact ‘druggable,’ including several that could be targeted to treat cancer, metabolic disease, or autoimmune conditions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Innovating fine needle aspiration for diagnosing autoimmune pancreatitis
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) Autoimmune pancreatitis can closely resemble pancreatic cancer, but these two diseases require distinctly different courses of treatment. A new study suggests that an endoscopic procedure using a larger-gauge needle may offer a solution for making this important differential diagnosis. The study, 'Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis by EUS-guided FNA using a 22-gauge needle: a prospective multicenter study,' is published in the November issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Roche to present new data on medicines for autoimmune diseases and severe inflammatory disorders at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that new data from Actemra ®/RoActemra® and Rituxan®/MabThera® will be presented during the 2016 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Meeting from 11-16 November in Washington, D.C, US. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - November 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present new data on medicines for autoimmune diseases and severe inflammatory disorders at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
Roche today announced that new data from Actemra ®/RoActemra® and Rituxan®/MabThera® will be presented during the 2016 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Meeting from 11-16 November in Washington, D.C, US. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How autoimmune disease is prevented: Mechanism discovered
A previously unknown safety mechanism in our immune system keeps the body free from autoimmune diseases. Researchers have discovered that a cell in our inherited immune system can prevent our adaptive (learned) immune system from reacting to the body ’s native cells, which can otherwise lead to autoimmune diseases such as SLE. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nearly 3 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Weakened Immunity
Advances in treating HIV and autoimmune diseases are keeping more patients alive Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Immune System and Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enable Injections lands $30m Series A for large-volume injector
Enable Injections Inc. said today that it closed a $30 million Series A round to bring its large-volume injector to market. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company’s Enable Injector adheres to a patient’s body and delivers biologic doses as large as 50 milliliters. It can be used at work or at home, providing an alternative to costly intravenous infusions in a healthcare setting. The round was led by ORI Healthcare Fund, with CincyTech, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, CintriFuse and Ohio Innovation Fund also participating in the financing. Biologics, which make up the majority of top selling medications for many cancers ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Enable Injections Source Type: news

Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata
(Columbia University Medical Center) Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata -- an autoimmune disease that causes patchy, and less frequently, total hair loss -- had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is a No-Grain Diet Healthy?
New York City restaurant Hu Kitchen launched their first grain-free bagel last week. It's a bold move in a city that prides itself on this breakfast staple. But the eatery already offers an array of grain-free foods, from 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers on "faux-caccia" buns to treats like banana nut muffins and berry crumble. Beyond its grain-free options, Hu Kitchen is at the forefront of many food trends. It describes its offerings as organic and "preindustrial," with no GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, emulsifiers, canola oil, or processed salt. "Don't knock it until you've cut it," said Jordan Brown, the business's co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toni Braxton’s Hospital Scare Is A Window Into Life With Chronic Disease
Toni Braxton has been released and is resting at home after being hospitalized in Atlanta because of lupus complications. “She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” Braxton’s rep told HuffPost Entertainment.  Thanks everyone for your concern, Toni is home safe & sound! She is currently home resting and getting ready for #TheHitsTour ❤️— towanda braxton (@towandabraxton) October 3, 2016 The singer was also hospitalized for lupus complications in 2012 and publicly revealed her diagnosis in 2010.  “Som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toni Braxton Hospitalized Due To Complications Related To Lupus
Toni Braxton was hospitalized in Atlanta due to complications related to her battle with lupus, TMZ reports. A rep for the singer confirmed to The Huffington Post that Braxton has since been released and is at home resting.  “She was not in serious condition, though Lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” the rep said.  TMZ reported that Braxton was in the hospital for four days, noting it’s unclear whether she checked herself in or was transported by an ambulance. Braxton’s boyfriend, rapper Birdman, reportedly boarded a plane from Texas to Atlanta w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory tract bacterium uncovered as trigger for serious nervous system disease
(University of Zurich) Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) is an acute life-threatening disease of the nervous system that leads to sensory disturbances and acute flaccid paralysis. A group of researchers involving the University of Zurich has now shown for the first time that bacteria, which often cause pneumonia, can trigger the autoimmune disease GBS. Antibodies that not only attack the bacteria but also the outer layer of the body's own nerve cells are a critical step in the pathogenesis of GBS after this respiratory infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UTA enzyme research opens doors to developing new inhibitors for arthritis
(University of Texas at Arlington) Biologists at the University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated that removing water molecules can deactivate caspase-3 enzymes, which opens new doors for treatment of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, which have been linked to overactive enzymes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 3, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Creepy Crawlie Therapy?
Discussion Humans are only one species among the multitudes that inhabit the earth. While many species are used by humans for food, clothing or shelter, as a higher evolved organism, humans are particularly aware of other species that move as they could be a potential predator or cause injury. This wariness is protective, but moving animal species can be domesticated (e.g. dogs, horses), farmed (e.g. cattle, goats) or harvested (e.g. fish, silk) for human use for food, clothing or shelter and also for medicinal use. Learning Point Medical leeches have been used since ancient times. The most commonly used leech is Hirudo me...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

TV Star Shemar Moore and Mediaplanet Shed Light on Autoimmune Diseases
Mediaplanet today announces the launch of this fall’s edition of “Autoimmune Diseases.”(PRWeb September 28, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13721795.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Celiac disease: 5 things parents need to know
Dr. Dascha Weir, associate director, Boston Children’s Celiac Disease Program It may be difficult for parents to hear that their child has a chronic illness. When the diagnosis is celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten, there is good news. CD is treatable by changes in diet. How it works: When food enters the stomach, it’s broken down into tiny digestible particles, which then travel through the small intestine. The small intestine is lined with villi — tiny finger-like projections that absorb nutrients from the food passing through. In celiac disease, gluten, which is a pro...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions celiac disease Dr. Dascha Weir gluten intolerance Source Type: news

From Sales to Leadership
Tim Walbert helped to launch two of the world ’s biggest-selling drugs, Humira and Celebrex, and is now in charge of a $3 billion company with big ambitions – plus he knows what it is like to be a patient at the sharp end.That is quite a track record. Walbert started his pharmaceutical career in sales and believes that has given him the best possible grounding for leadership: the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer ofHorizon Pharma recalls his early days on the road with some affection.“When you come through pharma sales, you deal with rejection,” he laughs. “You spend most of your time in your car, b...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Hill Source Type: news

FDA approves J & J's autoimmune drug Stelara for Crohn's disease
(Reuters) - Johnson& Johnson said on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the company's blockbuster psoriasis drug, Stelara, for use in adults with Crohn's disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

These six tips could help heal your autoimmune disease
(NaturalNews) The so-called Paleolithic diet, which also goes by the shorthand Paleo, is rapidly gaining mainstream attention as an optimal dietary and lifestyle protocol for building strength, shedding extra pounds, and promoting longevity. But the Paleo diet can also serve as an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-Lyme Arthritis: More than Lyme? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Persistent joint symptoms may represent a new-onset autoimmune disease (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 26, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democratic presidential ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata
Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata - an autoimmune disease that causes patchy and, less frequently, total hair loss - had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). By the end of treatment, average hair regrowth among the patients was 92 percent. Findings from an open-label clinical trial of 12 patients with alopecia areata were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation/Insight, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss
Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news