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A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after a new drug was found to restore hair

A new drug could offer a cure for baldness, after scientists found it stimulated hair growth in patients with alopecia within four months. The autoimmune disease causes patchy and, in some cases, total hair loss. But scientists believe they could … Continue reading

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Is gluten-free diet good for rheumatoid arthritis? The celiac disease and arthritis connection

A gluten-free diet is recommended for celiac disease patients as a means to control the disease, but some studies have shown it may also benefit those living with rheumatoid arthritis. Susan Goodman, rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in … Continue reading

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New drug synthesized for autoimmune diseases

A new plant-derived drug could be a step forward in preventing and treating multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, according to Dr. Christian Gruber, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia. “This is a really exciting discovery … Continue reading

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Fasting helps in controlling intestinal inflammation

Everyone knows that fasting is good for health. But for the first time, a group of researchers including from the University of Hyderabad in India, unravelled the mechanism of body’s ability to adapt to nutrient scarcity and control inflammation of … Continue reading

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Discarded Thymus glands offer new hope for people with autoimmune disease

The thymus is one of those under appreciated organs you just don’t hear much about. Sitting in your chest, just in front of your heart, the thymus is at its largest and most active during infancy and childhood. By adulthood, … Continue reading

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Relatives of Celiac disease patients face increased risk of autoimmune diseases

Relatives of Celiac disease patients face an increased risk of autoimmune diseases. A study found that first-degree relatives of celiac patients are at an increased risk for autoimmune diseases. The findings were published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Lead author … Continue reading

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Children with Rheumatic Symptoms Should Also Be Screened for Celiac Disease

Celiac disease affects at least 1 in 133 people in the United States — many of them children.About 300,000 children in the U.S. live with juvenile arthritis.Now, there may be a connection. Children with rheumatic symptoms such as joint pain, … Continue reading

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Immune system studies find key role of sugar, proteins and molecules

Immune system studies find the key roles of sugar, proteins and molecules. The immune system is our number one defense against illness. It works tirelessly to keep us healthy but sometimes it, too, can make mistakes. This is where allergies … Continue reading

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A pill for Celiac disease ?

Celiac disease is a major problem for many people. It inhibits their ability to consume grains severely limiting their diets. However, a new study out of Canada has produced a supplement from egg yolk that could allow patients with celiac … Continue reading

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Narcolepsy and Autoimmune Response: The Missing Link

Narcolepsy is a lifelong neurological disorder characterized by impaired regulation of sleep-wake cycles and several distinct symptoms, including excessive daytime sleepiness — the most common symptom of the disorder — and cataplexy, a sudden muscle weakness. Symptoms may also include … Continue reading

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