Immune Disorder News

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2/1/2016
Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

1/28/2016
Immunity Genes for E.Coli Found

Scientists see DNA as key factor in why illness strikes randomly

1/27/2016
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections

Mouse study showed that putting insulin-producing cells in capsules protected the rodents from immune system

1/20/2016
New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing Rates

More people agree to screening when told they'll be checked unless they choose otherwise, study finds

1/7/2016
Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable

12/30/2015
Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

12/23/2015
New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

12/18/2015
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

12/7/2015
Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

11/25/2015
New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

Trial finds that immune-based therapy is safe; further trial on effectiveness is planned

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

11/16/2015
Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

11/11/2015
Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life

Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

10/7/2015
Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

8/6/2015
HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

7/21/2015
Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Used early after diagnosis, drug appears to have long-lasting effects, study reports

7/10/2015
Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders

Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds

6/25/2015
Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

6/19/2015
Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

6/17/2015
Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

5/15/2015
Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

5/12/2015
Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

5/12/2015
Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

4/21/2015
Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

4/14/2015
Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

4/8/2015
Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV

Treatment would complement existing medications, researchers say

3/31/2015
Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says

2/27/2015
Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

2/23/2015
Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

2/10/2015
Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study

The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction

2/10/2015
New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

2/9/2015
Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Disorder that causes overwhelming exhaustion will receive a long-awaited clinical definition

2/5/2015
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC

They also have highest death rate among those with HIV, despite the rate declining, reports say

2/4/2015
E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

Tests show increased susceptibility to infection

1/21/2015
FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Cosentyx blocks protein involved in inflammatory response of disease

1/20/2015
Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective

1/15/2015
Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study

In twins study, microbes, toxins, diet and dental hygiene explained 75 percent of differences

12/22/2014
Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

Certain cells less common in belly fat of overweight compared to thinner people: study

12/10/2014
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows

But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

10/8/2014
Gene Therapy Shows Potential for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Newer treatment seems to have less risk of certain cancer, researchers say

10/3/2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/1/2014
Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds

Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

8/19/2014
'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

7/30/2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

7/2/2014
Genes Play Big Role in Celiac Disease, Study Says

But, study reaffirms that genes alone don't cause the disease, environmental factors likely play a role, too

6/25/2014
Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients

Infected people who need new organ might have less need for immune-suppressing drugs, study finds

5/27/2014
Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study

Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

4/8/2014
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma

Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

4/3/2014
Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found