Immune Disorder News

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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

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

3/28/2014
Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production

Role of antibiotics in reducing beneficial microbes also highlighted

3/5/2014
Gene Therapy for Controlling HIV Shows Early Promise

Small study hints treatment could someday help patients fight AIDS virus without drugs

3/3/2014
Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Advanced Melanoma: Study

Some patients kept disease at bay for more than a year after last dose of nivolumab

2/21/2014
Are Slimmer, More Attractive Men More Germ-Free?

Polish study found more 'bad' bacteria in the noses, throats of heftier guys

1/31/2014
Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study

Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen

1/21/2014
Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac Disease

Small study found no ill effects from consumption, although longer-term studies are needed, experts say

1/16/2014
Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac Disease

Study found risk for fracture was less for those who avoided wheat, other grains

1/9/2014
Mouse Study May Explain Link Between Clogged Arteries, Immune Dysfunction

Research suggests circulatory system influences diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

12/4/2013
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

10/31/2013
Immune System May Affect Germs on Your Skin

Study analyzed fungus, bacteria from skin of patients with rare genetic disorder

10/21/2013
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

10/17/2013
U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests

They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

10/16/2013
Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People

Cells' second-line defense, found in a rare few, could cut need for long-term drug therapy, researchers say

9/25/2013
Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease

Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say

7/31/2013
Do-Gooders May Be Doing Good Things for Their Genes: Study

Happiness derived from living a purposeful life found to be better for the body than selfish satisfaction

7/24/2013
Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies

Results from kids with Loeys-Dietz syndrome might help guide treatment of all allergic diseases, researchers say

7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

6/21/2013
Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn

Tanning beds, organ transplants and smoking among additional risk factors

6/5/2013
New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

6/4/2013
Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC

Most recent cases linked to soft cheeses, produce

4/18/2013
Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness

Differences showed up in study of people with conditions including Alzheimer's, breast cancer

4/8/2013
Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study

Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May

3/20/2013
Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs

Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says

3/15/2013
N.Y. Woman Balances Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

With two chronic conditions, she's learned 'not to sweat the small stuff'

3/15/2013
People With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk of Thyroid Disease

Link between 'sister diseases' is rooted in immune system problem, expert says

3/6/2013
Football Injuries May Trigger Harmful Immune System Response

Study finds that even blows that don't cause concussions could lead to later problems

3/6/2013
Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

3/5/2013
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles

But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease