Immune Disorder News

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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

3/5/2013
5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need

Experts identify commonly ordered tests and treatments that are often expensive and unhelpful

2/27/2013
Experimental Vitiligo Treatment Shows Promise in Mice

Genetic research could hold key to reversing the skin pigment disorder, but more study needed

2/19/2013
Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'

Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

1/29/2013
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

They not only protect the recipient, but also offer 'herd immunity,' experts say

1/21/2013
Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll

Feelings of social isolation linked to poorer immunity, more inflammation in study patients

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

12/28/2012
Scientists Shed Light on Fungus Behind Deadly Pneumonia Strain

The parasite causes Pneumocystis pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems

12/10/2012
Germ in Cat Feces May Affect Human Brain, Behavior: Study

'Kitty litter' parasite seems to trigger immune reaction linked to mental health problems in people

11/16/2012
'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

11/9/2012
Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study

For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

11/1/2012
Cancer Drug Reduced Relapses in MS Patients: Studies

Was better than standard treatment for treating symptoms of autoimmune disease

10/18/2012
Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?

Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says