Immune Disorder News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/17/2012
Psoriasis Drug May Help People With Crohn's Disease: Study

Stelara could be option for patients resistant to standard meds, experts say

10/11/2012
Zinc Harder to Absorb in Old Age, Animal Study Shows

Nutrient deficiency is associated with inflammation, cancer, heart disease, diabetes

10/1/2012
Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS

Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

8/9/2012
Humira Might Help Kids With Tough-to-Treat Crohn's Disease

'Biologic' drug spurred remission for a third of patients 6 months into treatment, study found

8/1/2012
Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

7/26/2012
Could Germs on Your Skin Be Good for You?

Mouse study suggests they prime the immune system to fight infections

7/25/2012
Incan Girl's Mummy Yields Evidence of Respiratory Woes

New lip-swab test gives immune system clues to 15-year-old, who died 500 years ago

7/23/2012
All HIV Patients Should Take Meds Early On, Experts Now Say

New guidelines reflect the improvements in antiretroviral therapy over last 25 years

7/11/2012
HIV Drug May Prevent Bone Marrow Transplant Complication

The drug, maraviroc, protects against graft-versus-host disease in the liver and gut

7/9/2012
Sunburn May Help Rid Body of Radiation-Damaged Cells

Inflammatory process cleans up genetic damage, mouse study suggests

7/3/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

7/2/2012
Poor Sleep Affects Immune System Much Like Physical Stress

Study findings could have implications for jobs that require rotating shift work, researchers say

6/21/2012
Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development

6/14/2012
Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System

Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

6/12/2012
Noisy Wards Could Threaten Hospital Patients' Health

Study simulating the inpatient environment finds frequent sleep disturbances from machines, people

6/11/2012
Study Digs Into Secrets of Keeping HIV in Check

Patients known as 'elite controllers' fend off AIDS for years

6/7/2012
Belly 'Membrane' May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds

Cells from fatty abdominal lining show promise for new treatments for autoimmune problems

6/4/2012
Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

6/4/2012
Immune System Glitch Linked to Greater Risk of Death

People with this flaw are four times more likely to die of a serious disease, study finds

5/24/2012
Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

5/10/2012
Scleroderma Complications Worse in Blacks Than Whites: Study

The autoimmune disease, which affects tissue throughout the body, can lead to scarred lungs

5/10/2012
Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus

New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

5/2/2012
Study: Gene Therapy for HIV Safe, But Effectiveness Still Unclear

Patients doing well a decade later but virus itself not eradicated

4/19/2012
New Psoriasis Drugs Not Much Better Than Standard Therapy, Study Finds

Biologics costlier but don't clear much more surface area of skin than methotrexate

4/5/2012
From a Failed Vaccine, New Insights Into Fighting HIV

Scientists are sifting the data to see what elements of RV144 inoculation worked

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/2/2012
Why Stress Might Make You Sick

New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

4/2/2012
Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival

Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

3/30/2012
For Better Mouse Studies, Let Them Nest

Allowing mice to be more comfortable could improve outcomes, researchers say