Immune Disorder News

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11/23/2016
Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

11/18/2016
Delays in Lupus Care Seen Among Minorities, Less Educated

Prompt referral to specialist is critical with this complicated disease, researcher notes

11/8/2016
Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers say finding might lead to cheap and safe way to prevent the disease

10/28/2016
Nearly 3 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Weakened Immunity: Study

Advances in treating HIV and autoimmune diseases are keeping more patients alive

10/12/2016
Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

9/22/2016
Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss

Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata

9/21/2016
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

9/20/2016
Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study

Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/7/2016
New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma

Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

8/11/2016
Treating Early Symptoms of MS May Extend Time to Diagnosis

Industry-funded study also found therapy doubled time until a relapse occurred

8/11/2016
Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles

Myasthenia gravis affects 60,000 Americans, but removal of thymus gland appears to help, research shows

7/29/2016
Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

6/28/2016
Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study

Doctors should weigh the risk-benefit ratio, researcher says

6/15/2016
Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'

C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

5/31/2016
Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

5/30/2016
Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat

But experts say scientists are working to unearth genetic causes of autoimmune disorder

4/20/2016
Mixing Lab Mice With Pet Store Peers Might Boost Research

Immune systems of rodents used in science could benefit, researchers say

4/20/2016
Gene Therapy May Offer Hope for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Preliminary research tries new approach to rebuild the immune system

3/8/2016
Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System

Certain cells seem to malfunction and create inflammation instead of fighting the disease, research say

3/4/2016
Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

2/17/2016
Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

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