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New type of immunotherapy could be game changer for type 1 diabetes

2015-11-29 12:52
Treg therapy could stop type 1 diabetes

University of California San Francisco scientists and physicians have conducted a promising first study that could be a game changer for treating type 1 diabetes. The disease affects approximately 1.26 American children and adults according to the American Diabetes Association. The therapy acts by suppressing the body's immune system that attacks insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.

The very good news is that the treatment is different than other immune suppressing therapies that can have serious consequences including increased risk of cancer and infections.

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How to Heal Your Leaky Gut without Medication

2015-11-12 19:44
Gut Health

Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) has been in the news - a lot - probably because it’s one of the major problems in the world today, affecting millions of people, especially those who eat highly processed foods, sugar, flour, and animal products.

There are other non-food causes of LGS including medications and radiation.

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Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome and tips to Heal Your Gut

2015-11-12 16:27
Leaky Gut Syndrome

Do you have gas, bloating and frequent infections? you may have leaky gut syndrome. Here are the symptoms and how to heal your gut and feel better.

Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) has become a huge problem globally, and affects millions of people who may not even know they have a problem.

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Gains Awareness

2015-11-12 12:07
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Gains Awareness

The story about Kerri Evensen of Wisconsin, who discovered she had a life-threatening aneurysm while undergoing routine testing for her liver donation for her four-year-old son Auden who has alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, has done several things, not least of which is increased awareness of this rare disease. In fact, the state of Ohio had already officially designated November as “Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Awareness Month” earlier this year.

What is this disease that has captured the attention of the media? Here are some things you should know about alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

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Superbugs - When Antibiotics are Worse Than Diseases Like MRSA

2015-11-12 09:58

Everyone has heard the term “superbug” which refers to bacteria, viruses such as HIV and Ebola, parasites, fungi and an ever-increasing list which threaten global health. Superbugs are those that are resistant to treatment. There are many drug resistant bacteria - Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Acinetobacter baumannii (CRA), resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Strep A, as well as multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli - all of which can be deadly. Even gonorrhea has become multidrug- and cephalosporin-resistant, but, perhaps the most common and well known is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Staphylococcus aureus is so prevalent that about one third of the population is carriers and about 2% of the population is colonized with the resistant form.

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New Stem Cell Research Changes What We thought We Knew about Human Blood Cell Formation

2015-11-11 19:40
Blood cell formation dick canana

Scientists can be an arrogant lot of people, so it takes proof to humble and change views, yet Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada has done just that. Dr. Dick has worked for over 25 years in stem cell research and molecular genetics. Recently, he and his team discovered that the body’s mechanism by which all blood cells develop, hematopoiesis, does not function the way previously thought. The discovery means that what every person who has studied even basic biology and has learned about blood cell formation since the 1960’s, is incorrect.

Dr. Dick is lead investigator and Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto.

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Patient misdiagnoses likely to get worse without changes

2015-09-22 20:10
IOM report highlights need for improving health care diagnostic mistakes

Most consumers of health care have at least one story to tell about how they have experienced an illness and were misdiagnosed. A new report highlights the urgency of finding ways to curb the incidence of diagnostic mistakes that researchers say will get worse unless changes are made urgently to reduce errors.

The answer to better health care, according to the researchers, is teamwork that includes communication among nurses, doctors, families, pathologists and radiologists.

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Stay healthy with the right foods, even if you can't lose weight

2015-08-06 10:54
Choosing nutrient dense food could keep some people healthy

Results of a new study suggest weight loss and exercise may not be the only way to get healthy. Correcting vitamin and mineral deficiencies by eating the right foods might be enough for some people struggling with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or other signs of metabolic syndrome.

The finding, published in the FASEB Journal, suggests simply eating nutritious foods could be enough to prevent health problems, even if you are overwe

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Four ways the food industry is making us sick that government is ignoring

2015-07-12 13:49
How the food industry is making us sick that the government is promoting

Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and host of Medicine on Call is highlighting the role of the food industry and health care reform. George says there is a direct correlation between obesity and chronic illnesses that stem from the food we eat that is being ignored by the government.

Obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980. Chronic diseases linked to obesity include breast cancer, heart disease, fatty liver disease, musckuloskeletal problems, diabetes and more.

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New Rosacea Treatment Is a Honey Deal

2015-07-08 13:02
rosacea treatment

Approximately 10 percent of adults experience rosacea, facial redness and chronic inflammation that thus far has no cure. Now the authors of a study from New Zealand suggest a new rosacea treatment shown to be effective involves honey.

Are you among the more than 16 million Americans who has rosacea?

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