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Health News - Immune System

What are 10 risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?
The exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unclear, but researchers have identified several risk factors. These range from genetic predispositions to gum disease. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a lifelong condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in two or more joints. It can also affect the heart, lungs, and other parts of the body. It can lead to joint damage and difficulty functioning in daily life. Treatment can help manage the symptoms. Find out more. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints and also produces symptoms throughout the body. Find out more about how to recognize RA. (Medical News Today)

MS: Gut bacteria may trigger harmful mechanism
While the cause of multiple sclerosis remains unknown, new research suggests that the harmful autoimmune response associated with it originates in the gut. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits of elderberry
Elderberry fruit is a traditional natural remedy for colds and flus. Some research backs up these claims, though more research is needed. In this article, we look at the possible health benefits and risks of medicinal elderberries. (Medical News Today)

In my view: Why I now agree with vaccination
When I was little, my mom didn't vaccinate me. In this article, I explore why I disagree with her decision, and why I chose to get vaccinated as an adult. (Medical News Today)

Immunotherapy: 'Killer' cells get boost in fight against cancer
Nanoparticles can boost the immune system's natural killer cells in the fight against cancer, making immunotherapy successful in more patients. (Medical News Today)

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors
A new cancer vaccine shows promise for treating a range of more aggressive HER2-positive cancers in an early, phase I clinical trial. (Medical News Today)

Psoriasis and lupus: What's the difference?
Psoriasis and lupus are autoimmune conditions that can affect the skin. They have some similarities but are different conditions. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of each condition here. (Medical News Today)

How the smell of disease can affect healthy people
Disease can affect an individual's bodily odor. New research investigates to what extent this change in smell may impact groups that share a living space. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay
While inflammation helps atherosclerosis plaques build up inside arteries, it also has a key role in preventing the more advanced plaques from rupturing. (Medical News Today)

Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more. (Medical News Today)

Signs and symptoms of STDs in men
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. We also discuss how to diagnose, prevent, and treat STIs in men. (Medical News Today)

MS: Is a 'rogue' brain and lymph node interaction to blame?
New research suggests that the brain sends a 'rogue' signal to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, thus triggering multiple sclerosis mechanisms. (Medical News Today)

Using the immune system to combat addiction
An unlikely relationship between immune proteins and addictive behavior may help researchers design innovative ways to tackle cravings and beat addiction. (Medical News Today)

World Sepsis Day 2018: New protocol saves lives
Sepsis is still a huge problem, responsible for around 1 in 3 hospital deaths. A recent study evaluates new protocols implemented by New York State. (Medical News Today)

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model
A team of experts has conducted tests in mice for a potent new vaccine against melanoma. So far, the researchers have observed a 100 percent success rate. (Medical News Today)

New multiple sclerosis culprit identified
It is still unknown what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research identifies another potential culprit in the immune system: memory B cells. (Medical News Today)

How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss
New research finds the mechanisms that may drive inflammation in the brain, leading to the loss of neurons with age. Can brain aging be reversed, however? (Medical News Today)

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs
Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn how this swelling occurs, where it can appear, and how people can treat this symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Autoimmune arthritis: Types, symptoms, and treatment
Autoimmune arthritis is the name for a group of arthritis types where the person’s immune system attacks itself. It contains some of the most common types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we explore the types, treatments, and diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack
Antibody immunotherapy for solid tumors has shown limited success. Now, one that attacks two targets in ovarian cancer cells promises to improve prospects. (Medical News Today)

What role does insulin play in immunity?
Insulin is key in regulating blood sugar levels. When this mechanism malfunctions, it can lead to diabetes. However, does insulin also stimulate immunity? (Medical News Today)

A new vaccine could wipe out acne
Acne can cause severe discomfort and affect one's quality of life, but existing treatments fall short of expectations. Can a new vaccine outmatch them? (Medical News Today)

Fighting Alzheimer's with 'decoy receptors'
Using an innovative approach, scientists move one step closer to a treatment for Alzheimer's. Learning how to tame the brain's immune system is vital. (Medical News Today)

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