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Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts
In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of having cataracts. (2018-01-04)
New biomarkers could help doctors spot Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in their early stages can be difficult for physicians to spot, and many diagnoses are incorrect. (2006-08-11)
Rockefeller scientist to speak at AAAS on infections as genetic disorders
Rockefeller University's Jean-Laurent Casanova is to present evidence that infectious diseases in the general population are frequently genetic disorders. (2010-02-17)
New theory on why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases
New findings are now being presented on possible mechanisms behind gender differences in the occurrence of rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. (2018-06-05)
Antioxidant therapies may help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases
A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis. (2016-08-01)
Rino Rappuoli honored for his work in vaccines and vaccinology
Dr. Rino Rappuoli has been chosen to receive the 2011 ESCMID Award for Excellence on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). (2011-05-06)
Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently
A new study by researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine reports which epigenetic factors in certain chromosomes that make one twin more at risk for autoimmune thyroid diseases. (2017-12-12)
Florida Tech researchers diagnose coral disease
Muller and van Woesik mapped the clustering of three coral diseases in the Caribbean and concluded that they are stress-related rather than contagious. (2012-10-09)
Domesticated animals provide vital link to emergence of new diseases
Research at the University of Liverpool suggests pets and other domesticated animals could provide new clues into the emergence of infections that can spread between animals and humans. (2014-05-15)
Medication linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Medications that target tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), a protein involved in inflammation, have revolutionized the management of certain autoimmune diseases, but paradoxically, these agents might provoke the development of other autoimmune conditions. (2019-07-03)
Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases
This review focuses on four modifiable risk factors including physical inactivity, vascular disease-related conditions, obesity and type two diabetes mellitus, all of which have been identified as risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD). (2017-08-25)
Allergic diseases increase the risk of adult-onset asthma
A Finnish study found that the more allergic diseases an individual has, the higher the asthma risk. (2019-09-06)
Consumption of fast food linked with asthma and other allergic diseases
A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. (2018-07-05)
Coral disease outbreaks fluctuate with El Niño years, new research finds
Disease outbreaks in corals have followed El Niño-fueled coral bleaching events in the past, leading to speculation about the connection between the diseases and the El Niño cycles. (2017-07-31)
Possible new treatment for neurodegenerative diseases found
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that a well-established anti-epileptic drug could also be used as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. (2015-10-13)
Fruit fly protein could be new tool in tackling disease-carrying mosquitos
An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitos, such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found. (2018-10-11)
Oxford University Press to publish Diseases of the Esophagus
Oxford University Press and the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish Diseases of the Esophagus, ISDE's monthly scientific journal. (2017-01-30)
2005 Geriatric Oral Research Award
The 2005 Geriatric Oral Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will be presented today to Professor Jukka H. (2005-03-09)
Florida Tech biological sciences professor earns $257,000 NSF grant to study coral diseases
The project will develop quantitative approaches to assess the clustering of infectious and non-infectious coral diseases, which are decimating the corals. (2012-05-21)
The bigger the evolutionary jump, the more lethal cross-species diseases could be
Some diseases which are fatal in one species can cause only mild discomfort in another--but it's hard for scientists to predict how lethal a disease will be if it leaps across species. (2019-03-28)
Reproducing a retinal disease on a chip
Good news for the treatment of retinal diseases using the organ-on-a-chip approach. (2017-06-14)
Study examines burden of skin disease worldwide
How much do skin diseases contribute to the burden of disease worldwide? (2017-03-01)
'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases
More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests. (2019-07-17)
Depression often co-occurs with joint diseases
Those suffering from depressive symptoms have an increased risk for physical diseases, especially for arthrosis and arthritis. (2015-04-01)
Asbestos use in Asia poses serious health dangers
The use of asbestos continues to increase in Asia despite clear health hazards. (2015-04-07)
Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say
Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. (2014-06-06)
New research: Coffee not associated with lifestyle diseases
Danish researchers are the first in the world to have used our genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body. (2015-07-09)
Skin diseases are more common than we think
Skin diseases are ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, but many affected people do not consult a physician. (2019-03-20)
Wistar Institute To Host Regeneration Symposium (Updated Schedule)
Philadelphia's Wistar Institute will host a symposium on regeneration on May 5- May 6 1999. (1999-04-08)
Therapeutic opportunities in neurodegenerative diseases
This conference will examine the latest research efforts towards understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and prion diseases. (2000-11-14)
Chronic diseases linked to falls in elderly women
Elderly women with chronic diseases, such as arthritis and depression, are at higher risk of falling, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-25)
Virus discovery helps scientists predict emerging diseases
Fresh insight into how viruses such as SARS and flu can jump from one species to another may help scientists predict the emergence of diseases in future. (2011-09-22)
Brain inflammation likely key initiator to prion and Parkinson's disease
In a recent publication, researchers of the Computational Biology group at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine showed that neuro-inflammation plays a crucial role in initiating prion disease. (2012-11-29)
Problem of emerging infectious diseases likely to worsen
Emerging infectious diseases pose a global threat to human and animal health, and the problem is likely to worsen, warns an expert in this week's BMJ. (2005-11-24)
Patients with eating disorders have an increased risk of autoimmune diseases
Finnish researchers have observed an association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases with different genetic backgrounds. (2014-08-26)
Increased risk of blood clots on the lung for patients with autoimmune diseases
In a nationwide study based on data from the in-patient register, researchers have studied the risk of a blood clot on the lung for patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and Type 1 diabetes. (2011-11-28)
Canadians' preferences for receiving incidental findings from genetic testing
Although many people value receiving information about incidental findings identified from genomic sequencing, not everyone wants to know about genetic conditions regardless of potential health implications, found a study of Canadian preferences in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2015-03-09)
Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. (2016-11-24)
EPIDEMICS(3) The Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics
We are pleased to announce that the Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics -- EPIDEMICS(3) -- will take place in Boston, Mass., in November 2011 (2011-03-31)
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