THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Experimental stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease shows promise in rats and will soon be tested in a human clinical trial, researchers say. “We cannot be more excited by the opportunity to help individuals who suffer from [a] genetic form of Parkinson’sContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Millions of people taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol may get an unanticipated benefit: They may be less likely to develop movement and balance problems like those seen in Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. The study looked at the relationship betweenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Long-term exposure to air pollution can wreak havoc on your lungs and heart, but new research suggests another vulnerability: It may increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. For the study, the researchers analyzed health information on more than 81,000Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — “Rogue antibodies” that seem to trigger severe blood clotting and illness in COVID-19 patients have been identified by scientists. Their analysis of blood samples from 244 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 revealed circulating antiphospholipid antibodies, which are autoantibodies that target a person’s own organsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Two rheumatoid arthritis drugs show potential for lowering the risk of Parkinson’s disease, new research shows. Some previous studies have found that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a lower risk of Parkinson’s, and it was suggested that a class of rheumatoid arthritis drugsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements may help stave off psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests. Previous research has hinted at this connection, but the new study is the first randomized controlled trial to look at what happens whenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A one-two punch from science has clearly tagged the mononucleosis virus, Epstein-Barr, as a major cause of multiple sclerosis. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) appears to trigger multiple sclerosis (MS) by tricking the immune systems of some into attacking their body’s own nerve cells,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Dec 27, 2021 (HealthDay News)– When fully vaccinated cancer patients develop a breakthrough case of COVID-19, most will become seriously ill and end up hospitalized, a new study finds. The conclusion stems from the experience of 54 cancer patients who developed COVID-19. Sixty-five percent were hospitalized following infection, whileContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Tempting as it is to mingle with friends and relatives, anyone with cancer should take extra precautions this holiday season to avoid COVID-19. Their families also need to be cautious to help protect them, experts say. Yale Cancer Center reminds people who areContinue Reading