THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The Black Death pandemic wiped out as many as half of the people living in some of the Middle Ages’ most densely populated places, sweeping through Europe, Asia and Africa nearly 700 years ago. Now genetic analysis has revealed why some of ourContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report early success with using an existing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug to treat systemic sclerosis, a rare but potentially devastating autoimmune condition. The disease, a subset of scleroderma, hardens the skin and affects internal organs, but no approved treatment for it exists.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests you can add rugby players to the list of professional athletes who face a significantly heightened risk of brain diseases following years of intense contact play. “This latest work under our FIELD program of research demonstrates that risk of neurodegenerativeContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients with weakened immune systems could be inadvertently helping COVID-19 develop resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir, a new study reports. After lengthy COVID infections, two kidney transplant patients on immune-suppressing drugs to prevent organ rejection developed a mutated version of SARS-CoV-2 resistantContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with autoimmune disorders like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis who suffer a heart attack are more likely to die or develop severe heart-related complications in the aftermath, a new study shows. A heart attack creates more serious health consequences in those patientsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Research has linked heart disease to specific autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Now, a huge study shows that autoimmune diseases as a group increase your chances of developing heart ills. Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus andContinue Reading