THURSDAY, May 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s been known for years that Epstein-Barr virus can trigger multiple sclerosis or drive progression of the degenerative disease, and Swedish researchers think they now understand why. Some people have antibodies against the common Epstein-Barr virus that mistakenly attack a protein found inContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis (MS) and atherosclerosis both involve an abnormal hardening of body tissue, and recent research suggests they may be linked. MS is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord. Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries. Studies show connections betweenContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have been looking to the microbiome, and its numerous gut bacteria, as an area of research with plenty of potential for finding connections to various diseases. Now, scientists have found evidence of significant differences between the gut bacteria of individuals who haveContinue 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