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Preliminary Study Finds Shingles Vaccine OK for Autoimmune Patients

By Denise Mann The live-virus shingles vaccine may be safe for people with autoimmune conditions and for those taking immunity-suppressing drugs. The provocative finding comes from a study of 463,541 people aged 60 and older with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, or other autoimmune conditions such as psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Some of … Continue reading

Free American Autoimmune Association Forum to Feature Autoimmune Experts

Newswise — Portland, OR – June 26, 2012: The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is hosting a “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” forum on Saturday, August 4th , 2012. The event will be held at Oregon Health Sciences University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the Vey Conference Center on the 11th … Continue reading

New Study Suggests Exercise Might Reduce Psoriasis Risk

By Rita Rubin, WebMD Health News The findings come out of the long-running Nurses’ Health Study, which includes only women, but previous research suggests that exercise may also protect men against the chronic skin condition, characterized mostly by inflamed, scaly patches. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Act Proves Crucial to Millions of Americans with Chronic Diseases

By Sandra C. Raymond, president and CEO, Lupus Foundation of America Ten years ago, most Americans had never heard of lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease. Today, through education and outreach, more people are becoming familiar with the serious impact lupus has on the health of an estimated 1.5 million Americans. With Congress actively considering … Continue reading

You’re Not Imagining Your Symptoms

By Pat Ivey A number of years ago, my ex-husband’s mother died. This in itself was not unusual, although she was fairly young, in her early 60s. What was notable was that it was only two days before she passed, after she had been in a coma for weeks, when she was finally diagnosed with … Continue reading

Good Bacteria May Hold Key to Madonna’s Health

The secret to Madonna’s staying power may be surprisingly simple: gardening. What the pop star does involves no trowel or soil. Thanks to dishes of fermented soy beans, millet and brown rice prepared by her personal chef, Mayumi Nishimura, Madonna practices a form of inner horticulture — cultivating her intestinal flora in a burgeoning alternative … Continue reading

How to Search for Clinical Trials Close to Home

Click on the link below to search by disease and location. The results will show studies that already are underway, as well as those recruiting participants. Clinicaltrials.gov

New Psoriasis Treatment Poised for Clinical Trials

By Ira Kantor Biopharmaceutical company Cellceutix Corp. announced plans today to meet with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss its pre-investigational new drug submission on Prurisol, a potential treatment for psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease. Read more in the Boston Herald