Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases
One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells).

Everything you need to know about cirrhosis

Jump to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Crohn’s disease celiac disease chronic liver disease diabetes leaky gut syndrome Cirrhosis of the liver describes a condition where scar tissue gradually replaces healthy liver cells. It is a progressive disease, developing slowly over many years. If it is allowed to continue, the buildup of scar tissue can eventually […]

Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression

A preliminary clinical trial shows that stem cell transplantation, along with a tolerable dose of chemotherapy, is safe and more effective at slowing down multiple sclerosis than other existing therapies. Scientists were able to slow down MS progression in a new clinical trial using stem cell transplantation. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative condition […]

Difference Between Polycythemia and Erythrocytosis

The key difference between polycythemia and erythrocytosis is that polycythemia refers to the condition in which both red blood cells and haemoglobin increase above the normal level while erythrocytosis refers to the condition where the red blood cell mass increases beyond the normal level. Polycythemia and Erythrocytosis occur when there are abnormal levels of red […]

New ‘triple pill’ could eliminate high blood pressure

A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. A recent clinical trial has confirmed that a new pill can treat hypertension more effectively than traditional therapy. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George […]

HIV may increase the risk of skin cancer

People living with HIV may have an increased risk of some types of skin cancer, Danish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The investigators compared the risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma (MM) between HIV-positive people enrolled in the […]

1600 people taking PrEP in Scotland and Wales, almost all are gay men

  “Welcome to a country where we do have a full NHS-delivered programme for PrEP, with no upper limit,” began Dr Rak Nandwani of NHS Glasgow and Clyde as he outlined Scotland’s experience to the joint conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) in Edinburgh yesterday. […]

Psoriasis: Everything You Need to Know

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes plaques, which are itchy or sore patches of thick, red, dry skin. While any part of your body can be affected, psoriasis plaques most often develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms, and feet. Like other autoimmune diseases, psoriasis occurs when your immune system — which normally attacks […]