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).

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 […]

Psoriasis and Other Autoimmune Diseases: Are You at Risk?

Having psoriasis makes you more likely to have certain other diseases. Find out about the connection. Despite its very visible appearance on your skin, psoriasis is fundamentally an autoimmune condition, not a skin woe. Autoimmune diseases share certain traits. With all autoimmune diseases, your body’s internal protection system misfires, and your body essentially begins attacking itself. […]

FDA Approves Plaque Psoriasis Drug Ilumya

New biologic for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis may be available this summer. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the autoimmune disease April 11, 2018 For the millions of Americans who have plaque psoriasis, the most common type of psoriasis, a new treatment option is coming to market. The Food and […]

Anxiety and depression block 10 to15%

Anxiety and depression “block” 10-15% of Italians every day, a top Italian psychologist and therapist said Friday. The two conditions “result in Italians being less efficient socially, on their jobs and in personal relations,” said Federico Zanon, vice president of the Psychologists’ Welfare Agency (ENPAP).  

CROI 2018

BOSTON — Improved treatment, reduction in long-term complications, and the elimination of disparities in HIV prevention and outcomes will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2018. Although there are unlikely to be any massive data presentations at the meeting, the combined power of numerous smaller trials is […]

What is NTM Lung Disease and Who is Susceptible?

What is NTM Lung Disease and Who is Susceptible? Managing a rare, but chronic lung disease. Dr. Leah Lande, a Pulmonologist with Lankenau Medical Center; Philip Leitman, Co-Founder/President of NTM Info & Research.. and NTM Patient, Betsy Nardi, join us to discuss NTM Lung Disease. NTM stands for Nontuberculous mycobacteria. A NTM lung infection is […]