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Arthritis testing could reduce medical costs
Date: 2009-12-02 14:11:53
Increased awareness and improved testing to identify patients with osteoarthritis (OA) may help reduce medical costs by delaying disease progression, researchers say.... Full Story

Scientists on cusp of diagnostic saliva testing
Date: 2009-11-25 20:21:01
The protein content in saliva, which changes as people age, may soon provide an avenue of diagnostic testing for age-related diseases, according to new research.... Full Story

Study identifies risk factors for multiple sclerosis
Date: 2009-11-10 22:09:21
Obesity in teenage girls may increase their risk of later developing multiple sclerosis (MS), new research indicates.... Full Story

Household insecticide study may encourage autoimmune disease testing
Date: 2009-10-19 22:15:47
Household insecticides like roach and mosquito killers may play a role in the development of certain autoimmune disorders in women, research suggests.... Full Story

Doctor: Women at higher risk for autoimmune diseases
Date: 2009-09-08 22:24:42
Women likely have a significantly higher risk of contracting an autoimmune disease than men, according to an expert in the field.... Full Story

Vitamin D tests may reveal risk for Lupus
Date: 2009-08-07 15:20:15
Vitamin D tests may reveal risk for Lupus... Full Story

New rheumatoid arthritis drug shows promise
Date: 2009-07-21 22:56:50
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory form of arthritis which causes joint pain and damage. It is believed to affect approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S., with about 75 percent of those being women. The disease primarily strikes those in between 40 and 60 years of age, although it can strike younger and older alike.... Full Story

Potential new lupus drug on the horizon
Date: 2009-07-21 22:53:45
Promising new studies have inspired hope for the release of the first new lupus drug in 50 years, just as the disease is back in the news due to the death of Michael Jackson, who had a form of lupus confined to the skin.... Full Story

Doctor: Michael Jackson had Lupus
Date: 2009-07-13 21:17:19
In an interview with Larry King last Wednesday, Dr Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson's dermatologist, confirmed that the pop mega-star had Lupus, an autoimmune disorder which can cause skin lesions, heart attacks, strokes, seizures and organ failure. Vitiligo, a disease that causes pale splotching of the skin, has been linked to autoimmune disorders as well. Jackson admitted to having vitiligo in the 90s.... Full Story

Celiac disease rates rise; undiagnosed at highest risk
Date: 2009-07-01 22:59:33
Celiac disease is over four times more common today than it was 50 years ago, according to a study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic appearing this month in the journal Gastroenterology.... Full Story

Vitamin D may be linked to multiple sclerosis
Date: 2009-06-15 18:15:16
Researchers from Australia and New Zealand have found another genetic link between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D metabolism.... Full Story

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