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Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)

What is the treatment for lupus? Is there a cure for lupus? There is no permanent cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and protect organs by decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity in the body. The precise treatment is decided on an individual basis. Many people with mild […]

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

What are ankylosing spondylitis treatment options? The treatment of ankylosing spondylitis typically involves the use of medications to reduce inflammation and/or suppress immunity to stop progression of the disease, physical therapy, and exercise. Medications decrease inflammation in the spine and other joints and organs. Physical therapy and exercise help improve posture, spine mobility, and lung […]

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Is Peanut Allergy ‘Immunotherapy’ Causing More Harm Than Good?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The idea behind immunotherapy for peanut allergy is appealing in its simplicity: Ask a patient to eat tiny amounts of peanut every day, and over time their immune system will become desensitized to it. Unfortunately, this cure might be doing more […]

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Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack

Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack

A recent study in rats shows that an innovative patch prevented the stretching of the heart muscle common after a heart attack. An innovative new patch limits heart muscle damage after a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that provides the heart muscle with oxygen is significantly reduced or blocked. The […]

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Is drinking cold water bad for a person?

Is drinking cold water bad for a person?

Staying hydrated is vital for our health, but there is some debate about the best temperature for water to be when people drink it. Some advocates believe that drinking cold water can be bad for you. Consuming enough water every day is essential for supporting all bodily functions, including digestion and metabolism, getting rid of […]

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How to recognize and treat an infected wound

How to recognize and treat an infected wound

A wound infection occurs when germs, such as bacteria, grow within the damaged skin of a wound. Symptoms can include increasing pain, swelling, and redness. More severe infections may cause nausea, chills, or fever. A person may be able to treat minor wound infections at home. However, people with more severe or persistent wound infections […]

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What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

Piaget’s stages are a theory of how a child’s cognition — meaning their knowledge and understanding about the world — develops between birth and adulthood. Jean Piaget was an early psychologist who specialized in child development from the 1920s onward. Piaget developed his theories by watching children and making notes about their progress. The core […]

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Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Scientists have identified biological changes in apparently normal airway tissue that could potentially predict the development of lung cancer. The changes alter gene and cell activity in the immune system. New research suggests that boosting the immune system could protect the lungs against cancer. A team from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts led […]