August 9th 2023
Feelings of depression and stress are partly to blame for lower fitness levels among people with rheumatoid arthritis.
July 12th 2023
The results argue for close clinical management of people with rheumatoid arthritis, say the authors of the meta-analysis that included 14 studies.
June 28th 2023
Manipulating T cells to target cancer cells has worked to treat some cancers. Researchers are investigating whether the same approach might be used to curb the dysregulated immune response that underlies autoimmune disease.
June 21st 2023
New analyses shed light on decreased hearing in people with Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease.
June 7th 2023
Rates of Graves’ disease, celiac disease, and Sjögren’s syndrome doubled in the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2019.
Concomitant Prednisone Could Limit Methotrexate Side Effects in RA
Low-to-moderate doses of prednisone appear to lessen rates of nausea and other side effects in patients taking methotrexate, a new study found.
Early Peresolimab Data Could Signal Change in Treatment for RA, Other Autoimmune Diseases
Stimulating PD-1 is a novel approach to treating rheumatoid arthritis, but the strategy could be a fit for other autoimmune diseases.
FDA Update: Merck Action on Keytruda Gastric Cancer Indication Tops Busy Week
Merck will withdraw Keytruda's advanced gastric indication after an FDA panel vote, a drug with supply problems gets a new indication, NDAs for an HIV therapy, and other news.
NORD Report: COVID-19 Telehealth Surge Especially Important for People With Rare Diseases
Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially important to patients with rare disorders, many of which are autoimmune diseases, according to a recent report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
New Data Show How Anifrolumab Could Offer Improvement in Lupus, SLE
New data presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology meeting add to the evidence in support of anifrolumab, which could address unmet need in lupus.
Time to Revise Hydroxychloroquine, Retinopathy Guidelines, Say Authors
Rather than stopping hydroxychloroquine altogether, doses could be reduced and patients monitored if there are signs of retinopathy, say the authors of a commentary in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
Obesity Linked to Inflammation, Disease Severity Among People With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Central obesity may be especially unhealthy for people with the inflammatory condition that affects the spine.
The Difference Gender Makes in Psoriatic Arthritis
Research documents that the disease affects men and women differently.
FDA Updates: Opdivo Plus Yervoy for MPM, Pediatric Indications for Simponi Aria, Breakthrough Designation in CKD
An immunotherapy combination gets a third thoracic indication; another potential indication for an SGLT2 inhibitor.
For Autoimmune Disease Patients, Fatigue Isn't Just Another Word for Being Tired
Fatigue causes a complex array of problems for people with autoimmune disease.
Severity of Skin Symptoms Key Factor in the Quality of Life of People with Psoriatic Arthritis
Study of the quality of life of psoriatic arthritis patients reveals the added burden of skin symptoms.
FDA Updates: Ofatumumab for MS, More Data Needed for Filgotinib in RA, Hearing Set for ALKS 3831
FDA actions for the week ending August 21, 2020, include a hearing set for a drug that could limit weight gain often associated with treatment for serious mental illness.
Swedish Population Study Links Celiac Disease With Higher Risk of Psychiatric Disorders
Celiac disease was linked with a greater likelihood to be diagnosed with a mood disorder, ADHD, or an eating disorder.
Real-World Data: Psoriatic Arthritis Patients Stay on Cosentyx After Other Options Fail
A recent study found 64% of patients with psoriatic arthritis who had tried at least one biologic stayed with Cosentyx for the entire study period.
Researchers Believe KLK6 Protein May Play a Role in the Development of Psoriatic Arthritis
Preliminary findings by Case Western researchers point to kallikrein-related peptidase 6 as possible culprit in the development of psoriatic arthritis.
New Drugs Take Aim at Autoimmune Diseases
Potential agents to battle inflammation and other processes move through development pipeline.
The Latest Autoimmune Disease Treatment Advances
A look at recent developments in treatment and the cost implications of various autoimmune diseases.
Food-Especially Gluten-Can Trigger Autoimmune Diseases
The food people eat and the toxins they are exposed to on a daily basis are two of the biggest contributors to the likelihood of developing an autoimmune disease, according to many health experts.
Common Gut Bacteria Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
Protein produced by common gut bacteria may trigger the onset of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.
A Wellness Approach to MS-Related Fatigue
Although it’s still unknown what the mechanisms are that contribute to MS-related fatigue, certain dietary approaches can help treat it.
The Impact of Dietary Intervention on Lupus
A Yale University study has revealing findings about how diet impacts patients with lupus.
In-Clinic Autoimmune Treatment Gets Boost from Novel Cell Therapy
A new Chinese study highlights a potential cell therapy strategy for autoimmune diseases in a clinic setting.
Surprising Active Participants in Fighting Autoimmune Disease
A new study theorizes organs affected by autoimmune disease suppress immune cells using methods similar to those used by cancer cells to evade detection.
Mental Health Condition Linked to Autoimmune Disease
Results of 20-year cohort study reveal that women with history of this serious medical illness are more vulnerable to lupus.
Surprising New Approach Could Change Autoimmune Disease Treatment
New research has revealed that this approach could aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, as well as help with diabetes, chronic pain and numerous other conditions.
Why Women Are More Prone to Autoimmune Diseases
A new Swedish study examined gender differences in rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. Here are the surprising findings.
Study Evaluates Link Between Stress and Autoimmune Disease
A new study has surprising findings about traumatic or stressful life events and the link to developing an autoimmune disease.
The Imaging Scans Useful in Spotting Rheumatoid Arthritis
A South Korean study may contribute to the improvement of personalized therapeutic outcomes for rheumatoid arthritis by expanding the scope of molecular imaging.
The Surprising Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Huntington’s Disease
A new study on the overlap between the causes of rheumatoid arthritis and Huntington’s disease opens up new therapeutic targets and drugs for both conditions.
How Using DNA Banks Can Improve Autoimmune Disease Treatment
A neurologist and autoimmune expert at UT Southwestern shares insight into using large biobanks to understand and treat this rare autoimmune disease.
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