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May Is Myositis Awareness Month

Myositis is a rare, autoimmune disease affecting 50,000 people in the U.S. Average time to diagnosis is more than three years and five doctors' visits. Advocates hope that better information will avoid this costly and potentially fatal delay.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Dry Eyes No More: New Insight May Lead to Better Detection and Treatment of Common Autoimmune Disease

Sjogren's syndrome affects an estimated four million people in the U.S., but diagnosis is often delayed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions. A new study in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology describes a protein with the potential to be an earlier and more precise indicator of the disease.

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The Gut Microbiomes of Infants Have an Impact on Autoimmunity

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Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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AARDA Salutes April #Autoimmune Heroes for Volunteer Efforts

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The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced its April Autoimmune Heroes – the countless volunteers who have supported AARDA and its mission, with special recognition to 10 individuals who have served continuously for roughly 20-plus years.

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Gene Variant Explains Racial Disparities in Adverse Reactions to Urate-Lowering Drug

A multi-institutional study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator finds significant racial disparities in the risk that patients being treated for gout will develop a serious, sometimes life-threatening adverse reaction to the most commonly prescribed medication.

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Rheumatology Community Responds to FDA Approval of Inflectra (Infliximab-dyyb), a Biosimilar to Remicade

The ACR has issued an official statement regarding the FDA's approval of Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb), a biosimilar to Remicade. Inflectra is the first biosimilar to receive approval in the U.S. for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

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AARDA Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Saluting #Autoimmune Heroes

First Honorees Include Actress Kellie Martin and Actress Haley Ramm and her mother Barbara Ramm for their Work in Public Education and Awareness.

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AARDA Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Saluting #Autoimmune Heroes

AARDA continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with the launch of its yearlong Autoimmune Heroes campaign, naming actress Kellie Martin and actress Haley Ramm and her mother, Barbara Ramm, as the first #AutoimmuneHeroes for their support of autoimmune disease awareness.

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Childhood Poverty, Obesity among Filipino Immigrants in NYC, HIV in Rhode Island, Zika Virus Experts and more in the Public Health News Source

Childhood Poverty, Obesity among Filipino Immigrants in NYC, HIV in Rhode Island, Zika Virus Experts and more in the Public Health News Source

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AARDA Kicks off its 25th anniversary with #25for25 Campaign during National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

Nonprofit NGO is Voice of 50 Million+ Americans with Autoimmune Diseases

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On Its Own, Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn't Increase Risk of Postoperative Complications or Death

Despite chronic inflammation and an elevated risk of heart disease, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not at increased risk for cardiovascular complications or death after surgery, compared to patients with similar characteristics without RA, reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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TSRI Researchers Uncover Potential Target for Treating Autoimmune Disease

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a molecule that appears to be a cause of autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Elevated levels of the molecule allow self-reactive immune cells to escape into the blood stream and attack the body’s own tissues.

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Wearable Robotic Exoskeltons: Science Fiction Meets Multiple Sclerosis

Walking with a wearable robotic exoskeleton may enable people with multiple sclerosis to walk more efficiently by reducing the energy and muscle activity needed to walk, according to research presented this week at the Association for Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif.

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