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As more athletes use cannabis for aches and pain, there's more we need to know

As an Olympic triathlete in 2000, Joanna Zeiger, SPH '01 (Ph.D.), would never have envisioned a future researching cannabis, which until recently was on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's banned list. But that was before Zeiger's ...

Immunology

Questionnaire responses about dermatology history inconsistent

(HealthDay)—Asking people about a history of psoriasis may be useful for assessing psoriasis prevalence, but a similar questionnaire assessing atopic dermatitis does not appear to be as reliable of a method, according to ...

Neuroscience

Certain ICD-10 codes often precede multiple sclerosis diagnosis

(HealthDay)—Certain International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes are recorded more frequently before the initial diagnosis in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with patients ...

Medical research

Muscling up with nanoparticle-based anti-inflammatory therapy

Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic diseases that lead to the progressive loss of muscle mass and function in patients, with the incurable Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which affects all the body's muscles, primarily ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Adults with psoriasis more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Adults with psoriasis have an increased likelihood of having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with adults without psoriasis, according to a study published online June 15 in the Journal of the American Academy ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Unifying terminology for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. A significant ...

Inflammatory disorders

Mini-guts reveal crucial forces that shape the intestinal lining

Using miniature guts grown in a dish and 3D biophysical modeling, FMI researchers and their collaborators have uncovered the forces that give the intestinal wall its classic brushlike appearance. The findings can help to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How platelets help resolve lung inflammation

Treating patients with acute respiratory failure is a constant challenge in intensive care medicine. In most cases, the underlying cause is lung inflammation triggered by a bacterial infection or—more rarely, despite being ...

Neuroscience

Can flotation tanks ease chronic pain?

As a means of providing long-term relief from chronic pain, flotation tanks simply don't hold water, new research reveals.

Inflammatory disorders

Risk for autoimmunity up with concomitant vitiligo, psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Individuals with co-occurrence of vitiligo and psoriasis have an increased risk for autoimmunity and family history of psoriasis, according to a research letter published online May 20 in the Journal of the ...

Immunology

Antioxidant protein inside the cell worsens inflammation outside

A protein that provides essential protection against free radicals inside the cell provokes damaging inflammation when released outside, activating immune cells and worsening damage following a stroke, according to a new ...

Inflammatory disorders

Western diet may increase risk of gut inflammation, infection

Eating a Western diet impairs the immune system in the gut in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Inflammation could be a core feature of depression

People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without depression, regardless of socioeconomic background, ill health or unhealthy behaviors, a study by King's College London finds.

Inflammatory disorders

DNA building blocks regulate inflammation

Mitochondria are the energy suppliers of our body cells. These tiny cell components have their own genetic material, which triggers an inflammatory response when released into the interior of the cell. The reasons for the ...

Inflammatory disorders

Baseline patient characteristics may predict psoriasis course

(HealthDay)—Patient characteristics at onset can help to estimate the long-term course of psoriasis with good discriminatory power, according to a study published online April 14 in JAMA Dermatology.

Medications

New drug is gamechanger in psoriasis treatment

A novel drug almost entirely cleared moderate to severe psoriasis in over 60% of the patients who took part in two phase three clinical trials of a new drug.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New insights on inflammation in COVID-19

Severe cases of COVID-19 can involve extensive inflammation in the body, and clinicians have wondered if this state is similar to what are called cytokine storm syndromes, in which the immune system produces too many inflammatory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Key biomarker for inflammation and COVID-19 risk

Varying severity of COVID-19 symptoms in patients is reflected by levels of a chemical biomarker in their body which scientists say could be used to better manage treatments and other interventions, including vaccinations.

Inflammatory disorders

Self-assembling nanofibers prevent damage from inflammation

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a self-assembling nanomaterial that can help limit damage caused by inflammatory diseases by activating key cells in the immune system. In mouse models of psoriasis, ...

Inflammatory disorders

Sensor tracks cortisol levels in real time

Skoltech researchers have developed a prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor for continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time, which can help monitor various health conditions. The paper was published in ...

Cardiology

Another way 'good' cholesterol is good: combatting inflammation

Testing how well "good" cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American ...