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New research adds evidence to the benefits of ginger supplements for treating autoimmune diseases

New research has revealed a potentially important role ginger supplements can play in controlling inflammation for people living with autoimmune diseases.


High systemic immune-inflammation index tied to higher mortality with peritoneal dialysis

An elevated systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) is independently associated with increased risks for all-cause and cardiovascular-specific mortality in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis, according to a study published ...

Inflammatory disorders

New sensor objectively measures scratching intensity

Akhil Padmanabha knows about itching. His chronic itching caused by severe eczema was so debilitating that he was hospitalized twice and had to be home-schooled during most of his high school years. Itch so impacted his life ...


Nasal polyps: Unassuming growths with a powerful effect

The nose is the subject of many sayings. A measurement could be on the nose or an object be right under your nose. You may be reminded to keep your nose clean and keep it out of another's affairs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insights into mysterious blood vessel disease temporal arteritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA), formerly known as temporal arteritis, was first described by Mayo Clinic doctors and classified as an inflammatory condition of the blood vessels in the early to mid-20th century. The condition ...


Ion channel linked to brain inflammation identified

Northwestern Medicine investigators have identified how a calcium channel in the nervous system contributes to brain inflammation, according to a study published in Nature Communications.


Dupilumab treatment beneficial for sleep in atopic dermatitis

For adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), dupilumab treatment yields significant improvement in sleep quality and other AD-related signs and symptoms, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the ...


Study shows timing is key in cortisone treatment of inflammation

Whether you have a sports injury, repetitive strain injury or pain in the knee, cortisone preparations are often used to treat acute inflammations. Chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, diabetes and chronic inflammatory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study suggests inflammation drives social media use

Inflammation is the body's response to injury and infection, but it is also a factor that can lead people to use social media, according to new research by a University at Buffalo communication researcher.


Consumer Health: What is swimmer's itch?

It's summertime, and for many people that means spending time with family and friends at the lake or river. For some, it also means an unpleasant skin irritation: swimmer's itch.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Tool predicts a patient's risk of developing psoriatic arthritis

In research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, investigators have developed and validated a tool called PRESTO that identifies patients with psoriasis who face an elevated risk for developing psoriatic arthritis and may ...


Inhalation drug may prevent severe pneumonia

Overly active immune cells are often behind lung damage in diseases such as COVID-19. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an RNA agent for a lung spray that slows the activity of these cells, ...