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Biden signs order advancing women's health research

President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order to bolster women's health research as he took aim at Republicans "bragging" about overturning the national right to abortion and vowed to make them pay at the ballot box this ...

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Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body really attacks its own cells. This may be restricted to certain organs (e.g. in thyroiditis) or involve a particular tissue in different places (e.g. Goodpasture's disease which may affect the basement membrane in both the lung and the kidney). The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immunosuppression—medication which decreases the immune response.

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