Immunology

Researchers identify enzyme linked to colitis

An enzyme that usually stops bacterial growth in the large intestine stimulates inflammation in some people, resulting in ulcerative colitis—a chronic digestive disease that affects more than 750,000 Americans, according ...

Medical research

Pilot study finds collagen to be effective in wound closure

Collagen powder is just as effective in managing skin biopsy wounds as primary closure with non-absorbable sutures, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology by a team of physician ...

Immunology

Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome

The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)—marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body's immune system—is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. This is according to a new study led by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's best for babies with recurring ear infections

(HealthDay)—Infant ear infections can be a source of frustration for parents and babies alike. But there are steps to lessen them and, when they do occur, "less is more" is a better way to treat them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests hyaluronic acid filler remnants safe to reuse

(HealthDay)—Remnants of hyaluronic acid fillers that have been opened and stored can be reused safely, with no signs of aerobic or anaerobic bacterial or fungal growth in non-aseptic conditions, according to a study published ...

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