Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What autoimmune diseases are and what can be done to alleviate them

If you have celiac disease, inadvertently consuming even a single crumb of bread can lead to gastrointestinal upset for weeks or months. For those who suffer from lupus, a flare can damage kidneys—or even worse. People ...

Medications

Marijuana plant might hold key to treating chronic inflammation

Several minor cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant "strongly inhibit" the activation of human immune cells that lead to chronic inflammation, according to physiologists at The Queen's Medical Center and University ...

Medical research

Finding the triggers of inflammation

Chronic or acute inflammation can contribute to a range of ailments—some potentially deadly—including stroke, respiratory and heart disease, cancer, arthritis, asthma, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. In May, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune system culprit in severe COVID cases found

Yale researchers have identified a particular immune response pathway that leads to severe illness and death in people infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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