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Good Hygiene Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2013-09-05 04:43:50

[ Watch the Video: Good Hygiene May Be Bad For Your Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Good hygiene typically leads to good health, but new research appearing in the journal Evolution, Medicine and Public Health suggests that people living in industrialized nations could be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease due to cleanliness. Specifically, Dr. Molly Fox, lead author of the study and Gates Cambridge Alumna, and colleagues report that men and...

Foreign-Born US Children Have Less Allergies Than Those Born In America
2013-04-30 09:19:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study of nearly 80,000 children, researchers have found foreign-born US children have significantly fewer allergies than those born in the US. However, this lower allergy risk begins to dissipate after these children have been in America for ten years, according to the study, published in the latest issue of JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers from St. Luke´s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC assessed the health of children...

2013-03-26 11:05:54

Neurons that control hunger in the central nervous system also regulate immune cell functions, implicating eating behavior as a defense against infections and autoimmune disease development, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found in a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Autoimmune diseases have been on a steady rise in the United States. These illnesses develop when the body's immune system turns on itself and begins attacking its own...

Autoimmune Diseases Driven By Excessive Intake Of Dietary Salt
2013-03-07 11:01:00

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the previous several years, medical professionals have noted and documented marked increases in the prevalence of autoimmune diseases. An international team of scientists and researchers have come together in an attempt to identify the cause behind the increase in diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other diseases. What they have learned is that there is a connection between dietary salt intake...

2013-02-25 13:42:25

For expectant moms who may contemplate the pros and cons of natural child birth or Caesarian section, a Henry Ford Hospital study suggests that C-section babies are susceptible to developing allergies by age two. Researchers found that babies born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies than babies born naturally when exposed to high levels of common allergens in the home such as those from dogs, cats and dust mites. The study is being presented Sunday at the...

Early Exposure to Germs Could Help Build Immunity
2012-03-24 06:02:31

Childhood exposure to bacteria and other germs may help build immunity to various microbes later on in life, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) claim in a new study. According to Carrie Gann of ABC News, this belief is known as the "hygiene hypothesis," and suggests -- in contrast to the common belief that people should strive to remain germ free regardless of circumstances -- that bacteria and other germs may be "a necessary part of a healthy immune system, helping our...

2011-07-06 13:00:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronado Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel immunotherapy agents for inflammatory diseases and cancer, today announced that it closed a $25.8 million Series C financing led by National Securities Corporation. Coronado plans to use the proceeds from the financing to advance its pipeline, including funding a Phase II study of the company's lead development candidate, CNDO-201 for the treatment of Crohn's Disease and a Phase I/II...

2011-07-02 02:46:29

Infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori provides reliable protection against allergy-induced asthma, immunologists from the University of Zurich have demonstrated in an animal model together with allergy specialists from the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Their results published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation confirm the hypothesis recently put forward that the dramatic increase in allergic diseases in industrial...

2011-04-08 13:54:04

Causes of IBD explored including 'hygiene hypothesis' The American College of Gastroenterology published a new evidence-based systematic review on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) for April 2011, a special issue entirely dedicated to IBD. This clinical monograph, based on a comprehensive meta-analysis, offers new graded recommendations on medical management of IBD, a chronic digestive disorder which includes...

2011-01-28 12:50:58

Exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema, a study funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests. A large trial in Uganda showed that treating a pregnant woman for worm infections increased her child's chances of developing the allergic skin disease. Published this week in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, the research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which proposes that exposure to infections in early childhood can modify the...