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2012-07-04 01:20:30

The medication fingolimod reduced inflammatory lesion activity and reduced brain volume loss in patients with multiple sclerosis who participated in a two-year placebo-controlled clinical trial and were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. Fingolimod is the first in a new class of drugs called the sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) modulators that was recently approved...

Arthritis Drug Powerful Against Human Dysentery
2012-05-22 07:38:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Every year, 50 million people throughout the world contract amebiasis through contaminated food or water. With this shocking statistic, it is considered the third leading cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death due to protozoan infection on a global basis. A collaborative project by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Wake Forest Medical School recently...

Yes, Stress Can Make You Sick. But How?
2012-04-03 07:47:02

Researchers, led by Sheldon Cohen, at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that psychological stress increases risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. And now they know how. The researchers found that psychological stress causes the body to lose its ability to regulate the inflammatory response. According to Cohen, “Inflammation is partly regulated by the hormone cortisol and when cortisol is not allowed to serve this function, inflammation can get out of...

2012-01-30 06:08:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Many of us have heard of or know someone with the dreadful disease known as multiple sclerosis. Affecting approximately 400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide, multiple sclerosis is still incurable and has few effective treatments available. Patients affected by multiple sclerosis are hindered on a daily basis by physical ailments, including fatigue, pain, and difficulty with mobility, as well as problems with social functioning and...

2011-12-16 12:45:31

Manchester United induced addisonian crisis Doctors in Manchester spotted a rare condition in a football fan after hearing about her unusual symptoms while watching her team Manchester United play. They describe what happened in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. The 58 year old woman would suffer from episodes of anxiety, palpitations, panic, light headedness, and a sense of impending doom towards the end of high-profile matches at Old Trafford, Manchester United's home...

2011-08-15 12:42:37

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers are at an increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease. A new five year study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy showed that the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with RA is due to disease-related inflammation as well as the risk factors which affect the general population. Treatment of arthritis with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) also reduced the patient's risk of heart...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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