Items Tagged ‘immune system’

January 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 18, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Health, This Is the Best Diet for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Emily Shiffer — …For starters, it helps to understand what exactly PCOS is. “Polycystic ovary syndrome is often misunderstood because there is no one test that gives the diagnosis,” says Alice Chang, MD, endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. While difficult to diagnose, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Ativa, Bailey MacInnis, Becki Hanson, Bill Henrichs, C. Difficile, cavernous malformations, cold, Corey Koskie, corticosteroids, dementia, destination medical center

January 5, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 5, 2018

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

      Reuters, Vitamin D, calcium supplements may not lower fracture risk by Lisa Rapaport — Even though severe calcium or vitamin D deficiencies can contribute to loss of bone density and an increased risk of fractures, people with this problem are typically too sick to be included in clinical trials, noted Dr. Kurt […]

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Tags: affordable housing, Albert Lea, alcohol, alzheimer's disease, appendicitis, Autonomic Disorder, Barrett's esophagus, brain health, cardiomyopathy, Cholera, cholesterol, chronic pain

December 23, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. This will be our last edition of 2016.  Look for us again on January 6, 2017. Thank you and happy […]

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Tags: ABC15 Arizona,, advisory board, Affordable care act, Alatus, alcohol, Amber Kohnhorst, American Medical Association, anesthesia, Angie Murad, antibiotics, antidepressants

March 25, 2013

Oncologist reveals new leukemia treatment

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A new breakthrough in treating leukemia in children shows how far research has come in combating cancer, according to an oncologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Dr. Dan Burns said the goal is to get the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells, and that’s the case in a study released […]

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Tags: Dr. Dan Burns, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Griffith University, immune system, Institute for Glycomics, leukemia, Saban Research Institute, treatment

January 29, 2013

Adult Chicken Pox: How Is Barbara Walters’ Condition Different From Shingles?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Barbara Walters, the 83-year-old veteran news anchor and co-host of “The View,” is in the hospital with chicken pox, according to news reports…Stacey Rizza, who is the chair of the HIV clinic at Mayo Clinic, an infectious disease expert and associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, told HuffPost that getting chicken pox as […]

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Tags: Barbara Walters, chicken pox, Dr. Stacy Rizza, HIV clinic, Huffington Post, immune system, The View

January 2, 2013

Questcor Finds Profits, at $28,000 a Vial

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The doctor was dumbfounded: a drug that used to cost $50 was now selling for $28,000 for a 5-milliliter vial…The story of Questcor’s wonder drug begins in Rochester, Minn. It was there, at the Mayo Clinic, that Dr. Philip S. Hench spent more than 20 years searching for what he called Substance X. Dr. Hench, a rheumatologist, […]

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Tags: adrenals, Dr. Edward Kendall, Dr. Philip Hench, immune system, New York Times, Questcor, rheumatoid arthritis, Substance X

June 12, 2012

Changes in Gut Bacteria May Trigger Diseases Like Rheumatoid Arthritis


Researchers including one of an Indian origin have found that the billions of bugs in our guts regulate the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis…”A lot of people suspected that gut flora played a role in rheumatoid arthritis, but no one had been able to prove it because they couldn’t say […]

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Tags: Dr. Veena Taneja, immune system, rheumatoid arthritis, Toronto Telegraph

June 7, 2012

Immune-System Test May Predict Early Death


A blood test that measures a marker of immune-system activity may help doctors identify people who are at risk of dying at an early age, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic measured levels of the immune-system molecules known as free light chains in 15,859 Minnesotans age 50 and up, and found that […]

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Tags: blood test, Huffington Post, immune system, immune-system molecules

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