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Alzheimer's Vaccine Triggers Brain Inflammation When Brain Amyloid Burden is High by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Nov 2011 8:14pm The study is important because it shows that excessive inflammation occurs in brains that have a high burden of amyloid, suggesting that benefits from the vaccine will most likely be found in those with a lower amyloid burden. R. Scott Turner Alzheimer's Reading Room Patients with Alzheimer's disease who are in the ... Read on »
Sickness Syndrome Depression: Inflammation in Your Brain by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Several years ago, I began lecturing to physicians and publishing research on the topic of Sickness Syndrome Depression. At first, no one was all that responsive to the idea that inflammation in the body could cause mental health challenges like depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Well…there was a research study published in the Amer ... Read on »
Treatment Options for Shingles Infection by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Sun 02 May 2010 10:20pm There is no argument that shingles is a painful ordeal to have to endure, particularly for the elderly who are the ones mostly frequented by this disease. Treatment for zoster is mainly palliative, but it is the antiviral meds that can help to interrupt the virus’s ability to replicate, which can less ... Read on »
Traveling Children Should Get Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine by Poh Tin Tan Posted Thu 20 Jun 2013 12:00am Fran Lowry Jun 19, 2013   Children aged 2 months through 16 years should be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis (JE) if they are going to be traveling to areas that are endemic for the disease. A panel of 15 immunization experts convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, v ... Read on »
Brain Inflammation a Help for Alzheimer's? by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 26 Oct 2009 11:03pm Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Florida have conducted studies that suggest brain inflammation is not a trigger that leads to a build-up of Alzheimer's disease-causing plaques. It could actually be manipulated to cleanse the brain of those plaques. Researchers induced inflammation in the brains of laboratory mice predisposed to develop A ... Read on »
Late Onset Autism and Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Part 2 by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Jul 2011 12:00am By Teresa Conrick In  Part 1 of our examination of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, I presented a late-onset case of autism.  Similar cases have been shown to be caused by antibodies against NR1–NR2 heteromers of the NMDA receptor. There was really very little about the precipitating event that explained why the 9 year-old bo ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 5 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Meningitis, Encephalitis Scare Shuts R.I. Schools More than 20,000 Rhode Island students missed a day of school on Thursday as investigators searched for a possible connection between a youngster's death from encephalitis two weeks ago and a newly suspected case of meningitis. Classes were cancelled for students in Warwick, Coventry and W ... Read on »
Late Onset Autism and Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis: Part 1 by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Jul 2011 12:00am By Teresa Conrick My daughter, Megan, continues to be severely affected by both the medical and behavioral symptoms of autism. As a result, I continue to read studies and research that correlate with the symptoms that she has.  Some of the factors, if we were to list them like they do in a journal, would be -- seizures, autism ... Read on »
Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis Added to DSM A Medical Causation of Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Aug 2012 12:00am By Teresa Conrick It was last year t hat I reported on Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis and a connection to Autism.  My daughter had some prominent symptoms and I was looking into the dynamics of this increasing medical condition.  Meg tested negative and subsequent  labs showed that  her positive antinuclear antibodies [autoimm ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 12 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm New Avian Flu Outbreaks in China Kill Migratory Birds Health officials who have been monitoring the spread of the so-called avian flu in Asia have new cause for alarm, according to the New York Times The newspaper reports that two new outbreaks of the disease that affects many bird species have been found in waterfowl that migrate. This ... Read on »