An exaggerated immune response during pregnancy, known as ‘maternal immune activation’, could be detrimental to the fetus.
Certain mechanisms that occur as a result of an immune response during an illness in pregnancy could impact a child's brain development. And more studies are showing a relationship between the two.
Many people with moderate to severe chronic pain find it difficult to move around. By contrast, HIV-positive people who had chronic pain are still active.
Methotrexate is used for arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
Methotrexate is a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. It is taken on just one day a week. Accidental daily dosing can cause life-threatening toxicity.
People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have poor control over their painful, swollen joints and face progressive disability.
People who have rheumatoid arthritis often suffer from depression as well. For poor people this is often worse because they cut off their social networks.
Cartilage was thought to be impenetrable – until now.
A molecule in parasitic worms could explain why some worm infections can treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including…
Researchers have found that treating gum disease (periodontal disease) may reduce heart disease, diabetes and other conditions…
A Melbourne-led global study has mapped the genes of a parasitic worm in pigs, which could help scientists better understand…
X-ray of hands with rheumatoid arthritis.
“Arthritis is for old people, right?” This is an outdated view of a spectrum of diseases that affect people of all ages in the population. In the past decade, there has been a revolution in the understanding…