Articles on Autoimmune diseases

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Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from migraines, according to the World Health Organization. Maridav/Shutterstock.com

How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

Many migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods. Recently, a lot of attention has focused on gluten. An expert explains how a piece of bread can cause pain in your head.
Who has a stronger immune system? Undrey/Shutterstock.com

Who’s stronger? An immunological battle of the sexes

Women are more prone to immune-related diseases like allergies and irritable bowel syndrome. But this may be due to the fact that they have super-strong immune systems.
People exposed to low levels of sunlight are more likely to have MS than those who live in warm climates. chuttersnap

What causes multiple sclerosis? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Young women are disproportionately affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease where the body attacks the brain, scrambling communication to the rest of the body. Here's what we know about the causes.
This African woman suffers from an autoimmune disease called vitiligo which causes the loss of skin pigment. By andreonegin/shutterstock.com

New treatment in the works for disfiguring skin disease, vitiligo

An autoimmune disease called vitiligo causes white spots to appear on the body, in some cases completely erasing an individual's pigmentation. But a new therapy is on the horizon.
Most people know what causes their back pain, but unexplained back pain could have a more sinister cause. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Unexplained lower back pain? It could be ankylosing spondylitis

Roughly a quarter of patients under 45 years suffering ongoing lower-back pain without an obvious other cause will have the disease ankylosing spondylitis.

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