Thermal cameras effective in detecting rheumatoid arthritis

A new study, published today in Scientific Reports, highlights that thermal imaging has the potential to become an important method to assess Rheumatoid Arthritis. Results of the study, carried out with 82 participants, confirm that both palm and finger temperature increase significantly in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA patients were examined by two rheumatologists. A subset of…

FDA Approves First Generics for Common Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor The FDA has approved 3 applications for generics of fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis). These are the first generics of the drug, which treats relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adult patients.1 The approvals were granted to HEC PharmD Co. Limited, Biocon Limited, and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.1 MS is a chronic,…

Daughters of women with PCOS face five times greater risk

Polycystic ovary syndrome is believed to affect about one in five women of reproductive age PCOS is linked to abnormal levels of insulin which causes ovaries to increase production of testosterone. Daughters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a common disorder that can cause excessive body hair, acne and fertility problems, are five times more…

What Happened When I Told My Date About My Lyme Disease

Before I hit “send,” I hesitated. Did I really want him to know?   In a couple of hours, I was scheduled to go on a date with a cute guy I matched with on Hinge, but I was about to tell him I wasn’t going to make it. For a moment it crossed my…

Targeting Ticks: Cornell-Housed Company Designs New Lyme Disease Test

Lyme disease is currently the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the US, according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Though most common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, Lyme disease cases have been identified in every state. “Current estimates say that approximately 300,000 people come down with Lyme disease every year, and that’s probably…

Come descrivo la fibromialgia alle persone che non l’hanno mai sentita?

Fibromialgia: per chi non lo sa La fibromialgia è una malattia cronica che provoca intenso dolore corporeo, ipersensibilità, affaticamento cronico e impedisce al paziente di dormire correttamente. Sono interessate più donne, ma può interessare persone di qualsiasi genere ed età. Circa 10 milioni di persone negli Stati Uniti soffrono di fibromialgia. La diagnosi della fibromialgia può essere…

Fibromiyaljiyi asla hissetmemiş insanlara nasıl tarif ederim?

Fibromiyalji: bilmeyenler için Fibromiyalji, yoğun vücut ağrısı, aşırı duyarlılık, kronik yorgunluğa neden olan ve hastanın düzgün uyumasını engelleyen kronik bir hastalıktır. Daha fazla kadın etkilenir, ancak herhangi bir cinsiyet ve yaştaki insanları etkileyebilir. Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde yaklaşık 10 milyon insan fibromiyalji hastasıdır. Fibromiyalji teşhisi zor olabilir çünkü birisinin bu rahatsızlıktan muzdarip olduğunu “doğrulamak” için kesin bir yol…

How a single tick bite on holiday left a woman’s life in ruins

  Unknown to Emma, a tick had bitten her and unleashed a horrific bacterial infection into her blood stream and – three years later – it’s now in her brain. With doctors unable to give an accurate diagnosis for three years, she has lived through a host of debilitating and terrifying symptoms which occurred with…

How Lyme Disease Causes Suicidal Tendencies; What’s Your Miracle?

After a few years of continuing natural therapies with my PCP, I found myself getting better each day, with my doctor believing I was coming closer to remission. Nosediving Into the Abyss Yet, the tides began to change as I became accustomed to my newfound health. I took a massive nosedive back into what my…

Ticks Found To Carry Virus Worse Than Lyme Disease

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s even worse than Lyme disease. Ticks in our area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus. As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, doctors have warned that the Powassan virus, a rare, tick borne illness could be serious. It doesn’t have a treatment or a cure. “The doctor just has to…