Chronic viruses linked to inflammatory diseases

May 14, 18 Chronic viruses linked to inflammatory diseases

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The Epstein-Barr virus infects more than 90 percent of people in the United States by the age of 20. At least one in four of those infected will develop the commonly-known disease mononucleosis, or “mono,” experiencing a rash, enlarged liver or spleen, head- and body aches, and extreme fatigue. However, Epstein-Barr...

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Target gut microbiome for osteoarthritis and joint pain

May 14, 18 Target gut microbiome for osteoarthritis and joint pain

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Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the number one cause of disability in the US, afflicting 31 million people. Until now, treatment strategies have been aimed at pain relief but not the inflammatory factors driving it. However, new research shows that improving the gut microbiome — the community of bacteria that live...

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Do you have chemical sensitivities? Tips for improving

May 14, 18 Do you have chemical sensitivities? Tips for improving

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Do perfumes or heavy fragrance make you gag or trigger your inflammation or autoimmune symptoms? Do scented products, gasoline fumes, car exhaust, tire stores, new rugs or carpet, or other sources of chemical odors give you headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms? You are not alone. An increasing number of people suffer from...

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Antacid and antibiotics raise allergy risk in children

May 14, 18 Antacid and antibiotics raise allergy risk in children

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Addressing the root cause of your child’s acid reflux or frequent illnesses instead of a pharmaceutical quick fix could save you both bigger headaches down the road — a large study shows antacid and antibiotic use in early childhood significantly raises the risk of developing allergies. Researchers looked at the records of almost...

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