Inflammation triggers colon cancer cells to spread to other organs

Inflammation triggers colon cancer cells to spread to other organs, according to Arizona State University research led by Raymond DuBois. The findings will help create more targeted drugs in order to prevent and treat colon cancer. DuBois said, “We’ve long known that simple things like taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs (called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, here to read more

Ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis inflammation effects increase with physically demanding work

Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of inflammatory arthritis, could be intensified by physically demanding work due to an increase in inflammation, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis that comes with joint stiffness, pain, and new bone formation. It can lead to partial or even complete here to read more

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients suffer from infection and inflammation, exercise can enhance quality of life

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients suffer from infection and inflammation, but exercise has been shown to help enhance quality of life. There are numerous benefits from exercise for overall good health, but more so for those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease which currently does not have a cure. CF mainly affects here to read more

Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis is a continuum of disorders, can affect location of inflammation in the gut suggests genetic data

Genetic data now suggests that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is a continuum or progression of disorders influenced by the location of inflammation in the gut. About 1.4 million Americans have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Diagnosis could be oversimplified though. This according to genetic data that shows the diseases are a complex continuum of here to read more

Inflammation due to aging increases risk of pneumonia in seniors

Inflammation due to aging increases the risk of pneumonia in seniors and prevents antibiotic treatment from being effective, this according to new research. Dawn Bowdish, lead author, said, “It sounds counterintuitive to limit inflammatory responses during a bacterial infection, but clinical observations and our research indicates anti-bacterial strategies need to be tailored to the age here to read more

Endocarditis, inflammation of endocardium can damage your heart valves

There are many illnesses and conditions that can plague the heart: Heart failure, heart attack, angina, palpitations, heart disease and endocarditis. These are just some examples of heart health conditions that affect how the heart functions. Some heart conditions can even be fatal. Endocarditis, in particular, is a condition of the heart where an infection occurs within the here to read more

Encephalitis (brain inflammation) risk from viral infection higher with weak immune system

The risk of encephalitis (brain inflammation) from viral infections is higher in people with weak immune systems. Encephalitis is the inflammation of brain tissue. Although it is rare, encephalitis affects one in 200,000 Americans. When encephalitis strikes, symptoms such as personality changes, seizures, and weakness may occur. Individuals with weakened immune systems, children and seniors here to read more

Type 2 diabetes risk higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related inflammation

Type 2 diabetes risk is higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related inflammation. A recent study found that 50 percent of women with PCOS develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. The researchers found that PCOS related inflammation could be the link between the two conditions. When we consume here to read more

Chronic pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) likely with smoking, alcohol and gene mutation

Chronic pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) is likely associated with smoking, alcohol and gene mutation. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-term progressive inflammatory disease of the pancreas, which can lead to permanent damage and malfunction of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ located in the abdomen and is responsible for producing enzymes and hormones to help digest here to read more

Key protein in colitis identified

A Yale study has identified a key protein that plays a role in ulcerative colitis – a condition categorized by inflammation of the large intestine or the colon. Insight provided by the new findings could help with new treatments for the disease, which is currently on the rise. Scientists have long known that the protein here to read more