Stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects the joints. Stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of research that is showing promise in treating autoimmune conditions such as this.In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue that lines the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. This inflammation can extend to the cartilage that covers...

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First Stem Cell Therapy for Liver Failure Shows Promise in First Human Trials

A stem cell therapy developed by the Belgian company Promethera has improved symptoms, such as jaundice, in patients with acute liver failure, a condition with no effective treatments. A phase I/IIa trial of the therapy recruited 19 patients with chronic liver disease. Of these,12 patients had developed acute-on-chronic liver failure, a life-threatening syndrome where the liver suddenly stops working. The...

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6 DIY Tips for Immediate Neck Pain Relief

Roughly half of the clients I see all have the same complaint - neck and shoulder pain. We develop neck pain for a myriad of different reasons such as stress, poor posture, poor work place ergonomics, poor pillow support or even because of reasons that aren't so cut and dry. Sometimes, our neck can bother us because of a problem...

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Using Botox for Migraine Prevention

Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is an injectable muscle paralytic drug used for migraine prevention. It had been approved as a medical treatment for severe muscle rigidity and for cosmetic use to smooth out wrinkles before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 for the prevention of chronic migraines. When used for migraine prevention, Botox injections are scheduled about every...

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Stem Cell Therapies for MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system attacks your central nervous system and damages your nerve fibers. That makes it hard for your brain to "talk" with the rest of your body and causes symptoms like weakness, tingling or numbness in your limbs, trouble speaking, chronic pain, depression, and vision loss. Several medications are used to treat...

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