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What advanced detection schemes can provide low cost screening for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes?

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) may be more prevalent than previously believed. A common marker for the most common form is glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD-65). Are there low cost and ...
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APC cells - autoreactivity

How can APC cells become autoreactiv against own antigens if they only have PRR as recognition complexes - and are not under central/peripheral immune tolerance?
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Crohn's disease and sauna

If you have Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (for example Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis) is sauna good for you or bad? And how often you can go to sauna? Every day? I think it can be good because ...
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Has someone with elevated cytokine levels more probability of developing Hodgkin lymphoma?

Brian F. Skinnider and Tak W. Mak, 2002: The clinical and pathologic features of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) reflect an abnormal immune response that is thought to be due to the ...
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How does interferon beta 1-A help patients with MS?

I know that Azathioprine lowers the immune system by reducing WBC count. I've read that interferon boosts the immune system against viruses. I think they have opposite functions but the treat the same ...
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Are there any long-term health benefits/ disadvantages of wearing socks, especially woolies?

Are there any long-term health benefits/ disadvantages of wearing socks, especially woolies ?
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Swab tests reveals I have a staph infection. Can it tell if it's MRSA? Or is that a different test? If so, can that distinguish HA-MRSA & C-MRSA?

I had a blistered rash that kept spreading so my doctor took a swab to see if there was any kind of bacterial cultures present. The results came back today -- I am positive for a staph infection. ...
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Might calcium supplements be behind Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's)?

Disclaimer: I have no formal medical or scientific education. Abstract My thesis is that the calcium created by man-made processes is not the correct isotope to support the biological functions for ...
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Is copay dependent on whether or not you actually see a doctor?

I go to a dermatologist for UVB phototherapy for plaque psoriasis. It's a first-line treatment and is accepted by basically any insurance company. The standard price set by a dermatologist is around $...