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Let’s talk about chronic stress and Alzheimer’s disease for a moment. Getting stressed just thinking about it? That’s a good reason to think about your stress level and what you can do to lower it.
First the news: A new study from University of South Carolina Researchers have found that chronic physical or mental stress can cause a genetic reaction that may hasten development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. According to DNA Daily News and Analysis , the researchers’ findings suggest that this type of stress may cause the overexpression of a gene called RCAN1. “Think of a gene as a pattern or mold that generates specific proteins. For example, if 200 RCAN1 proteins are built where only 100 were needed, scientists would describe this as ‘overexpression’ of the RCAN1 gene,” the DNA Daily News and Analysis website reported. “In a healthy person, the RCAN1 gene helps cells cope with stress. Overproductio...
What is atopic dermatitis?
It's a chronic, often long-lasting skin condition marked with itching, skin rashes, inflammation. Eczema is often substituted as a clinical term. The atopic dermatitis triad includes: eczema, asthma and allergies like hayfever (and when the term atopic dermatitis is used, we often mean the triad) and is is typically found in males. In atopic dermatitis the skin can get very itchy, inflamed, red, crusty and scaly and ooze fluid. It typically runs in families. Dry skin features prominently.
What causes atopic dermatitis?
First, let's make clear that it is not contagious . There seems to be hypersensitivity and a tendency to have itchiness stimulated easily. It is associated with stress as an instigator of recurrences. Clearly there is a relationship with allergies. It can be familial.
How is it typically treated?
Doctors will typically create a personalized treatment plan that may involve avoid...
Definition Serum sickness is a reaction similar to an allergy. Specifically, it is an immune system reaction to certain medications, injected proteins used to treat immune conditions, or antiserum, the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies that help protect against infectious or poisonous substances. See also: Immune response Causes, incidence, and risk factors Plasma is the clear fluid portion of blood. It does not contain blood cells, but it does contain many proteins, including antibodies, which are formed as part of the immune response to protect against infection. Antiserum is produced from the plasma of a person or animal that has immunity against a particular infection or poisonous substance. Antiserum may be used to protect a person who has been exposed to a potentially dangerous microorganism against which the person has not been immunized. For example, you may receive a certain type of antiserum injection if you have been exposed to tetanus or rabies . This is called passi...
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