There has been a lot of herpes talk in the media lately (and by “media” I mean gossip blogs and trashy online magazines) due to the recent allegations that R&B singer Chris Brown beat up his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna. The incident reportedly took place after a pre-Grammy party, and while people speculate on what sparked the fight, many believe it was over herpes. Rumors are flying that Rihanna not only gave genital herpes to Chris Brown, but that she got it from hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Why is this important? It’s not. At least not unless you’re one of those involved. But the comments I’ve heard from people regarding this controversy tells me there’s still a lot of misunderstanding about herpes out there in the general population.
No one knows for sure what caused the fight between the two celebrities. My guess is that it had more to do with jealousy than an STD. I would imagine th...
Alternative Names Thyroglobulin antibody Normal Values A negative test is normal. A negative test means no antibodies to thyroglobulin are found in your blood. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean A positive test means antithyroglobulin antibodies are found in your blood. This may be due to: Graves disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis Hypothyroidism Myxedema Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Thyroid cancer Thyrotoxicosis Type 1 diabetes Pregnant women and relatives of those with autoimmune thyroiditis may also test positive for these antibodies.
Although the cause of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) has been studied for many years, scientists still aren't sure about what may cause this debilitating and devastating disease. However, researchers have recently been looking at a possible link between the herpes virus (HSV-1) and AD.
In previous studies, it was found that the brains of people with AD contained a large amount of a protein called beta amyloid . It was thought, therefore, that this protein was the cause of the disease. However, when the levels of this protein were decreased, symptoms did not improve and, in fact, increased. In August 2010, Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical company manufacturing a medication to reduce the levels of beta amyloid released a statement stating that studies showed this medication did not help patients with AD.
This left scientists trying to figure out why there are elevated levels of beta amyloid in the brains of patients with AD if it didn't contribute to the disease. A study compl...
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