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Ankylosing spondylitis predicted by low birth weight and childhood infection | Arthritis Research UK

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A new study has demonstrated a link between low birth weight and childhood infections and an elevated risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis in later life. Carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, the research analysed data from several Swedish national registers, with five matched controls identified for each case…

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A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

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Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular 'trigger guard' that normally holds them in check. These previously undetected cells are renegade versions of the cells that make the 'high affinity' antibodies required for long-term immunity.

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Psychiatry's Six Happiness/HealthTraits with 12 Tips

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In the 11th edition (2015) of Kaplan and Sadock's classic text, Synopsis of Psychiatry , six qualities are considered "mature defenses," or qualities of a psychologically well-off person. While most of us harbor a neurotic, immature, or narcissistic tendency or two, the following traits are good to focus on for…

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Why Meditation Is a Great Idea

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This page 1. of a long paper suggests that meditation can help everyone. A well-known division of the self is described: a highly aware but hidden part, and a virtually automated visible part. The first is called the deep or hidden self, the second the everyday self or ego.

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Press - News - 637 - Secukinumab - A new kind of ankylosing spondylitis medication on its way

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7 Habits That Can Worsen Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, is a form of arthritis causes joint damage primarily in the spine. AS can not only lead to severe chronic pain, but also problems with mobility, according to the Spondylitis Association of America. But there are plenty of steps you can take to make your everyday…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Pregnancy

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If you have ankylosing spondylitis, you have about an equal chance of having your disease improve, worsen or stay the same during the course of your pregnancy, according to a 1998 study of 939 women with the disease.

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How Ankylosing Spondylitis Affects the Body

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Ankylosing spondylitis, or AS, is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the joints and ligaments of the spine. Watch what happens in the body with AS.

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How a Health Crisis Becomes a Gift

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Are you facing a roadblock in your life? A health crisis or health challenge? I know it can be infuriating, scary, or depressing at times. But let's look at it from a different angle. What if that roadblock is there to help you grow?

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