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Those with an autoimmune disorder are prone to get other autoimmune disorders, but there is no guarantee that this will happen. The most common disorders associated with celiac disease are thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes. Celiac disease is more frequent in those who have the following autoimmune conditions:Image result for Frequently Asked Questions

  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2.4-16.4%
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 11%
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: 4-6%
  • Autoimmune hepatitis: 6-15%
  • Addison disease: 6%
  • Arthriti...
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Of all the notable trends in the food industry over the past 12 months, the most striking was one that will no doubt continue to be a factor in the years to come: veganism’s shift from the margins to the mainstream.
Previously, the food industry was chiefly focused on creating substitutes to satisfy vegans’ longing for foods derived from animals and animal products...

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By now you’ve probably read about the malnourished baby in Italy that was removed from his home for emergency surgery. You probably also heard the family was vegan. What happened to the child is terrible. It also has nothing to do with veganism.My vegan kids don't need your concern, but thanks anyway

It is possible ­­and not even that difficult ­­to raise active, energetic, thriving vegan children. I should know­­. My 6-year-old and 8-year-old have been vegan since conception...

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The FDA has approved belimumab (Benlysta) for reducing disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), making it the first new lupus drug in more than 50 years.

Belimumab is a monoclonal antibody targeting the B-lymphocyte stimulator protein, called BLyS. It was co-developed by Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline, which jointly applied for FDA approval.


The recommended dosing schedule is 10 mg/kg by IV infusion every two weeks for the first three d...

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At a recent talk for special education teachers at the Los Angeles Unified School District, child development professor Maryanne Wolf urged educators to say the word dyslexia out loud.

“Don’t ever succumb to the idea that it’s going to develop out of something, or that it’s a disease,” she recalled telling teachers. “Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods...

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Linguists and neurologists have often theorized that the reason why so many TED Talks go viral is that they’re all held to an 18-minute limit—long enough to be meaningful, yet short enough to not bore you out of your mind.

Our brand-new DVD program, All in 18, embodies that very concept, delivering snappy workouts that are proven to torch fat and sculpt head-to-toe hotness in that magic-number time frame...

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The moment 12-year-old Ian Thayer asked his mom to go outside for Pokemon hunting, Stephanie Barnhill was struck with wonder and excitement.

No, she wasn’t obsessed with trying to catch all 145 Pokemon.
Ian has Asperger’s syndrome, and for him, that means he struggles with social interactions and motivation to go outside. Barnhill often had difficulty asking and persuading Ian to leave his comfortable loft area to explore outside...
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It’s not just in our head. The pain is there and always would be even if there is no apparent reason for it. Our pain is real and will not just go away after we take some pills for a week or two. It would always be there and we have learned to live with it. Here are 16 more things we wish you knew about us!

1. We Don’t Make a Mountain out a of Molehill

You think you can imagine our pain? Now multiply that amount by 10...

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No Comments on Yvette Fay Francis-McBarnette, a Pioneer in Treating Sickle Cell Anemia, Dies at 89

Yvette Fay Francis-McBarnette, a Jamaican-born medical pioneer in treating children with sickle cell anemia, died on March 28 in Alexandria, Va. She was 89.

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Her death was confirmed by her daughter Elayne Sara McBarnette.

Dr. Francis, as she was known professionally, was a high achiever from the time she was a teenager, after immigrating with her parents to New York City from Jamaica.

Raised in Harlem, she enrolled in Hunter College when she was 14, graduating wi...

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Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do is get out of the sun—and preferably indoors.Image result for How to treat sunburn

Once indoors, these dermatologists’ tips can help relieve the discomfort:

  1. Take frequent cool baths or showers to help relieve the pain. As soon as you get out of the bathtub or showe...
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