Heather Baker Lancaster

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'Parasite Pill' Could Ease Autoimmune Disease Symptoms

Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including …

The Ancestral Table and the Autoimmune Protocol

Since I personally have an autoimmune condition, I have a lot of respect for the Autoimmune Protocol. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the …

Lupus - For Nursing Students & Nurses!

5 things you probably didn’t know about lupus

It’s called an invisible disease by some and the great imitator by others. It’s lupus, and it is one painful, mysterious disease.<p>May is National Lupus Awareness month, and while you may be aware of lupus, you probably know little about it unless it affects someone in your life directly. Lupus is …

Lupus

Lupus makes maintaining immunity doubly difficult

Strengthening and maintaining one's immune system is important for everyone, but for lupus patients, it's not only vital to keeping the disease under control, it's very tricky.<p>The immune systems of lupus patients already are working in overdrive and have less ability than uncompromised immune …

Lupus researchers try to corner a puzzling prey

The problem facing lupus researchers is that their enemy poses an array of symptoms with no one certain cause, but, with a correct diagnosis, strides are being made against the debilitating conditions that arise.<p>In general, lupus is a serious autoimmune disease for which there is no cure, but …

Nutrition and its impact on healing, lupus, and other chronic conditions

Join licensed nutritionist Amanda Sue Watson and the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota for free seminar at SMUMN's Apple Valley Center on …

AstraZeneca's Lupus Drug Anifromulab Shows Positive Results In Mid-Stage Clinical Trial

The Phase II study results of AstraZeneca's drug anifrolumab appeared promising, the drug maker announced Tuesday. Anifrolumab, which is used to …

AstraZeneca lupus drug impresses in mid-stage trial | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s experimental lupus drug anifrolumab significantly cut disease activity in a mid-stage clinical trial, boosting hopes for a medicine the company believes could become a $1 billion-a-year seller.<p>A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England …

Biotechnology

5 Steps to Put Out the Fire of Inflammation in the Body - One Green Planet

Inflammation is something that is quite the sneaky little health problem. It’s often masked as other issues that you might be “writing off” as …

Nutrition

24 Ways to Get Rid of Inflammation and Joint Pain

Inflammation is the number one cause of both acute and chronic pain. Understanding what inflammation really is is the key to reducing it, and …

Wellness

Why Your Heart Needs an Anti-Inflammation Diet

An inflammatory response is part of your body’s immune system and without it, you’d be unable to heal from sickness or injury. However, when …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

4-D Origami Could Fold House Into a Backpack

Harvard researchers announce radically foldable material that can change size, shape and volume. Continue reading →

Origami

If Countries’ Web Domains Were Land Masses, Earth Would Look Like This

This is how big countries would look if they were mapped according to the number of country code domain names registered.<p>On this map, the world is definitely not as it seems. Why? Because countries have been scaled according to the number of country code domain names they have registered, and not …

Chicken Farms Another Casualty of ISIS Takeover in Iraq

On returning home after a year hiding in the mountains, Ahmed Hussein Hamad had braced himself for the worst.<p>ISIS had occupied his village and appropriated his house after a lightning summer surge in 2014. Neighbors warned that their district—in an isolated agricultural swathe of northern Iraq—had …

Farming

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

Space Science

This Teen Rapper Wants to Be Afghanistan's Answer to Rihanna

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly escaped becoming a child bride. Now the subject of her own documentary, "Sonita," the 19-year-old wants to become a pop star that other Afghan girls can look up to.<p>There's a scene in Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's documentary, <i>Sonita</i>, in which a group of school-aged girls are sat …

Auto Safety Regulators Want to Know More About Google's Car Crash

The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet (googl) Google …

There’s a huge problem with how we treat depression

She suffered from bipolar disorder, which meant that she cycled between explosions of boundless energy and black holes of suicidal despair.<p>Despair brought her to our unit.<p>Her long chart chronicled how previous psychiatrists had emptied the armory: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, …

A science fiction writer from the Soviet Union found the secret to time-travel

For more than a century, science fiction and invention have been caught in a kind of quantum entanglement; certain technologies have emerged from a lab and simultaneously from the pages of pulp novels.<p>“Extravagant Fiction Today — Cold Fact Tomorrow”— that was the motto of the early 20th century …

9 Quirky Christmas Traditions Worldwide (Hint: There’s No Mrs. Claus Here)

Not every nation chooses to portray Christmas as jolly, bright, and full of sweets. From England and Austria to Japan and Estonia, these are nine of the more offbeat Christmas traditions from around the world.

16 strange Christmas traditions from around the world

In keeping with our own holiday tradition, we're revisiting some of the most unique Christmas customs from around the world. If gingerbread houses and Santa Claus aren't your thing, consider Greenland's pungent Kiviak, the Christmas 'crapper' or any of these other interesting traditions.

Christmas Eve

Why kiss under the mistletoe? The stories behind Christmas traditions

Decorating the home is a Christmas tradition, but have you ever wondered where these holiday rituals come from? We’ll take a look at the origins behind some of the most popular holiday decorations.<p><b>Christmas Trees</b><p>It’s not Christmas without the smell of fresh pine needles filling the home. The …

The Quirky Ways 7 Other Countries Celebrate Christmas

If you’ve ever considered it odd that U.S. Christmas traditions revolve around indoor trees (real and plastic) and a plump, bearded man sliding down …

How Chinese Food on Christmas Became a Jewish-American Tradition

The circumstances that birthed Jewish Christmas are deeply historical, sociological, and religious. And nothing else was open on NYC's Lower East Side.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December …

10 foreign Christmas traditions that Americans might want to adopt

Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. But it's also among the most diverse and varies from country to country.<p>Here are a few traditions WorldViews thinks the U.S. should consider adopting — even though some might seem quite strange to Americans.<p><b>In central Europe,</b> …

There's nothing traditional about an immigrant Christmas

Every year the same question crops up to a growing handful of us who are the children of non-Judeo-Christian immigrants: "Do you celebrate Christmas?"<p>It's a tricky question. Christmas is unavoidable and usually less about Jesus's birthday than the fact that many of us have days off and a hankering …

In Rural Alaska, Orthodox Christmas Melds Yup'ik and Religious Traditions

NAPASKIAK, Alaska -- Under delicate snowflakes crocheted by the town mayor, beneath a grand chandelier imported from Russia, a Yup'ik priest in a remote Southwest Alaska village led parishioners in song, prayer and praise day and night this week for Orthodox Christmas, or Slaviq.<p>Most of America …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …