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Link: Biological markers for treatment response in first episode psychosis – See more at: http://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/psychosis/biological-markers-for-treatment-response-in-first-episode-psychosis/#sthash.ey3TBHv5.dpuf

Psychotic disorders are characterised by the presence of positive symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations, disturbances of self-perception, and disorganization.

The full article can be found at http://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/psychosis/biological-markers-for-treatment-response-in-first-episode-psychosis/#sthash.ey3TBHv5.dpuf.

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Link: This blood test can tell you every virus you’ve ever had

Researchers have developed a DNA-based blood test that can determine a person’s viral history, a development they hope could lead to early detection of conditions, such as hepatitis C, and eventually help explain what triggers certain autoimmune diseases and cancers.

The full article can be found at trove.com.

Copyright ©  Washington Post | Author Brady Dennis

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Link: Woman Falls Suddenly Ill After Developing Autoimmune Encephalitis

Keely Shaw, 27, was feeling tired and getting a lot of headaches after breaking up with her boyfriend of 11 months. Chalking up her apparent illness to heartbreak, she left her home in Pontefract in the English county of West Yorkshire and went on a day trip to London in November 2013.

This young woman went on to experience sudden personality changes and seizures which lead to an anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis diagnosis in the UK. The full article can be found at http://www.opposingviews.com.

Copyright © January 25th, 2015 | Author Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

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Link: Best Supplements For Your Brain: 4 Nootropics That Work Like Smart Drugs But Don’t Require A Prescription

What a fun-looking word: nootropics. It refers to any type of compound or food that has the ability to improve your mental abilities, including your memory, ability to focus, motivation, or even mood. While the general category most definitely includes smart drugs, neuro-enhancing supplements fit the bill as well.

This link was posted by J.J. on 3rd December, 2014. The full text can be found at http://www.medicaldaily.com/best-supplements-your-brain-4-nootropics-work-smart-drugs-dont-require-prescription-312340#.VH9IjJxVYf4.facebook.

© Medical Daily | Author Susan Scutti

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Link: How many of your health supplements are actually snake oil?

Recent studies have shown that many vitamins and supplements do little for our health and are a waste of money. This chart will make it abundantly clear how true that is.

The full article can be found at http://io9.com/how-many-of-your-health-supplements-are-actually-snake-1492960177?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow.

© I09 | Author Annalee Newitz

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Link: Effects of Step-Wise Increases in Dietary Carbohydrate on Circulating Saturated Fatty Acids and Palmitoleic Acid in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome

Recent meta-analyses have found no association between heart disease and dietary saturated fat; however, higher proportions of plasma saturated fatty acids (SFA) predict greater risk for developing type-2 diabetes and heart disease. These observations suggest a disconnect between dietary saturated fat and plasma SFA, but few controlled feeding studies have specifically examined how varying saturated fat intake across a broad range affects circulating SFA levels.

Posted by G.D. on 25th November, 2014. The full study can be found at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0113605.

Copyright © 2014 Volk et al.

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Link: Be Wary of “Fad” Diagnoses

A small percentage of physicians and large percentages of chiropractors, naturopaths and bogus “nutritionists” are labeling patients with diagnoses not recognized by the scientific community. Some of these practitioners apply one or more of these diagnoses to almost every patient they see. The health-food industry profits from this process by selling books promoting these alleged conditions and supplement concoctions claimed to help them. Some “fad” diagnoses have been around for years, while others are recent creations.

This article by Dr. Stephen Barrett, MD talks about “fad” diagnoses.

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Link: How to find the best Medicare drug plan What you need to know about Part D

If you do not have a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D drug coverage, you must sign up for it separately.

This Consumer Reports article demystifies Medicare Part D coverage for consumers. The full text can be found at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/10/best-medicare-drug-plans/index.htm.

Copyright © Consumer Reports October 2014

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Blog: #ZebraFightTonight against #HashimotosEncephalopathy

On the 26th of April, local Oregon news station, KMTR interviewed husband and wife, Tim and Kelly McCabe. Kelly is battling a rare autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (also know as Steroid Responsive Autoimmune Encephalopathy Associated with Thyroiditis or SREAT). Recently a member of the online support group, Understanding Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy – A Support Forum, Tabitha Andrews-Orth, met up with Kelly for the first time in person.

These women both have suffered extensively from this form of autoimmune encephalopathy, which has left them with long term neurological deficits and has impacted their quality of life. They are both treated for this rare condition by local neurologist, Dr. Estevez at RiverBend Hospital in Oregon. However, recently these two very ill women have been denied plasmapheresis treatment which was prescribed by Dr. Estevez as the best treatment for their debilitating medical condition. The board of directors at RiverBend Hospital are allegedly keeping these women from receiving treatment which has been scientifically proven to improve patients quality of life.

On the 27th of April, these two women followed by local supporters held a rally to support them in getting the treatment they desperately need. Kelly and Tabitha have compiled over 50 peer reviewed studies which support the use of plasmapheresis in patients diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy to deliver to the board representative. However, upon their previously announced arrival, no one met these women to receive the studies from Kelly and Tabitha. The women were, in full view of cameras and supporters, escorted from the premises by hospital security.

Their courageous battle has now taken to Facebook across three different groups who support patients diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy or other autoimmune encephalopathies, as well as providing information to those who suspect they may have this condition, as well as family, friends, and caregivers. The videos are being shared across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, their fellow support group members are taking to social media, including Twitter and sharing the videos using the hashtags “#ZebraFightTonight” and “#HashimotosEncephalopathy”.

Time will ultimately tell how far this story will reach as those who support these two women continue to share their stories via social media. Dxiled will keep you posted on this story as it develops. For now, you can also follow this story on KMTR Eugene, OR by visiting their website http://www.kmtr.com/news.

The original story by Angelica Carrillo and KMTR staff can be found at http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/Denied-treatment-two-women–301378821.html?tab=video&c=y.

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