An 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior - RA is an autoimmune disease that destroys joints and affects organs. Usually people associate arthritis to stiff, inflamed joints which typically worsen with age. RA is different despite the word "arthritis" in the name. Many professionals are striving to have this disease renamed.
In a study of 1.3 million women, ages 40 to 74, having a false positive on a screening mammogram was associated with a slightly increased chance that the woman would eventually develop breast cancer. The extra risk seemed to be independent of the density of her breasts.