By Peter Sergo | Sat, 01/25/2014 - 14:39
For the first time, researchers detected changes in brain metabolism and spatial memory of healthy people after their immune system was activated by a vaccination. The study reveals that our memory is sensitive to even the slightest degree of inflammation.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 01/24/2014 - 17:00
Space travel could have detrimental effect on our immune system due to gravity's effect on our immune response, according to a new study.
By John Ericson | Thu, 01/23/2014 - 19:49
An interactive graphic shows the grim consequences of public resistance to vaccines.
By Peter Sergo | Thu, 01/23/2014 - 16:04
Our noses can distinguish t-shirts worn by people whose immune systems mimicked very early stages of disease, showing just how sensitive humans are to smelling sickness.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:00
A single immune protein is key to fighting viral and bacterial pathogens, as well as parasites. But how it does it varies on what it's fighting.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:37
Experts from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver say the alternative cancer treatment, cesium chloride, killed a 61-year-old woman who was reportedly suffering from cancer treatment.
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:02
A newly discovered avoidance mechanism illuminates a new target for physicians struggling to quell mosquito-borne viruses like the eastern equine encephalitis virus.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 16:36
Taking pain medication such as opioids to treat prostate cancer can damage a man's immune system, leaving the body susceptible to the spread of cancerous cells.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:17
Drinking alcohol in moderation might improve the immune system's response to vaccines, making them more effective in populations with weakened immune systems, a study on primates has found.
By John Ericson | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:19
The New York City Board of Health voted on Wednesday to approve a proposed requirement that all children under the age of 5 receive seasonal flu shots.
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:32
This year's spike in measles infections highlights the public health dangers of anti-vaccine movements and pseudoscience.