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.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:43
Chandler Webb, 19, died about a month after receiving a standard flu shot, and his mother is certain the vaccination caused her son's death.
By Peter Sergo | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 18:10
The microbial challenges a farm setting provides could help farmers stave off allergies, thereby providing clues for treatment.
By John Ericson | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 20:32
Jake Brood is only five years old, but he already has arthritis, immune disease, and a black belt in karate.
By Justin Caba | Sat, 09/28/2013 - 12:22
Hundreds of students around North Carolina have been suspended from school for failing to provide proof of their Tdap vaccination shot.