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Grief Hits Seniors' Immune Systems Hardest

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:00

Elderly immune systems are at greater risk from the effects of grief because of the strange way their stress hormones respond, a new study found.

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How Ebola Affects The Immune System

By | Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00

Doctors have figured out how Ebola shuts down the body's natural immune system, which could offer hope for shutting down Ebola.

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption Could Improve Vaccine Effectiveness

By | 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.


New Vaccine Trains T-Cells To Kill Melanoma

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:47

A new type of vaccine genetically modifies the body's immune system, allowing it to subdue melanoma tumor growth on its own.

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How Does Modernization Explain The Current Allergy Epidemic?

By | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 18:10

The microbial challenges a farm setting provides could help farmers stave off allergies, thereby providing clues for treatment.


How Does The Flu Virus Spread?

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 20:34

Scientists have discovered that the influenza virus kills the immune system's first line of defense, allowing it to spread before a second immune response can be produced.


Smoking During Pregnancy May Impair Child's Immune System

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 16:15

The health risks associated with smoking during pregnancy may be greater than previously thought, a new survey has found.


5-Year-Old Blackbelt Fights Chronic Disease With Karate

By | 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.


Compounds In Red Grapes And Blueberries May Help Strengthen Your Immune System

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 15:37

The chemical compounds resveratrol and pterostilbene, which are found in red grapes and blueberries respectively, may be able to boost immune system strength.


Boy With Rare Immune Disorder May Be Cured Thanks To Generosity Of Strangers

By | Fri, 08/09/2013 - 13:12

Idan Zablocki was diagnosed with a rare genetic immune disorder that leaves him unable to fight off simple infections.

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5 Reasons Why Cellphones Are Bad For Your Health

By | Fri, 07/12/2013 - 13:15

Constant cell phone use can impose a lifetime of health issues. Here are five reasons why.

Immune Protein Acts as 'Braking' Mechanism for Developing Diabetes [Video]

Immune Protein Acts As 'Braking' Mechanism For Diabetes [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 13:35

Scientists in Australia have found a previously undiscovered protein in immune cells that can prevent, and possibly cure, diabetes.

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Why Do Women Live Longer? Their Immune Systems May Age More Slowly than Men's

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:42

Japanese scientists test their theory that the role played by gender in matters of longevity may be linked to the immune system.


The Smell of Love: Researchers Identify Real-Life 'Love Potion'

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:20

Love might be blind, but it still can smell.