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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Loneliness Disrupts Immune System: Study Says

By | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:12

Being lonely can have significant effect on a person's immune response which in turn can lead to a risk of vulnerabilities to many health complications, says a new study.

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Weight Loss Helps the Body Fight Off Intestinal Worms

By | Fri, 01/18/2013 - 14:33

Weight loss may play an important role in the body's response to fighting off intestinal worms, according to new research.

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