- Anti-vaxxers crashed the Facebook CEO's page after he posted a photo of himself and his newborn daughter in a doctor's office Friday.
- The genes responsible for our strong immune response may be a result of interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals.
- To avoid this year's flu, wash your hands and boost your immune system; if you're already sick, drink fluids and treat your symptoms.
- A glass of water contains millions of bacteria that can be both harmful and healthful to the immune system.
- A team of researchers believe they've created a safer version of the polio vaccine to be used once the disease is finally eradicated in the wild.
- Children under the age of 6 won't be required to receive an annual flu shot in order to attend daycare in New York City, a Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday.
- The NIH issued a new five-year plan today that will include striving to deliver longer survival for cancer patients and new flu and HIV vaccines, among other goals.
- From Planned Parenthood, to new cancer screening guidelines and climate change, here's what got us talking in 2015.
- The earlier you get vaccinated, the less likely you are to develop flu and use your sick days at work, one study suggests.
- A new study from the UK finds no risk of a severe allergic reaction to the small amounts of egg protein found in an nasal spray of the flu vaccine.
- A second high-dose flu shot may better protect high-risk people with certain cancers, new research finds.
- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says latest MRI shows no sign of cancer after taking Keytruda, the newly approved immunotherapy treatment.
Immune System Disorders
An immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. In order to function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from the organism's own healthy tissue. A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.