- The World Health Organization now recommends switching to a polio vaccine that only targets types 1 and 3, as type 2 has not been detected since 1999.
- Most Americans believe changing a baby's DNA to improve intelligence is wrong, but only 50 percent feel the same when it comes to reducing risk of disease.
- Doctors aren't recommending the HPV vaccination as effectively as they could be, a new survey finds.
- Sleepy donors provided recipients with stem cells that just weren't up to par.
- Flu season is upon us, but the standard vaccine may not be enough to keep everyone out of the hospital, finds a new study.
- A nurse gave 67 people flu shots with reused syringes, according to NJ health officials.
- Deep sleep may be necessary to strengthen our immunological “memories” of viruses and bacteria and help our bodies recognize new infections.
- Living in an overcrowded household may protect children and young adults from developing the most common subtype of Hodgkin lymphoma: study.
- Obese teens, particularly African-American girls, show signs of immune system changes that lead to heart disease; a blood test can reveal these changes.
- On Wednesday night's Republican debate, Trump tried on the hat of doctor, saying we need to change the way we vaccinate our kids.
- The temporary absence of one of the most effective antidotes for snakebites “will translate into countless deaths,” warns Doctors Without Borders.
- The dust buildup in your home can say a lot about you, from where you live to your gender.
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.