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Vitamin D may protect against viral infections during the winter

Vitamin D may be known as the sunshine vitamin, but a new research report shows that it is more than that. According to the report, insufficient levels of vitamin D are related to a deficiency in our innate immune defenses that protect us from infections, neoplasias or autoimmune diseases.
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Vitamin D Deficiency In Pneumonia Patients Associated With Increased Mortality

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

A new study published in the journal Respirology reveals that adult patients admitted to the hospital with pneumonia are more likely to die if they have Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is known to be involved in the innate immune re... Read Post

Immunological 'Memory' In Innate Cells Protects Against Viral Infection

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Researchers have demonstrated that cells of the innate immune system are capable of "memory", and of mounting rapid protection to an otherwise lethal dose of live vaccinia virus. The study, published in the Open Access journal PLoS ... Read Post

Innate Cells Have Immunological "memory" And Protect Rapidly Against Viral Infection

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Published in the Open-Access journal PloS Pathogens on August 4th, researchers showed that cells of the innate immune system are capable of "memory", and of mounting rapid protection to an otherwise lethal dose of live vaccinia viru... Read Post


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