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Weekend Cabin: Espinoza Yoga House, Matanzas, Chile

Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, improve immune system responses, lower inflammation, and generally make you a happier, more compassionate person. Okay, the latter two fall under the anecdotal heading, but the others are

Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting cure is possible

The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new research.

What happens to your brain and body when you drink

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances on the planet. Someone dies from alcohol use every ten seconds, and one night of binge drinking can take a huge toll on your immune system. Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction...Show More Summary

Hay fever: What happens when an allergy kicks in?

Allergens can get right up your nose, causing symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes – and it's all down to your own immune system overreacting

Hay fever: What makes the immune system to go haywire?

Increasing numbers of people are becoming sensitised to what should be seen as innocuous substances. Could our clean living be to blame?

How to Fight Inflammation

Stress releases inflammatory chemicals. This alters the way your immune system responds to stress long-term. Your body requires acute inflammation to bolster your immune system and help you recover from a short-term illness or injury. Chronic inflammation is more insidious and creeps up on you […]

Review Highlights Potential of Cancer Immunotherapy Plus Targeted Therapy

The prospect of combining genomically targeted therapies with drugs that free the immune system to attack cancer suggests "we are finally poised to deliver curative therapies to cancer patients," researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center note in a review in the April 9 edition of Cell.

Can Dogs Help Boost People’s Immune Systems?

All NewsNationalInternational Can Dogs Help Boost People’s Immune Systems? ADVERTISEMENT LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_914349'); By PetMD Editorial April 02, 2015 at 06:00AM / (0) comments Save to mypetMD by Samantha...Show More Summary

Worms, germs lead to better immune function

Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have been shown to subdue inflammatory diseases such as asthma and allergies, the thinking was, the treated immune system would not fight infections as effectively.

Hay fever: Why it's not to be sneezed at

With hay fever going epidemic thanks to pollution and invasive super-pollens, we may have to turn to novel treatments to control our immune systems

Gut Immune System Identified as a New and Effective Target in Treating Diabetes

A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a new and effective target in treating diabetes in humans.

More Anti-inflammatory Genes Mean Longer Lifespans for Mammals

We age in part thanks to "friendly fire" from the immune system -- inflammation and chemically active molecules called reactive oxygen species that help fight infection, but also wreak molecular havoc, contributing to frailty, disability and disease. Show More Summary

Cancer Immunotherapy Is All Over the Science News. Now It Has Its Own Stock Index

One of the hottest ideas in science is that you can stimulate the immune system to fight cancer. There has been such a surge in pharmaceutical R&D in this field that someone has come up with a single place for investors interested in cancer immunotherapy stocks. Brad Loncar, an independent investor [...]

The very first human trial of a new approach to cancer treatment has scientists excited

Two of the most promising recent approaches to cancer treatment are immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's own immune system to fight cancer, and personalized medicine, which involves therapeutics that are targeted to the genome of a particular patient and that patient's cancer. Show More Summary

Rice can borrow stronger immunity from other plant species

Like most other plants, rice is well equipped with an effective immune system that enables it to detect and fend off disease-causing microbes. But that built-in immunity can be further boosted when the rice plant receives a receptorShow More Summary

Herpesvirus activates RIG-I receptor to evade body's immune system

Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs to bolster one's immunity to infection. Some herpesvirus infections lead to cancer.

New Gilead Drug May Help Body Kill HIV

The new drug appears to be able to bring HIV out of a latent state so the immune system can fight it. read more

Anticancer drug can spur immune system to fight infection

Imatinib, an example of a 'targeted therapy' against cancer, or related drugs might be tools to fight a variety of infections, scientists say. Imatinib, is an example of a "targeted therapy" against certain types of cancer. It blocks tyrosine kinase enzymes, which are dysregulated in cancers such as chronic myelogenous leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

The 'Bubble Boy' Takes His First Step Toward Getting A Bone Marrow Transplant & These Celebs Are Supporting Him!

Hooray for Seth! In case you haven't met Seth Lane, he's an adorable five-year-old boy who was born without an immune system, and essentially lives in a bubble, which is how he got his nickname Bubble Boy! [ Related: Adorable 5-Year-Old 'Bubble Boy' Goes Viral After Asking People To Wear Yellow For Him! ] On March 27, Seth [...]

How a deadly fungus evades the immune system

New research has scientists re-thinking how a lethal fungus grows and kills immune cells. The study hints at a new approach to therapy for Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections.

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