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A Surprisingly Simple Way to Cut Pediatric Infection Rates

Caring for pediatric patients can be quite expensive, due to the vulnerability of their young immune systems. However, a new study has found that daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine...Show More Summary

Could an inflamed brain be a hidden cause of depression?

The body's immune system is designed to make us hide away when we get sick. But modern life could be sending this recovery response off track

Too exhausted to fight, immune system may harm the body they are supposed to protect

An 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new research.

A single mutation helped last year's flu virus gain an advantage over the vaccine

The 2014-2015 flu vaccine didn't work as well compared to previous years because the H3N2 virus recently acquired a mutation that concealed the infection from the immune system. A study published on June 25 in Cell Reports reveals the major viral mutation responsible for the mismatch between the vaccine strain and circulating strains. Show More Summary

Endogenous proteins as anti-inflammatory agents

In autoimmune diseases and immune pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or organ rejection, inflammatory processes take place in the body, triggered by its own immune system. New research is concentrating on a special protein that is thought to play an important role in controlling excessive immune reactions.

Medical News Today: High-res image of Ebola virus reveals how it evades the immune system

Scripps researchers have created a high-resolution image of the Ebola virus, which has revealed how a viral protein helps the virus escape attack from the immune system.

Boost Immune System (and Mood!) with Awe-Inspiring Scenery

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A recent study found that breathtaking scenery can bring positive health benefits. The post Boost Immune System (and Mood!) with Awe-Inspiring Scenery appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Former New Mexico St., coach hospitalized

Weakened immune system lands former Illinois, NMSU coach Lou Henson in hospital        

Your Nightmare Boss Could Be Making You Sick

No one needs to tell you that having a mean boss sucks, but studies examining the impact of uncivil workplaces on your stress levels and immune system are a decent reminder of what it really means for you when there’s a dick in charge. A few possibilities: Ulcers, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and cancer, all of which look incredible on a resume. Read more...

Surety of Purity

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Your immune system takes quite a beating when you’re sick. Which means you’re susceptible to catching more diseases than before. The importance of air...

The Latest Jon Stewart Farewell Supercut Celebrates the ‘Daily Show’ Host’s Weak Immune System

In the 16 years Jon Stewart has been at the "Daily Show" anchor desk, he's suffered from seemingly every disease known to humanity.

Ex-N.M. State, Illinois coach Henson hospitalized

Weakened immune system lands former Illinois, NMSU coach Lou Henson in hospital        

Generic heart disease medications offer promise for Ebola treatment

Generic medications used frequently in the management of heart disease patients also have the potential to bolster the immune systems of patients with Ebola virus and some other life-threatening illnesses, researchers report.

Make Your Own Carbon Nanoparticles

Carbon nanoparticles have been shown to be extremely useful in ferrying pharmaceuticals within the body. They are small enough to escape notice of the body’s immune system and reflect light in such a way that they can be easily distinguished from natural tissues. Show More Summary

Here’s how a five-day diet that mimics fasting may ‘reboot’ the body and reduce cancer risk

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Fasting has long been acclaimed as an effective way to lose weight, improve the immune system and boost brain function. But doctors have been loathe to recommend it because of the dangers associated with such extreme dieting.Read full article >>

Averting the Ax at AHRQ

By MICHAEL MILLENSEN Congress is infected with the budget-cutting bug, and building an effective immune system requires political savvy. Sometimes, it’s simple (“We bomb terrorists” or “We process Social Security checks”), but sometimes an agency struggles. Case in point: AHRQ. A House subcommittee recently voted to eliminate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Immunotherapy: Is the Cancer Cure Inside Our Body?

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month. Why boosting the immune system is the new big thing in cancer research. Immunotherapy is, much like it sounds, cancer treatment that utilizes the body’s immune system. Also known as virutherapy, the...Show More Summary

Brain Inflammation Targeted in First Drug Discovery Project From GBP3m Dementia Consortium

Funding worth nearly half a million pounds will unite academics at the University of Southampton with drug discovery experts at the medical research charity MRC Technology, to target the immune system in the hunt for new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer

Scientists have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes uncontrolled proliferation of intestinal cells. Show More Summary

FASTER, PLEASE: Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure. “The T-cell therapies are the most radical of severa…

FASTER, PLEASE: Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure. “The T-cell therapies are the most radical of several new approaches that recruit the immune system to attack cancers. An old idea that once looked like a dead end, immunotherapy has roared back with stunning results in the last four years. Newly marketed drugs called checkpoint inhibitors are curing […]

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