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How to stay healthy with a weak immune system

How to stay healthy with a weak immune system

Most of the time, the immune system protects the body from infection. However, some people have a weak immune system that may make them prone to frequent infections.White blood cells, antibodies, and other components, including organs and lymph nodes, make up the body’s immune system. Many disorders can weaken the immune system and cause a […]

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How to stop getting sick

How to stop getting sick

Chronic stress or sleep deprivation are factors that can often cause people to keep getting sick. Although simple lifestyle changes are sometimes enough to improve these issues, this is not always the case. Frequently getting sick can be disruptive as well as uncomfortable. It may also lead to more serious health complications over time. For […]

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‘Taking treatment for autoimmune disease in a new direction’

‘Taking treatment for autoimmune disease in a new direction’

In autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, believing them to be harmful agents. Recently, scientists have been conducting new research with the aim of devising an innovative strategy to treat these conditions. Recent research explores a promising new pathway in the treatment of […]

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What are examples of immunodeficiency disorders?

What are examples of immunodeficiency disorders?

Immunodeficiency disorders interfere with the functioning of the immune system. As a result, the body is less able to fight off attacks, such as those from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A person with this type of disorder is more likely to experience frequent infections affecting the gastrointestinal tract, sinuses, ears, and lungs, as well as […]

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Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in a group of immune cells in the gut that can sway nutrient metabolism to favor fat storage over energy use. How does the gut’s immune system influence weight loss? The finding may help explain why some people remain slim despite having eating habits that cause others to gain weight. […]

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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off disease, […]

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Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns

Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns

There is no cure for hepatitis B infection, so doctors rely on vaccinations to help prevent it. Hepatitis B attacks the liver and may lead to life-threatening complications without treatment. Hepatitis B infection is a potentially serious condition. According to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy, newborns should now get their first hepatitis […]

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Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

People with heart failure are more susceptible to flu complications than other people. However, a new study has revealed that flu vaccinations may have a significant impact on lifespan. The importance of the flu vaccine receives a further boost in a new study. Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be […]

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Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects

Swine flu vaccine not likely to increase risk for overall birth defects

Researchers could not completely rule out an increased risk for specific defects. The H1N1 influenza vaccine, Pandemrix, administered in pregnant women in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy does not seem to be associated with an increased risk for overall birth defects when genetic and environmental factors are considered. However, risk increases for specific birth […]