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Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension

Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension

New research suggests that flu vaccines can help keep heart attacks and strokes at bay in people with hypertension. Flu vaccinations may save the lives of those who are at high cardiovascular risk. Although the flu is a common illness, the burden of this condition in the United States is considerable. According to the Centers […]

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Gold nanoparticles promise safe cancer drugs, better vaccines

Gold nanoparticles promise safe cancer drugs, better vaccines

Gold nanoparticles could be a safe tool for improving the effectiveness of vaccines and other medicines that need to target the B cells of the immune system, according to new research. Cutting-edge research in gold nanoparticles may improve the effectiveness of existing vaccines. The number of medical uses for nanoparticles has grown steadily over the […]

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Debunking the anti-vaccination myths

Debunking the anti-vaccination myths

Health organizations, doctors, and scientists agree that vaccines are safe and effective. Despite this, there is a growing movement of parents and caregivers choosing not to vaccinate their children. Anti-vaccination myths are almost certainly contributing to this trend. Many health organizations advise that children receive vaccinations for their individual health and for the health of […]

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Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Scientists have developed a test for chronic fatigue syndrome that detects the reaction of the immune cells and blood plasma to stress. The findings may also help screen effective drugs for the condition. Scientists have developed and tested a new diagnostic tool for ME/CFS. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a serious condition […]

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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. […]