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Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today

Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. Vaccines help develop immunity by imitating an infection. T

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Type 1 diabetes: Does the gut hold the key to prevention?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest that targeting the gut microbiota could be a potential strategy for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Common blood pressure drug may prevent type 1 diabetes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal that methyldopa — a drug commonly used to lower blood pressure — could also be used for the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes.

What are the health benefits of being creative?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health.

What is palmoplantar pustulosis?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PST

Learn all about palmoplantar pustulosis, a condition that causes blisters to form on the palms and feet. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments here.

How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study explains the mechanism through which 1 year of yoga training benefits adults with metabolic syndrome and raised blood pressure.

Uncovering the science behind 'sound body, sound mind'

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

How does exercise benefit body and brain? A new study describes how muscular activity improves metabolism and the immune system and reduces depression.

Cancer risk may increase as immune system declines

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Using a mathematical model, a group of researchers conclude that a declining immune system could explain our increased cancer risk as we age.

E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Vaping is not as safe as we would want to think, according to a new study, as the flavors used are found to be toxic and can damage white blood cells.

Multiple sclerosis: 'Guardian molecule' may lead to new treatment

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A study of male mice finds that testosterone triggers production of a protective molecule that prevents the development of immune cells that attack myelin.

What is ozone therapy? Benefits and risks

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

Ozone therapy is thought to improve the body's intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system. Learn more about the benefits.

What happens in gluten ataxia?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Learn about gluten ataxia, where the intake of gluten can trigger an attack on the nervous system. We look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Tips for a healthy immune system

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

What are the best ways to boost the immune system and can they give you enhanced protection against infections and diseases? We take a look.

A hidden culprit? Flu may heighten heart attack risk

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

The flu may pose more health risk than we would expect, especially for groups at risk of heart disease, as it heightens vulnerability to heart attacks.

All about the spleen

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we discuss the spleen. We will explain what the spleen does, the types of cells involved, and what happens when it goes wrong.

Adenopathy: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Adenopathy is any disease or inflammation that involves glandular tissue or lymph nodes. Learn about what causes swollen lymph nodes.

What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.

Can a Western diet permanently alter the immune system?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Consuming a Western diet may prompt irreversible changes in the immune system that make it hyper-responsive to triggers of inflammation, says a new study.

How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Have you ever put your illness down to stress? In a new study, researchers help to explain precisely how psychological stress makes us sick.

Existing drug may improve melanoma survival

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

New research shows that an existing, widely prescribed drug may serve to boost the efficacy of immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced melanoma.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them.

How germs can make people feel insecure about their looks

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that merely thinking about pathogens can make those worried about germs become concerned with their own physical appearance.

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer.

Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?