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Lyme disease can prevent the immune system from developing lasting immunity, according to research. The findings come from the researchers at the University of California who found that Lyme disease can trick the animal’s immune system, which fails to… Read More
Our immune system is our body’s number one defense mechanism to ensure we don’t get sick. Unfortunately, as we age, our immune system becomes weaker and there are certain lifestyle habits that can speed up this process even further.
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Viral infections may accelerate age-related cognitive decline by influencing the immune system. Much of the previous work on the subject found that exposure to certain viral infections including cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex viruses (HSV) 1 and 2, as well… Read More
New research suggests that chronic pain changes the immune system. Researcher Moshe Szyf said, “We found that chronic pain changes the way DNA is marked not only in the brain but also in T cells, a type of white blood… Read More
The risk of encephalitis (brain inflammation) from viral infections is higher in people with weak immune systems. Encephalitis is the inflammation of brain tissue. Although it is rare, encephalitis affects one in 200,000 Americans. When encephalitis strikes, symptoms such as… Read More
When you wake up every morning you probably opt for a cup of coffee or tea. Both are great options to kick-start your day, but there is an even better beverage that will not only make you feel good, but… Read More
Research from the University of Toronto has brought us steps closer to understanding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack and damage the protective covering of nerve cells… Read More
Zoonotic diseases are those transferred from animals to humans, including Lyme disease, salmonella, and E. coli. Zoonotic diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that six out of… Read More
Winter can be a chilling experience, especially because colder temperatures often mean outbreaks of the rhinovirus, or the cold virus. Colder temperatures, gusty winds and snow – and bundling up to take it on – are all what can be… Read More
In many countries around the world, cellulitis is on the rise, and experts know that cellulitis risk from staph bacterial infection increases with obesity, as well as a weak immune system.
Cellulitis is a common bacterial infection of the skin… Read More
Coconut oil can help control the fungal pathogens in Candida albicans – yeast infection. The findings come from Tufts University where researchers conducted their study on mice and found that coconut oil was successful in controlling pathogen overgrowth. Candida albicans… Read More
A new study revealed that the brain’s immune system could be harnessed to fight off Alzheimer’s disease. It would be able to clear up amyloid plaques, which are a staple in Alzheimer’s disease. The findings come from the University of… Read More
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