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Chronic pain may change the immune system

chronic-pain-may-change-immune-systemNew 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 …

Encephalitis (brain inflammation) risk from viral infection higher with weak immune system

Encephalitis (brain inflammation) risk from viral infection higher with weak immune system

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 …

Poor digestion? Lemon water can help!

lemon water helps digestion

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 …

Steps closer to possible cause of multiple sclerosis (MS)

Steps closer to possible cause of multiple sclerosis (MS)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 …

Preventing zoonotic diseases like Lyme disease, salmonella, E.coli from pets

Preventing zoonotic diseases like Lyme disease, salmonella, E.coli from petsZoonotic 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 …

Cold virus (rhinovirus) replicates faster in colder, unprotected nose passages

Senior man having fluWinter 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 …

Cellulitis risk from staph infection of skin increases with obesity, weak immune system

Cellulitis risk from staph infection of skin increases with obesity, weak immune systemIn 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 …

Coconut oil controls Candida albicans fungal pathogen overgrowth in GI tract

Coconut oil controls Candida albicans fungal pathogen overgrowth in GI tractCoconut 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 …

Brain’s immune system could fight off Alzheimer’s: Study

Brain’s immune system could fight off Alzheimer’s: StudyA 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 …

Antibiotics and honey: Powerful combination protects against epidemics

Antibiotics and honeyWe know antibiotics are advantageous and honey has been a traditional natural remedy for centuries. Used separately, these gifts from modern and traditional medicine have proven their worth over and over again. Before we investigate their combined potential, there is …

Gut bacteria blamed for diabetes and obesity

Gut bacteria blamed for diabetes and obesityResearchers from Penn State University have found that gut bacteria may be to blame for diabetes and obesity. The findings suggest that gut bacteria changes the way the liver processes fat, thus contributing to metabolic syndromes.

Metabolic syndromes are a …

New multiple sclerosis treatment using B cell depletion therapy

Treatment for multiple sclerosis creates new hopeResearchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have found that the often overlooked B cells may play a larger than expected role in multiple sclerosis (MS), which could shed light on better treatment. Current beliefs suggest …

In multiple sclerosis, dietary fatty acids effect on gut immune system may affect progress

In multiple sclerosis, dietary fatty acids effect on gut immune system may affect progressThe progression of dietary fatty acids in multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune chronic-inflammatory disease, have been found to support the immune system. The research comes from a collaboration between the Departments of Neurology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (St. Josef-Hospital) and the …

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