Immune System

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

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 with the potential to have serious consequences. It impacts the surface of the skin and here to read more

Coconut oil controls Candida albicans fungal pathogen overgrowth in GI tract

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 found in human gastrointestinal tracts (GI) can lead to infections of the blood, including invasive here to read more

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

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 Rochester Medical Center. Lead author of the study, M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D., said, “This research here to read more

Antibiotics and honey: Powerful combination protects against epidemics

We 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 something else you should know. I’ve seen enough end-of-the-world movies to know that we could here to read more

Gut bacteria blamed for diabetes and obesity

Researchers 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 group of conditions including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and excess here to read more

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

The 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 Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen. The researchers uncovered that long-chain fatty acids support the development and here to read more

Interferon proteins boost immune system to fight viruses: Study

Boosting the immune system using interferon proteins helps fight viruses, according to new research. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine. They were able to boost the immune systems of mice by attacking a vital protein, which many illnesses utilize to replicate. The findings uncovered a previously unknown here to read more

Gut bacteria deficit linked to higher asthma risk

Scientists have known for a long time that gut bacteria plays an important role in our digestive health; however, now there is more evidence that it influences many different aspects of our well-being, including our asthma risk. Although many differ, we all have a core set of microorganisms in common. Gut bacteria, or microorganisms, are called here to read more

Alzheimer’s disease progress influenced by brain-blood barrier disruption

As researchers continue to explore Alzheimer’s disease, they note that the immune system and disruptions in the brain-blood barrier can lead to its progression. The important brain-blood barrier is called the blood-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and, unfortunately, it is often neglected. Disruptions in the blood-CSF can negatively impact the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, but on the here to read more