Tag: immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Nov 07, – Chronic stress influences gene activity in immune cells which are primed to fight an infection or trauma that does not actually exist, leading to an overabundance of the inflammation that is linked to many health problems, reports Science Daily. Repeated stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response, […]

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Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Oct 21, –  The flu actually targets cells of the immune system that are best able to disarm the virus, according to the study. These first responders, known as memory B cells, produce antibodies that can bind to the virus and neutralize it. These cells also reside in the lung where they can protect against […]

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Self-medication for allergy can be dangerous

Self-medication for allergy can be dangerous

Oct 16, – “Allergy, if categorized, can be of more than hundred types and every one of them need separate medication to be cured,” Vandana Boobna, consultant internal medicine at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Shalimar Bagh here, said. Each individual on earth is allergic to something and it should not be ignored, but one […]

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New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

Aug 05, A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to US researchers. The team, from the University of California Los Angeles, demonstrated their new approach, which combines […]

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Vitamin D from soaking up the sun may treat asthma

Vitamin D from soaking up the sun may treat asthma

Time spent by asthma patients soaking up the sun may help in the treatment of the illness, a research has said. A team of scientists at King’s College London said vitamin D, which is made by the body in sunlight, calms an ‘over-active’ part of the immune system in asthma, BBC reported. However, treating patients […]

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