Tag: Infection

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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Study finds: Fever-reducing drugs don’t slow children’s recovery

Study finds: Fever-reducing drugs don’t slow children’s recovery

May 19, AP – Researchers have debated for decades whether lowering a sick child’s fever helps the recovery process or interferes with the body’s ability to fight the infection. A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children’s recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of […]

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Research: Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Research: Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

April 25, An experimental test could help doctors catch a deadly type of fungal infection in the blood within a few hours, rather than the few days it currently takes, a new study suggests. The test, which is not yet on the market, looks for Candida infection in the blood. The fungus is best known […]

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