Immune System

Could an overactive immune system cause depression?

Scientists in the UK are investigating whether some cases of depression could be triggered by an overactive immune system.<p>It's a theory which is rapidly gaining ground - and many researchers are now looking at whether some anti-inflammatory drugs might be beneficial for some …

Medicine

If we can beat the flu it will go a long way to beating other health problems too

Aboriginal people are vulnerable to serious complications from the virus, but by being a flu tracker I’m helping close the health gap, writes Kristy Crooks for IndigenousX<p>My role as program manager with the Hunter New England local public health unit involves leading the development and delivery of …

Flu

How my grandfather's Alzheimer's battle inspired my search for the cure

Joseph Jebelli recalls the childhood visits of his grandfather, Abbas, with huge affection. “He’d often visit us in Bristol from Tehran where he lived,” says Jebelli, a softly spoken 31-year-old scientist. “I remember him as this enchanting and mysterious figure, yet very energetic, and …

Dementia

Ste-Justine Hospital receives $22 million for cancer research

The Charles-Bruneau Foundation announced on Thursday that it has made a $22-million donation to Ste-Justine Hospital to fund cancer research focusing …

Cancer

9 surprising things you probably didn't know about kissing

Pucker up, y'all.<p>Kissing, smooching, snogging, whatever you wanna call it (please, please don't call it necking), can be loads of fun. But it turns out it's not just something nice to do with someone you fancy. There are also some surprising benefits that come with it. Female health app Clue shares …

Pregnancy

Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria: Pre-clinical study links gut microbes, immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures

Pre-clinical study links gut microbes, immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures<p>Bacteria in the gut can influence the …

Microbiome

Rice plant engineered with a ‘tunable’ immune system could fight multiple diseases at once

Study is another step toward pesticide-free but high-yield agriculture

What do you tell a 25-year-old patient about to die?

What do you do when you know someone is going to die? I'm not talking about death when it comes at the end of a long protracted illness or a terminal diagnosis. Or the final act at the end of a long life, when the body and mind have ultimately given way. I'm talking about when you realize the …

Medicine

5 Nutrients To Heal Autoimmune Disease

With over 250 million people suffering from this disease worldwide, autoimmunity is becoming a prevalent and concerning health problem. Autoimmunity …

Vitamins

What is the anti-inflammatory diet and how can it help you?

You’ve been prescribed an anti-inflammatory diet. What does that even mean?<p>In my daily interactions with patients, there are certain buzzwords that always seem to weave into conversation: gluten-free, coconut, protein, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the big one — and often most obscure …

Nutrition

Researchers uncover new way to stimulate the body's immune response

IBM announced its researchers have identified a new way to trigger the body's immune response by using polymer-coated graphene sheets. The research …

Biology

Study unveils T cell signaling process central to immune response

Scientists obtain first glimpse of the molecular mechanism by which recognition of an antigen by the T cell receptor triggers the first steps leading …

Biology

Chemotherapy not the only solution for cancer, now light can be used to attack tumour cells

By: IANS | New York |<p>Immunotherapy, as the process is known as, is different from chemotherapy. (Source: Thinkstock Images)<p>In a boost to …

Cancer

When the Immune System Thwarts Lifesaving Drugs

The miracle treatment that should have saved Becka Boscarino’s baby boy almost killed him.<p>Doctors diagnosed her newborn son, Magglio, with Pompe disease, a rare and deadly genetic disorder that leads to a buildup of glycogen in the body. Left untreated, the baby would probably die before his first …

Medicine

A promising new cancer treatment is facing a deadly setback

• <b>Cancer immunotherapy, or treatments that use the body's immune system, have been gaining traction in the past few years.</b>• <b><br>That's especially true with a group of therapies called "checkpoint inhibitors."</b>• <b><br>But there have been some setbacks to other approaches, including cell therapies, with some cases</b> …

Cancer

EHRs help researchers crack immune system code

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have found that EHRs can aid the understanding, …

Medicine

12 Facts About Vaccinations and the Equine Immune System

By Michelle N. Anderson, TheHorse.com Digital Managing Editor<p>Free Report<p>May 10, 2017<p>Basic<p>Topics:<p>Immune System<br>• Vaccinations<br>• Working With a …

Horses

New Study Defines the Environment as an Influencer of Immune System Responses in Dolphins

Two populations of wild dolphins living off the coast of Florida and South Carolina are experiencing more chronically activated immune systems than …

Lifestyle

These superfoods from all over the world need to make it to your diet

From spirulina to matcha and chia seeds, these are the most nutrient-rich, detoxifying and energizing ingredients to add to your diet. Emma Sawko – …

Healthy Eating

Kite's Latest News

Readers will surely recall the problems that surfaced last year with Juno’s (NASDAQ:JUNO) CAR-T cell therapy program. There were a number of patient …

Cancer

Why picking your nose is good for you

The Sun<p><b>NEW research has revealed eating boogers may be good for your health.</b><p>Scientists at a number of prestigious universities including Harvard and …

Health

Mmm, Probiotics: This Is What a Gut Expert Eats for Breakfast

Now more than ever, we’re recognizing the interconnectedness of digestive health with general well-being. It’s true that a healthy system makes you …

Nutrition

A Nutritionist Shares What to Eat When You're Pregnant—and What to Avoid

From the minute those two blue lines appear on your home test (or the word "pregnant" on some), your whole world turns upside down. For many people, …

Nutrition

Studying Zika

To understand the outbreak of a disease like Zika, and ultimately to fight it, researchers must work on multiple levels. There are questions of …

Viruses

World Laughter Day: Did you know laughing helps reduce weight? Here's why you should laugh more

Every year, the first Sunday of May is observed as World Laughter Day to mark the strongest and most powerful emotion of the living beings called laughter and its positive effects. The day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood …

Wellness

A Transplant Complication May Let Us Wipe Out HIV in The Human Body

Potentially Deadly Immune Response<p>Timothy Brown, known in biomedical circles as “The Berlin Patient,” has been HIV-free for ten years now. The …

Medicine

Read This Before You Let Your Child Use Your Allergy Medication

Sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes, runny and itchy nose… if you have seasonal allergies, you’re all too familiar with these symptoms. As …

Alternative Medicine

Food as medicine: your brain really does want you to eat more veggies

<i>This article is part of a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease. Read other articles in the series</i> …

Nutrition

Genetic molecule behavior responsible for human risk of autoimmune disease: Aussie study

Australian researchers have discovered how genetic factors can protect from or cause autoimmune diseases, a study published on Thursday …

Medicine

Ganesh and Varma: Immunotherapy is fast becoming a pillar of effective cancer care

By Dr. Aravind Ganesh with Dr. Malavika Varma. Cancer remains a leading cause of death in Canada, with an estimated 202,400 new cancer cases and …

Cancer