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News tag: Immune system


Antibodies linked to phychosis in children

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Two antibodies have been linked with triggering episodes of psychosis in children, a study found. The study offers support to a long standing belief that auto-immune disorders have a significant role in psychiatric illnesses. The role of antibodies is to defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other pathogens, but…


Genetic link found behind PTSD

12 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
With genetic research indicating the role our genes play in development of complex conditions, a new direction looks at identifying which genes are involved in developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, new research shows. After examining two hundred marines whose blood samples were taken before and after deployment, researchers have identified…


Parents in US increasingly ask for delayed vaccination for toddlers

2 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An increasing number of parents in the US decide to spread out the vaccines for their toddlers, going against the recommended immunization schedule, a new study finds. Most doctors respect parents’ wish, even though in their opinion such a delay increases the risk for children to develop the preventable diseases…


Children washing dishes by hand show stronger immune system

24 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children who wash dishes by hand were linked to a lower risk of having allergies later in life compared to children whose families use machine dishwasher exclusively, new study suggests. Machine dishwashers bring convenience and consistent cleanliness in our lives, but having some germs on our dishes may prove beneficial…


Napping helps body recover following insufficient sleep

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A nap as short as 30 minutes may reverse the negative effects of a poor or lack therefore of sleep the night before, a new study unveils. Napping could also boost the immune system and relieve stress. Reaching public health proportions, lack of sleep is known to reduce productivity as…


Vapors of e-cigarettes linked to repressing immune system

10 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Claiming to be safer than regular cigarettes, the electronic cigarettes have registered sales as high as $2 billion per year since 2007, but high sales do not translate into genuine healthy alternative. Thomas Sussan from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study that showed how mice exposed…


Your personality may influence health response

2 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Over the past few years, research has been focusing on which of our personality aspects influence our lives and health. Personality has been defined as a unique set of psychological traits including extroversion/introversion, neuroticism, and conscientiousness. The varying values each person has on these scales impacts our circle and friends,…


Mom is always right: cold weather triggers common cold

7 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For a long time, some argued that cold weather is not responsible for catching a cold, while other maintained the opposite. The debate created two camps, and the one in favor of the cold-cold connection was looked upon as supporting a medical myth, new research finds otherwise. The slightest chill…


Improve general health with healthy sleep patterns

15 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
You may have a healthy diet, go to gym regularly, and balance work and family life to perfection. Yet, your health is not what it can be unless you get enough sleep. Sleeping less than six hours per night on a regular basis affects the body in several ways, including…


Garlic, Broccoli strenghten immune system against cancer

29 Nov, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Several types of cancer such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system, but garlic and broccoli may strengthen the immune system and help fight against cancer. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown that selenium, found in rich…