immune system

Germs good for my kids: Gwyneth Paltrow


September 12th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says she cannot shelter children from germs and actually thinks it is beneficial for kids to be exposed to muck."When they ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out how placebo works


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) What makes placebos, sugar pills with no therapeutic or curative value, work? Scientists may now have found an explanation.People who suffer from a mild infection recover, ... Read more...

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New tactic to disarm superbugs


August 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) A new tactic to disarm harmful bacteria may permit the body's immune system to destroy them, rather than use drugs to kill them.Christian Baron, professor of ... Read more...

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‘Allergies linked to lower risk of brain tumours’


August 6th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Allergies may be linked to lower risk of brain tumours known as gliomas, especially among women, suggests a new US research.It also bolsters scientists' belief that ... Read more...

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Cure for AIDS a step closer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A cure for AIDS has got a step closer after it was found that a common cancer drug can purge the disease as it lies dormant ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Sleep loss jolts immune system into hyperactivity: Study


July 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 1 (IANS) Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into hyperactivity, producing the same response as thrown up by exposure to stress, says a study. Researchers in the ... Read more...

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Heavy snoring doubles arthritis risk


June 28th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Snoring heavily almost doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a study shows. Researchers in Taiwan found patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition sleep apnoea were ... Read more...

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Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can boost lab test’s sensitivity


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in nanotechnology would boost a lab test's sensitivity more than three-million-fold, vastly improving early detection of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other disorders, a study ... Read more...

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Zebra fish’s self-healing could help spinal injury victims


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have decoded the secrets of the zebra fish's amazing ability to heal its spinal cord after injury. The findings could eventually pave the way to ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 15 kids in Bihar


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis has killed 15 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts in the last week, officials said Saturday.The mosquito-borne disease, which claimed nearly 150 lives ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding key to keeping infant gut healthy


April 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Breast-fed babies have healthier gut than formula-fed infants, thanks to the mother's milk, which encouraged beneficial bugs to grow and protect the infants from illness and ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... Read more...

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22 Chinese held for producing toxic capsules


April 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) A total of 22 people have been arrested in China for allegedly producing and selling capsules containing excessive levels of chromium.The men was nabbed in eastern ... Read more...

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Kendra Wilkinson promotes sex


April 12th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 12 (IANS) Former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson says that people should have as much sex as possible because it makes them beautiful."Sure sex is fun, but did ... Read more...

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Discovery could lead to ‘next-gen’ vaccines


April 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could open the way to next-gen vaccines that are more effective and ... Read more...

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Over cleanliness could wreck immune system!


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.It is said that without ... Read more...

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Why getting better is worse than falling sick?


March 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Ever wondered why recovering from a debilitating bout of illness makes it seem worse than the actual condition or infection.According to researchers, the answer may lie ... Read more...

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Arthritis invites higher risk of heart attacks


March 9th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Arthritis sufferers have 40 percent higher risk of developing erratic heartbeat which can trigger heart attacks and death, warn researchers.The researchers believe the inflammation of joints ... Read more...

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Over 900,000 lives saved with TB, HIV services: WHO


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 3 (IANS) An estimated 910,000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from ... Read more...

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Time factor in risk of getting infection


February 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The time of the day could be an important factor in the risk of getting an infection, BBC reported Monday.US researchers showed how a protein in ... Read more...

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Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

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30 percent chance Falak will remain vegetative: Doctors


February 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Doctors at AIIMS who have been treating baby Falak for over two weeks said Tuesday there is a 30-40 percent chance that the battered two-year-old ... Read more...

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Cancer patients reunite, share experiences


January 29th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Around 40 cancer patients from India and abroad who successfully underwent bone marrow transplants here last year came together Sunday to spread the message that ... Read more...

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Mind governs skin’s reactivity to allergies


January 19th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) A harmonious mind-body connect, the key to good health, also seems to determine how your skin reacts to allergies.A team of neuroscientists have found that if ... Read more...

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Ukraine declares measles outbreak


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 16 (IANS) Ukraine Monday declared an outbreak of measles, with at least 883 cases of the infectious disease reported across the country so far.Sergey Platov, a top official ... Read more...

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Caesarean babies have higher risk of asthma


January 11th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Babies delivered through Caesarean section have higher chances of developing asthma, even among those whose parents do not suffer from asthma and allergies. Data from more ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble on immune cells in human spleen


December 26th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the presence of neutrophils in the spleen, located on the opposite side of the liver, even without an infection. Neutrophils are the ... Read more...

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Super vaccine could knock out 70 percent of cancers


December 13th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A super shot that could knock out seven out of 10 lethal cancers is on the way. It shrunk breast tumours by 80 percent during tests ... Read more...

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Caring mom can keep kids away from drugs


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) A caring mother could insulate her children from drug addiction later in life.Researchers from Australia's University of Adelaide and Duke University in the US showed for ... Read more...

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Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

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Scientists identify four anti-cancer compounds


November 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Four new anti-cancer compounds have shown promise in inhibiting the growth of tumours, according to a new approach.Jason Smith, doing his M.Phil. in biomolecular sciences from ... Read more...

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