immune systems

Low calorie diet doesn’t add to longevity


August 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) After all the hype over a low calorie diet being the tried and tested way to shed unwanted pounds or adding years to your life, comes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Key cell signals inhibit babies’ ability to fight infection


August 8th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Infants are prone to sickness due to under-developed immune systems, but it may be possible to activate crucial cells to help them fight off diseases from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A broken heart can snuff out life


March 25th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A broken heart could snuff out life in the wake of bereavement, which weakens our immune system and its ability to ward off infections, says a ... Read more...

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Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Anthrax shot protects simians from lethal infection


January 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) A new vaccine designed as a bacterial capsule confers protection on monkeys against lethal anthrax infection, reveals a study. Bacterial capsules are commonly used in licensed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Never allow pets in your bed!


September 28th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 28 (IANS) You may lavish attention on your pets, seeing that they are well fed and cared for. But don't let them share your bed, because they could ... Read more...

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‘Promiscuous parasites’ can make you reckless


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A class of 'promiscuous parasites' can sneak into your bloodstream and brain, triggering behavioural changes from recklessness to neuroticism.Toxoplasma gondii, a highly contagious protozoa, infects more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shark liver compound could treat dengue, hepatitis


September 20th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A shark liver compound could be used to treat dengue, yellow fever and hepatitis, say experts. Michael Zasloff, from Georgetown University, US, who led the study, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

WHO raises alarm over nutrition


August 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Millions of children dying or falling ill due to malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to dire socio-economic consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New test promptly tells bacterial, viral infections apart


June 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) The speed and accuracy with which certain tests can tell the difference between bacterial and viral infections, is extremely vital for the patient's recovery. Those common ... Read more...

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Chives being recalled because of possible listeria contamination


May 14th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Hampton, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Federal food safety officials have placed a recall for chives because there might be a possible listeria contamination. The chives were been distributed from the Goodness ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Obesity raises risk of depression by 25 percent


May 12th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS) Being obese could increase the risk of depression by 25 percent, a study has found.According to professor Alberto Hernandez: "The word 'fat' has become a social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obesity closely associated with depression, says Cuban expert


May 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS) The word "fat" is fast becoming a social stigma and has a deep psychological toll on the individual, a Cuban health expert has said.Obesity is very ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Men, women’s immune systems respond differently to post-traumatic stress disorder


April 27th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Two studies have found that men and women's immune systems respond differently to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.The studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obsession with cleanliness ‘could be making people depressed’


April 20th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that a growing obsession with cleanliness could be making people depressed.They believe that eliminating bacteria and viruses has actually made our immune systems weaker, and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cleaning obsession could be making us more depressed


April 19th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) While many individuals may take pride in often making sure that their homes remain absolutely neat and clean, scientists claim such an obsession could be actually ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists grow human heart in lab


April 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Scientists are growing human hearts in lab which they believe could start beating within weeks, offering hope to millions of cardiac patients. The experiment is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genetically modified dairy products in Chinese markets soon


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) People in China may soon find genetically modified (GM) dairy products, which are similar to human milk, being available in the Chinese markets, a biotechnology expert ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GM ‘human’ milk ‘to hit Chinese shelves in 2yrs’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 22 (ANI): An expert in biotechnology has predicted that genetically modified (GM) dairy products that are similar to human milk will appear on the Chinese market in two years.Li ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Risk of infections, allergic diseases lower in vaccinated kids: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new research has shown that vaccinated children are not at higher risk of contracting infections or allergic diseases.Roma Schmitz and her colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Happy people tend to live longer, experience better health


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): A review of more than 160 studies of human and animal subjects has found that happy people tend to live longer and experience better health than their unhappy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how you can cope with regrets


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Regrets are easier to deal with when we compare ourselves to those who are worse off, according to a new study from Concordia University.It also found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heat therapy may help treat parasitic skin disease


February 11th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new treatment for parasitic skin disease - heat therapy.They are hoping that this therapy could eventually replace a complex drug regimen as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a universal vaccine that kills all strains of flu virus


February 7th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Oxford University scientists have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.The treatment-using a new technique and tested for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shingles ‘more common than previously thought’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that recurrences of shingles-condition that causes a specific type of skin rash and severe pain-is more common than doctors have suspected.The study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking in cars is like ‘putting children in smoke-filled bars’


January 20th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Drivers are being urged not to smoke in cars following a study that found it's much like putting children in a smoke-filled bar.The study has prompted NHS Greater ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Master switch’ for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases found


January 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Imperial College London scientists have identified a protein that acts as a 'master switch' in certain white blood cells, and governing whether they support or stop inflammation.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Quick blood test for Alzheimer’s detection in offing


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Scientists are developing a quick and simple blood test for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.The test could open the way to developing drugs, which could halt the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fruit flies shed light on parallels between cancer development, infection


January 4th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study from The City College of New York has successfully drawn parallels between infection and the way blood cancer develops, specifically in fruit flies.The immune system ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers are trying to uncover the secrets of one of nature's most primitive immune systems by studying how bacteria incorporate foreign DNA from invading viruses into their own ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Feeling guilty about eating too much butter? Don’t - it’s good for you


December 28th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): It's holiday season and that means rich and butter-laden food - cookies, pudding, cakes - almost every other dish; so should you feel guilty every time you take ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to study potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria


December 24th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new approach to study potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria, which could help speed up the process of finding vaccines.Andrea Dowling from the University of Exeter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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