Losing a loved one increases the risk of mortality. A recent review investigates whether changes to the immune system might help explain this effect.
People who have a weak immune system tend to get frequent, severe infections. Techniques and lifestyle changes that may help a person stay healthy include managing stress, getting enough sleep, and practicing proper hygiene. Learn more about how to stay healthy with a weak immune system here.
Some people find that they keep getting sick. Potential causes of frequent sickness include stress and lack of sleep. Lifestyle changes can help reduce the likelihood of a person becoming ill. Learn more about why some people keep getting sick and what to do about it here.
Could a newly devised therapy pave the way toward better, less risky treatments for autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes?
Immunodeficiency disorders, such as eczema, make it harder for the immune system to fight off infections and bacteria. Learn more about immunodeficiency disorders here.
The small intestine harbors metabolism-regulating immune cells that can consign nutrients of digestion to fat storage rather than energy use.
New research finds that chaotic swings in the concentration of a certain protein is key for regulating our immune response and preventing chronic disease.
Newborns receive the hepatitis B vaccine to prevent them from contracting the hepatitis B virus during their lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine here.
Researchers have determined the importance of flu vaccinations for people diagnosed with heart failure. The flu shot could extend some people's lives.
The tetanus shot protects people from the tetanus infection. It is an important vaccination to have. Most people will not have side effects, but potential ones may include redness and swelling, pain at the injection site, and headaches. Learn more about the side effects of the tetanus shot here.