For decades, doctors and scientists have advocated for the use of vaccinations to promote public health. Vaccines are safe and effective, but there is a growing anti-vaccination movement that disputes this. In this article, we look at the most common myths about vaccination.
A mouse study shows that persistent social stress alters gut bacteria in ways that raise the likelihood of immune system attacks on the body's own tissues.
Using cutting-edge nanotechnology, scientists have designed a test that accurately identified chronic fatigue syndrome in 40 people.
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.