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Immune System (INACTIVE)

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  • Last year's flu vaccine: All in all, not so bad

    Last year's flu vaccine: All in all, not so bad
    It was thrown together in a hurry, only aimed to protect against one strain of influenza, and arrived on the market well after the novel flu virus had gained a foothold in the general population. But last year's vaccine against the novel H1N1 flu, in...
  • Weight-loss regimens can harm skin

    Weight-loss regimens can harm skin
    It's almost February, and with luck and willpower, maybe you're still sticking with that New Year's diet resolution. Or maybe you're still gearing up to start. But although the right diet may help you gain a svelte figure, the wrong one might be a...
  • FDA approves first oral drug to slow multiple sclerosis progression

    A failed anti-rejection drug got a new purpose and a new lease on commercial life Wednesday as the Food and Drug Administration approved the medication fingolimod -- to be marketed as Gilenya -- to slow the progression of disability in multiple...
  • The Healthy Skeptic: Seeing through skin supplements' claims

    The Healthy Skeptic: Seeing through skin supplements' claims
    You wouldn't last very long without oxygen. But just as rust slowly eats away at a nail, oxygen can age your body. As your cells use this vital element, they produce free radicals — unstable molecules that can damage your tissues and add wear and...
  • Nobel winner dies before receiving prize

    Nobel winner dies before receiving prize
    Dr. Ralph M. Steinman was a creative and dogged researcher who spent years convincing a doubting scientific community that he had found cells that were key to the working of the immune system. Diagnosed in 2007 with pancreatic cancer, which usually kills...
  • Put your stress on vacation

    Put your stress on vacation
    Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
  • That bad attitude? Blame the birth month

    That bad attitude? Blame the birth month
    If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
  • Pro/Con: Is sharing a bed with baby healthful or risky?

    Pro/Con: Is sharing a bed with baby healthful or risky?
    If Facebook is any indication, new parents love to take photos of their partners happily dozing with a sleeping baby. But while this moment may be picturesque, how safe is it? The practice of having infants sleep in the same bed as mom and dad is known...
  • The Healthy Skeptic: Probiotics could help in cold and flu season

    The Healthy Skeptic: Probiotics could help in cold and flu season
    Now that we're deep into the cold and flu season, it's safe to assume that germs are hiding pretty much everywhere — the keypad at the grocery store checkout, the handrail on the bus, the air around that miserable-looking co-worker. Avoiding...
  • Romney spends heavily in a challenging month

    Romney spends heavily in a challenging month
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
  • Goji taunts North American farmers

    Goji taunts North American farmers
    Can it be that goji, the supposed legendary miracle fruit of ancient Tibet, is being grown in Dinuba? Nothing is surprising when it comes to this tiny orange berry. Virtually unknown in the United States five years ago, it is now seemingly everywhere,...