Gene That Strengthens Immune System Identified

Gene That Strengthens Immune System Identified

The gene that strengthens the human immunity system has been identified by Australian scientists, it was revealed on Monday. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)identified the gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection including cancer and diabetes. The gene has existed for 500 million years. Its identification could lead to the development of new treatments for a “variety of diseases including cancer, diabetes and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis”, said CSIRO researcher Cameron Stewart. “Our immune system produces proteins called…

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Moms-to-be, take care of your health. Your immune system may influence baby’s brain

Moms-to-be, take care of your health. Your immune system may influence baby’s brain

The state of a woman’s immune system during pregnancy may shape the connectivity of her child’s brain, suggests a study, emphasising the influence of maternal health on a child’s susceptibility to psychiatric disorders later in life. The findings showed that short and long-term brain functioning can be influenced by immune system activity during the third trimester of gestation. Infections, stress, illness, or allergies are commonly known to trigger immune responses. When the body’s immune system detects one of these factors, two proteins namely IL-6 and CRP are released as part…

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Do you often take antibiotics? Beware, it may affect your immune system

Do you often take antibiotics? Beware, it may affect your immune system

Researchers at the University of Virginia’s school of medicine in Charlottesville, US have found that antibiotic use made neutrophils less effective in fighting infections and weakened the intestinal barrier against invading bugs. Researcher Koji Watanabe said that neutrophils play an important role as a first-line ‘innate immune response’ when foreign pathogens invade. “We found that antibiotic disruption of the natural microbes in the gut prevented this from happening properly, leaving the gut susceptible to severe infection,” Watanabe added. The team used lab mice to determine how the decrease in natural intestinal flora…

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Tackle Air Pollution And Strengthen Respiratory System With These Foods

Tackle Air Pollution And Strengthen Respiratory System With These Foods

Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to human health, triggering numerous ailments including breathing disorders. It causes the respiratory system to weaken and fall prey to allergies and ailments like asthma. According to WHO, pollution is responsible for exacerbation of asthma and increase in respiratory infections. Increased morbidity and mortality, due to cardiovascular diseases including stroke, chronic respiratory diseases and cancers have been attributed to air pollution. The polluted air we inhale introduces nitrogen, ozone, nitrogen oxide, diesel exhaust particles, et al. While it is imperative to do…

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Tackle Air Pollution And Strengthen Respiratory System With These Foods

Tackle Air Pollution And Strengthen Respiratory System With These Foods

Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to human health, triggering numerous ailments including breathing disorders. It causes the respiratory system to weaken and fall prey to allergies and ailments like asthma. According to WHO, pollution is responsible for exacerbation of asthma and increase in respiratory infections. Increased morbidity and mortality, due to cardiovascular diseases including stroke, chronic respiratory diseases and cancers have been attributed to air pollution. The polluted air we inhale introduces nitrogen, ozone, nitrogen oxide, diesel exhaust particles, et al. While it is imperative to do…

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Brand new next-gen mesh wireless system blankets your home with Wi-Fi and blocks malware

Brand new next-gen mesh wireless system blankets your home with Wi-Fi and blocks malware

Know how you see mesh Wi-Fi systems mentioned everywhere you look these days? Well, there’s a reason for that: they’re awesome. Gone are the days of spotty wireless coverage, slow internet speeds due to interference, and service interruptions that aren’t fixed until you reboot your router. Now there’s mesh, which combines next-gen features like dynamic channel switching, and multiple access points for maximum range. The TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Wi-Fi System is the new kid on the block in the mesh wireless market, but it comes from a company…

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No Time to Sleep? You Could Be Hampering Your Immune System

No Time to Sleep? You Could Be Hampering Your Immune System

Why do we need to rest? There’s always so much to do and we have such little time. We have deadlines to meet and goals to achieve that we often convince ourselves that four to five hours of sleep time is more than enough. Now just ask yourself one question – do you want to be at the best of your health and live long? Living a healthy and balanced life takes dedication and effort, and you shouldn’t take it for granted. What we often fail to understand is that…

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Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. Yet, she continues to visit them for periodic checks. Tests show she is free of the ailment. When diagnosed with cancer, her oncologist at the Cancer Institute (WIA) here had included her name for an experimental treatment – immunotherapy. Rather than directly…

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How to Boost Your Immune System at Every Meal

How to Boost Your Immune System at Every Meal

Your immune system’s not a muscle, but you should treat it like one. The same things you focus on when it comes to bulking up, like diet, exercise, and sleep, also play a big role in fending off colds and the flu. But, unlike the radical diet you might adopt to help speed up the six-pack process, the trick to using food to keep your immune system strong is balance, says Heidi Skolnik, a sports nutritionist and author of Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance. Foods with Vitamin C: 5 Nutrient-Rich Dishes…

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Amelia Freer: What to eat to boost your immune system for winter

Amelia Freer: What to eat to boost your immune system for winter

Time to bulk up (in a good way): don’t scrimp on food and keep your vitamin intake topped up to avoid coughs and colds As the weather turns colder and the nights draw in, the season of coughs and colds begins. Now is the perfect time to build up your body’s natural defences, by following my simple tips: Are you eating enough food? Under-nutrition (often a result of juice fasts and crash diets) suppresses normal immune function. Don’t gorge, but eat a well-balanced, adequate and nourishing diet full of hearty…

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