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Men with high testosterone more likely to get the flu

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 20:34

Scientists have found that high testosterone levels in men are linked to poor immune response to a flu vaccine, offering a possible explanation for why men are more vulnerable to infections of all kinds.

Wolfberries help protect against flu virus

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 15:13

A new study of older mice has found that Wolfberries show reduced risk for flu virus when combined with influenza vaccine.

Foods with Zinc can fight Diabetes Mellitus

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 13:51

Zinc is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining a healthy immune system, building proteins, triggering enzymes, and creating DNA. Besides that zinc can aid in normalizing the negative effects of diabetes mellitus. According to a study, zinc has been shown to alleviate the harmful effects of diabetes by improving glycemic control in type I and type II diabetes.

New `promising` malaria vaccine developed

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 14:13

A novel new malaria vaccine has been developed by Oxford scientists and has shown promising results in the first clinical trial.

New `alarm signal` to give alerts on recurring cancer

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 20:44

Researchers have designed an `alarm signal` for the immune system which offers an "invaluable" early warning of recurring cancer.

Nanosensors can be placed in body for a year to examine nitric oxide molecules

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 17:39

In an attempt to measure nitric oxide molecules, which carry messages within the brain and coordinate immune system functions, researchers have created a nanosensor that can monitor it in living animals for more than a year.

Staphylococcus bacteria may be culprit behind eczema

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 15:30

Researchers have claimed that a toxin produced by the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus -known as "staph" - causes immune-system cells in the skin to react in a way that produces eczema-like rashes.

Why newborns get sick so often

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 11:10

A new study has suggested that newborns are lacking in the toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) that recognizes different viruses and mediates immune response to these viruses

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