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Why won't your cold go away? These five things could be the cause

Why won't your cold go away? These five things could be the cause

Here are five things that could be the cause of prolonged cold or the flu.

Sound sleep can make your immune system strong

Sound sleep can make your immune system strong

The findings, published in the journal Sleep, showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells.

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

Do you know that every meal you consume triggers inflammation? - Read

In healthy individuals, short-term inflammatory responses play an important role in sugar uptake and the activation of the immune system.

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Without inflammation, wounds and infections wound become septic and eventually the body would perish.

Molecular mechanism that may cause autoimmune diseases found

Molecular mechanism that may cause autoimmune diseases found

In an important step towards treating autoimmune diseases, researchers in Japan have discovered a new molecular mechanism that could explain the cause of some such disorders that result from a hyperactive immune system.

Know these amazing benefits of ghee!

Know these amazing benefits of ghee!

Who doesn’t like ghee? Well, everyone loves it, but many of us are not aware of its health benefits. 

Five ways turmeric can boost your health!

Five ways turmeric can boost your health!

Turmeric is one of the most important ingredients of Indian cuisine

HIV and tuberculosis: Their connection, why they need to be tackled together

HIV and tuberculosis: Their connection, why they need to be tackled together

HIV targets the immune system and weakens an individual's defence systems against infections, including tuberculosis (TB), and some types of cancer. 

HIV vaccine: Australian scientists achieve step in 'right direction'

HIV vaccine: Australian scientists achieve step in 'right direction'

A team of researchers from South Australia's University of Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have used a common cold virus to introduce their DNA-based vaccine into the immune system of laboratory mice.

Delhi air pollution: Children at most risk, say experts

Alarming increase in air pollution attacks the respiratory system, and can alter the immune system. 

Know why bitter gourd is good for health!

Butter gourd is really good for our health as it promotes many health benefits and helps prevents many diseases.

Unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection is triggered by inflammation

 A study finds fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection.

TB tricks body's immune system to make people infectious

Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the bodys lung tissue, which makes the person highly infectious through coughing and the bacteria then spreads by aerosol droplets to other individuals, a new study says.

Revealed - Why HIV infection increases risk for tuberculosis!

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

Environment shapes our immune system!

Environment shapes our immune system!

Family history and environment of the residential area are responsible for the differences between individual immune systems, a study has found.

Researchers identify how cancer's 'invisibility cloak' works!

This 'invisibility' phase is a crucial step that allows tumours to spread throughout the body -- when the spread cannot be traced.

Neonates' gut microbiome influences risk of allergy, asthma

Gut microbes play a key role in processing dietary components such as fats, giving them a powerful influence over whether anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory molecules end up in the gut, the researchers said.

Top five health benefits of cycling!

One should start cycling as it is the best form of physical activities. It also promotes many good health and gives many health benefits at all ages.

Antibiotics increases Type 1 diabetes risk in children

A new research has found that the commonly-prescribed drug can significantly increase the risk for Type 1 diabetes in children. So, parents should be extra careful while giving antibiotics to them.

Banana faces extinction threat, warns pathologist

Banana faces extinction threat, warns pathologist

 Black Sigatoka poses the greatest risk, capable of not only shutting down the immune system of the banana, but also producing enzymes to break down the plant's cell walls.