Immune system

How obesity triggers auto-immune diseases

A new study points to the major role obesity plays in triggering and prolonging auto-immune diseases.

Nov 11, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

Know how walking can help!

Walking is a low-impact form of exercise, which helps in order to stay fit and improves health.  

Nov 04, 2014, 15:51 PM IST

Earlier poor eating habits may impact health even after diet is improved

A new research has revealed that earlier poor eating habits may impact health even after diet is improved.

Nov 04, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

Nanobodies to help out in boosting immunity

Targetting difficult-to-reach areas affected by disease could become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new system to make nanobodies, the efficient tiny cousins of antibodies, the defensive proteins deployed by the immune system, more accessible.

Nov 03, 2014, 13:12 PM IST

Head injury causes immune system to attack brain

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that stopping the body's immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries.

Oct 20, 2014, 19:11 PM IST

How to prevent brain damage after trauma

A treatment to prevent the body's immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries, a study co-authored by an Indian origin researcher has found.

Oct 20, 2014, 15:59 PM IST

Kids' genes put mothers at risk of joints disease

Having children with certain genetic makeup, inherited from the father, increases the mother's risk of rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic disorder that affects joints, says a new study.

Oct 20, 2014, 14:21 PM IST

Virus infection ups diabetes risk in kids

Children who have been infected with enterovirus are around 50 percent more likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, says a study.

Oct 19, 2014, 16:14 PM IST

How a rare pathogen could infect the healthiest of people

A unique evolutionary trait in a rare pathogen called Cryptococcus gattii allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a mechanism that neutralises the body's immune response against it, a study showed.

Oct 19, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

It's Official! 'Man flu' is not a myth

A new study has revealed that " Man flu" is real and they have weaker immune systems, with less resistant to pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.

Oct 18, 2014, 17:32 PM IST

Skin exposure may trigger early peanut allergy in kids

Many children become allergic to peanuts even before they eat them and skin exposure may contribute to the early sensitisation, says a study.

Oct 09, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

Smoking ganja at early age hits immune system in adulthood

A new research has revealed that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to immune-related diseases in adulthood.

Oct 01, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

Plant extract may treat lupus disease

A plant-derived chemical may help treat the deadly lupus disease - a progressive, degenerative disease in which a person's immune system attacks healthy tissue, cells and organs.

Sep 25, 2014, 14:33 PM IST

Soon, technology to help human body heal itself

U.S president Barack Obama has revealed about Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s program that aims to help the human body heal itself.

Sep 23, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

Newborns have strong immune system

Although their immune system works very differently from that of adults, babies may be able to mount a stronger immune defence than previously thought, a study suggests.

Sep 22, 2014, 17:04 PM IST

Docs warn about need of flu vaccine for pregnant women

Doctors have warned that getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care and a new report has revealed that among those pregnant women whose health care provider offered them a flu shot had the highest vaccination rates.

Sep 21, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

How to 'turn off' autoimmune diseases revealed

In a new study, scientists have reached a step further in the battle against autoimmune diseases by discovering how to put a stop to the cells attacking healthy body tissue.

Sep 04, 2014, 12:46 PM IST

Research reveals how Ebola virus blocks immune system

Researchers have revealed how the Ebola virus blocks body's antiviral defenses in a new study, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies in treating the deadly disease.

Sep 01, 2014, 14:24 PM IST

In a first, living organ created from lab-grown cells

In a significant breakthrough, British scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal that can lead to new treatments for people with a weakened immune system.

Aug 26, 2014, 11:55 AM IST

Five reasons why one should eat vegetables

Vegetables provides a range of health benefits to the body. They are a good source of nutrition like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and good carbohydrates.

Aug 22, 2014, 16:46 PM IST