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Health News - Immune System

Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy
New research in macaques finds that changing the delivery method of an existing tuberculosis vaccine can drastically improve its efficacy. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?
Cold showers and hot showers may have different effects on the body. In this article, learn about the potential benefits of each, as well as some risks. (Medical News Today)

Body temperature: What is the new normal?
A new study finds that the average human body temperature has declined over the last 2 centuries. This may indicate other physiological changes. (Medical News Today)

Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment
According to recent experiments in mouse models, a flu shot may effectively shrink cancer tumors and boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy. (Medical News Today)

What to know about white blood cells
White blood cells are vital for immune system functioning. In this article, learn about what types there are and what can affect them. (Medical News Today)

Scientists draw closer to a dementia vaccine
A new mouse study uses a two-pronged approach to designing a vaccine for dementia. The results are encouraging, and a clinical trial may be on the horizon. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover new autoinflammatory condition
A previously unknown autoinflammatory condition has come to the fore thanks to a team of global experts, who were also able to identify its root cause. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory marker could be early warning for dementia
New research identifies an inflammatory biomarker in the blood, called sCD14, that may predict someone's risk of developing clinical dementia. (Medical News Today)

Belly fat may reduce mental agility from midlife onward
As middle-aged people age, having more body fat and less muscle may affect their fluid intelligence, says a new study that implicates the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Flu during pregnancy: What to know
The flu can cause harm during pregnancy. Learn about how to treat it, the symptoms, when to seek help, and about the safety of the flu shot. (Medical News Today)

What ingredients are in vaccines?
In this Special Feature article, we explore the various components that go into modern vaccines and discuss the purpose of these ingredients. (Medical News Today)

Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage
Researchers have identified the mechanism through which high blood fat levels induce inflammation, raising the risk of organ damage and vascular problems. (Medical News Today)

Even 'dead,' this probiotic may be effective against inflammation
A new study in roundworms and elderly mice suggests that even the inactivated form of a probiotic bacterium could reduce inflammation and promote health. (Medical News Today)

Probiotics: Benefits for immunity may depend on sex
New research in piglets suggests that the immune systems of males and females respond differently to pre- and probiotics as early as in infancy. (Medical News Today)

Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that targeting inflammation can reverse some changes. (Medical News Today)

These blood markers may indicate a higher risk of disease and death
New research suggests that certain immune markers in people's blood could help identify those at higher risk of disease and disease-related death. (Medical News Today)

Black tongue: Causes and what to do
Black tongue is a temporary and harmless condition in which the tongue appears to be covered in hair. In this article, learn about the causes of black tongue, as well as how to treat and prevent it. (Medical News Today)

Humans and autoimmune diseases continue to evolve together
As humans have evolved the ability to fight pathogens, these same adaptations have led to the emergence of inflammatory diseases, new research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Rapamycin has anti-aging effect on human skin
A small study reveals that rapamycin, a drug with a long history as an immune suppressor, can improve tone and reduce wrinkles and sagging in human skin. (Medical News Today)

How dormant herpes springs back to life
Researchers have now uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain how the herpes simplex virus goes into and comes out of hiding. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer's
Inflammation drives neuron damage by tau protein accumulation in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative brain diseases, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Ending HIV transmission: What is the impact of giving out free self-tests?
A randomized clinical trial evaluated the effects of providing free HIV self-tests in a high-risk population and the results are in. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nut allergies
Tree nut allergies are common, and they include reactions to almonds, cashews, and walnuts. An allergy to peanuts is not technically a nut allergy. Learn more about nut allergies here. (Medical News Today)

New injection halts peanut allergy for at least 2 weeks
One antibody injection allowed 11 of 15 adults with severe peanut allergy to eat a small amount of nut protein 15 days later with no allergic reaction. (Medical News Today)

Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation
When it comes to lowering inflammation, a new study has found that neither omega-3 nor vitamin D supplements are as beneficial as researchers once thought. (Medical News Today)

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