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Could this mechanism explain why sleepless nights affect gut health?
A new study in mice reveals that the brain's 24-hour clock regulates the activity of a type of immune cell that has a strong influence on gut health. (Medical News Today)

New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles
A new study reveals that delivering a flu vaccine using a new type of skin patch can stimulate an appropriate immune response without side effects in mice. (Medical News Today)

What causes numbness in the thigh?
Causes of numbness in the thigh include lupus, some autoimmune conditions, and multiple sclerosis. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Has a small trial stumbled upon a way to reverse biological aging?
A small clinical trial has found that an experimental treatment meant to reverse the aging of a key player in the immune system achieved a lot more. (Medical News Today)

The key to myasthenia gravis progression may be hidden in serum
New research finds biomarkers for myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune condition, that may help diagnose it and create individualized treatments in the future. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation in late teens linked to mortality risk decades later
Experts know little about how inflammation in early life affects health later on. A new study links teen inflammation to mortality risk 35 years later. (Medical News Today)

New immunotherapy shows promise against brain tumors in mice
Scientists have demonstrated a new immunotherapy that can deliver checkpoint inhibitors across the blood-brain barrier to fight glioblastoma in mice. (Medical News Today)

Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension
New research finds an association between flu vaccination and a lower death risk during flu season among people with high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

What is an MTHFR mutation?
An MTHFR mutation is the mutation of a gene that regulates the production of a specific enzyme. This type of mutation can potentially lead to a number of health conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox usually affects children, but it can also occur in adults. In this article, we look at the specific symptoms and treatments of chickenpox in adults. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of a persistent low grade fever
A persistent low grade fever is when a person’s temperature remains between 100.4°F and 102.2°F for more than two weeks. Learn about the possible causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions
New research challenges the prevalent belief that it is glucose that drives chronic inflammation in obesity and obesity-related type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. (Medical News Today)

Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?
Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article. (Medical News Today)

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment
A new study looks at the interaction between a specific protein and a type of receptor. Blocking this specific pathway may help treat Crohn's. (Medical News Today)

World's first diagnostic blood test for celiac disease in sight
By pinpointing the molecules that people with celiac disease release after gluten exposure, scientists step closer to a diagnostic blood test. (Medical News Today)

Could activating these immune cells protect against MS?
New research in mice suggests that stimulating a particular group of immune cells could counteract the autoimmune reaction in multiple sclerosis. (Medical News Today)

Hepatitis A becomes health emergency in Florida
The state of Florida has declared the current hepatitis A outbreak a 'public health emergency,' and officials encourage inhabitants to get vaccinated. (Medical News Today)

Whole-body vibration changes the microbiome, lowers inflammation
New research in mice suggests that this form of passive exercise improves metabolism by altering the microbiome and reducing inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Vaccinations do not raise risk of multiple sclerosis
A study of more than 200,000 people in Germany, including 12,000 with multiple sclerosis, has concluded that vaccinations are not a risk factor for MS. (Medical News Today)

How a gut infection might spark Parkinson's
Scientists are still unpicking the processes involved in Parkinson's. A new study ties together bacterial infection, mitochondria, and the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Endometriosis discovery paves way for non-hormonal treatment
A new study reveals that macrophages release a growth factor that promotes the generation and activation of nerve cells to cause endometriosis pain. (Medical News Today)

Are there any health benefits to a cold shower?
The potential health benefits of taking a cold shower include strengthening the immune system, feeling invigorated, and boosting mood. Learn more about the benefits of taking a cold shower here. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect rheumatoid arthritis?
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is generally safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it may even offer some benefits. However, alcohol can interfere with some RA medications, and heavy drinking can lead to health problems. We take a look at the research and official guidelines here. (Medical News Today)

Vaccine cuts rate of HPV infection, precancerous lesions
New research finds a link between HPV vaccination and a considerable drop in cases of HPV infection and the number of precancerous lesions. (Medical News Today)

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