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Health News - Immune System

What role does the immune system play in hypertension?
Researchers have found that a type of immune cell can help regulate blood pressure. They explain the mechanism and identify drugs that may affect it. (Medical News Today)

What are the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine?
Side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There may also be no side effects at all. Learn more about the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about basophils
Basophils are a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in keeping the immune system functioning. Basophil tests can help doctors diagnose a range of health problems, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Learn more about the function of basophils and what high and low levels mean in this article. (Medical News Today)

How to prevent psoriasis flares
People can use certain treatments, home remedies, and lifestyle changes to prevent psoriasis flare-ups. Learn about 11 ways to prevent psoriasis flares here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of golden milk?
Golden milk is heated milk with turmeric and other spices. It can be a healthful addition to any balanced diet and may have a variety of benefits. Learn more about golden milk here. (Medical News Today)

What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses
Herbal tinctures are the liquid from concentrated herbs soaked in alcohol. Some people use them as home remedies. Here, learn about the possible benefits and how to make them. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns
Newborns receive the hepatitis B vaccine to prevent them from contracting the hepatitis B virus during their lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Medical News Today)

MS: Immune cells from the gut reduce brain inflammation
In people with MS, immune cells that produce IgA antibodies travel from the gut to the central nervous system and reduce inflammation during flare-ups. (Medical News Today)

New molecule stops cancer from 'tricking' the immune system
Scientists reveal how cancer 'tricks' immune cells into working for tumors rather than against them, and a molecule that may stop this deceptive mechanism. (Medical News Today)

Why are my lymph nodes swollen?
Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate a temporary infection, but they can also be a sign of some medical conditions, including certain immune disorders and types of cancer. We look at the causes of swollen lymph nodes, how to check the lymph nodes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory
New research shows that the Candida albicans fungus may lead to brain inflammation and impair memory in mice. The results have implications for dementia. (Medical News Today)

How do our emotions affect our immune response?
Emerging evidence suggests that experiencing negative moods often may put our health in danger by affecting inflammation levels in our bodies. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives
Researchers have determined the importance of flu vaccinations for people diagnosed with heart failure. The flu shot could extend some people's lives. (Medical News Today)

Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A 'keeps the peace'
New research illuminates the vital role that moderate levels of vitamin A have in preventing the immune system from attacking the bacteria in our guts. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome: New evidence of immune role
A new study uses an intriguing model to investigate chronic fatigue syndrome. The study gives fresh insight into the role of the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery
A 'sprayable gel' embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice. (Medical News Today)

What causes patches of dry skin?
Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches. (Medical News Today)

How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide
Scaling skin occurs when the outer skin is damaged, either by injury or a medical condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment for common causes of scaling skin, along with pictures for identification. (Medical News Today)

Single-tablet regimens for HIV
Following a single-tablet HIV regimen involves taking one pill per day. The pill will contain a combination of two or more antiretroviral drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of the single-tablet regimen and provide a list of the relevant drugs. (Medical News Today)

What to know about HAART for HIV
HAART refers to any treatment for HIV that uses two or more antiretroviral drugs. Also called combined antiretroviral therapy, this regimen revolutionized HIV treatment in 1996, making it possible to manage HIV long-term. HAART can use seven classes of medication and over 30 antiretroviral drugs. (Medical News Today)

What causes HIV-related fatigue?
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for HIV-related fatigue. (Medical News Today)

Liver health in HIV: This gene indicates new therapeutic targets
A new study explains how the genetic mutation that may have protected our ancestors against the plague could show us how to protect liver health in HIV. (Medical News Today)

What are integrase inhibitors for HIV?
Integrase inhibitors (INSTIs) are a class of HIV medication. They block an HIV enzyme, and this prevents the virus from multiplying in the blood. Some common brand names include Biktarvy, Tivicay, Vitekta, and Isentress. Here, learn about side effects and how these drugs work. (Medical News Today)

What are protease inhibitors for HIV?
Protease inhibitors are a class of HIV medication. They block the function of HIV protease enzymes. Taken with other antiretroviral drugs, protease inhibitors help prevent HIV from multiplying. Brand names include Reyataz, Prezista, and Lexiva. Learn about the actions and side effects of protease inhibitors here. (Medical News Today)

Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs
New research investigates the similarities between cystic fibrosis and celiac disease, suggesting that drugs for the former may also treat the latter. (Medical News Today)

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