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Health News - Immune System

How Can Vitamin D Help With Psoriasis?
What is vitamin D and how is it linked to UVB? Learn how to get more vitamin D and how other vitamins and supplements may help with psoriasis. (Medical News Today)

Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope
Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis. (Medical News Today)

Personalized cancer vaccine is associated with promising outcomes for patients with AML
Immunotherapy with personalized vaccine appears to prevent relapse with few side effects in 17-patient trial. (Medical News Today)

How the tuberculosis vaccine may protect against other diseases
The tuberculosis vaccine is well known to help protect against other infectious diseases, as well as cancer, but the exact mechanisms have not been clear. (Medical News Today)

Nail Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment
What is psoriasis and what is nail psoriasis? When should a doctor be consulted and what prescription and homeopathic treatments are available? (Medical News Today)

10 Home Remedies for Treating Psoriasis
Psoriasis may be treated by a number of home remedies, but what are they and how can they help? What medical therapy can help psoriasis? (Medical News Today)

Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition, but what is erythrodermic psoriasis and what causes it? How can it be treated and prevented? (Medical News Today)

Combination immune therapy shows promise against Hodgkin lymphoma
The combination of two new drugs that harness the body's immune system is safe and effective, destroying most cancer cells in 64 percent of patients with recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma, according to... (Medical News Today)

Nivolumab with chemotherapy improves response, survival in AML study patients
The immunotherapy drug nivolumab in combination with standard chemotherapy more than doubled response rates and improved overall survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to... (Medical News Today)

New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered
A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes... (Medical News Today)

Immune system cells cause severe malaria complication in mouse brain
Movies of immune cells in mice reveal potential mechanism behind fatal malaria-caused brain swelling. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Newly discovered signal mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic
T cells are an important part of the immune system. However, they are not only capable of destroying pathogens. They can also become harmful themselves. (Medical News Today)

What Does a Psoriasis Rash Look Like?
Psoriasis causes an itchy, scaly red rash that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Find out what different kinds of psoriasis rash look like. (Medical News Today)

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Cancer Research Institute launch collaboration on cancer neoantigens
The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announce a major collaboration focused on neoantigens. (Medical News Today)

Dengue vaccine is estimated to reduce the disease burden in settings where dengue infections are common
The first available dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia), is estimated to reduce the burden of dengue and be potentially cost effective in settings where infections with dengue are common, according... (Medical News Today)

Scientists make breakthrough in developing MERS vaccines
New York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. (Medical News Today)

Successfully treating genetically determined autoimmune enteritis
Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation. (Medical News Today)

Maternal flu not linked to autism in offspring, study finds
Some studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case. (Medical News Today)

Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair
Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones. (Medical News Today)

Self-deliverable GapmeR gene silencers designed to hit molecular targets in human cells
A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Navin Kumar Verma at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (LKCMedicine) has developed a new method of gene... (Medical News Today)

Fatal opioid overdose could be prevented with new vaccine
Scientists have created a vaccine that they say can stop opioid painkillers from reaching the brain, reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose. (Medical News Today)

Social rank may impact immune system and inflammatory response
Lower socioeconomic groups tend to live shorter lives. New research shows that this might be partly due to social rank-based changes in the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Harnessing the power of predatory bacteria as a 'living antibiotic'
A naturally occurring predatory bacterium is able to work with the immune system to clear multi-drug resistant Shigella infections in zebrafish, according to a study published in Current Biology. (Medical News Today)

Experts call for fair vaccine pricing, not 'random acts of charity'
Drug companies should stop using donations to atone those who cannot afford expensive vaccines and instead lower prices, argue experts in The BMJ. (Medical News Today)

Surgery may raise risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome
New study examines the link between having surgery and developing Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other autoimmune disorders and cancer may increase the risk. (Medical News Today)

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