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Immune System

The Best Way To Fight A Cold

Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Joe Donatelli for Shape.com If you smell onions in someone’s socks over the next few weeks, do not be alarmed. That person is probably just fi...

Are Social Conservatives Just Being Squeamish?

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The tendencies to adhere to tradition and submit to authority are all part of the socially conservative repertoire. As is a strong tendency to act unwelcomingly toward out-group members. Exactly the kinds of behaviours that would minimize the risks of infection during an epidemic.

Infection Protection: 10 Fun Ways To Boost Immunity

Lisa Turner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

We understand that colds and flu are caused by viruses -- but we're still no closer to a cure. The only defense is a good offense. But who says it has to be a drag?

What You Should Know About Bacteria On Your Body

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that bacteria living on and in our bodies outnumber our cells -- which themselves sum up to a number that exceeds any hope of real understanding -- by 20 to one. We are a rounding error in our own skin.

The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On Seniors' Health: Study

Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

A new study has found that older people who take part in an eight-week program of meditation were able to reduce feelings of loneliness and boost thei...

This Is Your Immune System On Sleep Deprivation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You've probably heard about how significant a role stress is believed to play in the development of illness and disease. Here's some sobering and important news: New research indicates that lack of sleep can be as damaging to the immune system as stress.

Do Parents Really Get Sick LESS Often Than Non-Parents?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

That doesn't jibe with your reality either, huh? The one where you started sneezing when your oldest started preschool, and haven't put down the Kleenex since. The one where you drag yourself to work regularly with a fever because you used all your sick days taking care of the child whose germs you are now battling?

Why You Should Add Dirt To Your Diet

New York Times | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

Over 7,000 strong and growing, community farmers' markets are being heralded as a panacea for what ails our sick nation. The smell of fresh, earthy go...

Being Bullied Has Major Effect On Health, Monkey Study Shows

Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/09/2012 03:21 PM EDT on LiveScience The stress of being the new kid on the block may ...

5 Ways To Stay Healthy Before Your Wedding

Ed Park, M.D., M.P.H | Posted 06.06.2012 | Weddings
Ed Park, M.D., M.P.H

Weddings are hectic enough. Nobody wants to feel under the weather on the big day. Brides want to feel beautiful, confident and most of all healthy during this special time! In this piece, I will explain five simple yet powerful things you can do stay healthy before your upcoming wedding.

Your Life Depends on Immune Cells Doing the 'Impossible': Purposeful, Targeted DNA Engineering (Part 2)

James A. Shapiro | Posted 06.03.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

This posting will discuss how further targeted natural genetic engineering refines antibody specificity and directs antibodies to the right place in your body to deal with each infection.

Sex Appeal Study Shows Why Women Pine For Brad Pitt

Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/21/2012 11:39 AM EST on LiveScience Women may drool over George Clooney and Bra...

Catherine Pearson

An All-Natural Immune Booster?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living

It's common knowledge that too little sleep can increase our odds of getting sick, but a new study sheds light on just how direct the connection is. R...

Day Five: Super Bowl XLVI Guilt-Free Cauliflower Breadsticks and Pizza

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

I hate to spoil the naughtiness of faux bread heaven for you, but cauliflower is low in fat and carbs, high in fiber and vitamin C.

How to Keep Your Immune System From Taking Its Own Vacation This Holiday Season

Carolyn Scott | Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Scott

Each holiday season, millions of people travel to visit friends and family and kill themselves trying to get to every holiday party, shop till they drop and eat like little piglets. A giant combo for getting sick and feeling miserable all winter long.

5 Ways To Reduce Shopping Stress

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Remember, if your stress is related to debt be strong before you hit the computer for those pre-Black Friday deals or set your alarm for 3 a.m. to be there when the doors open.

4 Immune-Boosting Myths Busted

EatingWell | Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

There's no better time than the present to talk about immune-boosting myths -- from colds to allergies.

Transform Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Action Year Round

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Let's put the question on the table: "Does stress cause cancer?" Here are the details. There is a complex relationship between stress and any health problem.

5 Natural Ways To Boost Immunity For Cold And Flu Season

Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jim Nicolai, M.D. for YouBeauty Health and beauty can have an inner wholeness and balance that offers resilience against the external pressures ...

Top 12 Most Overrated Careers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

Last week's job report revealed that the unemployment rate stayed stuck above 9 percent for yet another month. As scores of Americans look for work th...

Jennifer Grey's New Role: Educating Chronic Pain Sufferers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

When I sat down with Jennifer Grey, I didn't ask about Dirty Dancing. Yet it came up because the year the movie was released (1987) coincided with the car accident that left Grey with whiplash damage and chronic pain.

American Shares Nobel Prize For Medicine For Immune System Discoveries

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Ralph Steinman, a pioneer in understanding how cells fight disease, tried to help his own immune system thwart his pancreatic cancer....

Sex With Neanderthals: The Ultimate Immunity Boost

Priya Malhotra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

One key contributor to a good immune system is good genes. Lately, researchers have been asking, Where did these "good genes" come from? The answer: sex with Neanderthals.

My Life-Changing Diagnosis

Nikki Luongo | Posted 10.11.2011 | College
Nikki Luongo

Then came the standard question for the next year: "Are you going to lose your hair?" which was a better question than "When are you going to find a job?" which is probably the most irritating question in the world.

Cancer Risk Factors: 10 Things Women Should Keep in Mind

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

More and more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer.