Immune System / Vaccines

Debunking the anti-vaccination myths

Health organizations, doctors, and scientists agree that vaccines are safe and effective. Despite this, there is a growing movement of parents and caregivers choosing not to vaccinate their children. Anti-vaccination myths are almost certainly contributing to this trend. Many health organizations advise that children receive vaccinations for their individual health and for the health of […]

Anxiety / Stress Immune System / Vaccines

Could gut bacteria explain the link between stress and autoimmune disease?

New evidence could explain why stress is a risk factor for autoimmune disease. A recent study in mice reveals that persistent social stress changes gut microbiota, or microorganisms, in ways that can trigger certain immune responses. Why does stress influence the risk of autoimmune diseases? Autoimmune conditions develop when the immune system attacks the body’s […]

Anxiety / Stress Immune System / Vaccines

How to stop getting sick

Chronic stress or sleep deprivation are factors that can often cause people to keep getting sick. Although simple lifestyle changes are sometimes enough to improve these issues, this is not always the case. Frequently getting sick can be disruptive as well as uncomfortable. It may also lead to more serious health complications over time. For […]

Immune System / Vaccines

‘Taking treatment for autoimmune disease in a new direction’

In autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, believing them to be harmful agents. Recently, scientists have been conducting new research with the aim of devising an innovative strategy to treat these conditions. Recent research explores a promising new pathway in the treatment of […]