The most significant new treatments for lupus are targeted therapies. Here’s an overview of drugs doctors hope will have fewer side effects and be more effective.
Babies have their mother’s immunity for six months after birth. Follow these easy steps to help your child build a stronger immune system for life.
Your immune system naturally weakens as you age. Find out what five things you can do to keep your body’s defenses strong.
The foods you eat have a great impact on your body, especially your immune system. Find out what to eat (and what to avoid) to boost your body’s ability to protect itself.
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Moderate exercise can strengthen your immune system, but be careful not to overdo it. High-intensity workouts can sometimes have a negative impact. Learn more.
Your immune system usually protects you in a process that few of us think about. But sometimes, things go wrong, and it fails. Find out what happens — and why.
Does a fever always mean your child is seriously ill? Not necessarily, says pediatrician David Hornick, MD. “Many parents think a fever is caused directly by a virus or bacteria, but it’s actually caused by your child’s immune system fighting the germ,” he says. Germs don’t like higher temperatures. That’s why your body will send … Read More
Garlic. Roasted in olive oil, it can melt in your mouth like butter, while chopped and raw, it can taste pungent and sharp.
Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health. “The health benefits of giving and receiving hugs are quite impressive. They have a therapeutic effect on people,” says … Read More
Lemon or lime wedges can perk up your drink or add a touch of flavor to your water in a restaurant. However, those drink garnishes can easily be contaminated with bacteria. Depending on whether they wear gloves or wash their hands carefully, restaurant employees can spread bacteria when they prepare the slices. “People enjoy having … Read More