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.
Immunotherapy, alone or in combination with other treatments, can help your body fight harder against advanced lung cancer. For some people, it gets results when other treatments have failed.
The immune system is your body’s internal attack dog against foreign invaders or threats to your health. Find out how it works and how best to keep it healthy.
Immunotherapy-based strategies may provide new treatment options for patients with glioblastoma.
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Does a fever always mean your child is seriously ill? Not necessarily, says Cleveland Clinic 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 … 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. Either way, this herb-like vegetable offers significant benefits — on the inside and out. It’s the organic sulfur compound allicin in garlic that gives it its pungent smell and makes it a … Read More
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
Who doesn’t want a healthy immune system? (Raise your hand. No one?) But did you know the role your diet plays in keeping it in top shape to protect you from toxins and infections? Sadly, too many of us don’t eat enough of the fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods we need to keep ourselves … Read More
You may be familiar with radiation and chemotherapy as cancer treatments. But a lesser-known treatment, immunotherapy, is helping patients fight cancer in a different way — by boosting the immune system. When your immune system identifies and destroys abnormal cells, this prevents many cancers from developing. But some cancers produce signals that thwart the immune … Read More