How Your Own Immune System Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

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

Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Give Your Immune System a Boost

Boosting your immune system may be as simple as getting more exercise and eating healthier food. Increased exercise combined with proper nutrition can have a positive impact on the diverse range of beneficial microorganism that naturally inhabit your intestine, a recent study published in the journal Gut says. That in turn helps your immune system. The study … Read More

4 New Medications for Lupus

The medications available for treating lupus have stayed pretty much the same for several decades. But in the past few years, we’ve seen a breakthrough with targeted therapies—medicines that are directed at one little molecule in the immune system.

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