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Fewer Allergies In Infants Who Are Not Stressed

A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Hopefully this new knowledge will be useful in future allergy prevention. The study is published in the December paper issue of Journal of Allergy and […]

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Claudia Lucchinetti, MD

Multiple Sclerosis Often Starts In Brain’s Outer Layers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) may progress from the outermost layers of the brain to its deep parts, and is not always an “inside-out” process as previously thought, reported a new collaborative study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic. The traditional understanding is that the disease begins in the white matter that forms […]

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New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has […]

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Omega-3 Reduces Anxiety And Inflammation In Healthy Students

A recent study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people. The research, supported by the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), was conducted by a team of scientists that has spent more […]

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Epstein-Barr (EVB) Virus Could Be A Risk Factor For Multiple Sclerosis

The Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus – belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes the herpes simplex virus and the cytomegalovirus – is one of the environmental factors that might cause multiple sclerosis, a condition affecting the central nervous system, which causes are unknown. This has been confirmed by University of Granada scientists that analyzed the […]

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Researcher Mark Schaller of the University of British Columbia

Behavioral Immune System “Defends” Against Infection And Reduces Workload Of Immune System

Do our own prejudices and perceptions of people help defend our bodies against infectious disease? An article published in the April issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that our brains contain a sort of “behavioral immune system” that defends against disease even before disease-causing pathogens reach […]

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