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COVID Patients' Autoantibodies Turn the Body’s Defenses Against Itself
Some people hospitalized with COVID-19 seem to overproduce antibodies against their own tissues, leading to long-term autoimmune problems.
One Word: Microplastics
Microplastics are everywhere. They are shed by food packaging, plastic refuse, even baby bottles. Here's what they can do to our cells.
Even Bigger Benefits from Vitamin C
Vitamin C, with its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting powers, is even more crucial to health than we've thought. Here's why.
Baby’s First Poop
It may sound gross, but the contents of a newborn's first diaper hold important clues to his or her future health.
Omega-3s Boost Longevity
Stress brings cellular aging that shows up in the tips of chromosomes. Omega-3 fatty acids, even in supplements, can prevent this damage.
Snack Food Packaging, Preservatives Harm Immune Response
Processed foods like crackers, pastries and chips contain preservatives that can interfere with immune function and vaccine effectiveness.
How Inflammatory Foods Harm the Immune System
Certain ingredients in packaged foods make inflammation more likely. That loads down our immune system and is bad news for overall health.
Cold Sores, Unwelcome Companions
Stress, sun and sickness can make the immune system vulnerable to bouts with the herpes simplex virus.
No Symptoms, Still a Threat
People without symptoms are responsible for more than 50 percent of new COVID-19 cases. They need to be tested, too.
Progress on Peanut Allergies
Eighty percent of allergic children were able to eat a portion of peanuts without reaction after a year of small doses of peanut protein.
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