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In the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system, an exciting study, published in Cell Stem Cell determined that periods of fasting for two to four days not only protect against immune system damage — a major side effect of chemotherapy — but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from an inactive state to a state of self-renewal.

Researchers said the University of Texas in the Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston, and Baylor College of medicine created a study to determine whether stress management improved the outcomes in men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. A group of 169 man were assigned randomly to a two session pre-surgical stress management. Intervention, at two […]

Inflammation, a chemical response in the body, to stop infection and disease, in the short term, but long term causes disease.   Inflammation comes from the Latin word to set on fire is part of the complex biological response of circulatory system  and the immune system to harmful stimulation, such as organisms that cause infections,  […]

For the first time, Australian scientists have demonstrated that moderate weight loss stops many of the harmful changes that occur in the immune systems of people with obesity, especially those with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.   The immune system contains a wide variety of cells that act to protect us from and thwart infections caused […]

For most people, over time, during the latter decades of life, their immune system function declines.   Tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E may enhance the function of certain cells in the immune system, and help ensure healthy immune system functioning.    The study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. “This is the first […]

Once more, scientists report  that low levels of vitmain D are associated with increased risk of death, all causes and from heart disease. “Our results provide a rationale for future studies to test whether vitamin D supplementation reduces mortality and/or cardiovascular diseases in persons with vitamin D deficiencey, Stefan Pilz from the Medical University of […]

As predicted by Purdue University mathematicians, the infections peaked in late October. There were reported projections that 90,000-300,000 people would die and over 30 million would be infected. Now, a recent ABC news report questions if the media coverage “oversold” the swine flu pandemic. Again, while it appears to represent something else (a widespread infection involving large numbers of people), pandemic means an infection has appeared in several countries. It has nothing to do with the number of people infected.

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