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Immune

Foods for boosting your immune system
A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system?The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause infection or disease. When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response. The immune system releases antibodies, which attach to antigens on the pathogens and kill them. Incorporating specific foods into the diet may strengthen a person's immune response. Read on to discover 15 foods that boost the immune system. Turmeric Turmeric is a yellow spice that many people use in cooking. It is also present in some alternative medicines. Consuming turmeric may improve a person's immune response. This is due to the qualities of curcumin, a compound in turmeric. According to a 2017 review, curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.   Read more... [...]
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Nitroglycerin can boost body's natural immune response to cancer
The discovery builds on the Queen's team's 2009 findings related to the role of nitric oxide in suppressing tumour growth in prostate cancer. The researchers conducted the first-ever clinical trial using low doses of nitroglycerin to treat prostate cancer. [...]
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How chemo affects breast cancer survivors' immune systems
'We might need to take into account the future immune health of breast cancer patients when planning treatments, but more research is needed to determine whether this would improve patient outcomes.' The study was published in the journal Breast Cancer ... [...]
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After chemotherapy, immune system recovery may be slower than believed
A small observational study out of the U.K. of breast cancer patients found that certain types of chemotherapy can weaken part of the immune system for up to nine months after treatment. Stock photo by Feature Pics. Most cancer patients know that ... [...]
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'Natural' drug could offer long-lasting arthritis relief by 'rebooting' immune …
A single dose of a new drug could 'reboot' the immune system of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, say researchers. They have developed a protein agent modelled on the body's own natural defences to combat the inflammation that can destroy joints. [...]
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Cancer-induced Weakness in Immune System May Be Key to HER2+ Breast Cancer …
T cells from patients whose breast cancer had recently recurred showed far weaker response to the HER2 receptor protein, compared with T cells from patients whose breast cancer had not recurred over a long period following treatment, according to a ... [...]
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