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Results tagged “immune function” from Natural Health News

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Japanese Superfood Prevents Flu Infection



Nov. 6, 2013 -- Scientists have discovered that bacteria found in a traditional Japanese pickle can prevent flu. Could this be the next superfood? The research, which assesses the immune-boosting powers of Lactobacillus brevis from Suguki -- a pickled...

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New Explanation for Infection Susceptibility in Newborns



It Is All About Helping Beneficial Bacteria Colonize the Gut Nov. 6, 2013 -- Cells that allow helpful bacteria to safely colonize the intestines of newborn infants also suppress their immune systems to make them more vulnerable to infections, according...

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Immune Support with Astragalus Root



Astragalus Root-  by Dr. Michael Kane   One of my favorite immune support botanicals is Astragalus Root.     This root has a number of properties that make it a good choice for an immune tonic.  It has a good overall safety...

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Gut Microbes Closely Linked to Proper Immune Function



Other Health IssuesSep. 16, 2013 -- A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon...

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Red Grapes, Blueberries May Enhance Immune Function



Sep. 17, 2013 -- In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered just two that stood out from the crowd...

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Nothing Fishy About It: Fish Oil Can Boost the Immune System



  Apr. 1, 2013 -- Fish oil rich in DHA and EPA is widely believed to help prevent disease by reducing inflammation, but until now, scientists were not entirely sure about its immune enhancing effects. A new report appearing in...

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Like Curry? New Biological Role Identified for Compound Used in Ancient Medicine



ScienceDaily (May 25, 2012) -- Oregon State University scientists just identified a new reason why some curry dishes, made with spices humans have used for thousands of years, might be good for you. New research has discovered that curcumin,...

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New Infant Formula Ingredients Boost Babies' Immunity by Feeding Their Gut Bacteria



ScienceDaily (Feb. 29, 2012) -- Adding prebiotic ingredients to infant formula helps colonize the newborn's gut with a stable population of beneficial bacteria, and probiotics enhance immunity in formula-fed infants, two University of Illinois studies report. "The beneficial bacteria...

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Elevated Body Temperature Helps Certain Types of Immune Cells to Work Better



  ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2011) -- With cold and flu season almost here, the next time you're sick, you may want to thank your fever for helping fight off infection. That's because scientists have found more evidence that elevated...

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Alcohol Impairs the Body's Ability to Fight Off Viral Infection



  ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2011) -- Alcohol can worsen the effects of disease, resulting in longer recovery period after trauma, injury or burns. It is also known to impair the anti-viral immune response, especially in the liver, including response...

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Mold Exposure During Infancy Increases Asthma Risk, Study Finds



ScienceDaily (Aug. 4, 2011) -- Infants who live in "moldy" homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7 -- an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition.Study results are published in the August...

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Antibacterial Soaps: Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick,



Antibacterial Soaps: Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2010) -- Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults...

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Steroids to Treat Asthma: How Safe Are They?



Steroids to Treat Asthma: How Safe Are They? ScienceDaily (Feb. 24, 2011) -- Children experiencing an asthma attack who are treated with a short burst of oral steroids may have a brief and transient depression of immune response, according to...

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Where MRSA Colonizes on the Human Body



Where MRSA Colonizes on the Human Body: Study Identifies Quantity and Locations of MRSA ColonizationScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2011) -- When methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is carried in the nose (nares), it is a risk factor for an invasive infection, including...

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How Cannabis Suppresses Immune Functions



How Cannabis Suppresses Immune Functions: Cannabis Compounds Found to Trigger Unique Immune Cells Which Promote Cancer Growth ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2010) -- An international team of immunologists studying the effects of cannabis have discovered how smoking marijuana can trigger a...

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