One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells).
Inner ear infections can cause certain parts of the inner ear to become inflamed. These infections can affect a person’s hearing and balance. They often occur when a person has a cold or the flu or if a middle ear infection spreads into the inner ear. The inner ear is the deepest part of the […]
One COVID Vaccine Held Up Best Over Time, CDC Study Suggests In terms of preventing COVID-related hospitalizations, the two-dose mRNA vaccines from Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna offered the best protection upfront and over time, a case-control analysis involving data from 21 U.S. hospitals showed. […]
Jump to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Crohn’s disease celiac disease chronic liver disease diabetes leaky gut syndrome Cirrhosis of the liver describes a condition where scar tissue gradually replaces healthy liver cells. It is a progressive disease, developing slowly over many years. If it is allowed to continue, the buildup of scar tissue can eventually […]
A preliminary clinical trial shows that stem cell transplantation, along with a tolerable dose of chemotherapy, is safe and more effective at slowing down multiple sclerosis than other existing therapies. Scientists were able to slow down MS progression in a new clinical trial using stem cell transplantation. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative condition […]
The key difference between polycythemia and erythrocytosis is that polycythemia refers to the condition in which both red blood cells and haemoglobin increase above the normal level while erythrocytosis refers to the condition where the red blood cell mass increases beyond the normal level. Polycythemia and Erythrocytosis occur when there are abnormal levels of red […]
A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. A recent clinical trial has confirmed that a new pill can treat hypertension more effectively than traditional therapy. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George […]
People living with HIV may have an increased risk of some types of skin cancer, Danish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The investigators compared the risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma (MM) between HIV-positive people enrolled in the […]