Key parts of the immune system can remember the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, for at least eight or nine months, possibly for years.
We’re outnumbered by bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that can make us ill. And the only thing standing between them and devastation is our immune system.
The way we train our immune systems now to respond to SARS-CoV-2 could impact how well our bodies can respond to future coronaviruses.
Our bodies appear to mount a vigorous immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but that response is weaker in men and people over 60;
Carrying one gene with the mutation might have helped protect against the plague, while carrying two leads the development of familial Mediterranean fever.
Although the syndrome is rare, parents should call their care providers if their children develop new or unusual symptoms, such as a persistent fever, headache, abdominal pain and respiratory symptoms.
By shuffling DNA in and out of one gene, syphilis stays a step ahead of the immune system to resist eradication.
Antibody-rich plasma from patients who have recovered from the infection may be effective treatment for those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19
Prevention is better than cure.
Alcohol ramps up the effects of drugs that act on the brain and nervous system, and vice versa, which increases the risk of overdose.
Reported violent crime fell 4% on high-pollen days, about the level of crime reduction that would come with a 10% increase in the size of a city’s police force.
The dates that were traditionally considered the start and end of pollen seasons have become obsolete: seasons are generally starting earlier and ending later.
Let your kids play outside, get dirty, try new foods and be exposed to a variety of things. Have them go outside recess time in school as much as possible.
But you can make things better with these tips from an allergist
When I see a report touting peanut allergy treatments, I devour it, an occupational hazard for a journalist whose reporting and medical history intertwine.