Tag: immune system

Stress ages the immune system faster

June 15, 2022

Immune aging increases a person’s risk of developing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as increased susceptibility to infection. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have showed that stress plays a crucial part in aging of the immune system in same-age adults, and propose a little-known therapeutic intervention. With aging […]

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Antibiotics use increases susceptibility to fungal infections

May 19, 2022

A new study from the University of Birmingham has uncovered how patients on heavy antibiotics use are at risk of fungal infection because of disruptions to their immune system. The study involved patients at a UK hospital – patients treated with antibiotics to prevent bacterial infections and sepsis instead developed fungal infections particularly caused by […]

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Common food preservative may hamper immune system activity

March 31, 2021

New research that examined data from ToxCast, the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxicity screening database, is raising questions over the safety of a commonly used food preservative known as tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) or E319. The compound is suspected to disrupt immune functions, although both the United States and European health authorities deem the additive safe in low […]

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