Children exposed to pets, viruses and dust (Clin Exp Allergy, 1999; 29: 611-7; BMJ, 2001; 322: 390-5; Lancet, 2000; 35: 1680-3) at an early age have less asthma as they get older.
Sitting at home by the fire in the dead of winter is a comfortable pastime, but it may also be one reason why we get sicker at this time of year.
For a properly functioning immune system, consider the following nutrients:
Studies have revealed that three different species of animals developed cancer (including skin cancer and lymphomas) after topical applications of Elidel (pimecrolimus) and Protopic (tacrolimus) eczema creams. The effects of Elidel and Protopic on...
* Fever is a complex physiological reaction to disease involving a cytokine (proteins that either stimulate or inhibit immune-system function) that triggers a rise in core body temperature along with activation of various metabolic, endocrine and...
Q I’m a 30-year-old woman and, since December 2003, I have suffered from hair-follicle abscesses at the back of my head (folliculitis) and ringworm on my forehead. Recently, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Getting children to eat dirt or move to an animal farm is the 'theoretical recommendation' of a Swiss study examining the causes of allergies and asthma.
It’s assumed that we’re either the result of nature or nurture. But with the advent of an increasingly toxic environment, there is now a third element - noxious agents.
PREVENTATIVE MEASURES Pneumonia is rarely a problem in individuals with healthy immune systems - in these cases, the body’s normal defence mechanisms can either shrug it off or weaken its impact. So healthy eating - perhaps boosted by multivitamin/...
Many of the diseases we associate with ageing - such as heart disease, cancer, dementia and stroke - may be the result of lifelong, poorly managed stress.