Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered that neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, play a critical role in eradicating solid tumors. This finding is surprising because neutrophils are part of the innate immune system and are not known for targeting specific antigens like T cells.
Health is a unity and harmony within the mind, body and spirit which is unique to each person, and is as defined by that person. The level of wellness or health is, in part, determined by the ability to deal with and defend against stress. Health is determined by physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, spiritual, and developmental stage variables.
Discovering the Immune Cells in Human Blood that Regulate Blood Flow and Inflammation: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammatory Disorders
Acetylcholine has long been known to regulate blood flow, but the source of this chemical in human blood has remained a mystery. However, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has discovered that certain T cells in human blood can produce acetylcholine, which helps regulate blood pressure and inflammation.
Antibiotic Alchemy: Transforming Prescribing Practices to Protect Patients and Combat Resistance
In a busy medical setting such as an urgent care or emergency department, physicians may be tempted to prescribe antibiotics to patients who request them, even if they are unlikely to be helpful. However, a major study by researchers at Intermountain Health and Stanford University found that overprescribing and inappropriately prescribing antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance and significant patient harm.
Nudging Towards Healthier Choices: The Impact of Expanding Non-Alcoholic Drink Options in Online Supermarkets
A study led by the University of Cambridge suggests that increasing the proportion of non-alcoholic drinks in online supermarkets could reduce alcohol purchases. Excessive alcohol consumption contributes to various diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Changing people’s behavior can therefore provide significant health benefits.
Unlocking Viral Immunity: A Novel Approach to Combat Aging Cells and Promote Healthier Skin
Over the years, senescent cells, which are aging cells that stop dividing but don’t die, can accumulate in the body. These cells can cause chronic inflammation, contributing to conditions like cancer and degenerative disorders. In mice, removing senescent cells from aging tissues has been shown to restore tissue balance and increase healthy lifespan.
Pope’s Path to Recovery: Triumph over Viral Bronchitis and Heartwarming Moments in Hospital
Pope Francis is scheduled to be released from Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Saturday, following successful treatment for viral bronchitis. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, announced that the Pope is expected to attend the Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square.
Unraveling the Hepatitis Mystery: Common Viruses and Post-Lockdown Vulnerability in Children
Last year, health experts worldwide were puzzled by reports of severe, unexplained hepatitis in previously healthy children. A recent study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shed light on this mysterious outbreak of acute severe hepatitis that affected children in the United States and 34 other countries in spring 2022.
Affordable Healthcare for All: Health Minister’s Mission in Uttarakhand, India
During a two-day visit to Uttarakhand, Indian Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya emphasized the government’s priority to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to all citizens. He mentioned that this is the reason behind the establishment of Jan Aushadhi Kendras throughout the country.
Embracing Wellness on Ram Navami: A Healthier You for a Brighter Tomorrow
A very happy Ram Navami to all our readers! As we come together to celebrate this auspicious occasion, let’s take a moment to reflect on our health and well-being. This comprehensive health guide will provide you with valuable insights and actionable tips to embrace wellness on Ram Navami and work towards a healthier, more fulfilling future.
Trust in Science During COVID-19: Increased Overall but More Polarized, with Trust Key to Vaccine Acceptance
A study by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, along with colleagues at Universities of Oxford and Aberdeen, found that trust in scientists has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic. However, attitudes have become more polarized, meaning people either trust or do not trust scientists.