The parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects hosts, causes cysts in the brain and changes the behavior of the host. But is the microbe changing the hosts behavior or is the immune system to blame?
Just the act of eating each meal places a large degree of physiological stress on the immune system.
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
The risk of heart attack and stroke is increased for women with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, and for men with psoriasis.
There's some logic in eating and avoiding certain foods if you have endometriosis. And there are some studies that confirm this logic, but then others seem to refute it. And everyone is unique too.
Nearly 50% of cross-country skiers suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
Anyone who's had the flu can attest that it makes them feel horrible. But why? What is going on inside the body that brings such pain and malaise? An immunologist explains.
Inflammation is a sign your immune system is doing its job.
Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.
Enzyme supplementation won't cure those with coeliac disease, but it could make life much easier for many sufferers.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
Research provides hope for new anti-obesity drugs.
A new evolutionary perspective on what's been a medical paradox: Why does the body use inflammation to regulate aspects of pregnancy when inflammation is also a big threat to pregnancy?
A study in mice shows that transplantation of healthy stem cells into the brain's hypothalamus can boost lifespan considerably.
Many people die of heart disease who don't fit into the traditional risk factors. We're learning the immune system can be to blame.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
There is converging evidence from both human population and animal studies that curcumin may help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
And the good news is that the treatments may already exist.
Study investigates whether a decrease in serious childhood disease could be extending human lifespan.