Australia seems to be focusing on boosters for people aged 75 and over, with its latest recommendations. But that may change.
A quick energy source or a temporary relief from discomfort? Here’s what drives our food preferences when we’re sick.
Women are more likely to develop chronic diseases driven by the immune system.
Summer travel may partly be spurring the spike.
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The current increase in infections is not any surprise to disease scientists – nor is it anything to be too concerned about.
Named after Greek and Roman mythical creatures, the lymph that flows around the body helps it fight off infection and maintain a fine balance of fluids.
A protester walks past the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. District Court House in Washington, on August 1, 2023.
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Immunity deals may play a key role in the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
COVID, the flu and RSV spread from person to person through respiratory droplets when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. Here’s how our body fights them off.
Firstly, there is no such thing as ‘too much’ immunity. Beyond the regular side-effects of a vaccine, there are no known additional risks to being re-vaccinated soon after an infection.
We found the protection offered by COVID vaccines wanes more quickly in people with severe obesity compared to those of normal weight.
Our genetics, immune systems and conditions in the environment around us can all play a role in susceptibility to hay fever.
Certain immune cells acquired from a coronavirus that causes the common cold appear to react to COVID – but more so in children that adults.
There have been substantial improvements in some areas of TB therapeutics.
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Less than half of the children aged 0-14 who have TB are diagnosed – so they never even start treatment.
Previous infection was highly protective against reinfection with alpha, beta and delta variants, but less so against omicron BA.1.
Scientists are trying to find out whether there’s a genetic reason certain people have managed to avoid COVID for three years.
The northern hemisphere has seen a surge in winter viruses.
A couple of theories are popular for explaining why we’re currently seeing very high levels of respiratory viruses, but they’re not based in science.
California red-legged frogs are threatened with extinction.
Amphibians have been devastated by a chytrid fungus pandemic. Researchers immunized California red-legged frogs in Yosemite to give them a fighting chance at survival, with surprising results.
In this November 1918 photo, a nurse tends to a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Md.
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During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chinese government has loosened restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Strict lockdowns, quarantines and testing have prevented many people in China from catching COVID-19. With concerns over Chinese vaccine efficacy and uptake, China may be facing a looming COVID-19 surge.
You might not know you’ve had it. Or perhaps your immune system or genes have given you a boost. Or maybe you’re just lucky.
There are a variety of reasons why some people may have not come forward for their booster vaccines.
Lagging booster vaccine uptake in England means millions of people may not be optimally protected ahead of winter.