Immune discovery should help develop improved vaccines for infants and newborns

Scientists have just identified a class of ‘danger signals’ that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in infants and newborns. They believe their discovery may have the potential to reduce both the age of vaccine administration and the need for multiple booster injections in infants and newborns, whose immune systems operate differently to […]

Vitamin D no defense against dementia

New research from South Australian scientists has shown that vitamin D (also commonly known as the sunshine vitamin) is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or other brain-related disorders. The findings, released today in the science journal Nutritional Neuroscience reported that researchers had failed to find solid clinical evidence for […]

Health Highlights: July 10, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Hundreds Sickened After Eating Del Monte Vegetable Trays An outbreak of an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis that’s sickened hundreds of people in four states has been linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays, U.S. health officials say. […]