Home Videos Photos

All tag results for immune system

NCIS’ Mark Harmon In Cancer PSA! Doing MAJOR Good!

Filed under: HealthCancer

mark harmon ncis cancer psa immunology immune system

PSA's are a dime a dozen, but we wish there were even MORE!

If you watch TV, you probably watch NCIS. If you watch NCIS, then you know exactly who Mark Harmon is!

Instead of taking down the usual kind of bad guy, he's in a new public service announcement aimed at increasing awareness about cancer immunotherapy! In other words, the use of one's own immune system to fight cancer!

Stand Up 2 Cancer and the Cancer Research Institute are behind it, and have just debuted the PSA. Here's what Mark said:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Flu Outbreak KILLS Children!! CDC Declares An Epidemic!!

Filed under: Sad SadHealthSickScary!

The CDC has said that this year's flu epidemic may have reached it's peak.

But that doesn't mean it's still not SUPER deadly!

Those most at risk are young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Sadly, children have been hit really hard. There have been 20 deaths of people under 18 since the outbreak.

Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch of CDC's Influenza Division said:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Knockin' Boots Fights Illness!

Filed under: HealthScience!Sex

sex-illness-fight-immunity-thrusting

That's right, science! Keep giving us reasons to do the nasty!

LOLz!

It's true. According to researchers, people who have sex once or twice a week have stronger immune systems than those who have sex less than once a week. This is why nerds are sick all the time. Ha!

They figured this out by taking

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Depression: A Stress Allergy?

Filed under: HealthMental HealthScience!

Cancer Stress Depression Death

Now this is a new way of thinking about depression: could some forms be an allergy to stress?

A new study seems to think so, by finding that an over-responsive immune system could be to blame for why some people are susceptible to depression.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »

Robin Roberts Had Her Bone Marrow Transplant!

Filed under: HealthCancerSurgery

robin-roberts-blog-health-update__opt1.jpg

Robin Roberts had her bone marrow transplant yesterday!

The procedure only took five minutes!

Her sister's donor cells were injected into her and now they just have to wait.

During this time, she's very vulnerable because they basically just hit the reset button on her immune system.

The doctor who is treating Robin said the following about it:

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »