Tag Archives: System

You should pick your nose — and eat it, too! And other prescriptions for a better immune system

Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate environment. Should you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes. “I tell… Read More »

Amid Medicare For All Talk, Insurance Industry Poll Says 66% Support 'Existing' System

Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, reacts while speaking during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP A new health insurance industry-backed poll shows two in three Americans “support the existing health care system” over a government-run healthcare… Read More »

Stopping cancer from recruiting immune system double agents

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). A research team co-led by scientists at Rush University Medical Center have discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt… Read More »