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The immune system is essential for protecting us from pathogens like bacteria and viruses. However, there are cases in which it may do more harm than good. Allergies, for example, occur when the immune system reacts adversely to something that we wouldn’t normally consider a threat. In more severe cases, the immune system reacts to the body itself, … Read More

Every day, your body fights off infections and diseases tirelessly. Incorporating antioxidants into our diets can support our body’s protective defenses. Antioxidants are substances that can prevent specific types of cell damage. In particular, they provide protection against damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals encompass a class of molecules that are considered harmful to the body … Read More

Someone is diagnosed with blood cancer about every three minutes in the United States. Blood cancers refer to cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. Well-known blood cancers include leukemia, which affects the white blood cells, and lymphoma, which affects the lymphatic system. Common treatments for blood cancers include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and, occasionally, … Read More

Swelling red bumps, a difficulty in breathing, nausea, and sometimes even unconsciousness are some of the common symptoms of a bee sting. We often tend to avoid bee hives or even single bees out of the fear of being stung and injected with bee venom thanks to complications such as anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. However, there has been a … Read More

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