Questions tagged [immune-system]

A system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.

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Does raising your body's temperature help cure flu?

I was discussing with a team mate on how to cure the (common) flu virus. We had a disagreement about the body temperature effect. Con: Some argued that it's better to lower temperature, as it is a ...
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Does fasting improve your immune system when you already have an infection or a disease?

Ayurveda is a recognized medical practice in India. Many Ayurvedic practitioners claim that fasting is a remedy for infections. Some make vague reference to research on autophagy. Here are some ...
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Can mental state affect allergies?

I have heard see this sketchy reference that people with Multiple Personality Disorder, or other mental disorders, have different physical features when having different personalities. For example, ...
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Does sugar deplete enzymes, allowing partially digested protein into the blood, and triggering an immune response?

I've seen this identical statement quoted in several non-technical publications, without any citation other than the author. For instance: “Processed sugar is a major source of inflammation in the ...
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Does oral polio vaccine provide lifelong immunity?

From the Wikipedia page for poliomyelitis eradication: A study carried out in an isolated Eskimo village showed that antibodies produced from subclinical wild virus infection persisted for at least ...