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How to: boost resistance to tuberculosis

Most kiddies receive the very effective Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against tuberculosis during childhood, but as they grow up, the protection afforded by this vaccine wanes. Since cases of adult TB are on the rise, receiving an immune upgrade would … Continue reading

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Vaccine delivers an immune double whammy to fight tuberculosis

Vaccination is a hugely important public health intervention, perhaps the biggest in the history of mankind. While many childhood diseases are now effectively controlled by immunisation programs (as long as parents vaccinate their kids), there is still no effective vaccine … Continue reading

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Sunlight Boosts Immune Responses

In the Summer months, most people experience a jaunty improvement in their mood and a more positive outlook on life. But are there other less obvious benefits than achieving an even tan and beautiful sun-streaked hair? According to researchers at … Continue reading

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