Immunology

Gut cells sound the alarm when parasites invade

To effectively combat an infection, the body first has to sense it's been invaded, then the affected tissue must send out signals to corral resources to fight the intruder. Knowing more about these early stages of pathogen ...

Health

Medical alarms may be inaudible to hospital staff

Thousands of alarms are generated each day in any given hospital, but there are many reasons why humans may fail to respond to medical alarms, including trouble hearing the alarm.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sick with the flu? Here's why you feel so bad

"You never forget the flu." This is the title of the Victorian health department's current campaign, which highlights people's recollections of having the flu.

Health

Social media gives helping hand to fall-prone elderly

When an elderly person suffers a fall it is in their best interests that help arrives as soon as possible, and for this reason most elderly people wear some form of alarm system that lets them contact emergency services directly ...

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