Health

Immune study sheds light on vitamin D effects

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Immunology

Childhood measles linked to increased risk of later lung disease

In a new Respirology study, having measles—a highly contagious respiratory infection—during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast break for antibiotic resistance testing

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia has developed a screening test that quickly confirms antibiotic efficacy. Their method is able to ensure the most effective antibiotics are prescribed sooner.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

People with Parkinson's show altered iron levels in their brains

Iron occurs naturally in the human body. However, in people with Parkinson's disease it distributes in an unusual way over the brain. This is the result of a study by the DZNE that has been published in the journal Brain. ...

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