Immunity, Cold & Flu

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Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to Aggressive Melanoma
Sleep is key to immune function and health, and a new study finds that may be especially true for patients battling melanoma.
Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick
Ever noticed that when you try to "do it all," the one thing you can count on is getting sick? Now, a new study suggests why: if you don't get enough sleep, your immune system seems to suffer.
Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study
The list of health risks linked to smoking continues to grow.
After a Spouse's Death, Sleep Woes Up Health Risks
The death of a spouse can understandably bring sleepless nights. Now, research suggests those sleep troubles raise the odds of immune system dysfunction -- which in turn can trigger chronic inflammation.
Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness
Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it's chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren't always the answer.
Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye
Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears. As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says.
The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
The body's immune system is designed to fight off threats, like infection-causing germs, through a process called inflammation. But a steady state of inflammation can lead to everything from diabetes to autoimmune diseases to heart disease to cancer.