Our skin makes vitamin D when its exposed to sun, and research shows this "sunshine vitamin" boosts the immune system. Here are some tips for getting enough vitamin D year-round.
When it comes down to it, it's your immune system versus the world. From "innate" immunity — which protects your body against basic threats — to "adaptive" immunity, which homes in on specific targets, your immune system has you covered. Sometimes, however, your immune system can turn against you, leading to autoimmune diseases. To keep up with all things immune, check here for the latest news.
The Nobel Prize committee is not changing its decision to award the 2011 prize in medicine to a recipient that died days before the announcement.
Missing a night's sleep produces the same response from the immune system as does experiencing physical stress.
The finding that older people can develop gluten digestion problems means environmental factors are at play.
A long journey in space may actually compromise the immune system and make astronauts more susceptible disease.
This amphibian ability to regrow lost limbs could increase understanding of wound healing in humans.
The body's immune response after a blow to the head may play a role in the development of later brain disease.
Perfumes with chemicals that mimic a person's unique immune fingerprint could be used to lure the most evolutionarily compatible mates