• 5 Surprising Facts About Your Immune System - Just In Time For Flu Season

    20 days ago - By Health & Lifestyle

    As we enter cold and flu season, take comfort in knowing that billions of killer cells are keeping watch over your health. Your immune system is remarkably efficient at protecting you from disease, and in her new book, Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You , Harvard public health researcher Catherine Carver takes a deep dive into how the body detects and fights invaders - from everyday irritations like allergies to the common cold to worldwide influenza pandemics - and flips the script to explain how our own cells can turn on us in the form of autoimmunity. Here are five...
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