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Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates
Researchers have unearthed new information that may explain why the flu can increase the risk of relapse for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu
Mouse study reveals how gut microbes fight influenza.Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system.

Too much manganese may lead to fatal heart infection
New research finds that excessive intake of manganese, an essential nutrient in leafy vegetables, may lead to a Staphylococcus aureus heart infection.

Are e-cigarettes bad for the heart? Study sheds light
New research shows that when non-smokers use nicotine-based e-cigarettes for the first time, there are measurable, negative changes in cardiac activity.

Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third
New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death.

Could 'love handles' be eliminated with a skin patch?
Researchers reveal how a drug-loaded skin patch reduced 'love handles' and fasting blood glucose levels in obese mice by increasing fat browning.