Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicImmune system

Topic: immune system

What is alopecia, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s condition that Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder which causes the body’s immune system to attack hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.

What you need to know about your booster shot, and how long can it protect you

With senior citizens and frontline workers getting the third dose of vaccines, ThePrint explains when they are needed, and what booster shots do to bolster the immune system.

Ditch western food for Mediterranean to keep your gut happy. It’s a hub for your immunity

Keeping your tummy happy is extremely important for a well-functioning immune system. A diverse range of natural diets can help with that.

3rd Covid wave fears should make Indians cut down on sugar, salt and alcohol

A single food or supplement won't boost your immunity overnight. A whole foods-based nutritious diet is crucial to maintaining optimal function of immune system.

It’s not Ivermectin but the human immune system that can fight Covid better

Most people who get better attribute their recovery to a drug, but what actually save them is their immune system which will work even better with more widespread vaccination.

Immunity lasts at least 1 year for recovered Covid patients, study of bone marrow shows

A US study looked at bone marrow of recovered Covid patients and found plasma cells that can specifically recognise the spike protein of the coronavirus, upto 11 months after infection.

California woman could be first to recover from HIV without drugs or surgery, study says

Loreen Willenberg, 66, is only the third patient ever to recover from HIV, but the first without drugs or surgery. Researchers say her body 'locked away' the virus in her genome.

Can you catch Covid from a recovered male sexual partner? And other such questions

The mounting evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 can infect immune-privileged sites, and linger on for a while.

T cells, B cells and the range of the human body’s immune response — A simple decoder

The human immunity system is a complex network of responses that rely on the interplay of blood cells, including T and B cells, to defeat pathogens such as the coronavirus.

Immunity boosters are a myth — why you shouldn’t believe claims that promise to fight Covid

There is no scientific evidence to support claims of companies selling 'immunity boosting' foods which supposedly enhance immunity. The body's natural process is already working.

On Camera

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Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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