HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.

immune system

This might not be what you want to hear, but try to sleep more and stress less.
Experts explain what could be causing that reoccurring cold.
Finding a way to re-purpose it to help a completely different population may be an excellent way to improve our global health.
A new study suggests a possible solution to the diarrhea and stomach infections that can accompany a regimen of antibiotics.
The results of a new study reveal the fascinating way your body deals with an infection and prepares itself for any future attacks.
Our noses pick up on an odour and our brains instruct us to react accordingly. Another recently identified type of smell occurs in the lungs.
Canadians are busier than ever before, but with extracurriculars and busy work lives, we're seeing increased levels of stress. In fact, experts now believe that some diseases are up to 90 per cent stress-related. One example I see all-too-often is shingles, which takes advantage of the weakened immune system to activate in the body.
2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last few weeks, researchers have discovered a natural yet nasty phenomenon leading to troubles in the elderly. The reports focus on two very different parts of our bodies, the immune system and the microbial population in our guts. Though both studies were conducted in mice, the results unveil an inconvenient reality we may all face as we get older.
We are facing an antibiotic resistance crisis. Almost every health authority has sounded the alarm and the most recognized authority, the World Health Organization, is doing all it can to slow the arrival of the post-antibiotic era. Yet, even as these calls are made, the use of these drugs continues to be unacceptably high.