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Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

A microscopic view of tissue from a dead patient shows T-cells — the dark bluish dots — from the immune system invading and attacking muscle fibers in the heart.
Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

A microscopic view of tissue from a dead patient shows T-cells — the dark bluish dots — from the immune system invading and attacking muscle fibers in the heart.
Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

Lifesaving Cancer Drugs May in Rare Cases Threaten the Heart

A microscopic view of tissue from a dead patient shows T-cells — the dark bluish dots — from the immune system invading and attacking muscle fibers in the heart.
Trying to Bring Home Hope From Cuba in the Form of a Cancer Vaccine

Trying to Bring Home Hope From Cuba in the Form of a Cancer Vaccine

Zuby Malik, in a family-supplied photograph, in front of La Pradera hospital in Havana. Ms. Malik, 78, has lung cancer.
A Souvenir Smuggled Home From Cuba: A Cancer Vaccine

A Souvenir Smuggled Home From Cuba: A Cancer Vaccine

Zuby Malik, in a family-supplied photograph, in front of La Pradera hospital in Havana. Ms. Malik, 78, has lung cancer.
For Monkeys, Lower Status Affects Immune System

For Monkeys, Lower Status Affects Immune System

Two adult female rhesus macaques. A new study investigated the role of social status on health in the primates.
Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Chuck Peal, 61, at home in Southbury, Conn. He developed acute-onset diabetes, as did other patients who received immunotherapy at Yale.
Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Chuck Peal, 61, at home in Southbury, Conn. He developed acute-onset diabetes, as did other patients who received immunotherapy at Yale.
Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Chuck Peal, 61, at home in Southbury, Conn. He developed acute-onset diabetes, as did other patients who received immunotherapy at Yale.
1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

Celine Ryan at her home in Rochester Hills, Mich., this week. She is now cancer-free after immunotherapy treatment.
1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

Celine Ryan at her home in Rochester Hills, Mich., this week. She is now cancer-free after immunotherapy treatment.
1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

Celine Ryan at her home in Rochester Hills, Mich., this week. She is now cancer-free after immunotherapy treatment.
Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

A worker sprayed chemicals to kill the mosquito that transmits Zika in Bangkok in September, left; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were bred for research at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil, right.
Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

A worker sprayed chemicals to kill the mosquito that transmits Zika in Bangkok in September, left; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were bred for research at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil, right.
Rat Study Suggests Prebiotics May Help Rebound from Stress

Rat Study Suggests Prebiotics May Help Rebound from Stress

According to a new study from the University of Colorado, Boulder, regular intake of prebiotics may help to promote beneficial gut bacteria and recovery of normal sleep patterns after a […]
Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women

Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women

Sex hormones have a big affect on immunity
Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women

Why Men Are Much Worse At Being Sick Than Women

Sex hormones have a big affect on immunity