Battle fatigue can drive T cells to exhaustion: Cancer and viruses are tough to fight

Just as it is for marathoners who’ve completed a 26-mile run, or shrubs that have gone without water in a heatwave—exhaustion is an unavoidable fact of life. Dogs get exhausted after herding sheep; birds turn in for the night after an exhausting day of flying and singing. The same is true for T cells, the workhorses of the immune system—they […]

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EU and AstraZeneca battle in court over vaccine delays

The European Commission will confront drugs giant AstraZeneca in a Belgian court on Wednesday over coronavirus vaccine delivery shortfalls that hampered efforts to kickstart inoculations across the bloc. Lawyers for both sides are due to appear before a judge in the French-speaking court in Brussels from 09:00 am (0700 GMT). Another hearing is scheduled for Friday, the court said. The […]

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‘I’ve aged 30 years’: long COVID patients battle acute symptoms

Difficulty breathing, concentrating and even walking: five months after being diagnosed with COVID-19, Violaine Cousineau continues to suffer severe symptoms that prevent her from resuming normal life. “I feel like I’ve aged 30 years in a few months,” the 47-year-old Canadian tells AFP. Sitting in her kitchen and wearing a mask, Cousineau gestures with her hands as she speaks, as […]

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Patrick Quinn, Co-Founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies at 37 after 7-Year Battle With the Disease

Unless you spent the entire summer of 2014 offline, you'll remember the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. Everybody from Oprah Winfrey to Miley Cyrus took the challenge, which involved taking videos of themselves dumping buckets of ice water on their heads, sharing the footage online, and nominating others to do the same. But the most important step was donating to ALS […]

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The Challenge’s Ashley Cain Gives Update on Newborn Daughter’s Leukemia Battle

The Challenge’s Ashley Cain gave fans an update on his newborn daughter’s battle with leukemia after revealing earlier this month that she had a rare and aggressive form of the cancer. “YOU MAKE ME RICH IN WAYS I COULD NEVER IMAGINE ❤️💰,” he captioned a video of his 2-month-old daughter, Azaylia, on Wednesday, October 21. Celebrity Health Scares The former […]

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Jeff Lewis, Gage Edward Hired Lawyers in 'Really Ugly' Custody Battle

Next steps. Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward have hired lawyers to discuss custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Monroe. The Flipping Out star, 49, and his ex-boyfriend talked for three hours with their attorneys about a single week of visitation, Lewis admitted on the Tuesday, June 18, episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Jeff Lewis Live. “It was never resolved,” he said. “Am I going […]

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A new battle: Veterans more likely to have heart disease

After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new health crisis on the horizon. These results are published in a new University of Central Florida study appearing in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “I think […]

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