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Living and growing: Gratefulness good for your health?

...Science Center reports on research that finds that people who practice gratitude consistently report: "a stronger immune system and lower blood pressure, high levels of positive emotions, more joy, optimism and happiness, acting with more compassion...
On the Trails: The ecology of fear

...the heart rate, the metabolic rate and thus the expenditure of energy. Prolonged fear has negative impacts on the immune system and reproductive physiology. All of these negative effects have consequences not only for individual animals, but...
Juneau flu cases have quadrupled in last week

...of severe flu symptoms, Vermedal said. Children younger than 5 years old, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, respiratory problems or cardiovascular problems and pregnant women are considered the most at risk for complications...
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A king without its crown

...said. "In some cases it causes complete mortality. In other cases (the fry) would have impaired vision, or an immune system that is compromised - all of which would arise from thiamine deficiencies in the eggs."All nutrients for a healthy...
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23-year-old Alaska otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

...otters in the wild. She was able to provide scientists with information about geriatric sea otters, including diet, immune systems and blood test results."She was one of the most vocal animals we ever had," said Jim Robbinett, the aquarium's...
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...recent large study published in Pediatrics concluded that multiple vaccines do not overwhelm or weaken children's immune system. Young infants have an enormous capacity to respond to multiple vaccines, as well as to the many other challenges present...
Kenai man donates stem cells, saves life

...donations, Chris was told that the recipient has all his stem cells removed the week before the donation, leaving his immune system very weak."It's basically a point of no return (for the recipient)," he said, "and the donor, me, still...
3 in a million disease doesn't stop one in a million girl

...small blood vessels, including the arterioles, capillaries and venules. An autoimmune disease, MPA makes Taylee's immune system attacks her blood vessels. Three in a million are diagnosed with MPA, though Taylee said it could be more common...
Alaska aquarium cares for abandoned beluga calf

...his arrival.The biggest worry now is the calf's immune system, which is insufficiently developed because it did not...supplements that will help aid the development of that immune system, but it's a waiting game," Long said.Jones said...
You're not entirely what you think you are!

...involved and if a previous exposure has already alerted the immune system.Surprisingly, viruses may offer a way to treat some...retrovirus inserts itself into the host DNA, the host's immune system may inactivate it or mutations may cripple it. The inserted...


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