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Research Has Found Excessive Salt Is Harmful to the Immune System

Research has found that besides being bad for blood pressure, a high salt diet is also bad for the immune system. Mice suffered from more bacterial infections of greater severity after being given a high-salt diet. Human volunteers consuming an extra 6 grams of salt a day experienced pronounced immune deficiencies. This amount is equivalent… Read More »

HIV status does not affect immune responses to Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, two studies show

Two studies of immune responses to the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine show that the vaccine produced similar immune responses in people with or without HIV. People with HIV did not experience more side effects from the vaccine. The findings have been made available as pre-prints, which means that they have not been peer-reviewed yet. There is… Read More »

Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases vs those with severe COVID-19

The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more serious reaction to the virus. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University, University College London, University of Cambridge, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their… Read More »

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response

An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy adults, according to interim results published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The ongoing Phase 1 trial is supported by the National Institute of… Read More »