Are Children Born by C-Section More Likely to Have Allergies?

More than 1,293,000 children were born by cesarean section in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means nearly one-third of all babies are born by C-section. ... read more »

Spending Time with Mother Nature Strengthens Immune System

Spending time in nature strengthens the immune system, according to Ming Kuo. ... read more »

The One Pet You Should Get Rid of When Baby Arrives

Especially around a baby, animals can provide an unnecessary source of danger because an infant’s immune system can’t fight back against these foreign viruses. One pet, in particular, is extremely dangerous around babies. If you have a reptile, you should not let your baby near it. ... read more »

Tips for Healthy Immune System During Pregnancy

A mother's immune system is suppressed to protect the growing babyduring pregnancy- the absence of this process would trigger the body toidentify the growing baby as an intruder and defend itself. ... read more »

Autism Linked to Mom's Immune System

The medical community has long held the belief that there's a link between a mother's immune system and the likelihood her child will develop autism but the exact mechanism that triggers the disorder has been elusive. ... read more »

Malaria Tricks Female Immune System to Attack Fetus

Malaria hides in the female body, almost camouflaged, and waits to attack the placenta without alarming the female immune system. ... read more »

Basophil Count (Whole Blood) During Pregnancy

Basophils are part of the body's immune system ' specifically white blood cells. During an inflammatory reaction, particularly a reaction caused by an allergen, basophils rush to the site and release heparin. ... read more »

Eosinophil Count (Whole Blood) During Pregnancy

Eosinophils are white blood cells that are activated to fight off infections and some allergic diseases. The eosinophil count on a blood test is indicative of current immune system activity. ... read more »

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) (Serum) During Pregnancy

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is part of the immune system response found in blood. If an infection, toxin or foreign body of any kind is detected in the blood stream, the body reacts by pushing IgM (Immunoglobulin M) to the area affected. ... read more »

Immune System Function Affected by Birth Date

Researchers from the University of Oxford, Queen Mary and the University of London have concluded the month of birth plays an important role in function of the immune system, particularly as it relates to the development of multiple sclerosis (MS). ... read more »

TLR8 Agonist as a Newborn Vaccine Adjuvant

Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard MedicalSchool recently published a study showing positive adjuvant response innewborns treated with a TLR8 agonist. The study was published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Chicken Pox Exposure and Pregnancy

I had chicken pox, and now I am pregnant ... read more »

Preeclampsia: A Battle Not a Condition

Researchers and doctors are constantly on the lookout for a definitive cause of preeclampsia. The condition is life-threatening and the only known cure is childbirth. ... read more »

DES Still Impacting Women of the World

DES or diethylstilbestrol was given to women for more than three decades. The synthetic estrogen was prescribed to pregnant women as a means of preventing miscarriage, but the drug caused vaginal tumors, so the Food and Drug Administration pulled it from the market in 1971. ... read more »

White Blood Cell Count In Pregnancy

White blood cell counts are a good indicator of how well your immune system is functioning. ... read more »

MAR Test

This condition is also known as 'sperm allergy.' The immune system of some men and women see sperm as a foreign invader, like a germ, and their bodies make antibodies to attack and destroy the sperm. ... read more »

Placenta Testing Reveals Possible Preeclampsia Marker

Researchers testing placentas after infant births may have found a gene marker. The gene is associated with the immune system and may be the cause of some cases of preeclampsia. ... read more »

A Doctor's Prescription: Health Benefits of Sex

Sex has many health benefits. It's fun to have sex, but did you know that it also offers many health benefits? Sex does a body good in a number of ways, and the health benefits aren't just anecdotal or hearsay -- each of these 10 health benefits of sex is backed by scientific scrutiny. ... read more »

Immune System Encourages Pregnancy When Sex Life is Lively

Fertility is highest at in the days leading up to ovulation so intercourse is encouraged then, but new research indicates intercourse throughout the menstrual cycle promotes conception, too. ... read more »

Stabilize Your Immune System before Attempting Pregnancy

Proper nutrition and pregnancy go hand in hand. This has been known for thousands of years and it’s still true today. Your body isn’t just a vessel for your baby for nine months. It also feeds your baby and protects it. ... read more »

Preparing for Pregnancy

To create the optimum environment for pregnancy, you have to be pretty healthy. That’s not to say I’m unhealthy, but when I do have children, I want them to be the healthiest possible.  ... read more »

Strep Throat

Strep throat is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Small white patches appear on one or both sides of the throat and a fever abruptly starts. ... read more »

Obese Dads Pass Poor Immunity to Children

Duke University is behind a new study published in the BMC Medicine journal. According to the study, paternal obesity may increase the risk of disease, including cancer, to offspring. ... read more »

Antisperm Antibodies

What are antisperm antibodies and what do they do? ... read more »

Recurrent Miscarriage

Immunologic causes and tests for reccurent miscarriage. ... read more »

Immune System Boost May Prevent HIV Infection in Infants

According to reports out of the Oregon Health and Science University, training the immune system to fend off HIV during the first hours after birth ... read more »

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

What are possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss? ... read more »