How long does it take for allergy medicine to work?

Allergy is an inflated response by the immune system. Substances that cause allergies are usually referred to as allergens, and examples of these consist of things like pollens, molds, animal protein, medication, foods and dust mites. The immune system is a complicated system that usually protects the body from foreign aggressors like bacteria and viruses […]

Why the Obsession with Cleanliness Is Harming Our Immune System

Researchers say we live in a society obsessed with cleanliness, and that we associate sterilization with health and bacteria or parasites with disease. To some extent it is logical. The increase in life expectancy, during the 20th century is not due to the fight against cancer or cardiovascular diseases, but to the control of infectious […]