Persistent stress alters our genetic immune response Most people would agree that stress raises your risk for illness which is particularly true for severe long-term stresses, such as for example caring for a family member with a chronic medical illness. However, we still have a relatively limited understanding of just how stress contributes to the risk for illness. In the 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry August, researchers shed fresh light using one link between stress and illness by describing a system through which tension alters immune function.7 COSMETIC SURGERY Myths Revealed 7 UNWANTED EFFECTS of Tumor Treatment, and How exactly to Cope with Them The Cleavage Countdown: 8 FACTUAL STATEMENTS ABOUT Breasts Copyright 2013 LiveScience, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Angiotensin II blockade will not seem to provide benefit to kidney transplant recipients A medication that protects the kidneys of patients with chronic kidney disease will not seem to supply the same benefit to kidney transplant recipients, according to a report appearing within an upcoming problem of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . Related StoriesStudy may help scientists to better understand complications due to drug therapy in kidney transplant patientsSleep deprivation can effect result of stem cell transplantation, study findsDonor and patient age more important in determining kidney transplant success Angiotensin II blockade, which in turn causes blood vessels to dilate, can gradual the progression of kidney disease in individuals without kidney transplants.