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Active Bacterial Cultures May Help Combat Bowel Disease

The live bacterial cultures in your yogurt could combat inflammatory bowel disease, a new animal study suggests. Full story

Scientists find inflammation immune cell switch

Scientists have found a protein that acts as a "master switch" to determine whether certain white blood cells will boost or dampen inflammation, a finding that may help the search for new drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Full story

Cure for HIV claimed, but not yet proven

A man with HIV living in Germany may have been cured of his infection by a bone marrow transplant, researchers claim. Full story

Regular workouts ward off the common cold

Working out regularly doesn't only help tone your body and build muscle — it could also help you avoid catching the common cold, a new study suggests. Full story

Asthma breakthrough may replace inhalers

   Researchers say an immune system protein called interferonblocks certain immune cells that cause asthma. KXAS-TV's Meredith Land reports.

Easing bone marrow transplants to widen their use

Bone marrow transplants are undergoing a quiet revolution: No longer just for cancer, research is under way to ease the risks so they can target more people with diseases from sickle cell to deadly metabolic disorders. Full story

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  Study: parents’ saliva stimulates baby’s immune system

A Swedish study published in the journal Pediatrics found children exposed to their parents’ saliva were less likely to develop allergies than those who weren’t. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  New rules for testing for food allergies in kids

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology recently released specific guidelines for parents regarding how and when to introduce new foods to safely test their babies for allergies. Pediatrician Alanna Levine discusses the new rules.