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Tips and precautions on combating a typical summer hazard: ticks

...Mountain spotted fever ? a flu-like illness that can cause complications for young children and those with suppressed immune systems.Fortunately, most tick bites don't result in illness. The diseases most often associated with ticks are often...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-07-09/tips-keeping-ticks-b
Blue Bell tracks down some of the origins of listeria contamination in its ice cream

...retailers should not serve or sell them.Listeria illness generally affects only the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, pregnant women and newborns. The three people who died in Kansas were already hospitalized for other illnesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-10/blue-bell-finds-listerias-
FDA investigations show listeria found in Blue Bell ice cream plants as far back as 2013

...and building design as part of its cleaning.Listeria generally only affects the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborn infants. It can cause fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-07/fda-investigations-show-li
Some stem cells heal differently, researchers said

...could aid the healing process, Caplan said.The cells stop the ongoing damage of the injury and "they stop the immune system from overreacting, doing other damage," he said. "They get the stem cells that are in the heart to actually...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-25/some-stem-cells-heal-differe
Jeni's recalls ice cream after listeria found

...products bearing the brand name "Jeni's."Listeria generally only affects the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, pregnant women and their newborn infants. It can cause fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms.The bacteria...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-23/jenis-recalls-ice-cream-af
Immunotherapy hot topic for cancer

Excitement about using the immune system to battle difficult cancers seemed...evade and thwart attacks from the immune system ? from a series of "checkpoints...the killer T cells in the host immune system, Drs. Padmanee Sharma and James...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-04/immunotherapy-hot-topic-canc
Early research aimed at breeding gluten-free wheat variety funded by Kansas farmers

...from seeds of varieties of wheat. A later step will be combining the proteins with antibodies produced by the human immune system to test for reactions.Miller also plans to examine the wild relatives of wheat as well as modern varieties, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-23/early-research-aimed-breed
Please vaccinate

...their own kids at risk, they are putting everyone else in the community at risk, including children with compromised immune systems, adults with cancer, the elderly and infants younger than age 1, who can't be vaccinated.Measles was declared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-04/please-vaccinate
Blue Bell seeks listeria link as it recalls items

...them out to retailers.Listeria primarily affects pregnant women and their newborns, older adults and people with immune systems weakened by cancer, cancer treatments or other serious conditions. Two more illnesses have now been confirmed in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-21/blue-bell-seeks-listeria-l
Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease

...aches and other flu-like symptoms after a tick bite behind his taxidermy shop in Cherokee County, Ga. Today, his immune system remains weakened and he suffers recurring symptoms that include blurred vision, slurred speech, extreme dizziness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-04-17/study-asserts-georgia-do