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Vitamin C

Preventing Common Cold • Clinical studies have revealed that vitamin C supplementation failed to reduce the incidence of colds. • There was no difference in catching a common cold between those who took vitamin C supplementation and those who did not! • On the other hand, Vitamin C can decrease the severity of symptoms and duration of a cold. • Avoiding Contact with sick people, wearing face masks and washing hands frequently will help in avoiding catching the common cold. Benefits of Vitamin C • It acts as an antioxidant and supports the immune system • It helps to form and maintain bones, cartilage, skin, teeth and blood vessels. • It protects our health from cardiovascular problems, cancer and stroke • Promotes wound healing.

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Vaccination

Vaccine hesitancy Vaccinations are unsafe • Vaccination is perceived as being unsafe and unnecessary by a growing number of individuals. Lack of confidence in vaccines is now considered a threat to the success of vaccination programs. Vaccine hesitancy is believed to be responsible for decreasing vaccine coverage and an increasing risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and epidemics. Vaccines cause Autism • Contradictory to popular belief, no study has found any link between vaccines and autism. In a study involving more than 1 million children, there was no link found between the MMR vaccine and autism. Vaccines are unsafe in Pregnancy. • Flu and Tdap vaccines are very safe during pregnancy. Studies show there was no evidence of increased risk of maternal encephalitis/encephalopathy, autism, birth defects, or febrile seizures in infants. Reasons why you should get vaccinated Vaccines save millions of lives. • Before vaccines were discovered, millions of people around the world would die from communicable diseases. For example, before the measles vaccine was founded in 1963, 2.6 million people died from it each year. Now the number is less than 1 % of that figure, all because of vaccination. Serious adverse events are extremely rare • There is no evidence supporting an association between the Vaccines and its alleged events like cognitive delay, type 1 diabetes, asthma, dermatitis/eczema, hay fever, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, gait disturbance, and bacterial or viral infections. Not getting Vaccines puts other people at risk • Refusal of timely vaccination has contributed to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, polio and pertussis.

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Your immune system works by keeping track of all the substances normally found in your body. Any new substance the immune system does not recognise raises an alarm, causing the immune system to attack it. CAR T-cell therapy (Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy) is a way to get immune cells called T cells (a type of white blood cell) to fight cancer by changing them in the lab so they can find and destroy cancer cells. CAR T-cell therapy is also sometimes talked about as a type of cell-based gene therapy because it involves altering the genes inside T cells to help them attack the cancer. T cells are taken from the patient's blood and modified in the lab, by attaching a specific cancer cell antigen to T cells called a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). Large numbers of these CAR T cells are grown in the laboratory and are subsequently injected back into the patient by infusion. This type of treatment can be very helpful in treating some types of cancer, even when other treatments are no longer working. CAR T-cell therapy is used to treat certain blood cancers, and it is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Many CAR T-cell therapies (and similar types of treatment) are now being studied in clinical trials, in the hope of treating many types of cancer.

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Your immune system works by keeping track of all the substances normally found in your body. Any new substance the immune system does not recognise raises an alarm, causing the immune system to attack it. CAR T-cell therapy (Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy) is a way to get immune cells called T cells (a type of white blood cell) to fight cancer by changing them in the lab so they can find and destroy cancer cells. CAR T-cell therapy is also sometimes talked about as a type of cell-based gene therapy because it involves altering the genes inside T cells to help them attack the cancer. T cells are taken from the patient's blood and modified in the lab, by attaching a specific cancer cell antigen to T cells called a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). Large numbers of these CAR T cells are grown in the laboratory and are subsequently injected back into the patient by infusion. This type of treatment can be very helpful in treating some types of cancer, even when other treatments are no longer working. CAR T-cell therapy is used to treat certain blood cancers, and it is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Many CAR T-cell therapies (and similar types of treatment) are now being studied in clinical trials, in the hope of treating many types of cancer.

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