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Study Links Eating Disorders to Childhood Infections

New data from a Mass General researcher highlights a link between the immune system and the onset of eating disorders.

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How Mothers Help Build the Immune Systems of their Children During Pregnancy

To understand more about infant immunity and how to enhance it, a research team at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard led by Galit Alter, PhD decided to investigate how certain antibodies are transferred from mother to child during pregnancy.

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Ensuring Adequate Measles Protection is Key to Stopping Outbreaks in United States

The measles outbreaks in the states of Washington and New York have generated a lot of headlines in recent weeks, but the good news is that measles remains relatively rare in the United States – and that is because most people have been vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, says Emily Hyle, MD, MSc.

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