Prescribing holidays 'could help fight infections'

Prescribing holidays 'could help fight infections'
 

Scientists are investigating whether prescribing holidays, music or a change of scene might boost our immune system and help us to fight off disease.
In tests on mice, they discovered that sprucing up their living space, with a running wheel, toys and a colourful box, did wonders for their T cells.
These cells are essential for immunity and help to protect against disease.
The Queen Mary University of London researchers said the same approach should be tested on humans.
In their study, the mice living in the enriched surroundings of a larger cage with lots of stimulation - as opposed to a... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Health, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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