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Platelets kill parasites in humans.

Parasitic infection can be terrifying; the thought of another organism eating you from within conjures the chest-busting scenes from the Alien series. Most malaria deaths, an estimated 655,000 annually, result from the parasite Plasmodium falciparumi,...

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Say Hello to the Immune-Boosting Diet

Intense exercise can be suppress the immune system and leave athletes especially vulnerable to infection for a 3-12 hour window. Recent research suggests that diet can counteract some of those effects. Inadequate macro-nutrient intake can be...