Have you ever wondered why your immune system doesn't fight certain diseases, like cancers, the same way it fights colds or infections?
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Today's Moment of Science is about Crohn's disease, its symptoms, cause, and treatment.
We all know we need iron to live. How else would our blood carry oxygen to our lungs? And cells need iron in order to multiply. The problem is that our cells aren’t the only ones who need iron in order to thrive. Cancer cells and microorganisms like E. Coli and staph need iron too.
When immune cells detect an infectious organism, they produce fever-making chemicals. These chemicals prompt the body to produce prostaglandins, which turn up the thermostat in the brain.