immune system

Idon Zablocki

11-Month-Old UWS Boy Needs Risky Bone Marrow Transplant To Stay Alive

An Upper West Side family has been left with a tough decision, as their 11-month-old son needs a risky bone marrow transplant as the only possible cure for a rare genetic condition they only recently discovered.


Whooping Cough Vaccination (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Adults At Greater Risk For Whooping Cough With 30,000 New Cases Reported Each Year

You probably think of Whooping Cough as a kid’s sickness that was eliminated decades ago by a childhood vaccine.


Ayelet Galena - Photo: Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Ayelet Galena, Baby With Rare Bone Marrow Syndrome, Needs Transplant

When Ayelet Galena was born 15 months ago, she weighed 2 pounds 9 ounces. She has a compromised immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant to stay alive.


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Researchers Optimistic Over Experimental Lung Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center have discovered a breakthrough experimental treatment for lung cancer.


James Shaljian with his family (credit: Mona Rivera)

Home, Fundraiser In The Works For L.I. Cancer Survivor

Builders and volunteers announced in August that they would build a new home for the family, after the Shaljians were not chosen for ABC’s Extreme Makeover show.


Painkiller Pills (credit: AP)

Study: Painkiller May Be Linked To Asthma, Eczema

There’s more evidence Friday that a common over-the-counter medication may be linked to both asthma and eczema in children.