Is there a bug going around? (3)

Science News (November 1996) reports that cold viruses respond to a chemical released by cancer cells within the human body attacking the cancer cells, and ingesting them.  This basically means that to have a “cold” is good to fight cancer within human being.  Studies done in the Ukraine reveal that people having 3 to 4 “colds” per year have lesser chances of developing cancer.

When cold viruses penetrate the mucus blanket, their reproduction kills cancer cells.  As these cells die, they release several substances, on of which is called histamine.  Histamines cause the tiny blood vessels, or capillaries, in the infected area to expand.  Capillary expansion stimulates increased blood flow into the area.  This increased blood volume carries with it white blood cells and antibodies that attack the virus.

Amazing isn’t it?

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