Archive for May 12th, 2008

Antidepressants May Help Body Fight HIV and Cancer

New research published in Biological Psychiatry shows that antidepressant drugs may help the immune system fight serious illness, including HIV and even cancer. The study suggests that antidepressants enhance the activity of our body white blood cells, which are key elements of the immune system.White blood cells (WBC) is also considered as natural killer (NK) cells. WBC can attack infected or cancerous cells, releasing agents that induce apoptosis or “cell suicide.” These natural killer cells a…