Immune system

This week, a Pomeranian hit the headlines after becoming the first dog to test positively for the COVID-19 coronavirus . This is the first case of human-to-animal transmission, according to the Hong...

Eating garlic could be key to boosting gut health and living a long life, research suggests. The ingredient popular in bread, curries and soups contains high amounts of natural fibres that boost our...

A team of Canadian scientists is exploring whether human poo transplants can be used to treat one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. Traditionally, melanoma is treated with immunotherapy drugs, which...

Astronauts are at serious risk of getting herpes , a new study by NASA has revealed. The study found that herpes viruses ‘reactivate’ in more than half of the astronauts aboard Space Shuttle and...

A man claims he developed a severe skin disorder after he was prescribed steroid creams to treat his acne. Matt Hess, 27, from Surrey, started taking the steroids at 21-years-old, around eight years after...

A mum-of-two chose to amputate her leg at the age of 11 because it was her only chance of survival. Entrepreneur Tessa Snyder, 29 and from Philadelphia, US, described how she is now "thankful"...

A mum’s six children are trying to raise £90,000 to pay for treatment in Germany they hope will save her from a brain tumour. UK medics say nothing more can be done to stop the aggressive cancer...

A mum has described her shock after discovering an ‘exotic Black Widow-like’ spider in the home she shares with her toddler. Willow, 26, was stunned to come across the eight-legged creature...

A terminal cancer patient given months to live after seven types of chemotherapy failed has been ‘cured’ by a ‘miracle’ injection. Judy Perkins is the first woman in the world...

Meet the amazing septuplets born NINE YEARS apart after their parents won the chance to have a family in a raffle. This mighty brood – “unique” according to a fertility expert – left Julie and...

Just two weeks before her wedding a bride-to-be was diagnosed with a rare condition which could kill her if she catches a simple cold. And now Hannah Evans is trying to raise money for treatment abroad...