immune system

A measles outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere: immunisation rates need to improve

Last year, for the first time ever, the number of people who died from measles globally fell below 100,000. Until…

depression

Depression, a disease of the mind? Actually our immune system could be the culprit

When the journalist Bryony Gordon wrote about her struggle with depression she was taken aback by her readers’ reaction. In…

Questions remain for breakthrough drug that can clear severe eczema

A drug can clear severe eczema in four out of 10 patients, according to a report in the New England…

Immunotherapy: your guide to the new powerful weapon against cancer

Immunotherapy has been heralded as a lasting cure for cancer. What exactly is it — and does it really have…