I had been offered the flu jab before Christmas but turned it down on the principle of what is the immune system if you do not use it. And for this reason, the unfriendly flu bacteria came along and kneecapped me.
With memories of the Olympic summer fading fast, and the spectre of the cold and flu season looming, can anything be done to avoid the long winter months being punctuated by predictably periodic bouts of sneezes, sniffles and days off work cradling a Lemsip? Rather than lurching from one virus to the next, is it possible to bullet-proof your health this winter
Whilst the jury might be out on how effective vitamin D is or isn't when it comes to seasonal colds and flu protection, be under no illusion that limping through winter in a vitamin D deficient state is likely to amplify the risk of a multitude of other serious health problems.
According to the World Health Organisation, more than 55,000 people die a terrible death from rabies every year. 40% of them are children. The suffering endured by people who get rabies is horrible - an awful way to die, and for others to see.
A type of immune system cell plays a key role in the development of type-2 diabetes, research suggests. Neutrophils, which
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has, until recently, not been considered to serve much purpose. But Loyola
The reason why so many women are attracted to 'masculine' men may have less to do with their rugged good looks and more to
The body’s natural ‘circadian’ clock determines whether we fall victim to illness, scientists have found after discovering
It's easy to take your immune system for granted, yet every day billions of cells patrol your body and repel invaders. Just like a large corporation, each member of your internal army has a different role.
Those who meditate regularly have lower stress levels and blood pressure and stronger immune function and brainpower than