Life and Style Was the testosterone filled James Bond susceptible to bouts of man flu?

Men with high levels of testosterone have a secret flaw - less effective immune systems, researchers have discovered

A cuddle at last for boy who lived in a bubble

A three-year-old boy who was forced to live in a sterile bubble because of a rare illness has been cured by doctors in a revolutionary bone marrow transplant operation.

SCIENCE: HOW TO LIVE LONGER

Forget melatonin and royal jelly. Gene therapy is leading the way to the fountain of youth, says Michael Hanlon

Nasal spray may help MS sufferers

A new therapy for multiple sclerosis that would be sniffed rather than swallowed has shown promising results in laboratory tests. Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor, assesses hopes for a treatment that could be as simple to use as an asthma inhaler.

Crime: Immunity promised to witnesses in Lawrence case

A long-awaited public inquiry into the race killing of black student Stephen Lawrence held its first sitting yesterday. Jason Bennetto, Crime Correspondent, was there to hear the terms of reference.

Why self-pity is bad for your health

`Feeling like a failure may speed up hardening of the arteries'

HIV test clue to Gulf veterans' illness

Sick Gulf veterans are increasingly concerned that the cause of their illness may be related to a substance used in experimental inoculations designed to give protection against HIV.

Women sue over breast implants

The jury in the first class-action lawsuit over breast implants in the United States decided yesterday that the Dow Chemical company had failed to properly test silicone for use in the human body and concealed the dangers from women and their doctors.

Science: A drug for every bug

That getting sick in the short term may help your health in the long run is well established. From that theory comes a vaccine which may act against all stimuli of asthma. By David Spark

Woman's bone marrow may not help dying sister

A woman who overcame her fear of hospitals to help save her dying sister has been told their bone marrow does not match.

SmithKline halts trials in arthritis drug setback

SmithKline Beecham said yesterday that late-stage trials of a significant new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis had to be stopped because of a potentially dangerous effect on the immune system of patients.

Weekends can harm your health

Long, lazy Saturday lunches and Sunday lie-ins may be a thing of the past for many people, according to Professor Cary Cooper of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a leading authority on stress. "Disposable free time is increasingly hard to come by. Not only does the week's stress often have a `rollover' effect, but there are more demands made on you at the weekend. The pressure of organising dinner parties, cultural activities, housework and gardening all take their toll, so by the end of the 48 hours you're often left feeling more exhausted than after two days at work," he says in an article in the June issue of She magazine.

Clever bunny

Guys, if you really want to pick up that cocktail waitress, try science chat. Girls, if you want to be big in science, go into cocktails. Dr Polly Matzinger did.

Breakthrough in cancer treatment

An important hurdle has been crossed by scientists attempting to develop the world's first cancer vaccine, it was announced yesterday. Researchers in the US reported the first hard evidence that a vaccine works in patients and has practical potential.

THE NEW BODY OF EVIDENCE

Scientist Polly Matzinger has developed an astonishing but simple new theory about the immune system which could explain, and help treat, a range of human diseases. The only problem is, it's almost impossible to prove wrong

don't make a rash judgement; finger on the pulse

What comes first, chicken pox or shingles? It's something I am often asked. And why does the baby of the family always come out in an ominous rash just before a christening or a silver wedding anniversary, when grannies and aunties are just about to descend. What is it? Is it contagious? Will Auntie Mabel get it? Should she stay away? And, most important of all, should they cancel the whole proceedings?
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