The immune system

All about your immune system

Your line of defence against invading micro-organisms – that’s what your immune system is. Find our here how it works, what could go wrong and what you can do to give it a boost.

Drug-resistant bacteria cause stubborn infections

The more bacteria are exposed to antibiotics, the higher the chance they will develop resistance to the drugs. Unnecessary exposure can happen in humans who take antibiotic drugs they don't need.

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Deep vein thrombosis can happen to anyone

Blood clots can be deadly when they form inside arteries, especially the deep veins of the legs. Dr Ismail Shaik shares his experience.

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