Mother shed her skin "like a snake" after taking drugs to treat rare condition

Mother shed her skin 'like a snake' after taking drugs to treat rare condition Mary suffers from lupus caused by problems with the body's immune systemShe was given the drug Quinoric to treat the condition but developed an agonising skin reaction | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 27 August 2012 A mother who was prescribed drugs to combat a rare autoimmune condition made her shed her whole skin – like a human snake.

MS hope: Alzheimer"s disease molecule can actually REVERSE multiple sclerosis, say scientists after shock discovery

Alzheimer's disease molecule can actually REVERSE multiple sclerosis, say scientists after shock discovery Maligned molecule found to have beneficial anti-inflammatory effect | UPDATED: 10:43 GMT, 3 August 2012 A molecule that causes Alzheimer’s disease could reverse paralysis caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), a study has found.

Arthritis breakthrough "could stop crippling condition before it starts"

Arthritis breakthrough 'could stop crippling condition before it starts' First study to prove gut flora plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 13 June 2012 A breakthrough in our understanding of how rheumatoid arthritis develops could help scientists spot those at risk and even stop the condition before it starts.

Excess levels of Vitamin D linked with higher death rates

Excess levels of Vitamin D linked to higher death rates Too much of the sunshine vitamin may cause almost as much harm as too little | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 May 2012 Excess levels of vitamin D in the blood are linked with higher death rates, warn researchers.

Jab that ends the agony of childhood arthritis: New NHS treatment brings relief to nine in ten young patients

Jab that ends the agony of childhood arthritis: New NHS treatment brings relief to nine in ten young patients Tiffany Robertson says she can do everything, including morris dancing Children suffering the agony of juvenile arthritis – which can leave many wheelchair-bound and result in permanent deformity – have been offered hope from a new drug therapy.