Overactive immune system ‘may trigger ME-like symptoms’

Image copyright dragana991 Image caption Researchers linked an overactive immune system with ME-like symptoms An overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King’s College London have suggested. Many sufferers of CFS, or ME, say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The […]

Court rules Obamacare is unconstitutional

Image copyright Getty Images A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. A coalition of 20 states argued the entire law had been invalidated by a change in tax rules last year which eliminated a penalty […]

Do autistic people ‘get’ jokes?

Originally dubbed “little professors” by Viennese paediatrician Hans Asperger, autistic people have often been thought to be a rather serious bunch. So do autistic people even have a sense of humour? A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions – with razor-sharp wit running through it. […]