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Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Health
Measles has a devastating impact on the body's immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause "immune amnesia" - meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to beat. Measles also resets the immune system to a "baby-like" state, compromising its ability to devise ways of tackling new infections.Experts said the findings showed the importance of vaccination. Remind me, what is measles?Measles is a virus that initially causes a runny nose, sneezing and fever.A few days later it leads to a blotchy rash that starts off on the face and spreads across the body. Most people will recover, but measles can cause life-long disability. It can be deadly, especially if it causes pneumoni...
Simon Pegg: My ‘skin and bone’ body made my wife cry

Simon Pegg: My ‘skin and bone’ body made my wife cry

Entertainment
Simon Pegg has admitted the six pack and skinny physique he achieved for his latest film made his wife cry.The 49-year old transformed his body for thriller Inheritance, losing a stone and a half and reducing his body fat to just 8%. Image: The Sean Of The Dead star says he'll always be known for that role Speaking at Comic Con London, Pegg told MailOnline: "My wife was in tears about that, because I kind of got down to just skin and bone, so she wasn't happy about that."The Star Trek actor also explained that his wife of 15 years - Maureen McCann - is the person in his life who keeps him grounded.Proving he hasn't got too big for his boots following his Hollywood fame, he went on to describe returning home from film shoots and havin...
Boxing news: Anthony Joshua finally explains dramatic ‘trimmed down’ body transformation ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua finally explains dramatic ‘trimmed down’ body transformation ahead of Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

Sports
Anthony Joshua has addressed his eye-catching body transformation following the defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. In the aftermath of his first loss, many fans have compared images of the former world champion to those of him during the contest. Much has been made of Joshua’s physique over the years Now three months on, AJ has explained this after being told by a journalist: “You look slimmer.” Joshua replied: “More boxing focussed. More boxing focussed, muscle memory and stuff like that… “Even though it’s a short amount of time, that’s why you’ve said I’ve trimmed down. “Nothing else was more important to me in these three months than sharpening the tools that I left out of the box. “Rather than just coming in strong and fit. AFP or licensors