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After petting and feeding a stray cat while on vacation, UK-based Gemma Birch began feeling faint, vomiting, and experiencing an extremely swollen stomach.

A woman developed an uncommon disease after petting a stray cat, and her body basically attacked itself

After petting and caring for a stray cat while on vacation, Gemma Birch developed a rare autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

People with autoimmune diseases may be more likely to develop psychosis, according to new research

New research has found a link between autoimmune disorders and developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. However, certain types of arthritis, which are also autoimmune, may be protective against it.

A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain — and everyone thought it was in her mind

There’s lot we still don’t know about autoimmune encephalitis, but experts believe it’s part of a larger class of diseases in which the body turns on itself.

Teach your body to fight off disease

The human body has to re-learn how to stay healthy

One of the world’s blockbuster drugs might not exist if its research hadn’t flopped in a major way

The scientist who discovered Remicade recounts how it went from experiment to blockbuster.