What is inflammation and how does it cause disease?

By Jennifer Stow
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:20pm, first published December 5 2017 - 12:00am
Why do cuts, bites and injuries become swollen and red?
Why do cuts, bites and injuries become swollen and red?

INFLAMMATION has a major impact on our health and quality of life. It’s the trigger behind many chronic diseases and a growing burden affecting health care across the globe. But what is inflammation? And what causes it?

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