Health Protection Agency

Swine Flu Jab Given To Children 'May Cause Narcolepsy'

PA | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

A swine flu jab which was given to hundreds of thousands of children carried an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder narcolepsy, research s...

Third Person Contracts 'Sars-Like' Illness

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

A second relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus has become infected with the disease, taking the total t...

'Sars-Like' Virus Infects Second Patient

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

The relative of a UK patient who recently contracted a Sars-like virus has also become infected with the potentially fatal disease. On Monday, the...

Vomiting Bug Norovirus Could Hit 750,000

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

More than 750,000 people could be affected by an outbreak of norovirus in the UK, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has claimed. Among those affec...

Biggest Whooping Cough Outbreak For 20 Years

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Three babies died of whooping cough in October amid the biggest outbreak in 20 years, health officials said today. The total number of babies under...

Drug User Dies In Blackpool With Anthrax Infection

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, health experts said. The Health Protection Agency said that a person who injected drugs die...

Caesareans Infection Risk Revealed

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 10 women who give birth via caesarean section suffer an infection, statistics show. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) found that of ...

Grandmother Catches Rabies From Dog

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

A grandmother diagnosed with rabies is being held in an isolation room in a London hospital, in the first case of the disease England has seen for nea...

‘Powder Puff’ Vaccine For Norovirus – Coming Soon?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine that provides immunity for the ‘winter vomiting bug' norovirus could be available within five years, claim American scientists. A group...

Health Protection Agency Warns Over Toxic Fumes Risk From Heaters And Boilers

PA | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK

Health experts are calling on people to have their boilers, heaters and cookers checked in the hope of avoiding 50 deaths a year from carbon monoxide ...

GPs Prescribing Too Many Antibiotics

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

GPs prescribe antibiotics to 97% of patients on request - despite increasing resistance to the drugs, new research suggests. According to the study...

Manchester Airport Ignores Radiation Warnings Over 'Naked Body Scanners'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Despite radiation concerns raised over ‘naked’ airport body scanners that screened millions of passengers at Heathrow, Manchester airport have con...

Botulism Victims Who Ate Loyd Grossman Sauce 'Improving'

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Two people from Scotland suffering from botulism poisoning are improving in hospital, health chiefs have said. They were admitted to hospital on...

Loyd Grossman Korma Sauce In Botulism Warning

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

The Food Standards Agency has advised the public not to consume jars of a Loyd Grossman sauce which may pose a risk of botulism poisoning. The agen...

Is This Really Dangerous?

PA | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

People with weak immune systems or underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of infection from controversial fish pedicures, experts have wa...

Legionnaires' Disease Linked To Corfu

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has launched an investigation into a cluster of cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who have been to Corfu. ...