MenB Vaccine Could Prevent Up to 4,000 Cases of Meningococcal Disease

Chris Head | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Head

Staff and members from Meningitis Research Foundation welcome the rollout from 1 September of the world's first comprehensive vaccination programme for babies against meningococcal B (MenB) meningitis and septicaemia through the UK's immunisation programme.

The Meningitis

Miss Behave | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miss Behave

In the long run meningitis and what I thought were my dreams disappearing was exactly what needed to happen for me to find out what I wanted to do. I'm not saying I'd recommend a debilitating virus and bad health...but it worked for me.

Heartbreaking Photo Shows Woman Clutching Her 'Soul Mate' As He Dies After Meningitis Misdiagnosis

SWNS | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has released a heartbreaking photo showing her clutching the man she loved, just hours before he passed away. Mthuthuzeli Mpongwana, 38, wa...

#StoptheSpread Against a Deadly New Strain of Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents
Chris Head

We have launched #StoptheSpread to encourage all students starting university in September and young people at secondary school to make sure they are protected against this deadly strain of meningitis and septicaemia.

Mother Raises Awareness Of Meningitis Symptoms After Son Died Suddenly

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mother wants to make sure parents are armed with information about meningitis, after her four-year-old son was misdiagnosed and died from a rare str...

Charity Celebrates Long Awaited News of Introduction of MenB Vaccine

Chris Head | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) supporters across the UK are celebrating the news that a long awaited and hard campaigned for vaccine against the most feared and deadly disease will be offered to babies for free under the NHS.

Time Is Running Out for a Decision on Life-saving Vaccine

Luciana Berger | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

As this zombie parliament staggers towards the exit, we must ask why ministers have failed to introduce the vaccine that we know could eradicate Meningitis B. Negotiations over the price that ministers are prepared to pay for this life saving vaccine have been underway since last summer, after the vaccine was approved, yet they still have not reached an agreement.

Doctors' Anger As Price War Over Meningitis Vaccine Rages

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK

A meningitis vaccine that is currently the subject of price negotiations should be introduced as soon as possible "to save lives", a charity has warne...

Meningitis Research Foundation Welcomes Protection Against Rising MenW Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

While the rise was initially seen in adults, it has now extended to all age groups and, for the first time in a decade, young children have died as a result of MenW. A rise in cases in students has also been observed.

Jeremy Hunt - #WheresOurVaccine?

Chris Head | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningococcal B infection has for decades been the single largest cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK, and a leading cause of death and disability in young children. It is feared by parents and health professionals alike because it is difficult to diagnose, strikes without warning and can kill a healthy child within hours. Prevention is key

Fighting Meningitis Globally

Chris Head | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis is poorly understood in Malawi - many people seek the wrong sort of treatment or seek it too late, and there can often be delays reaching appropriate healthcare.

Know the Symptoms This Winter as Meningitis Is Still Here and Cases Are on the Rise

Chris Head | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Chris Head

Meningitis Research Foundation is concerned that more than 20 university students have had meningitis in England alone since term began this September, and tragically, some have died. We are also supporting a number of parents whose younger children have died or been disabled by this disease.

Quadruple Amputee On The Run After His Parents Were Murdered 'Is Armed & Dangerous'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

A 30-year-old man who lost both his hands and feet to meningitis as a teenager is being sought by police. Sean Petrozzino has been named as a “p...

Student Killed By Meningitis After Moving To The UK Just A Few Weeks Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student has died from meningitis after only arriving in the UK a few weeks ago after moving to the country to study law at Northumbria University. ...

Northumbria University Student Dies Of Suspected Meningitis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Northumbria University has died of suspected meningococcal meningitis, and now others have been warned to be aware of the symptoms. ...

Meningitis Hasn't Gone Away - It's Still a Threat So Help Save Lives This Winter

Chris Head | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Head

Meningitis has been in the news in the UK throughout 2014 but it's no time to be complacent about the symptoms; this deadly disease hasn't gone away and winter is the deadliest time as the number of cases always climbs.

What Are The Symptoms Of Meningitis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meningitis is an illness we usually associate with children - this makes sense as it is most common in those under the age of five. But that doesn'...

Students - Protect Yourselves Against Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Head

It is vital that UK students are aware that there is a new freely available Meningitis C booster, which they need before they head off to university... New students are at increased risk of encountering the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease because they are often living in busy halls of residence and in close contact with other new students during fresher's week.

Focus on Meningitis - A New Online Exhibition Illustrates Inspirational Survivors of Meningitis

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Lindlar

Moving photographs of meningitis survivors getting on with their lives were launched yesterday in a new online exhibition called Focus on Meningitis. The exhibition, created by the international charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is a mixture of professional and amateur photographs and marks the charity's 25th anniversary this month.

Can We Eradicate Meningitis?

Dr Carol Cooper | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Carol Cooper

Ask parents which infectious disease they'd most like to see eradicated and the answer's meningitis. This deadly condition strikes without warning and its early symptoms can mimic minor illnesses like a cold. Yet within hours a lively infant can become as limp as a rag.

Modern Parenting: Further Risks Highlighted By Smoking During Pregnancy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking when pregnant can triple the risk of a child succumbing to a major cause of meningitis, research has shown. Inhaling tobacco smoke in the h...

Should Smoking In Your Own Car Be Banned?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have backed a proposal to ban smoking in private cars after they found that the habit produces pollutants which could be harmful to passen...

Pictures: Ava, Two, Walks Again Thanks To 'Magic' Slippers

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Two-year-old Ava Bainbridge had barely learned how to take her first steps before she was struck down by meningitis, which cost her her toes and part ...

Could Flossing Your Teeth Save Your Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have discovered a mouth bacterium that could be deadly if it enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums. Scientists from the Univers...

Students Warned Of Possible Meningitis Outbreak

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Students returning to university have been warned of the risk of meningitis and measles after a rise in cases in recent year. The Health Protectio...