Meningitis

Students - Protect Yourselves Against Meningitis

Chris Head | Posted 11.07.2014 | 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...

Families To Sue Law Firm In MMR Vaccine Case

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Three families who claim their children suffered injury from the mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccine are suing a law firm they say grouped them w...