Vaccination

Scientists Have Taught A Plant How To Be A Polio Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

Household plants could hold the answer to eradicating a disease that has been paralysing people worldwide since the 1800’s. Scientists in Norfolk h...

Take The Right Steps To Help Protect Yourself Against Biting Bugs This Summer

Angela Chalmers | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

When speaking to customers in-store about their travel plans, I'm noticing that more people are willing to travel further to find the perfect holiday (1). Research shows that 74% of travellers head to tropical destinations without seeking health advice, and of those surveyed 60% said they don't use insect repellent when travelling (2).

Common Cold Could Become A Thing Of The Past, As Scientists Move Closer To Beating It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Tech

The annual tradition of contracting seasonal sniffles and spending a week annoying all your colleagues with constant nose-blowing could be a thing of ...

Babies To Be Offered New 'Six In One' Jab

PA for HuffPost UK | By Ella Pickover, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Parents

The “five in one” vaccine offered to babies is to be replaced with a “six in one” immunisation for babies born from today. Babies were prev...

A Cow's 'Mind Blowing' Ability To Fight HIV Could Lead To A Human Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Tech

Cows could be the answer to finally helping scientists develop an AIDS vaccine after a “surprising set of results” in studying cattle antibodies. ...

A Scientist Has Discovered How Easy It Is To Bring An Extinct Deadly Virus Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

A scientist has shown that with around $100,00, a semi-professional level of biology and some mail order DNA a team could potentially bring back one o...

Thousands Of Teenage Boys At Risk From Cancer Virus, Teachers Claim

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenage boys are at risk of developing cancer because they are not taught how to protect themselves from the human papilloma virus, teach...

Scientists Claim To Have Created A 'Vaccine' Against Fake News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

If there’s one topic that has dominated 2016, it’s fake news. Whether it’s the ocean of fake news stories that appeared during the US election o...

RVHD2: The UK's Newest Fatal Rabbit Disease

Jo Hinde | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Jo Hinde

This article aims to give a general overview of the current RVHD2 situation in the UK including information for veterinary professionals and owners re...

Why Childhood Vaccinations Should Not Be a Choice

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

No, participation in mass immunisation programmes should not be your individual choice. It is not about you. It should be civic duty, like numerous other regulations you are required to comply with. Your 'freedom' to make this decision is not relevant.

The Realities of Not Vaccinating

Sarah Mehta | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

In our individualist culture, it's tempting to think that the vaccination is an individual choice. But diseases like measles remind us that no person (or family) is an island, and vaccinations are an essential responsibility towards our community as well as ourselves.

Focusing on Hard-to-Reach Children for Polio Vaccination Campaign in Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

More than six months after confirmation of the first polio case in Syria, Unicef continues to support efforts to tackle the outbreak in all parts of the country. The April nationwide polio round which started this week aims to reach 2.8million children across Syria with a special focus on hard-to-reach children in conflict zones and besieged areas...

Court Decision to Force MMR Wasn't in Child's Best Interest

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

The decision is controversial, not just because both children were considered together despite their different ages, but because the 15-year-old had already received the initial MMR vaccine and the next vaccination would be a booster shot.

Polio: We've Started, So We'll Finish

Gareth Williams | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Gareth Williams

We are within spitting distance of wiping polio off the face of the planet for all time. This is the last stage of one of the grand medical crusades of the 20th Century, which in 1988 was given focus, credibility and an apparently workable schedule by the World Health Organisation and its partners.

How Vaccination Can Stop 1.7million Children Dying This Year

Andrew Mitchell | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK
Andrew Mitchell

Vaccines are also highly cost-effective compared to the cost of medical treatment and the loss of potential and productivity through death and ill-health. For scarcely more than the price of a large cup of coffee, for example, a child can be vaccinated against five major childhood killers including diphtheria and tetanus.

One Year On: Delivering on the Promises of Vaccines for All

Alex Kent | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Alex Kent

Two days of incubation in a child's body is enough for the virus to do its work. If they are unable to fight it they will end up so severely dehydrated they will have to go to hospital, they could end up on a drip, of several weeks, at which point the child's brain and development will have been so severely affected, and in some cases unfortunate enough to lose their life.

Measles Is Back

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A measles outbreak has been declared after six people required hospital treatment. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said there were 13 confirmed ...

Schoolgirl Plunged Into 'Waking Coma' After Cervical Cancer Jab

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

The parents of a schoolgirl claim their daughter has been left in a "waking coma" after suffering suspected side effects from a cervical cancer jab. ...