Vaccinations

600 University Students At Risk Of HIV And Hepatitis After NHS Blunder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than 600 students are facing an agonising wait to find out if they have been infected with HIV, hepatitis C or hepatitis B after a healthcare wor...

Developing A New Vaccine Could Prevent 200,000 New Cancer Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent up to 200,000 new cancers worldwide each y...

EU Pet Passport Is Not an Open Door to Rabies

Deborah Briggs | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Deborah Briggs

There is a coloured etching currently in the collection of the British Museum by the artist Thomas Lord Busby, depicting a dog stalking the streets of...

HPV Vaccinations Should Be For Men Too

Jack Fletcher | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

All that has been mentioned so far is the risk to women alone. A virus is not gender specific in seeking out a host and men are prone to infection too. While men manage to dodge the cervical cancer scares, there are many other cancers linked to HPV that will leave many wincing and holding their sacred genitalia in fear.

The Hidden Cost of the Silent Killer

Deborah Briggs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Deborah Briggs

In many ways, rabies takes advantage of the special relationship between man and dog. The two species have lived in close quarters and relied on each other for protection, food and companionship for thousands of years. Preserving this cherished bond and delivering populations - urban and rural - from untold suffering and financial cost, must be a priority for governments wherever rabies holds sway.

Girls Must Receive MMR Vaccination Against Their Wishes, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Two girls must be given the MMR jab, against their own wishes and the wishes of their mother, a High Court judge has ruled in a landmark verdict. A...

Look After Your Health When Travelling Abroad

Dr Tom Brett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tom Brett

If you are travelling abroad, a little of bit of extra planning is essential. Ensuring that you have the appropriate vaccinations, packing your holiday first aid kit and checking that your travel insurance covers any existing health conditions will help you to have a healthy holiday.

Why Vaccinating Badgers Is a Viable Alternative to the Cull (Despite What Defra Says)

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

The only scientists who are pro-cull are those on the payroll of government or the farming industry. Even the BVA's own vets openly attacked their organisation in the Independent last week, accusing them of bringing their profession into disrepute by the BVA's pro-cull stance.

Why Animal Welfare Could be the Key to Wiping Out the World's Deadliest Disease

Mike Baker | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK
Mike Baker

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 55,000 people die a terrible death from rabies every year. 40% of them are children. The suffering endured by people who get rabies is horrible - an awful way to die, and for others to see.

Free Flu Vaccines For Kids To Be Rolled Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

All children aged between two and 17 are to be given the flu vaccination after experts said it could save up to 2,000 lives a year. The scheme, whi...

Rise In Whooping Cough Cases Sparks Warnings

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A rise in whooping cough cases has prompted a warning to parents to make sure their children's vaccinations are up to date. The Health Protection A...

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 ...

Doctor's Notes: Holiday Basics

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

Going on holiday is the highlight of the year for most, but unfortunately the build up and preparation for departure can be a stressful time!