The Government Must Do More To Protect Young Lives From Meningitis

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

Meningitis Now are just one charity who do amazing work in raising awareness and campaigning for policy changes around the disease. I will be meeting with them and Izzy's father this week to film a video which is intended to increase awareness of meningitis among parents and young people ahead of Meningitis Student Awareness Week (22 -29 October).

Chickenpox Jab Now Available On The High Street, But Should Parents Get It For Their Kids?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Parents

Superdrug has become the first retailer on the British high street to offer a chickenpox vaccination. Currently the jab is not part of the NHS routine...

Parents Who Lost Teens To Meningitis Urge Others To Ensure Their Children Are Vaccinated

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

A group of four parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis have issued a hard-hitting warning to other mums and dads about the importance of ensur...

Autism Charity 'Deeply Concerned' That Link Between Vaccines And Autism Has Resurfaced

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Parents

The National Autistic Society has said it is “deeply concerning” that discredited claims about a link between vaccination and autism have resurfac...

How To Make Injections Less Traumatic For Your Child (And You)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents

No one loves having an injection, but vaccinations are a crucially important part of maintaining your child’s health. If you are anxious about takin...

Parents Urged To Vaccinate Kids Against Flu This Winter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter in the “largest ever” flu vaccine drive. Public Health England (PHE) ...

Universal Flu Vaccine Could See The End Of Annual Flu Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

Winter flu season could be a thing of the past, as scientists have developed a new universal flu vaccine. The groundbreaking new vaccine could give pr...

Child Vaccination Decline Is 'Extremely Worrying'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

The number of children getting vaccinated decreased last year by the largest margin in a decade, the NHS has revealed. Kids aged one who had complete...

Mum Shares 'Distressing' Video To Educate Parents About Whooping Cough Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some may find the above video distressing to watch. A mum has shared a heartbreaking video of her five-week-old daughter struggling to brea...

Mum Shares Devastating Consequences Of Not Vaccinating Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother is urging other parents to vaccinate their children against whooping cough to protect other kids, like her 10-week-old daughter. Annie Mae Br...

First Zika Vaccine Approved For Human Trials In America

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

The first Zika virus vaccine has been approved for human clinical trials in the United States. The vaccine, which is being produced by South Korean ph...

14 Questions New Parents Ask About Vaccination

Dr Mary Ramsay | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Mary Ramsay

From the moment your child is born, he/she is naturally being exposed to a huge number of bacteria and viruses every day. Your baby's immune system is able to cope with this and as a result becomes stronger. Compared with exposure to germs in the natural environment, responding to vaccines use only a tiny proportion of the infant's immune system...

Parents Urged To Vaccinate Against This 'Highly Infectious Illness'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) as it has been revealed approximately 24,000 kids miss ou...

Matt Dawson Reveals Son's Near Fatal Battle With Meningitis

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some people may find the below images graphic. Matt Dawson has spoken about the "two weeks of hell" his family endured because of his todd...

Zuckerberg Vaccination Post Draws Ire Of Conspiracy Theorists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

Mark Zuckerberg drew the ire of conspiracy theorists on Saturday after the Facebook chief posted a picture of his daughter, Max, noting: “Doctor's v...

Mum Shares Video Of Baby's Coughing Fit To Warn Of Whooping Cough Danger

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a video of her baby suffering a coughing fit, to warn parents of the importance of whooping cough vaccinations. Rebecca Harreman, ...

And The Award For Most 'Reckless' Advert In The World Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An anti-vaccination group has come under fire after a photograph was posted on its Facebook page which compared rape to being vaccinated. The "reck...

Vaccination Comments In England Ignite Firestorm Across The Atlantic

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Comments made during a tour of a flu vaccine factory in Cambridge, England, have reignited one of American society’s most divisive debat...

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.