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  • how important is the measles jab

    How Important Is the Measles Jab in 2019?

    Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that, in a small number of cases, can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, meningitis or brain inflammation. Although anyone can get measles, it is most common in young children. There is an effective vaccine available which has helped to reduce incidences of measles. It is so…

  • ​UK Flu crisis

    ​UK Flu Crisis: Why Your Flu Jab Is Important

    ​Flu causes misery to people every year, but you can reduce your chances of catching flu this winter through having a flu jab. With reports saying that flu jab uptake was low last year, now is a good time to get a flu jab and help prevent a UK flu crisis. Getting your flu jab…

  • norovirus this winter

    How to Avoid the Norovirus This Winter

    Whether you’ve had it yourself, known someone who has, or have heard about it, you’ll know that norovirus is no joke. Also known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, it’s something that affects people in their thousands over the winter months, causing all sorts of misery. While it’s something that usually lasts 1-2 days, it’s easily…

  • flu outbreak

    Catch It, Bin It, Kill It – More Important Than Ever

    Every year, bouts of flu cause the winter season to become miserable and uncomfortable for large numbers of people. A flu outbreak spreads quickly, passing easily from one person to the next. However, flu can prove to be very serious and debilitating for some, particularly those with underlying health conditions. To protect those who are…

  • A&E for sepsis

    Sepsis – Do I Go To A&E?

    The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines instructing medical professionals to treat patients experiencing the symptoms of sepsis faster and more efficiently. These changes have been put into place following a 2015 inquiry which found that 40% of patients attending A&E with sepsis symptoms were not attended by a doctor…