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    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…

  • Coughs, Colds, Antibiotics & Pneumonia

    A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It’s very common and usually clears up on its own within a week or two. The main symptoms of a cold include: A sore throat A blocked or runny nose Sneezing A cough A short period of fever during a…

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    What To Do If You Suspect Pneumonia

    In autumn and winter, vulnerable people such as the elderly or those who have had previous respiratory difficulties may be susceptible to pneumonia. Whilst many cases of pneumonia are mild and can be treated by a course of antibiotics, unfortunately the illness can also be life-threatening. Therefore it is vital that patients and the family members…