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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…

  • Understanding tuberculosis

    What is TB? Understanding Tuberculosis

    March 24th is World Tuberculosis Day: a day dedicated to increasing people’s understanding of tuberculosis (TB) and raising awareness. TB is a serious condition that kills 4,500 people worldwide each day. While TB is rare in the UK, thanks to a crucial vaccination programme, it is still prevalent in many other parts of the world. Let’s…

  • ​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…

  • living with asthma

    Living with Asthma: Why Self-Care Is Vital

    Many people suffer from asthma, and with the right care and treatment, those with the condition can lead normal, healthy lives. Self-care is vital when living with asthma to enable you to prevent attacks as much as possible. It’s also important to know what to do if an attack were to happen. With young people…

  • Ebola vaccine

    Ebola Virus Vaccine To Be Fast Tracked

    Significant advances in research around the Ebola virus mean that a vaccine to protect against the virus could be available by 2018. Offering 100% protection, this is an important development in the fight against the disease, from which 11,000 people have died since the most recent outbreak occurred in 2013.   About the Ebola virus…