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

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​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

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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

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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

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A Vaccinations Guide For Students

Fresher’s Week is just around the corner, and whilst you may have bought your books and some funky items to decorate your room with, you may not yet have considered your health. Making sure that all your vaccinations are up to date is important when you head off to university, as new environments with lots

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