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Is the flu vaccine an ‘ethical obligation’ for doctors?

By Editor August 27th, 2014 0 Comments

As winter approaches, the World Medical Association is encouraging doctors to have their annual flu vaccine. Healthcare workers, including staff in nursing homes, are advised to have the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their patients from infection. The WMA says doctors working with the sick, older people, children and pregnant women have an obligation

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How one mother’s story went viral

By Gary Finnegan August 25th, 2014 6 Comments

‘Growing up unvaccinated’, Amy Parker’s story of an idyllic childhood blighted by repeated bouts of illness, has become an Internet sensation. Despite being raised by health-conscious parents in the English countryside, eating home-grown foods and getting plenty of exercise, she was regularly sick – Amy picked up measles, mumbles, rubella, whooping cough, chickenpox and, in

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When is your next visit to the doctor?

By Editorial board August 22nd, 2014 0 Comments

Like most people, you have probably organised for others to be vaccinated: your children or an elderly relative, perhaps. But when will you schedule your next immunisations? In the past, vaccines were mainly associated with children and most developed countries have well-established childhood immunisation programmes. But there is a growing trend towards vaccines for adults

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Prevention pays

By Gary Finnegan August 20th, 2014 Comments Off

Public budgets are under pressure across Europe, leading some countries to pare back on preventative health spending. But investing in prevention can reap significant savings in the long run. admission essay service Dr Mark Connolly of Global Market Access Solutions (GMAS) says that governments should invest in programmes that reduce the chances that people will

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#ProtectYourSelfie

By Gary Finnegan August 18th, 2014 0 Comments

Most people have their children vaccinated. Sadly, we usually hear about those who are unprotected and catch infectious vaccine-preventable diseases like measles or pertussis. It’s time to be positive and have a little fun along the way! Share your photos of yourself and your kids on vaccination day to let others know your little one

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