Year: 2016

Going The Extra Mile to Protect our Babies

Bringing children into the world is one of the most wonderful things we do as human beings. The joy of a first child is indescribable, and you think it can never be repeated. It can. With another child! But along with the joy of bringing a new life into the world, there are also the […]

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Swine Flu, Bird `Flu – What’s This Year’s Model?

It’s that time of year again. Local GP surgeries are contacting their most vulnerable patients now in the annual attempt at getting all ‘at risk’ groups immunised against current and potential strains of flu virus. I know, there’s a lot of guesswork among the science and it is impossible to cover for every manifestation of […]

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Severity of Antimicrobial Threat Recognised by the UN

The wheels of international politics all too frequently move at a snail’s pace when dealing with threats that are not considered to be imminent. But when the threat becomes very real like it did with Ebola, Bird Flu and other virulent diseases, and is currently happening with Zika, world authorities show swift and practical commitment […]

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Clean Hands, Clean Surfaces, Half the Battle Against Superbugs

Anyone who has to spend time in hospital will have concerns about the regular media reports on the spread of superbugs in critical hygiene areas of our healthcare organisations, both public and private. While there is some justification for those concerns, it is also true that there is significant under-reporting of the considerable efforts expended […]

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Bird Flu, Ebola, Zika – Whatever Next?

It seems that every few years there is another global outbreak of a previously under-publicised, potentially life changing or lethal virus. We live in a world where travel is so much cheaper and easier than it was 30 or 40 years ago, and in which there is more potential for viruses to spread significantly more […]

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