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It’s all about immunisations this week

This week it is World Immunisation Week! Vaccinations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. World immunisation Week is campaigning to highlight the critical importance of…

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It’s been a week of research and scientific breakthroughs

Moderate intake of red meat raises bowel cancer risk, a study from Oxford shows Eating a bacon sandwich, beef or sausages on just four days a week significantly increases the risk bowel cancer, despite being well within government dietary guidelines, experts have warned. The equivalent of one bacon rasher or lamb chop a day, on average, raises an individual’s risk of bowel…

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IBS, knife crime and childhood asthma – this week’s Friday Five

When drugs have failed, psychological therapy can drastically improve the symptoms of IBS, a major trial has found. Researchers from University of Southampton have found that a remotely delivered course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tailored to help IBS patients was able to halve the severity of symptoms and their impact on work and home life by 30%. These…

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The rise of the “super bug” 

Antibiotic resistance has repeatedly entered our news feeds over the last few years, with more and more people becoming aware to just how huge this threat could be for the human population. To highlight just how much coverage antibiotic resistance is receiving, we have decided to dedicate our Friday Five to news stories published this…