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19/04/2018 - Europe challenged to tackle vaccine uptake
European countries need to tackle the problem of families that reject the use of vaccines – and the need for action is immediate in the light of recent measles outbreaks, senior doctors have warned. More

27/03/2018 - Call for improved hep B diagnosis and care
Some 90% of people with hepatitis B infection remain undiagnosed, experts say today. More

22/03/2018 - Link between respiratory infection and CV incidents measured
A serious respiratory infection is linked to a six times increased risk of a cardiovascular incident, according to the findings of a major UK study. More

12/02/2018 - Controversy over campaign to switch patients to pharmacists
A national campaign to take pressure off GPs was being launched today – amid concern that it could cause delays in diagnosis of sepsis. More

31/01/2018 - Backing for rotavirus vaccine
Rotavirus vaccination for babies in the UK has had a big impact on the poorest communities, according to a new analysis. More

26/01/2018 - GPs urged to refuse sore throat antibiotics
Clinicians have been ordered to get tough with patients demanding antibiotics for sore throats. More

25/01/2018 - New approach for pancreatic cancer
A modified flu virus could be used to inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer, British scientists report today. More

23/01/2018 - Anti-inflammatory treatment could improve vaccines for elderly
An anti-inflammatory treatment could make vaccines more effective for elderly people, a new study has found. More

16/01/2018 - Surgeon reports hazards of not sneezing
Holding back a sneeze may seem the polite thing to do during the flu season – but it can carry its own dangers, a surgeon warned today. More

09/01/2018 - Repeated flu vaccine mean reduced symptoms
Elderly people who have had repeated influenza vaccinations gain protection from severe disease, according to a Spanish study. More

04/01/2018 - Virus helps to tackle brain tumours
British scientists have successfully identified a virus that trigger a form of immunotherapy for brain cancer, it was announced last night. More

29/12/2017 - Flu surge – but not an epidemic
British GPs reported a sharp increase in patients seeking treatment for flu-like symptoms last week, according to figures released yesterday. More

29/12/2017 - Web before GP, college says
People who think they need to see a GP should check on the internet first, the Royal College of GPs says. More

28/12/2017 - Internet clinic boosts STI testing
An internet-based testing system for sexually transmitted infections can hugely increase uptake of services, British researchers have reported. More

27/12/2017 - UK boost to global vaccination
A new UK-led research initiative aims to increase the supply of critical effective vaccines, it was announced today. More

19/12/2017 - Screening drop off puts cervical cancer reductions at risk
Cervical cancer may cease to kill young women within 20 years – but will remain a problem for older women because of complacency about screening, according to a new analysis. More

14/12/2017 - Global flu toll increases
Seasonal influenza is responsible for up to 650,000 respiratory disease deaths annually worldwide, according to an analysis published today. More

12/12/2017 - Man flu and Peppa Pig pose GP problems
It's time to stop snivelling about men who claim to have "man flu" - researchers in Canada believe that the phenomenon could be real. More

08/12/2017 - Plea for pregnant women to get flu vaccine
An urgent appeal has been launched by senior doctors to ensure pregnant women get flu vaccination. More

01/12/2017 - HIV drug resistance increasing
Resistance to HIV drugs is rising, according to the largest analysis ever undertaken and reported for World Aids Day. More

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