Recently, a group of leading healthcare organisations reported a 30% rise in worldwide measles cases from 2016. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that remains a significant cause of death in children worldwide, despite the availability of an effective vaccine that has a high level of safety. In the UK, the measles vaccine is voluntary and it is administered to pre-school children as a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) combination.(more…)
All blog posts by Sophia Griffiths
Since the Prime Minister’s announcement in October 2017 that England would move to an opt-out system of consent for organ donation, there has been a great deal of media attention on the subject. On one hand, it’s great to see this – there is evidence that raising public awareness leads to an increase in donated organs. On the other hand, there has been a great deal of media attention pushing claims that aren’t backed by evidence.
On 6 April, the ‘sugar tax’ (officially, the ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’) will be implemented in the UK.
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