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NHS offers second monkeypox vaccination for eligible people

NHS offers second monkeypox vaccination for eligible people

The NHS will now offer a second monkeypox vaccination to everyone who is eligible in an effort to provide long-term protection against the virus. Around...
COVID-19

Towards the next Council conclusions: are we doing enough for adult immunisation?

Ahead of a meeting between EU health ministers on vaccination policy in November this year, Mariano Votta and Daniela Quaggia from the Active Citizenship...
New tuberculosis treatment framework launched by WHO

New tuberculosis treatment framework launched by WHO 

A new framework to improve tuberculosis treatment is being launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce the burden of the disease. WHO’s framework...
New malaria vaccination could be deployed by 2023

New malaria vaccination could be deployed by 2023

A new malaria vaccination, developed by the University of Oxford, could be launched in 2023 after trials find it to be 80% effective.  The new...
Diagnostic technology is central to tackling pandemics

Diagnostic technology is central to tackling pandemics

“Supporting more widespread use of rapid diagnostic technology should be a central aim of efforts to tackle the next hidden pandemic” according to LumiraDx and the...
The COVID-19 pandemic and vulnerable adults: “Powerless, voiceless and choiceless”

The COVID-19 pandemic and vulnerable adults: “Powerless, voiceless and choiceless”

Lorna Rothery spoke to Dr Carolyn Wilson-Nash following her study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable adults and family caregivers. A new...
Strengthening the public health response

Severe COVID-19 symptoms lead to long-term immune damage

Patients who experienced severe COVID-19 symptoms are likely to suffer long-term effects on their immune system, according to research from Linköping University. A study conducted...
Broadening research on long COVID syndrome

Broadening research on long COVID syndrome

Understanding long COVID syndrome is vital for ensuring those affected can receive the best possible care. Aranka Ballering, first author of a study that...
Portable air cleaners: A ‘fad’ or a long-term solution?

Portable air cleaners: A ‘fad’ or a long-term solution?

Commercial HVAC experts, Shiva Air, discuss this relatively new technology, why they feel it is here to stay, and what to look out for...
NICE recommends FMT for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections

NICE recommends FMT for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections

Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) will be offered to people with two or more Clostridium difficile infections. Clostridium difficile infections cause diarrhoea and often affect people...
Research uncovers how a superbug is spreading infection in hospitals

Research uncovers how a superbug is spreading infections in hospitals 

Hospital superbugs are using thin, stretchy fibres to attach themselves to surfaces and cause infections, according to new research from the University of Turku.  Researchers...
Wound infection

Betadine and silver colloidal gel can eliminate wound infection-causing bacteria

New research suggests a combination of betadine and silver colloidal gel could eliminate bacteria associated with wound infection. A recent study published in the American...
RSV vaccine

New RSV vaccine demonstrates excellent protection

A new RSV vaccine has been shown to provide robust protection against infection in a rodent study at Boston Children's Hospital. The research was performed...
Health Europa Quarterly

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 22

Welcome to Health Europa Quarterly Issue 22, which features fascinating expert insights in the fields of public health, Alzheimer's disease, antimicrobial resistance, women’s health, nutrition,...
NHS staff

Vaccine rollout prevented 10% of Covid infections in NHS staff

New research suggests that the rapid vaccine rollout in the UK prevented 10% of Covid infections among NHS staff. Evidence shows that the Covid vaccine...
antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased by feeding dogs raw meat

A research team at the University of Bristol has discovered that feeding dogs raw meat may increase the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Evidence from two...
drug-resistant infections

WHO: Vaccines key to combatting drug-resistant infections crisis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that increasing vaccine development and access will be a crucial weapon in the fight against drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial...
skin swab test

A skin swab test for COVID-19 could be on the horizon

A team of UK scientists has demonstrated that a skin swab test for COVID-19 may provide an effective and non-invasive method for diagnosing the...
zoonotic diseases

How tackling zoonotic diseases can prevent future pandemics

Experts from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have published the “One Health playbook”, which outlines strategies to tackle zoonotic diseases globally and prevent...
antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Pharma industry unites to share antibiotic-resistant bacteria data

An array of leading pharmaceutical companies have joined forces to share surveillance data on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance...

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