New improved flu vaccine on the horizon

According to scientists, they are very close to making a drug that would provide protection against all known forms of flu. The vaccines that are used for protection against flu have to be changed every year as influenza virus shifts its target. Fortunately, researchers at Imperial College London have developed a blueprint for a vaccine […]

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Central public health system changes

This month has seen a continuation of the transfer between several health related procedures and powers from the central public health system to local offices, managed by local governments according to the Department of Health website. This has in turn brought a lot of benefits, but also some anxiety. So far, it seems like the […]

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Horse meat scandal set to escalate

Environment secretary, Owen Paterson, stated that new tests show that a horse drug called pehnylbutazone that may be present in horse meat is potentially dangerous to the health of humans if consumed. He also told the public that they should expect more ‘bad news’ as the week goes on. Paterson stated that international criminal conspiracy […]

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Home Oxygen Concentrators

People who require an external oxygen supply to breathe have for many years been dependent on oxygen tanks that need refilling on a regular basis, this in turn, requiring frequent visits to a source or from the supplying company to the patient’s home. The introduction of oxygen concentrators is a great boon to many patients, […]

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