Black rats are also implicated in both outbreaks, which took place 800 years apart
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Thursday 12 June 2008
For sufferers of holiday tummy, relief may be at hand. Scientists have developed a vaccine patch that can cut the incidence of traveller's diarrhoea by 75 per cent.
Sunday 18 May 2008
Thursday 15 May 2008
Even after 10 years,I still get the same feeling of dread when the meningitis season is near its peak, and the anniversary approaches of my infant son's suffering at the hands of this horrible disease.
Sunday 30 March 2008
Sunday 27 January 2008
When I woke up Friday morning I was absolutely thrilled with the news on the radio. Something very, very important had happened in some laboratory somewhere. It was Dr Craig Venter, head of the research team who had been studying the thing, relaying the scoop to John Humphrys:
Saturday 12 January 2008
A group of British holidaymakers who contracted Legionnaires' disease at a Turkish hotel have been paid thousands of pounds in compensation, their lawyer said yesterday.
Tuesday 16 October 2007
Cystitis is beginning to rule my life. I have had at least four attacks in the past year, and the most recent was the worst. For 24 hours, I was passing more blood than urine. I drink cranberry juice until it is coming out of my ears, and I have had a kidney and bladder scan, which did not show anything wrong. Antibiotics always solve the problem, but I usually have to endure a couple of days of agony before I can get a prescription. Is there some way of preventing cystitis? Sometimes it happens after I have sex.
Tuesday 10 July 2007
When there was an outbreak of impetigo at their school two months ago, both of our children, aged seven and nine, got it. The younger girl was treated with antibiotic cream and got better quickly. The older boy had a worse attack, with spots on hands and face, and had to take antibiotics for a week. Since then, he has had two further attacks on his face, which have both cleared up with cream. Will he continue to get impetigo?
Tuesday 03 April 2007
We are spending our next holiday in the New Forest. We have been warned that the ticks there carry Lyme Disease. What can we do?
Sunday 31 December 2006
Tuesday 28 November 2006
I have recently had a Well Woman check-up and it was discovered that I have a floppy mitral heart valve. I have been told that this won't cause me any problems, apart from occasional palpitations. I also have to have antibiotics before I go to the dentist. Is this something that I was born with, or is it a sign of ageing? I am 42 and perfectly healthy otherwise.
Monday 07 August 2006
The tycoon John Caudwell yesterday netted £1.3bn from the sale of his mobile phones empire to the private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Providence Equity Partners.
Sunday 25 September 2005
Thursday 08 September 2005
Wednesday 09 February 2005
An architect wept in court yesterday as a jury was told that her negligent failure to maintain an ageing air conditioning system caused the deaths of seven people in Britain's worst outbreak of legionnaires' disease.
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