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Malaria Vaccine – Trials Show Promise

An interesting article published in Nature magazine by Heidi Ledford raises hope that one day malaria vaccine may prove to be an effective weapon against one of the world's biggest killers of children.   In a trial of 450 children aged 5-17 months, the...

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Physical Signs you’re drinking too much

Physical Signs you're drinking too muchMail Online April 2021Dr Sanjay Mehta, of The London General Practice, features in the Daily Mail Online speaking on alcohol dependancy, signs you're drinking too much and the effects of alcohol consumption on our bodies.  ...

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Does Vaccination Prevent the Transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

An interesting paper reviewed this issue.  They found that vaccinated individuals who had become infected with SARS-CoV-2 had a lower rate of secondary household transmission compared to unvaccinated index individuals.   Over 550,000 residential...

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A Day in the Life…

A Day in the life of Dr Paul EttlingerPrognosis - APRIL 2021Dr Paul Ettlinger speaks to Prognosis about what a typical day entails at the Harley Street Practice, the barriers faced by Coronavirus, Private Covid-19 testing and more. Read the full article on page 52...

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Long COVID, How Do We Research It?

An interesting article published by Kondratiuk and others in The Lancet Infectious Diseases April 22nd 2021 explores this issue.   They argue that with more than 122 million cases of COVID-19 reported globally and with a growing second pandemic wave...

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What About the Pause with the Johnson Vaccine?

Last week, United States Health Agencies recommended a pause on the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine because of several extremely rare reports of blood clots.   Only six people have this condition out of 7 million, so the risk of a clot occurring is...

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Fatality rate from COVID-19 patients with cancer

A study by Geraldes published in The Lancet April 22nd 2021 looks at the fact that there is a higher fatality rate from COVID-19 in patients with cancer in the United Kingdom than in Europe.  The study echoed concerns expressed by oncologists early in the...

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End of Lockdown and Hangovers

End of Lockdown, drinking & HangoversDr Sanjay Mehta of The London General Practice features in the press discussing hangovers. The reopening of pubs, bars and restaurants has led to an increase in drinking and therefore hangovers! Why do we get hangovers?  What...

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