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Category: Research

‘When the drugs won’t work: Antimicrobial resistance and the future of medicine’ outlines what governments, medical professionals and individuals can do to help prevent medicine being ‘plunged back into the dark ages’.

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A new review by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence has found offering medical professionals the choice between receiving the flu vaccine or wearing a face mask at all times the most effective means of increasing uptake amongst healthcare workers.

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26 antibiotics, including colistin, proved ineffective against the superbug that killed a 70 US woman.

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The UK Food Standards Agency’s use of social media to map outbreaks of the norovirus holds lessons for how to target vaccine awareness and outreach campaigns.

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New research reported in the Daily Mail finds that “vaccine-preventable diseases among adults cost the U.S. economy $8.95 billion in 2015”. The Daily Mail reports that Eighty per cent of this spending was used to treat unvaccinated individuals. They highlight that flu, pneumococcal disease and shingles pose the biggest cost to healt

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Research published in the BMJ in 2015 highlight the challenges associated with vaccinating adults.

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New study suggests that shift workers are more susceptible to communicable diseases, and so ‘could be prime candidates for receiving the annual flu vaccine’.

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New infection report indicates that opportunistic vaccination in primary care has led to increases in PPV coverage.

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Between September 2015 to May 2016, 49% of 70 year olds in England did not receive the vaccine, and 48.9% of the 78 year old catch-up cohort went unprotected.

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A literature review and survey data from 4015 adults across Germany, France, Spain and the UK shows ‘high levels of hesitancy and  multiple forms of mistrust’ of immunisation.

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