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Watch out: Update on measles

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In a recent post, I discussed the measles outbreak in Europe, and as was entirely predictable, the news just keeps getting worse. WHO has just updated data that showed that there have now been 35 deaths from measles in Europe in the current outbreak (probably more if you consider that it’s likely that in adults […]

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So should you get a shingles vaccine?

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The debate about shingles vaccines has just been re-ignited with a study that compared 23,000 people who got shingles with 23,000 who didn’t. And the study concluded that those people who did get shingles were significantly more likely to develop a stroke, heart attack, or another heart problem. This risk was highest for the first […]