"Immunisation Week" – Day 4

Friday, April 26th, 2013

It’s day four of Immunisation Week, and so far the news has still been – thankfully – fairly quiet, with little new appearing in the media. The key story seems to be one from Reuters talking about the new deadly ‘flu strain in China sending shivers up WHO’s back, with headlines declaring there’s a chance […]

"Immunisation Week" – Day 3

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

World Immunisation Week Day Three: Diet Guidelines for a Healthy Winter Today has been fairly quiet news-wise on day three of World Immunisation Week, so I thought it was time we went over a bit more of the ‘what you can do besides vaccinating to keep yourself healthy over the winter season’ side of things. […]

“Immunisation Week” – Day 2

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Immunisation Week Day Two – Measles, measles, everywhere… Day Two of World Immunisation Awareness Week sees another reasonably quiet day in the country’s media. The focus for today appears to be measles, thus today’s story will be a very brief overview of a few of the issues around it and a critique of what the […]

"Immunisation Week" – Day 1

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

It’s that time of year yet again, and it feels like just yesterday I was sitting down to write last year’s story on the ‘flu vaccine. Yes, the days are short, nights are long, storms are echoing through the skies, and err… International Immunisation Week is here again. Cue myriad scare-stories extolling the virtues of […]

Sunshine, Vitamin D, and Health

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Ahh, Summer. Long days, balmy nights, beaches and barbeques and fun in the sun. Don’t you just love it? One of my favourite aspects of this season – frivolities aside – is the opportunity to load up on Vitamin D, that magical thing bestowed upon us from the sun itself. So, in tribute to this […]

“Coming out” about your vaccination decision

Monday, February 4th, 2013

You’ve found out you’re pregnant, you’ve done your research and you’ve decided to have a vaccine-free, natural baby. Great! There’s just one small little problem…. You’ve now also unknowingly (or not?) joined a minority group of informed parents who are not following the crowd when it comes to vaccination. This might lead to some uncomfortable […]