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The endless hunt for the perfect flu vaccine

24/01/2019 Jeremy Brown 0

We’ve seen off smallpox, polio and measles – so why does a truly reliable flu jab still elude us? By Jeremy BrownVaccines are one of the great success stories of modern medicine. Because of them we are no longer vulnerable to smallpox or polio or measl…

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Cold comfort: in praise of the flu jab | Eva Wiseman

18/11/2018 Eva Wiseman 0

It’s that time of year again – the trip to the chemist, the little room, the little jab. Eva Wiseman reveals why avoiding actual flu is not the only reason she loves having the shotThe most magical time of the year – flu jab day, my chosen Christmas. I…

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Social prescribing’s new chapter | Letters

06/11/2018 Letters 0

Giving away books on the NHS can help patients with mental illnesses, says Edward Rosen, and walking in groups also has big health benefits, according to Phoebe Harris. Martin Smith is impressed by his GP practiceArifa Akbar (Books on the NHS? A lovely…

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Why I like Taylor Swift 100% more | Brief letters

10/10/2018 Letters 0

Twins | Flu vaccine | Taylor Swift and Trump | Shopping | Plumbing BrexitI am a twin. One thing that grated when my sister and I were growing up was the constant reference to us as “the twins” or “one of the twins”. You aren’t an individual. You’re som…