One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms Ministers announced vaccination programme in 2010 but it has been delayed by supply problemsOnly one shingles jab is needed, unlike the flu injection which has to be given every yearVaccinations could be available by 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 27 July 2012 The government has planned a vaccination programme against shingles for everyone aged between 70 and 79 Every pensioner in their 70s could be offered a shingles vaccine on the NHS.

"Flab jab" could let you stay slim on a junk food diet by using immune system to fight weight gain

'Flab jab' could let you stay slim on a junk food diet by using immune system to fight weight gain | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 9 July 2012 The 'flab jab' could allow people to continue eating fatty foods but lose weight at the same time A ‘flab jab’ that allows people to gorge on junk food yet keep trim could be on the horizon.

How the "5 S"s" will stop your newborn from crying

Swaddle, side, shush, swing and suck: How the '5 S's' really DO stop your newborn from crying By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 16 April 2012 | UPDATED: 16:58 GMT, 16 April 2012 It's a question that has perplexed many a new parent – how to calm your baby when they are having a crying fit Dr Harvey Karp and author of the book 'The Happiest Baby on the Block', believes he has the answer.

Heart attack breakthrough: Vaccine "will be here within five years"

Nasal spray vaccine that stops heart attacks by cutting fat in arteries 'will be here within five years'Reduced fatty deposits in mice by up to 70% | UPDATED: 11:41 GMT, 1 April 2012 Hope: A vaccine administered by injection or nasal spray that could prevent heart attacks could be available in the next five years Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the prevention of heart attacks after developing a vaccine that dramatically reduces fat in the arteries.