Mumps – is it the forgotten disease?

There has been a sharp increase in cases of mumps this year in England – but the viral illness which can cause swollen glands (and, more rarely, testes) has been around for a very long time. Way back in the 5th Century, Hippocrates is thought to be the first person to have recorded the symptoms… Read More »

Big myth around the flu shot

It looks increasingly likely this will be one of Australia’s worst flu seasons on record, yet despite the potentially deadly consequences, some people still refuse to be vaccinated. Last year, half of Aussies admitted they had no plans to get a flu shot, with a bizarre misconception fuelling many of these decisions. The main reason… Read More »