Category “Children’s Health”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces measures to protect against measles

August 20th, 2019

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a raft of measures to protect the public against measles. The move comes after the UK lost its measles-free status amid a decline in immunisation rates. Measles can be prevented by means of a double-dose immunisation, which is provided as part of the NHS routine vaccination programme for […]

Parents urged to pack children’s medicines in hand luggage

July 30th, 2019

With thousands of families expected to travel abroad in the coming weeks, experts are urging parents to pack children’s medicines in their cabin bags.  Research conducted in America suggests that most in-flight incidents could be dealt with swiftly, but that most airlines don’t carry sufficient stores of children’s medication. Researchers at Duke University analysed data […]

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