Meningococcal Vaccination-What’s new and changing.

By Dr Jane Healy There are two new vaccines that many parents and adults may have recently heard about. They are Bexsero and Menactra. Both these vaccines protect against the infection caused by the different subgroups of the bacteria Neisseria Meningitidis. There are...

National Listeriosis Outbreak

Listeriosis is a type of food poisoning caused by consumption of food that has been contaminated by Listeria bacteria. It is thought to cause around 150 hospitalisations and 15 deaths in Australia every year. In recent weeks, an outbreak of Listeriosis linked to...

Smoking and the Pill: What is the risk?

Oral contraceptive medication commonly referred to as the ‘Pill” works to prevent pregnancy by supplying the body with hormones that make an egg unsuitable for fertilisation. It is generally considered a very safe drug and its short term and long term use has been...
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