What is the Marburg virus and how can it be avoided?

19th July 2022

Two people in Ghana have died from the Marburg virus – and 98 been quarantined – raising fears of a mass outbreak. The highly infectious disease causes fever, muscle pains, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in some cases, death through extreme blood loss. Hundreds of people have died from the virus in the past, mostly in Africa….

Covid infections hit 2.7 million in UK

8th July 2022

Covid infections are continuing to rise across the UK, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. An estimated 2.7 million people, or one in 25, has the virus. About one in 30 had the virus in the previous week. The rise is being driven by fast-spreading sub-variants of Omicron – called BA.4…

A matter of priority: COVID-19 vaccination and mental health

6th May 2021

People with severe mental illness have a substantially reduced life expectancy, from 15–20 years less than those without schizophrenia, bipolar, or major depressive disorders. This grim statistic is, unfortunately, one of the few things that all in the mental health field can agree on—the evidence is too overwhelming to argue otherwise. The primary reasons for…