Immunology & Infection

Influenza vaccines: how effective are they?

In the first of two blogs from public health doctors on preventing influenza ('flu), David Roberts explains why the influenza vaccine changes each 'flu season, how effective it is and how that is measured. 

A Strep in the right direction…

In this guest blog for the general reader, retired GP Lynda Ware looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on detecting and treating 'strep throat'.

Superbugs: real problem, real work

‘Superbugs’ have hit the headlines again. As the 193 countries of the United Nations pass round the pen and...

Sharing decisions about antibiotics

It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week and Richard Lehman looks at the latest evidence on shared decisions about antibiotic use for respiratory infections