Christmas opening times 2018

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: December 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments

We would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and peaceful New Year.   Our opening times over the Christmas period are as follows. Please note that we will not be able to facilitate blood tests or immunisation vaccinations during this time. Appointments will be given out from the times outlined below, and closing time will depend on demand for appointments: Monday 24th December:   10.00am Tuesday 25th:                       Closed Wednesday 26th:                 Closed Thursday 27th:                     12:00pm Friday 28th:                          11.00am Saturday & Sunday:             Closed Monday 31st:                        10.00am Tuesday 1st January:           Closed Wednesday 2nd:                  Normal opening hours resume

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Christmas Opening Times 2017

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: December 18th, 2017 | 0 Comments

We would like to wish all of our patients a very happy Christmas & New Year. We will be closed from Saturday 23rd December until Wednesday 27th December. Our opening times will be as follows: Wednesday 27th December - 10.30 - 15.30 Thursday 28th December - 10.00 - 16.00 Friday 29th December - 10.00 - 16.00 We will be closed again from Saturday 30th December until Tuesday 02nd January, when normal hours resume. For out of hours service, please phone 01 4539333 (doctor on duty).

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates.

It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said it was an "exciting breakthrough". Human trials will start in 2018 to see if it can prevent or treat infection. Read more...

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Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: September 18th, 2017 | 0 Comments

A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers.

Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times. The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies, described in the journal Science. The researchers say the technology could help patients around the world. Read more...

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First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

Posted by:Admin | Posted on: July 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments

A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say.

There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail. The World Health Organization sees developing a vaccine as vital in stopping the global spread of "super-gonorrhoea". The study of 15,000 young people, published in the Lancet, showed infections were cut by about a third. About 78 million people pick up the sexually transmitted infection each year, and it can cause infertility. But the body does not build up resistance no matter how many times someone is infected. Read more...

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