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Vaccinating Infants For Rotavirus Also Protects Unvaccinated Older Children And Adults

Vaccinating InfantsVaccinating infants against rotavirus also prevents serious disease in unvaccinated older children and adults, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This helps reduce rotavirus-related hospital costs in these older groups. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online.

CDC: Rare Skin Infection Associated With Tattooing

TattoosTattooing, which leaves an indelible mark on the body, has been around for thousands of years. There are many reasons why people get tattooed. People choose to ink their bodies to reflect their personality, beliefs and thoughts or just to make a fashion statement.

Pharmacies To Offer Assessments To Help Find The One In 50 People With Undiagnosed Diabetes In Wales

Every pharmacy in Wales will offer free Type 2 diabetes risk assessments for a fortnight in a bid to find the 66,000 people thought to have undiagnosed diabetes.

From Monday 13 June, which falls during Diabetes Week, every Welsh pharmacy will offer simple paper-based assessments to identify people at risk of developing the condition in the next 10 years.

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