Australia wants to ban unvaccinated children from preschool – should they?

No jab, no play. So says the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who has announced a proposal to bar unvaccinated children from attending preschools and daycare centres. Currently, 93 per cent of Australian children receive the standard childhood vaccinations, including those for measles, mumps and rubella, but the government wants to lift this to 95 per […]

Can we prevent ageing? Clean your old blood, or make it young.

Antibody can protect brains from the ageing effects of old blood By Jessica Hamzelou Old blood may have a powerful effect, damaging organs and contributing to ageing. Now a compound has been developed that seems to protect against this, preventing mice’s brains from ageing. The effects of blood on ageing were first discovered in […]

Should we decriminalise drugs?

All UK doctors should join the call to decriminalise drugs   British doctors are being urged to get active in the campaign to end the failed policy of drug prohibition. They can make a difference, says Danny Kushlick Time for a change? Cathal McNaughton/Reuters By Danny Kushlick The issue of legalising and regulating drugs has […]