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A moment that changed me: after losing my hearing, newspapers helped me find a way to cope
The psychological effects of going deaf as a child were unbearable. But after stumbling across a front-page headline, reading the news helped me discover new worlds

Saleh Addonia

13, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Meningitis B cases rising sharply among students in England, study finds
Exclusive: Cases are exceeding pre-pandemic levels, particularly in university students

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sub-Saharan meningitis epidemics could be signalled by weather forecasts
Pilot scheme is under way to harness forecasts to predict where conditions that fuel cases are likely to develop

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Meningitis vaccine may also cut risk of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea, study says
Bacteria causing two different illnesses belong to the same family and share much of the same genetic code providing unexpected cross protection

James Rudd

10, Jul, 2017 @10:30 PM

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Victoria takes jab at federal government as it offers meningococcal vaccinations
State government to fund free immunisation program to counter virulent W-strain of rare but deadly disease

Melissa Davey

09, Feb, 2017 @5:34 AM

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MenW, mumps and mono: a guide to student sickness
Young people are being urged to get vaccinated against meningitis W, but it’s not the only illness they’re likely to pick up

Jules Montague

17, Aug, 2016 @5:04 PM

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Young people urged to get vaccinated against aggressive meningitis W
Up to a quarter of under-25s carry bacteria that can cause meningitis, versus one in ten of the general population

Sarah Boseley Health editor

16, Aug, 2016 @11:01 PM

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Should I pay to vaccinate my child against meningitis B?
Meningitis is a killer – so immunisation is appealing. But at up to £390 for a full, three-jab course, and with limited effectiveness, it’s a hard choice to make

Luisa Dillner

11, Apr, 2016 @7:10 AM

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Experience: I lost three limbs to meningitis as an adult
Doctors didn’t think I’d make it through the night, but three and a half weeks later, I opened my eyes

Liz Curry

18, Mar, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Parents of meningitis victims in call for universal vaccination
Government urged to vaccinate all children up to the age of 11 and increase awareness among doctors and in schools and nurseries

Peter Walker

15, Mar, 2016 @5:22 PM

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Migrants on the NHS: 'You're targeted because you have an accent'
Mary was hit with a £5,000 bill after her son got meningitis. Campaigners say NHS staff are put in an impossible position when forced to decide on eligibility

James Meikle

06, Mar, 2016 @7:34 PM

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What if giving the meningitis B vaccine to every child did more harm than good? | Deborah Orr
As horrifying as it is to think that any child might go needlessly unprotected, expanding vaccination to older children – who are at much smaller risk – could compromise the protection already being offered to those who really need it

Deborah Orr

04, Mar, 2016 @4:30 PM

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