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Dr Miriam Stoppard: ‘Measles is back and it is killing our children’

Our childhood vaccinations schemes have been so ­successful over the years that many people have never seen a child with diphtheria, polio, measles or mumps. These adults are fortunately ­ignorant to the suffering a child ­experiences with any of these ­infections and unknowing of the serious complications that can attend them, some of them life-threatening.… Read More »

Worldwide estimates suggest that nearly 1 in 2 children with cancer are left undiagnosed and untreated

A modelling study published in The Lancet Oncology journal estimates that there are almost 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer annually, while current records count only around 200,000. The new model makes predictions for 200 countries and estimates that undiagnosed cases could account for more than half of the total in Africa, South Central Asia… Read More »